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"Great place to work. Great people. The culture in Oswego is very good."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oswego, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oswego, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great people. Growing quickly. Investing in expansion.

Cons

Corporate increasing control a little frustrating.

Advice to Management

Trust the people to lead

Other Employee Reviews for Novelis

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Do not go perm F/T. Contracting is the way to go here."

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    Former Contractor - SAP Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - SAP Contractor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novelis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It all depends on what area you are working. Novelis outsources a good portion of their IT. The FTE's are knowledgeable and will get the information needed to complete a project when pushed. The team I worked with was supportive and respectful of each other's abilities.

    Cons

    Novelis just went live with SAP to their pilot sites. You veteran SAP folks know that this means a lot of change within the organization and Novelis was not immune. Within the ERP group there is little communication as to future plans and management will not look within for advise. Expect to work with a lot of H1-B's and have your daily work interrupted often to explain fundamental details to them. Functional specs are absolutely terrible and the expectation is to just start coding, we'll fix it as we go along. Many of the remaining folks do not know how standard processes work and as a result raise plenty of issues. Documentation is poor.
    Within Novelis, it is not what you know but rather who you know. The latest SAP management brought in their personal friends and these friends do not let you forget this. Several of these folks showed up one day and none of their team leads had been notified. This is typical of their management style.
    Contract-to-Perm does not exist no matter what your recruiter tells you. This company has had a hiring freeze for close to 6 months and based on how they hemorrhaged money during the implementation, I don't expect that to change any time soon.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is not just lip service. You have a lot of experience and knowledge at your fingertips, make use of it.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Management Company-"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novelis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits-Salary is in the range- Young team- Good place if you are contractors are their skills are so low that you can make money

    Cons

    Poor Management-Skills are very low-beware that HR is not on your side-Micro Management
    People are promoted based on how they are closed to the management even they don't have the adequate skills. Relationships are based on your friendship with the management.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit your hierarchy and reorganize your IT

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