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"overrated"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Novelis full-time

Pros

beautiful building, good pay, nice part of the city

Cons

managers dont know how to mentor. PTO the worst amongst any company (10days).

Advice to Management

Favouritism is too much. Learn how to lead and manage

Other Employee Reviews for Novelis

  1. "Rapidly growing company for career minded individuals."

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    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rapidly becoming world leader in flat rolled aluminum products. Leading the industry in technological innovation to expand into new markets and improving market share in existing areas.

    Cons

    Rapid expansion has growing pains, but benefits far outweigh any negative impacts.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire and develop future leaders of the company. Educate existing employees across all business segments on the path for success.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Needs Major improvement"

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Oswego, NY
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Oswego, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A pay check, nice office locations in head quarters. Novelis does business with a wide customer base, and there is still some knowledge left in the plant so it can be good learning

    Cons

    The work life balance in the company is not good. People on average work up to 60 hours a week without real return or appreciation. Be very careful of some of the reviews on glass door (the very positive tones to me looks like an HR/PR person within the company). I know there is no tuition reimbursement program, as the rules has changed last year. I personally know of a few people doing MBA on their own account (with only the tax purpose 5k max being paid/year) while the bulk is being paid by the individual. I am also aware of middle management capping and in some cases discouraging employee developments.

    During interviews, it is worth checking (by talking to individuals outside the direct hiring committee) what are the opportunities, work life balance and career progression as well as the real educational reimbursement policy (and make sure you get a realistic view).
    This is a company that mainly cares about appearances, rather than valuing their individuals, so in a way, people can be criminally under appreciated. There is a "fear" culture across the board at various levels, where people do not voice their opinions honestly because they are afraid of losing their jobs.
    In Oswego, there may be some opportunities, but there is a growing frustration after SAP implementation and in spite of what is being said, it is far from being well in place.
    This is not the place to go if you are looking for advancement or growth or opportunities.
    Be also careful with the corporate culture as it can be toxic sometimes
    There was no bonus this year and the minor salary increase was quite dissatisfying to a lot of people.

    Advice to Management

    Look and check clearly on middle managers and their role Work on valuing your employees (and what is left of talent) and Take a closer look at why do talented people leave across different areas/locations across the board.

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