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Kaiser Aluminum Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Kaiser Aluminum Chairman, President, and CEO Jack A. Hockema
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  1. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Good extrusion Manager.

    Cons

    Call you in on days off for 1 hour meetings.


  2. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Aluminum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Descent wage, good benefits, some room for advancement in hourly positions, most people are nice and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Required to work long work weeks, Extremely hot work environment, Extreme favoritism for advancement to salary positions.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees have lives outside of work also, get to know your employees and don't use them like robots.

  3. "Honest review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union, good pay, excellent benefits, company has extensive safety program

    Cons

    Too many politics and finger pointing, housekeeping sucks, storeroom access

    Advice to Management

    Stop the "us versus them" mentality


  4. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - SEC Reporting Analyst
    Current Employee - SEC Reporting Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience, you will always be on your toes

    Cons

    Company is leaning out, trying to do more with less people

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Furnace Operator in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Furnace Operator in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kaiser treat their people well free medical great wage plus Dollar 14 an hour colaanother dollar an hour for shift differential and 10 paid holidays plus lots of overtime

    Cons

    Unmotivated workforce casting gets very hot in the summer very hard to get intoafter your initial interview can take up to a year before you walk in the door


  6. "Great benefits and multitude of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Crane Operator in Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Aluminum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent pay and best benefits I've seen including full health, pension, and 401k. Bargaining unit employees have little opportunity to advance, however, there are over 30 different job classes you can switch to so you never get bored.

    Cons

    The schedule isn't the best and to lower management you basically are a number though you can stand out to some extent if you work hard and/or have your years in. Older equipment is also questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an active role in listening to production and clerical employees as far as safety, efficiency, and continuous improvement. You would get way more respect and production, quality, and safety would improve drastically.


  7. "Terrible Plant and Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good for the job.

    Cons

    Terrible management and benefits. No career growth or advancement. No training. Not a safe environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Really look at the structure at the plant level. Find the talented people who are striving to make the plant better.

  8. "Kaiser Aluminum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kaiser Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    Ability to gain great amounts of experience, nice area for living

    Cons

    annual increase in health insurance costs, lack of emphasis on quality during manufacturing process


  9. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heath, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heath, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good People to work with
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Old Equipment
    Lack of updated drawings


  10. "Not the brightest outlook for the future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaiser Aluminum full-time

    Pros

    Ability to take control of research at times in a manufacturing setting

    Cons

    Declining Benefits
    Minimal scope for advancement in the engineering field

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in developing younger talent


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