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Noranda Aluminum Holding Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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Noranda Aluminum Holding President, CEO, and Director Kip Smith
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  1. "Finance Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noranda Aluminum Holding full-time

    Pros

    The aluminum industry is challenging.

    Cons

    The company has financial issues.

    Advice to Management

    cut costs


  2. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment, unionised(if you want to consider that a pro!)

    Cons

    Job stability, work conditions, lower end pay scale compared to other plants in area

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises outside of union negotiated, bonus program, spend some money fixing equipment

  3. "Come Back, Please!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noranda Aluminum Holding full-time

    Pros

    The swing shift at Noranda was tough to adjust to, but knowing your schedule an entire year in advance was one of the best parts about working at Noranda.

    Cons

    Noranda was a bit dangerous, especially when working long night shifts.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at Noranda Aluminum Holding full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits package

    Cons

    Company currently in bankruptcy proceedings


  5. "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in New Madrid, MO
    Former Employee - IT Manager in New Madrid, MO
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Noranda Aluminum Holding (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Noranda provided a great place to work for a lot of people and had a great economic impact to Southeast Missouri

    Cons

    The aluminum business is cyclical which does not lead to the best job security and the company could not survive the long downturn.


  6. "Salaried professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noranda Aluminum Holding full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits, pension, salary & 401k company match offered were all great benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and company was sold and leadership at upper management stop listening from input of workers

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and process equipment.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Salaried professional"

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    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Gramercy, LA
    Current Employee - Salaried Professional in Gramercy, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Individual employees are nice and friendly. Good work environment, not a lot of stress in daily work routine and deliverables.

    Cons

    No employee training development, no investment in equipment maintenance. Production is number one priority at the sacrifice of people and equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and process equipment.

  8. "Noranda work style"

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

    Pros

    Great pay, 12 hour rotating shifts from days to night. Union company guys that got the job done.

    Cons

    Company was sold and leadership at upper management stop listening from input of workers.


  9. "Life at NORANDA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sikeston, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sikeston, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noranda Aluminum Holding full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Back in the day Noranda had many of the best supervisors and upper managers in the business. People who truly cared about the company and employees. People came together in crises without being asked. It was quite remarkable.

    Cons

    Changing ownership over the last decade depleted any infrastructure reinvestment, most of the superior supervisory staff retired or died, former superior upper managers were replaced with people who had no clue how to manage people or run the business.

    Advice to Management

    Too late now. The plant is closed. How on earth can you expect to run a successful aluminum smelter when you don't even clean the material from the gutters between the cells. Insanity.


  10. "It was time for a change"

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

    Pros

    Was able to work all the overtime you wanted

    Cons

    Management was hard to get along with and the Union president did not care about the Union employees only his self and what he could get for him


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