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Updated August 3, 2017
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  1. "Director Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelis full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, support of co-workers, enjoyable office environment.

    Cons

    Blind eye to expenses, spending on clients. On a global scale, the company functions as many smaller organizations and therefore does not use it's size to leverage current/new business.

    Advice to Management

    Gather a perspective from employees on what can be improved


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good experience so far but definitely room for improvement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits

    401k match and automatic pension contribution

    Great co-workers, depending on which team you are on

    Flexible work schedule

    Nice facility, pleasant working environment, free soda
    Upper management is trying

    Cons

    Somewhat mundane work, feels more like a quality control lab than an R&D center.

    HR keeps trying to "improve" morale with changes that do more harm than good. Who doesn't want extra rungs added to the promotion ladder?!?

    You need to be working well above your current level with added responsibility for a number of years before you will be considered for a promotion. Typically a promotion would come at the same time as added responsibility, not here.

    For the most part the project managers get all the glory, instead of the folk further down the org chart who are doing the real work.

    All the real opportunity for upward movement is at middle management and above. You need to really excel to be noticed in the trenches.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to more than 1 or 2 people before deciding on changes that affect the masses. People weren't leaving because of their title, it had to do with boring work and low pay, don't let the exit interviews fool you. Listen to the people (focus groups, actually talk to line managers) to see what the real concerns are.

    Project portfolio is still too bloated. You are moving in the right direction to bring more focus but we still have 5x too many individual projects.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Low morale for anyone but upper management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good for industry

    Cons

    Phony culture, low morale, lots and lots of bureaucracy. Must be a suck up to advance. HR just keeps coming up with more nonsense just to justify their existence.

    Advice to Management

    Too much expectations other than just letting people do the job they were hired for.


  4. "Financial Analyst- NA FP&A"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team across the board between accounting and finance. You won't find better leadership that will support you. The environment supports continual growth and education. Amazing benefits.

    Cons

    The planning cycle is long and drug out but improving significantly each year.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Toxic work environment & poor culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the benefits are within reason though on the very low side. So, it is a paycheck if you do not have one

    Cons

    - Toxic work environment
    - Culture of putting people down. No promotions or development is expected (do not listen to the flowery language that promises so)
    - The company has no strategy or direction that is clear (seems to be all over the map with major losses in some ares)
    - still a culture of fear. the (say anything) is a popularity aspect rather than reality.
    In Novelis it is all about appearance. Looks shiny on the outside and very rotten within the organization. You have no chance here, run from such a toxic work place

    Advice to Management

    try to implement culture values for real. Treat people with respect and invest in their development


  6. "Contract Employee"

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    Current Contractor - Claims Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Claims Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Novelis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, great company culture, onside CPR training, catered meetings and training sessions.

    Cons

    antiquated mindset and a little unorganized. Switched systems a few years back and caused a huge mess and now the company runs on 4 different systems instead of everything being cohesive.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive, and workplace environment is very laid back.

    Cons

    Use of outside vendors in the finance and IT areas drastically drops performance and reliability in those areas.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "good company without a future for IT"

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    Former Contractor - IT Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - IT Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company. good working environment. Team members are nice

    Cons

    outsourcing is popular, no room to grow up in this company and have to work at night


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Great Benefits; Poor Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits - healthcare, wellness, 401K match

    Departments - Individual departments support each other. If you're in Sales, your sales team will support you. If you're in Payroll, your payroll team will support you.

    Cons

    Culturally bereft - No team work among varied groups; people who had moved on to new positions refused to help with prior positions held; bitterness from long-term employees whose benefits had changed... Overall, not a pleasant place to work.

    Advancement difficult - If you are a person of color, it will be more difficult for you to advance at Novelis. However, if there is someone on your side who has a position of influence, he/she can help you advance.

    Advice to Management

    Teach through example and statements that when all groups are doing well, the company will do well.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Sr Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Novelis full-time

    Pros

    Casual attire, great Buckhead location / office, good benefits & salary, flexible schedule depending on manager. Good place for learning because nothing is consistent. Availability to work alone because there's not a lot of team building or teamwork going on..... Also a con depending on how you look at it

    Cons

    Absolutely NO reporting platforms for anything. Nothing is completely automated, no best practice policies, managers have no clue as to the volume of manual work and they don't care either. If you love putting together spreadsheets, this is the place for you. Also be sure your manager fully supports you instead of themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what it takes for your staff to get the job done right for you. Get rid of dead weight (which there is a lot of) and give opportunity to those that ask, but don't lie and don't set them up for disappointing you. Get rid of contractors, instead of eliminating FTE's when someone leaves. You're not investing in your FTEs but you want > 100% from them. It's a two-way street


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