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Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Financial Analyst- NA FP&A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good on safety and continues to improve on safety.

    Cons

    No very employee friendly. Upper management is more concerned about the bottom line. In addition if you do not cater to upper management then you cannot get promoted or a better shift.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic work environment & poor culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Salaried Employee in Fairmont, WV
    Former Employee - Salaried Employee in Fairmont, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salary

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Turn over is through the roof. It is expected that you work long hours with limited personnel. "Do more with less" followed with zero appreciation. Anxiety is high because management is constantly tearing people down. Locals don't apply because it is rumored through the small community about the poor atmosphere and working conditions.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  8. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Oswego, NY
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Oswego, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule when things work. Very hands on and enjoyable work. Decent people

    Cons

    Very long hours if a machine has problems. No way to compensate employee if they work a lot. Very bad raise system

    Advice to Management

    Fix compensation issues, more programs to entice younger engineers to syay


  9. Helpful (6)

    "A company made for the mediocre employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Oswego, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oswego, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Industry segment with lot of potential.
    - Above average benefits.
    - Good work/life balance.
    - If you are a person with lack of ambition, you will do great.

    Cons

    - Very few people know what they are doing (or supposed to do)
    - Most of the highly technical and smart people have left the company or were shockingly let go.
    - Objectives set in the performance reviews are absurd and ridiculous.
    - Corporate and Regional Offices in Atlanta believe they are superior than plant people.
    - Retaliation is expected.
    - HR talent acquisition team is a disgrace.

    Advice to Management

    Need to restructure your HR to attract and RETAIN talented employees.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Sr Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  11. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Recycling Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recycling Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great and there is a great work - life balance. The managers are very flexible regarding your work schedule. Novelis is also very technologically advanced and up to date with there software/applications. Also, many of the jobs can be done remotely from home so if you are feeling under the weather, you can simply just stay home. Lastly, the senior managers/directors are very down to earth and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    There is not a direct pipeline for upwards advancement. If you want to move up in the company, you may have to leave the department or hop over to a different roll that doesn't directly relate to your previous position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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