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Novelis Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits and great people (in 16 reviews)

  • Caring, genuine good people from the top down (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "A company made for the mediocre employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Sr Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Great company to work !!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Lot of contractors on floor.


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Change in leadership on multiple levels has made a significant and positive impact. Company is stabilizing on many fronts and rapidly getting back on track. Financials are positive, business growth is hitting records targets, and in turn making Novelis a great place to be at this time.

    Current leadership in place is very honest, transparent , and realistic.

    Cons

    Career growth and upward movement in the company is limited. Just need to understand this can take a little longer than other companies I have worked for. The good news is there is a lot of focus on this area and talent retention has become a priority.


  7. "Novelis Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oswego, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oswego, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelis (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for advancement and career development.

    Cons

    Stressful at times. work life balance

    Advice to Management

    HR is a weak point of this company


  8. "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novelis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Down to earth management
    - Flexible schedules with understanding of family
    - Caring, genuine good people from the top down.

    Cons

    A lot of new people at the top


  9. "Temporary Accounts Payable Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Berea, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Supports employees with schedules for doctor appointments, school events, etc. for children.
    Excellent HR and Employee support systems.
    Friendly professional atmosphere.
    Challenging work with senior level support.

    Cons

    Must be able to sit at the computer for extended periods of time for some positions.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. I really enjoyed my time at Novelis and would have stayed if they had been able to a full time opening.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Surface analysis Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelis full-time

    Pros

    nice people around. typical metallugy kinda of research, you can learn a lot from the job

    Cons

    if you want to find something fun and challenging, do not come


  11. "Person in Corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well meaning, leadership is accessible. Seem committed to change

    Cons

    going through a transition period. Everything is still shaking out.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a focus and drive that way, shore up current leadership and reassess resource allocation


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