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Went OK, than QA issue hit our plant and "blew" all up...

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Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager  in  Bethlehem, PA (US)
Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Bethlehem, PA (US)

I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than a year

Pros

Overall big but decent co. I was at a small site of Alcoa's. Good Company, wanted to work at Corp in Pittsburgh, but never got chance. Was downsized after QA Disclosure that lead to mass customer exodus from our small mfg site. Alcoa ended up selling of that small plant later.

Cons

As with most Dow Jones Ind Avg listed Blue Chip Corps: Alcoa is very large bureaucratic org. In 2006 Alcoa wanted suppliers to accept Net 100 day terms, But customers needed to pay net 30. Safety, Safety and more EHS

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No opinion of CEO

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    Giant corporate machine

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Paterson, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Paterson, NJ (US)

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits were exceptional, and the compensation was fair. Depending on which specific plant or division you worked in your experience with that plants management could vary wildly.

    Cons

    Individual success was not cultivated or well recognized. Annual bonus's (very meager for most, mine was UP TO %5 salary), were usually applied on a group basis and did not even feel merit based.

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    Every plant is different. Mine had bad managers that needed to improve their processes to include accountability and reward success. Others I visited/worked at I couldn't comment on.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Credit Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Credit Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Alcoa as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    nice culture, people willing to help and share

    Cons

    It's a small department, only 2-3 people in Beijing Office,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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