Alcoa Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2021

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3.7
78%
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Alcoa President and Chief Executive Officer Roy Harvey
Roy Harvey
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good time off, good benefits and good people(in 54 reviews)

  • "a lot of talented people, interesting work, good pay(in 43 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Featured Review

    "Value driven company - great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pinjarra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working Interesting work Great team Approachable and visable senior management team Company benefits The values are visable

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of so far

  2. "Great Old Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sale Manager 

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The colleagues I worked with

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Tamworth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, was well looked after

    Cons

    Too much involvement from the USA, without any understanding of the UK

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  4. "Awful place to work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wax Operator in Exeter, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no pros for working here.

    Cons

    Bullying supervisors. Whatever you do isn't enough. Constantly downtrodden and never listen to any ideas you may have to improve things.

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  5. "analyst"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    good corporate culture and staff

    Cons

    sometimes the hours can be long

  6. "Work as an intern"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Engineering staff very innovative and supportive. A professional atmosphere with

    Cons

    Bad environment shop workers viewed any change as bad. Bad communication between offices. Health and safety was the word on the lips but little done to avoid accidents till after they happened

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  7. "Planner"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner in Rotherham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Monthly video informing employees of state of the nation

    Cons

    It in Hungary language barrier a problem

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  8. "Not recommended"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can get a lot of experience in a short time

    Cons

    Employees are not equally treated.

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  9. "Large American public corporation"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altrincham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some truly wonderful people. Innovative technologies and products. Annual employee engagement surveys that are actually used constructively. Uncompromising, sincere Health & Safety values; safety standards consistently exceed minimum requirements. Extremely high Ethical standards. Practically limitless career opportunities, so long as you are geographically mobile.

    Cons

    Too much behavior and decisions driven by quarterly results and stock price instead of thinking long-term / strategically. Generally unwilling to invest proactively without seeing short-term payback. Will lay off employees to hit short-term targets, sometime only to end up having to re-hire again. A lot of lip-service to Excellence but not the same level of true commitment when push comes to shove.

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  10. "Last 2 years? Not good."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Shop Floor Worker in Darley, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary but for long hours.

    Cons

    Director is out of touch and number driven. Upsetting direct workers shifts, and thus homelife doesn't make for a happy workforce. Too much of a click between Management and certain employees making unfair treatment of 'not in the click' decent workers.

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