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RTI International Metals Reviews

Updated 15 December 2015
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RTI International Metals Vice Chairman and CEO Dawne S. Hickton
Dawne S. Hickton
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  1. "Technical Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RTI International Metals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Their are many opportunities for process, methods, systems and equipment improvement and the benefits of your improvement activities can be significant.

    Cons

    The processes used to document, produce and inspect products are inadequate for the served industries. This creates great reliance on the skills and experience of the employees thus pressures can be very high.

    Advice to Management

    With the acquisition of RTI by Alcoa Aluminum the best hope for improvement is to integrate the systems, processes and expertise of Alcoa to improve the tradition RTI methods.


  2. "Electrician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrician/Maintenance Supervisor in La Marque, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Electrician/Maintenance Supervisor in La Marque, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International Metals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i learned new skills there

    Cons

    Upper Management was less than desirible

    Advice to Management

    you need to have better people skills and stop being one sided, learn to take advice from the employees.


  3. "New structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, MO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Paid holidays. The safety meals. That's all that's good about the place. The atmosphere is not good.

    Cons

    Management team is not organized. The people that work there does not work as a team. Lower pay. The workers are very mean toward new employees. No training.

    Advice to Management

    Management team Need to be reorganized. The people that are not happy with place needs to look for another job instead of keeping up mess in the work place


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  5. "perpetual training in a dog eat dog environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    decent pay good bonuses(sometimes) not fast paced

    Cons

    raises are nonexistent long hours high heat overall bad mood

    Advice to Management

    long term employees treat the job like high school drama. they also seem to make the rules everyone else has to follow. the only way to move up is to get someone else in trouble. the only raise you can look forward to is $.05 after 5 years. rules tend to change weekly and you only seem to find out when you break them. they also enforce a point system, miss a day and its a point, late is a half a point. there is no way around this even with a valid reason. you get six points/year. even if you plan to use a vacation/sick day you must call in at least an hour before your shift or you lose a half point. this is fine until you realize that you start at 5am, more than 50% of employees live less than 15 minutes away( so they would have to wake up earlier than need be) and no one even gets your message until 7:30. sounds easy until your job depends on following it. example; you get ready for work then go to leave and your car wont start. you decide to use a day of vacation(have to use a full day unless you plan it a week ahead of time) to make sure you dont get into any real trouble. but since you didnt find you broke car until, say 30 min till, you get a half point. besides that everyone there is in a perpetual bad mood.


  6. "Communication needs work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over all great place to work. If you like to be busy - this is the place.

    Cons

    Communication from upper management could use work. Many goals are not aligned. Very hard for Women to advance in the Mill atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate a clear vision to EVERYONE


  7. "job"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Spring, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Spring, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    this place is paying ok

    Cons

    renew people every 12 months or less


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Technology Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Technology Co-op in Niles, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Technology Co-op in Niles, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RTI International Metals full-time

    Pros

    My manager was very good. He guided me on what to work on but let me explore much of what I thought was best for the project. After I was there for several months he started to consider my work to be right even when I was not certain it was and wanted him to look at it.

    Cons

    The shop floor management was not very open to innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to innovation.


  9. "Sales Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RTI International Metals full-time

    Pros

    Nice people at the worker level who seemed to care about each other. Ability to contribute ideas for ways to innovate and improve your own work systems. I had a fantastic supervisor.

    Cons

    Very political; a lot of childish immature behavior by people who should've been professionals. The business was unstable; during my time, it was very much a potemkin village. Upper management was incompetent. Parent company knew nothing about the business of the subsidiary. No advancement opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Unless this division was designed to be a tax write-off for the parent, the lack of business wasn't sustainable to maintain it as a going concern.


  10. "Inspection"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspection
    Current Employee - Inspection
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International Metals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for up to retirement! A good many job positions, and steady work enviorment..Great communication from worker to management..can work together..most of the time..looking forward to the future with ALCOA.

    Cons

    Working turns is hard on the body and hard to adjust too, week after week.

    Advice to Management

    Need to stop working turns and place people on one steady turn, according to seniority ... This would greatly benifit the health and well-being of your workers... and allow them to plan for time with there families.


  11. "Company Culture and Salaries"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is lot of work for those who want to make a difference. The working culture and processes are so old and dated. That they need a big make over. You can blindly throw a stone anywhere and at the point where it lands you can find opportunities for improvement. the good thing is that for those who want to learn and try out some ideas - this is the best place to work. There is absolutely no pressure work-wise as far as delivery is concerned. Salary is dependent on how well you negotiate and who you know.

    Cons

    Cronyism - This will be the downfall of RTI. if you know someone in the management - you can be the safest employee of the company. Because of this sort of culture - change is difficult to initiate. Plus lots of inefficiencies and fancy posts and titles have been created for a company which is not that large to manage. If you are a self motivated and a thinker - this is not the place for you unless you know someone in the management. Since without them you will have no support and will be relegated to doing routine stuff.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE PLEASE stop this level of Cronyism - where all the depatrments from HR to IT to Business is filled with people from one company and background. Give new talents some room and backing. And stop encouraging people based on their relationship and encourage people based on what they deliver. be more open and transparent in your job postings for management positions.



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