Pros: community oriented, active groups within many locations, good salraies and benefits
Cons: many of the plants are hard core union, and while management works well with them, some employees are less than cooperative.
Structured, follows their procedures, always looking to improve, very forward looking management.
The best part of the job are getting clear goals where you can meet or exceed expectations and become a solid team member or advance. It's up to you.
Co-workers are knowledgeable, helpful and very busy, so don't waste their time.
The company is Lean – more... and a long time, mature follower of the Toyota Production System, which they have perfected in most locations via ABS, the Alcoa Business System.
You will work hard, but it's a very rewarding job. – less