Alcoa Employee Reviews in United States

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ok place to work if your in the union
Cast house Superintendent (Current Employee) –  Lafayette, INAugust 19, 2016
everyday is a new day, seems like the union runs the shop, team members are not motivated to work. very sad that most team members spend more time trying not to then just to do their job
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Aggressive Data driven environment
undisclosed (Current Employee) –  Torrance, CAAugust 16, 2016
Good manfacturing systems in place
Data driven environment
Very safety driven manufacturing workplace
Overall, good place to work at!
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Enjoyable place to work.
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee) –  Point Comfort, TXAugust 16, 2016
Adequate training for tasks required. Knowledgeable supervisors for technical support. Company provided benefits and vacation time. Intensive health and safety program.
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Good Company.
Sr. Technical operator (Former Employee) –  New Kensington, PAAugust 14, 2016
Good company to have worked for, unfortunately became a displaced worker. Obtained many more skills that i can utilize in searching of future employment.
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Good place to work
Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) –  Davenport, IAAugust 12, 2016
Lots of good opportunity and people. The business has a bright future with light weight transportation and new high value engineered products. Migration
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oh those were the days
Operator (Former Employee) –  Point Comfort, TXAugust 11, 2016
I liked working here for the short time I was there. Unfortunately, I worked on a project of deconstructing the aluminum pot area. The crew I worked with was a great group.
Pros
Stepping stone to refinery work, following in my family footprints.
Cons
job ended.
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could be better all around
Office Services Clerk (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 11, 2016
Alcoa is a nice place, don't get me wrong, but the department I work for is just a circus coming straight from the overall manager in which i can run a better job than her.
Pros
CEO & CFO are great people
Cons
unappreciated work, badly managed
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unorganized
Automotive Mechanical Planner (Current Employee) –  Alcoa, TNJuly 28, 2016
Understaffed and work load at all levels is too much and work efficiency suffers. Safety suffers because of the lack of personnel
Pros
good pay and benefits
Cons
management is unstable
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Big Brother is watching
Auditer (Current Employee) –  Main OfficeJuly 26, 2016
Watch your back. Trust NO one. The minions are reporting directly to the "immensely" hands on CEO!
Pros
Closed on weekends
Cons
Low salary for the amount of effort required
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Work is labor intinsive at times. Most of the valves are manual valves opened with sledge hammers. Pay is good and Benifits are great
Maintenance Supervisor Raw Materials (Current Employee) –  Point Comfort, TXJuly 16, 2016
ALCOA is a Union driven plant. It is a good place to work with great Benefits. The pay at ALCOA is what you would call high middle, but what you get in Medical and 401K make up the difference.
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Good environment great benefits
Titanium Chemistry Analyst (Current Employee) –  Whitehall, MIJuly 15, 2016
3rd shift Ti analyst. Friendly staff, good benefits, wish the pay was higher but don't we all.. Great environment. if I wasn't on 3rds id be happier but then again, who wouldn't.. Nothing bad to say about the company.
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Good culture and employee benefits
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Winsted, CTJuly 14, 2016
Their interest in growing and sending employees for further education. I had the ability to work with lots of different CNC machines and rotated around the workshop to get experienced all around.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
No flexibility
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Great company to work for. Only leaving due to current global situation
MAINTENANCE PLANNER-MATERIAL PLANNER (Current Employee) –  Point Comfort, TXJuly 14, 2016
Need to stay focused and on top of problems as they arise.
Current plant management is good and caring
Best co-workers ever!!!
Enjoyable part was being needed and busy.
Area appreciated hard work and dedication
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good job great people
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Lake Charles, LAJuly 12, 2016
Served as lead hourly started as an assistant , a operator,then, became a lead operator control room operator was proficient at all positions
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Hard, interesting, intricate, rewarding job
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Hampton, VAJuly 9, 2016
Great technical job. A lot to learn but well worth it. Always something to do. Some nights are slow and some nights are balls to the wall
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Looking for thriving manufacturing environment with lean manufacturing direction
Group Leader/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Bettendorf, IAJuly 7, 2016
A typical day involves the use of lean principles and the application of those principles to situations relevant to decision-making in the aluminum business.

The management culture is that of working with teams in developing their understanding of the business. This is the most critical part of the business is examining the process in which management uses to engage the union workforce in business decisions without violating their collective bargaining agreement.

Job satisfaction is the biggest gain through the engagement of the workforce and helping them understand lean manufacturing tools and advancing process improvement.
Pros
People engagement
Cons
Limited career advancement
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A place to learn and improve your resume
Layout Inspector (Current Employee) –  Whitehall, MIJune 30, 2016
You will learn in one of the most challenging and precise industries. Corporate has great ideas and goals but they are not necessarily practiced in all locations. Each location around the world is different and although they have to follow corporate ideals they function as their own entity.
Pros
Good educational experience, good CEO
Cons
Individual locations vary in how they are run
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Enjoyed co-workers and early start time.
Tooling Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fullerton, CAJune 30, 2016
I had the opportunity to learn any entirely different position, which also allowed me to draw from my extensive office background.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
They laid me off.
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Great job
Furnace Operator (Current Employee) –  Muskegon, MIJune 30, 2016
Great place to work and offers great benefits and willing to work with you. The supervisors are great people and lead very well and everyone treats each other with respect
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large corporation
Electrical Technician (Current Employee) –  Canton, OHJune 24, 2016
The transition from RTI to Alcoa is still underway. So far, the outlook is unpredictable. You can definitely tell is is controlled by bean counters.
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