Maintenance Process Superintendent (Former Employee) – Coldwater, MI – June 7, 2018
As with foundry work it can be hot in summer cold in winter. Cold due to the amount of raw goods constantly feeding into the building and Coldwater, Michigan winters are frigid at times. A loner than I like commute made it even more challenging. The team work of all the workers in my charge made it a real fun place to work most of the time. Lay off was always just moments away it seemed.
Electrical Supervisor - Finishing (Former Employee) – Lewisport, KY – June 9, 2018
The first two weeks was in orientation, but once you get in the plant, real life starts and everything you were told in orientation is a lie, guess that's the reason they have such a hard time keeping anyone in maintenance management. Basically there is tons of paper work you fill out, with most no one reads, you are expected to know just about everything in your first week
Lead man (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – May 21, 2018
The guys you work with are good.. The company lacks accountability for hourly and management, makes following through tough and change even harder. There is great promise but you need the right leaders for that to change.
Fairly clean environment
Atmosphere is demanding and the expectation is to send many hours at work
Mechanical Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – Lewisport, KY – May 16, 2018
The work there was very good and challenging, presenting new opportunities for learning and growth, but most progress is stifled by the union there. Whenever an idea was presented that could help production but was a major change it was instantly shot down for putting union workers jobs in jeopardy, which was simply not true. Probably a better place for the hourly people than salary.
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – April 23, 2018
Aleris is a great place to work right now due to the fast pace and growing nature. Employees may work long hours, but time flies because of all of the wonderful people who work here. Benefits are a little expensive, but they offer different incentives to bring deductibles down!
Line Operator (Current Employee) – Ashville, OH – March 7, 2018
I enjoy working for this company, good benefits, paid vacation. Chances to win incentives with safety checks, very safe place to work for. Rewarded for quality and production. Some supervisors are very impersonal (not a people person).
Operator (Current Employee) – Lincolnshire, IL – February 12, 2018
Place is full of favoritism Management is very low skilled at what they do No chance to move up in company and the managers are all scared to lose their own jobs Very poor social environment / not friendly
Low pay Verrrrrry low moral spreading like a virus !!!
Very HOT. Heavy clothing. Bunch of worthless useless rules
If you want a job that treats you worse then prison. Fill out a resume.
But if you want a good environment good people good pay and a good social place. Look else where.
Quality Coordinator (Former Employee) – Davenport, IA – January 25, 2018
Great teams to work with. Very friendly environment. This is a fast passed paced place but a super safe environment. They treat the work force with lunches and encourage involvement from all members of the work force in meetings. Safety is a huge focus!
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Walton Hills, OH – January 14, 2018
Aleris plant where I worked was all show but no doing. Advancements were given because of race complaints from union at times and the acceptance of workers reporting off, stealing and other things made supervising extremely difficult.
Very stressful! I had to self manage and felt undermined by immediate manager for a long time. There was much rollover with my managers management. Our marketing department was only tolerated, despite the hard work we did. I would rather face unemployment than to continue to work for this company. They overspend in excess for self serving executives, and under-spend for middle management hires and employee advancement and education. Poor organizational structure and stability. Great potential, chosen, systematic, motivational fail.
Wonderful salary and benefits
Horrible work life balance and employees are valued very low!