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Foil Tech / Operator (Former Employee) –  Clayton, NJMarch 4, 2019
12hr shifts up to 84 hours a week when covering hot and dirty. Fan if working to keep you cool in the summer heat. No respect towards your good work efforts. Watch out for the back stabbers. Always firing people for stupid reasons. If they don`t like you there you won`t last long. So if you don`t like long hours, sweating, smoke all around you at all times this is not the place to get a job. Hope this will help the next victim.
Pros
pay was ok
Cons
no appreciation
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fast paced
Coater Operator (Former Employee) –  Ashville, OHJanuary 15, 2019
fast paced sometimes stressful but the other employs will help you learn the correct way so you don't get hurt. I learned hot to operate several different heavy machines as well as cranes and several forklifts. I most enjoyed the paint pull area you could work at your own pace and make your own breaks manage your own time it was all on you all you had to do was stay busy.
Pros
no set break times, you could take a break anytime as long as you had time
Cons
sometimes you didnt have time for breaks
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Job is good for hourly but not so much for salary
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Lewisport, KYJanuary 13, 2019
job is very demanding but environment is very good far as being clean for the plant being 44 years old, there is a lot of descent people and helpful just like every plant.
Pros
Money ok clean environment and work well with Union
Cons
No Etta money available and very stressful to if make mistakes
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Very dirty & hot & cold place
LABORER (Former Employee) –  Clayton, NJNovember 13, 2018
Clayton,nj very very dirty place to work

Extremely hot during the summer
Even hot during the winter and sometimes very cold

Do yourself a favor do not work here. Find something else
Pros
close to home
Cons
Very very dirty !!!!
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Cutthroat environment with good pay
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAOctober 6, 2018
Pay is good and benefits are ok. There is no chance of first shift in sight because no one will retire that’s been there for 40-50 years. So if you like third shift.. apply. Management will dump on you first chance they get with even the slightest mistakes... their point system is unrealistic to life balance. So people get fired all the time. If your the low man in the company, you get forced in on your days off. Up to 6 days in a row with one day off.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management, backstabbing coworkers and awkward schedule
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Out of Date/ Obsolete
Supply Chain Manager (Former Employee) –  Lewisport, KYSeptember 20, 2018
Losses of $50+mill per quarter and near bankruptcy till Hindalco/Novelis buy out 2018. Expecting plant closures. Inside of plant there's a lot of sleeping employees and outdated systems.
Pros
Political atmosphere, doesn't require much production.
Cons
No future business or expansions, likely downsizing.
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Fast pace with potential for boradening your skill sets quickly
Sr. HR Generalist (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHSeptember 17, 2018
Aleris is a relatively younger company for which can be a positive. Employees have the opportunity to wear many hates which quickens ones development.
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Excellent Place to Work
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Beachwood, OHAugust 14, 2018
Aleris is a very exciting and dynamic company. Each day brings a new challenge. The opportunities to learn and grow are plentiful. Most enjoyable- the people by far! Most challenging- balancing project priorities. There is never a shortage of great things to work on.
Pros
Career Advancement
Cons
Lots of meetings
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Learned a lot
Buyer in Non-Metals Procurement (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHJuly 28, 2018
At Aleris I learned a lot and would stay with the company if it hadn't been bought out. My job entailed negotiation, analysis, and a cost focus. It was a great experience
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Only lasted 3 weeks
Electrical Supervisor - Finishing (Former Employee) –  Lewisport, KYJune 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
Pros
None
Cons
To many to list...
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Harsh work environment and challenging duties
Maintenance Process Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Coldwater, MIJune 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.
Pros
Pay, co workers
Cons
Commute Distance
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Accountability lacks
Lead man (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAMay 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.
Pros
Fairly clean environment
Cons
Atmosphere is demanding and the expectation is to send many hours at work
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Nice Place
Mechanical Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Lewisport, KYMay 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.
Pros
Great work, great employees
Cons
Union
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Spotty
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lewisport, KYMay 1, 2018
Top heavy management / company. Difficult to get anything done. Resistant to change.

People spend half their day making reports that no one reads. Union runs the plant.

People look out for themselves and try to steal credit. Only the loudest people get any attention. Sometimes a gotcha culture between departments.

Plant is about 10 - 15 years behind the industry except for the new part.
Pros
Not too demanding.
Cons
Horrible health care plan--high deductible with high premiums.
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Productive and Fast Paced Company
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Cleveland, OHApril 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!
Pros
Summer Hours, People, Culture
Cons
Long days- sometimes
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Never a Bad Day
Contract Capital Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Lewisport, KYApril 22, 2018
I never had a bad day at Aleris. The work was exciting and fast paced. Days went quick. Very enjoyable experience. The work was challenging and I enjoyed the people I worked with.
Pros
Excellent Work - Interesting
Cons
Long Drive from Home
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Management could be improved
Line Operator (Current Employee) –  Ashville, OHMarch 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).
Pros
Catered dinners for holidays or recognition
Cons
quick paced work, no breaks, bad supervisors
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A lot of good incentives
Furnace operator (Former Employee) –  Richmond VirginiaMarch 5, 2018
Hot environment long hours good pay plenty of overtime good benefits not hard work 60 plus hours a week shut down for two weeks during winter months . Union job
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Very very poor managment and staff
Operator (Current Employee) –  Lincolnshire, ILFebruary 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.

So many things I can say about this place.

Every year it gets worse and worse.
Pros
Pros ? What pros
Cons
Cons To many to list
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Productive and fun place to work
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAFebruary 5, 2018
There is plenty of opportunity to grow within the company. Safety is a core value and it shows through the management team and employees. The reward and recognition initiatives are second to none.
Pros
Family environment
Cons
Third party involvement slows down possible growth initiatives.
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