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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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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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Stagnant Work Environment
Marketing Communications Specialist (Former Employee) –  Raleigh-Durham, NCDecember 29, 2017
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.
Pros
Wonderful salary and benefits
Cons
Horrible work life balance and employees are valued very low!
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5.0
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laid back
Equipment Operator / Furnace Operator (Former Employee) –  Uhrichsville, OHNovember 12, 2017
laid back lots of different jobs alot of different equipment to run. slightly dangerous you are wotking with molten aluminium. lots of layoffs but i would work there again
Pros
great compensation
Cons
swing shift
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Project needs were demanding. Management of change and close out off schedule
Closeout Manager (Former Employee) –  Louisport, KentuckyOctober 9, 2017
Thankful for the opportunity to become knowledgeable about the Rolled Metals industry at Aleris.

Rolled Metals industry is currently under pressure to improve its profitability. Very difficult in the current market.
Pros
Top Compensation
Cons
Long hours
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Operator (Former Employee) –  Ashville, OHJuly 25, 2017
Worked there 5 years. Glad I left. Lots of overtime and really hot in summer. Low morale, bad management and lack of safety. Ok job but wouldn't stay long
Pros
Pay ok
Cons
Safety
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Great financial compensation for the area, poor management
Production Supervisor-Hot Mill (Current Employee) –  Lewisport, KYMarch 30, 2017
For the area, the financial compensation is top of the line. However, the poor management practices and awful culture (a mixture of management and the union that operates there), at times, the negatives of the job, far outweigh the benefits. Overall, it's a great stepping stone for someone looking to get excellent situational management experience.
Pros
High Salary relative to the area, flexible work schedule for military
Cons
Poor and inconsistent management, poor work culture due to the union operating there
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Very competitive company to work for
Production Manager (Former Employee) –  Morgantown, KYMarch 23, 2017
Managed the shipments of molten aluminum to Aluminum Foundries for die casting. Managed the batching of aluminum scrap to meet certain specs for producing spec alloy ingots.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Dangerous atmosphere
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Really enjoyed working there.
Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAMarch 4, 2017
I would still be there but the company got in financial issues and I was laid off. re-hired and laid off again. The people work great to work with, plenty off overtime was available.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Long hours
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very nice place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Beachwood, OHFebruary 21, 2017
A good company to work for it was Commonwealth Aluminum , it merged with Imco and became Aleris International in 2004. Aleris had a lot of good benefits and good people working, there unfortunately they filed bankruptcy in 2008, a lot if us lost our jobs .
Pros
lunch brought in everyday
Cons
moved too fast after they merged
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5.0
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Great place of employment
Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Uhrichsville, OHJanuary 14, 2017
Plenty of hours is overtime is wanted, great place to work, co workers and staff are great, well paid and many jobs available to be trained and learned
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Good place to work
Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Lewsiport kyOctober 30, 2016
Aleris is a good place to work.Most people stay here long term.The co-workers are very easy to get along with.The company is also doing a large amount of future investing.
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Its a hot place to work at.
Paintline operator (Current Employee) –  Ashville, OHJuly 30, 2016
It good money, but you work long hours and Overtime too. We work 12 hrs. a day/half of the year. You get ever over weekend off.
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Production Worker (Former Employee) –  IowaMay 16, 2016
good work environment, qualify work force, family friendly company, they would leave you alone as long as the job was getting done. work was pretty steady most of the time, some busy days but for the most part very predictable.
Pros
good compensation
Cons
dirty
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ok place to work
UTO (Former Employee) –  Wabash, INJanuary 25, 2016
12 hours days 6 to 6.
how to stack ingots
not very good management
some were ok most bad attitudes
getting burnt
working in groups
Pros
ok pay
Cons
workers have bad attitudes
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Nice place to work but to much risk of Layoff
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  Ashville, OHSeptember 29, 2015
Hours and pay was good with good insurance, associates were friendly and a good team, too bad the work force was reduced quite often and layoffs happen to regularly
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