Noranda Alumina Employee Reviews

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Supervisors are closeminded
General repairer (Current Employee) –  Gramercy, LAFebruary 15, 2019
The supervisors are not willing to listen to you when you have an idea to make things better. The supervisors are hostile towards the people they don't care for.

At every turn someone's trying to find a way to get you fired. The plant management has no humanity concerning the people that keep the plant running.

They will write you up for having to leave to be with your kids in the hospital. They will write you up for taking a dat off to go get treated for cancer.

The job is littered with outdated machines, and they don't take time to repair things properly. "JUST FIX IT FAST" is all they do.

I wouldn't recommend this place for employment to my worst enemy.
Pros
It's a job.
Cons
You will be treated unfairly all the time.
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Noranda Alumina
Production Technician (Current Employee) –  Gramercy, LAMarch 12, 2018
A great place to start your career as a Process Technician. Work load varies day to day. A lot of manual labor, and days where you are covered head to toe with dirt and mud.
Pros
Open overtime, Union operated, pension
Cons
401K match is horrible, pay scales need revamping
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Getting the job done
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Gramercy, LAApril 4, 2018
Getting things accomplish and problem solving , trouble shooting , repairing vessels etc. I like to enjoy comming to work and being apart of a team effort to achive a goal set for that day
Pros
Greate benefits &pay
Cons
Retirement
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Human Resource Internship
HUMAN RESOURCE INTERNSHIP (Former Employee) –  Gramercy, LANovember 24, 2018
It's a really good company to work at. Everybody is friendly and it's like a community. I learned so much while I was doing my internship. They were patient with me and guide me to the right way to do my work.
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Great place to work.
Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Gramercy, LANovember 5, 2016
Great place to work. Great people and good benefits. Would be better if pay was more competitive with other businesses. Overall i would recommend this as a great for entry-level work.
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Not a place for a Woman
Plant Operator (Precip) (Current Employee) –  Geismar, LAFebruary 19, 2018
No accommodations for women, no privacy for women, this place has a lot of flaws, they discriminate against women working in the field, they show no appreciation no matter how hard you work. This place is set for women to fail at there career
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alright
Instrument Technician (Former Employee) –  Gramercy, LAFebruary 3, 2018
It was alright it was a good job not too bad didn't do much safety was a concern meaning they didn't care about safety its a dirty place to work because of the bauxite
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Not a good place to work
SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Gramercy, LAJanuary 10, 2018
The plant lacks structure and safety is not a priority. The training program needs a lot of work. I have been through 3 superintendants in 8 months. It is better to be an hourly worker here.
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exciting place to work.
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Gramercy, LANovember 6, 2017
good group of people. small town family-style work groups. most employees have been there over 20 years - a few have over 40 years experience at the plant site.
Pros
family-style work environment
Cons
dusty environment
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Communications and Human Resources
Communications Specialist, Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Gramercy, LAJune 10, 2013
A typical day at work is that it is never typical. In the field of communications and human resources, you have to be able to adapt and adjust your work-load to accommodate the many different obstacles that arise day-to-day. I have a great team of employees that make coming to work an enjoyable, productive experience. Cultural change within an organization can be extremely difficult at times, but watching employees grow and development through career building opportunities is intrinsically motivating for me personally.
Pros
Great Team of Employees
Cons
Market Instability
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Pays well if your willing to work
Chemical Operator (Former Employee) –  Gramercy, LAJuly 18, 2013
Manual work in the heat, overall good job. You can earn over $100,000 if you are willing to work lots of overtime.
Pros
Lots of OT
Cons
Mostly manual labor
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Great company to work for
Instrument Technician / Emergency Response Team (Former Employee) –  Gramercy, LAJune 21, 2014
Really enjoyed working there and learned a lot. There was many different situations to learn from.
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Productive and physical working place
Precipitation Operator, Continuous Operator (Former Employee) –  Gramercy, LAJanuary 10, 2013
Noranda is a aluminum company and Union job, supervisors worked hand in hand with employees when needed, everyone really looked out for one another, I worked shift work, the area I worked in was the 1st process to making alumina
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Do it anyway.
NDE Inspection Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Gramercy, LADecember 22, 2014
Assign examination jobs to technicians and review findings of completed examinations. Perform workplace safety inspections. Prepare inspection scopes, drawings, data programs. Perform inspections of pressure vessels, piping, tanks, and structures. Prepare reports and notifications. Prepare welding procedures and perform QC. Manage contracts with quality control services providers. Priorities shift quickly due to actual emergencies or perceived emergencies. The most difficult part of the job is keeping personnel productive while performing numerous tasks during constantly changing situations. The days go quickly and there is often autonomy in decision making.
Pros
Good pay, familiar with the problems
Cons
Limited resources, high turnover, frequent leadership changes, vague direction
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Productive and challenging place to work as the industry is going through changes.
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) –  Gramercy, LAApril 16, 2015
Noranda provides a mentally challenging environment as the aluminum manufacturers are re-evaluating their business models. Noranda being a fully integrated manufacturer should be able to withstand the industry pressures.
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