Alcoa
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www.alcoa.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Went OK, than QA issue hit our plant and "blew" all up...

Sales Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Bethlehem, PA (US)

I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than a year

ProsOverall big but decent co. I was at a small site of Alcoa's. Good Company, wanted to work at Corp in Pittsburgh, but never got chance. Was downsized after QA Disclosure that lead to mass customer exodus from our small mfg site. Alcoa ended up selling of that small plant later.

ConsAs with most Dow Jones Ind Avg listed Blue Chip Corps: Alcoa is very large bureaucratic org. In 2006 Alcoa wanted suppliers to accept Net 100 day terms, But customers needed to pay net 30. Safety, Safety and more EHS

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lancaster, PA (US)

I have been working at Alcoa full-time for less than a year


Pros: The company has great benefits, which include lots of discounts with AT&T, Verizon, Staples, GM, Ford, Apple and many others. Their dental is excellent along… Cons: Due to the great number of employees and heavy equipment in the facility, there is high risk for an accident, so they tend to enforce… Advice to Senior Management: Recommend management to stop inciminating people, is just like if they are waiting for someone to do something bad so they can write you up… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Finance (Current Employee)

I have been working at Alcoa full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: Solid tools and processes Deep manufacturing / operations talent Pockets of effective… Cons: Terrible work-life balance Excessive focus on short term results...1 y payback on Capital Investment Di… Advice to Senior Management: Need to wake up and really "talk" to the workforce. Too much airtime w/ CNBC and 60 minutes. Lets engage… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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