Company Menu
21%
54%
18%
7%
0%
3.9
Average Rating
(based on 117 Alcoa Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.7
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
3.7
Advertisement
"Alcoa is a great company that really cares about its employees. There is a huge emphasis on safety even if you're only working in the IT departments. The employees are all friendly people and most have been with the company for a long time. I think the longevity of careers there speaks to the excellent atmosphere that Alcoa provides. One hurdle that you have to overcome if you come from a small business is to learn the processes and organization of the company."
Posted 5 years ago in New Kensington, PA
Alcoa Employee
in Ferndale, WA

"I've worked for Alcoa Intalco Works for two years as a member of the salary staff. Alcoa does a lot of great things for the environment and creates a sustainable product. Unfortunately, their business is tied to a commodity market, which means it is difficult to control profits and prosperity. Intalco works hard to increase the value of their product, but the aluminum market has been in a slump for years and the people and facility conditions end up feeling the pinch. Good, hard work is readily available, and the union helps fight for the rights of the local production workers."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Alcoa Employee
in New York City, NY

"Extremely poor culture filled with aged, mediocre employees who are protected by aged, mediocre HR. Lack of any real challenge, highly bureaucratic mentality abounds. AVOID ALCOA!"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Alcoa (232)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Fleming Foods (16)
3.0 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Wireless Advocates (20)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,213)
Engineering Intern
in New Kensington, PA

"Alcoa is a great company that really cares about its employees. There is a huge emphasis on safety even if you're only working in the IT departments. The employees are all friendly people and most have been with the company for a long time. I think the longevity of careers there speaks to the excellent atmosphere that Alcoa provides. One hurdle that you have to overcome if you come from a small business is to learn the processes and organization of the company."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Manufacturing Engineer
in Norcross, GA

"Very good company to work with and been educated for latest lean six sigma and Toyota principals to enhance today's engineering jobs as a nice tool and culture to run my daily design/manufacturing works. Nice company to work with thru very cooperative environment between peers. Very organized work place and clean."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average Alcoa Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2010 $3
2011 $4
2012 $3
Alcoa Employee
in Whitehall, MI

"I have worked for Alcoa for quite some time now, and it is great organization that offers personal and professional growth opportunity."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Alcoa Employee
in Denton, TX

"Worst place I ever worked at."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Alcoa Employee
in Norcross, GA

"The company employs around 3,000 people nationwide. It's a good company to work for."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Alcoa Employee
in Kansas City, MO

"Plygem purchased Alcoa Home Exteriors in 2007. Highly leveraged purchase and not well received in the industry."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Production Specialist
in Davenport, IA

"Good. Very good place to work."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Engineering Assistant
in Randolph, NY

"Wonderful!"

What do you like about working at Alcoa?

"Great co-workers and support from upper management. Love going to work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just relax and be yourself. If you work hard you will do fine."

What don't you like about working at Alcoa?

"I really can not think of anything that I do not like."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They are doing a really good job right now. If I had any ideas though I am sure they would be open to them."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Sales Analyst
in Eastman, GA
Company Culture 4 / 5
Sales Representative

"Great opportunity to understand the whole manufacturing process."

What do you like about working at Alcoa?

"Great people and nice environment. They have great benefits also."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself and honest. Alcoa is a very honest company."

What don't you like about working at Alcoa?

"Not many opportunities to grow and the salary is below average."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Understand the employees and their problems. Give to them more opportunities."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Global Benefits Specialist
in Pittsburgh, PA

"I was a contractor that got hired on as an employee about 8 years ago."

What do you like about working at Alcoa?

"I enjoyed the team members I worked with at Alcoa."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I really don't have any tips, other than to be yourself."

What don't you like about working at Alcoa?

"I'm sure it's the same with most large and even small companies, but the politics. Also it's who you know and not what you know that helps in moving up in the ranks."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To provide more positive reinforcement to individuals, more positive recognition."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Process Engineer
in Branford, CT

"Very difficult place to work, if you're not unemployed, you can do better."

What do you like about working at Alcoa?

"There are lots of good people and lots of interesting work going on. But the company is so lean, there is never any time that is dedicated to people working on teams, it's very common to be on a project by yourself."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is a very rough environment to work in. Any person not desperate for work should avoid this corporation like the plague."

What don't you like about working at Alcoa?

"Nasty company, nasty management. Spend 95% of my time working on health and safety and cost saving programs. If you wanted someone for that why didn't you just hire another health and safety engineer? No opportunities to advance. Starts with great pay but insulting raises the rest of your career."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have real expectations for employees. To engineer a process or to stay in production you need to invest capitol in to equipment. I can't engineer something out of thin air."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Staff Engineer
in Pittsburgh, PA

"It was the best experience I ever had."

What do you like about working at Alcoa?

"I like the Alcoa logo. I would like it if they had a banner or a blue flag that I could hang from my back porch."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The only suggestion I have to other people interviewing with the comany is that they should be themselves, Alcoans like to have friends and work with friends."

What don't you like about working at Alcoa?

"There is nothing I don't like about the company. The people are great, the pay is fair, and it offers excellent opportunities to grow."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have no suggestions, only congratulations. I wish all companies had a managment team as good as Alcoa's."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
We noticed that your web browser is outdated!

Update your browser to have a more positive job search experience.

Upgrade My Browser

×