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Alcoa Reviews

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Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld
Klaus Kleinfeld
116 Ratings
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    It was an amazing work environment with great team spirit.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England

    I worked at Alcoa

    Pros

    If you want to work at a place where employees are genuinely cared for and looked after then I would strongly recommend Alcoa. There is a strong visibility of senior management. I was able to meet the plant manager for the site I worked at although I was only an intern. Furthermore, I was able to meet other managers from other sites in other countries.

    Cons

    Personally, I did not have as much knowledge of the area I was working in before I joined the company. I would have appreciated a little more theoretical training even if only for a few days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend that the leadership of Alcoa keep doing all the good things they are doing and especially to maintain their commitment to environmental responsibility.

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Alcoa Interviews

Updated 23 Jan 2015
Updated 23 Jan 2015

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    Engineer Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Whitehall, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Whitehall, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Alcoa in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The process began with a phone interview where at the end of the call I was invited out to Whitehall, Mi for a day of interviews about a month after the phone conversation. The day of the interviews I was shown many of the plants that I would potentially be working in and met with about six different people who all reviewed my resume and asked relevant questions. They were also willing to answer any and all questions I had for them about their jobs and the company.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were resume relevant and their were no trick questions.   Answer Question
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Alcoa Awards and Accolades

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World's Most Admired Companies: Metals (#1), Fortune, 2014
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
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Additional Info

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Website www.alcoa.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1888
Type Company - Public (AA)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £10+ billion (GBP) per year

A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging... More

Mission: Having created the aluminum industry, Alcoa is growing in the areas the world needs most, delivering sustainable solutions that meet ever-increasing demands for... More

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