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Alcoa Reviews

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England

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    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.


    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 Management

    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.

Alcoa Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Alcoa.


    Attended a University Job fair where I spoke with a recruiter and handed them a resume. I also applied online a day after. 2 months later, I received a phone call to answer brief behavioral questions, and then was invited to visit their corporate center in Pittsburgh. Had 4 30-minute interviews during my visit.

    Didn't receive an offer to work in Pittsburgh but was offered a similar internship at another facility in Indiana.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself
      Tell me about a time when you experienced a problem, and had to come up with a solution to work around it.
      There was also 1 case question and 1 quantitative 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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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5,000+ 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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