Alcoa Reviews

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Alcoa in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed at a career fair and the recruiters were very approachable. Within minutes I was set up for an interview. The interview was short and it was less of a structured interview and more of just a conversation of what my goals were and why I was interested in the company.

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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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

Website www.alcoa.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1888
Type Company - Public (AA)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £5 to £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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