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Alcoa Reviews

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232 Reviews
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Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld
Klaus Kleinfeld
120 Ratings

    It was an amazing work environment with great team spirit.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England

    I worked at Alcoa


    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.

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    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 9 Feb 2015
Updated 9 Feb 2015

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview Details

    Once I applied through I was contacted by a recruiter within two days. I was at several interviews while being contacted by two voicemails and one e-mail, seemed there was some interest on their part. Went for a interview and plant tour. Interesting process but not rocket science as far as the tour was concerned. The interview took place in a conference room with 5 company reps including one from HR. Questions were the usual but I got the impression that they were feeling my willingness to work long hours including 7 days a week which was mentioned. I did notice one thing right away, all five of these managers looked as if they hadn't slept in a week. I did research on the company before hand but when I noticed none of them had any real excitement about the company my important questions were already answered. If I do get an offer I will most likely turn it down. I was told someone would contact me after all interviews were completed.

    Interview Questions
    • How does to prior experience relate to manufacturing? Do you have a problem with working extra hours. We have been working 7 days in a row is that a problem for you? How many hours a week have you worked in the past.   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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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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