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Interviews at Alcoa

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    Production Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    It was an easy interview. Basic questions. Not formal. Not any pressure. It was one of the easier interviews I have ever had. Word word word word word word word word word word word word word

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Production Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ferndale, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa (Ferndale, WA (US)).

    Interview

    Applied online, had a phone interview then offered on the phone. Interview was not difficult or long. Background and drug test required. Very easy interview/process. Interview was done by HR and not the hiring manager. No technical questions were asked.

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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Alcoa (West Lafayette, IN (US)) in September 2019.

    Interview

    The interview was entirely behavioral questions, no technical questions at all. The interview took approximately 45 minutes and was myself and two interviewers. They asked a lot of questions about teamwork and functionality as a team member.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you had a team member who was difficult to work with, how you managed to work with them, and what the outcome was.   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview

    Hired through a Head Hunter. Once I accepted the position, the local HR Manager would call me at all hours of the night to talk, even though I had not yet started working for the company. I finally just stopped taking her calls.

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Alcoa (Virginia Beach, VA (US)).

    Interview

    First had phone screening, then Met with Engineering manager, then a business manager finally talked with Human Resources.

    There were two rounds of interviews, then background checks and drug screening

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    Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Alcoa Center, PA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa (Alcoa Center, PA (US)) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Skills, drive wants and desires. Salary. Wanted to know work history and how it applies to current role. How life experiences help you at work. What you did in a tough situation. What your goals for the next 6 years are. What your goals for the next 10 years are.

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    Quality Assurance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alcoa (Philadelphia, PA (US)).

    Interview

    Submit resume, quick phone screen, then a panel discussion. Room was like a giant class room with all the other managers at the front. It honestly felt a little weird with the separation between them and me.

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    Maintenance Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ferndale, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alcoa (Ferndale, WA (US)) in August 2018.

    Interview

    The initial interview was on the phone with two members of the team. Basically, it was just a review of my resume, my past experiences, and the typical management and supervision questions. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    The in-person interview was at the Alcoa plant. First, we did a plant tour, met with some of the staff, and discussed Alcoa and the future of Alcoa in the area. The interview was broken down into two seperate sections. First, we did a interview utilizing a computer to gauge my computer skills.

    Question 1...I was given the task to generate a email and order some safety supplies from a distributor...easy

    Question 2..I needed to research a fault motor that had been identified from one of the tech. Also uses some outdated, systems and the entire spare part inventory is in excel. So, being able to sort out items and finding what you need on excel is crucial...if you can sort data, and "CTRL-F" you will be ok

    Question 3..Plan out a maintence schedule for some preventive maintenance. I didn't do to well on this. This is where my lack of excel use was showing. I should have sorted out the data, and filtered the cells, before I tried to copy paste the info. Once again..if you are good at excel, you will be good...if not watch some youtube videos and practice.

    Second part of the interview was scenario and personality questions..all the typical, no surprises

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    • I was asked to plan the maintenance for the overall of a boiler...   Answer Question

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    Assistant General Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Full schedule of group and one-on-one interviews in Pittsburgh. There was a lunch, too. They paid for travel and lodging. Very positive experience with an organization with a lot of professionalism.

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  10. Helpful (5)  

    Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA (US)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Process took two weeks. Started with 30 minute phone interview followed by a 5 hour interview process two weeks later. 5 hour interview included multiple different people and a group activity.

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