Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Alcoa
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- Mid Level Professional (1)
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- Local Support (1)
- Vice President Manufacturing Technology (1)
- Electro-chemistry/Electrowinning (1)
- Production General (1)
- Senior Instructional Design Specialist (1)
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alcoa.
Long, full day of interviews including a lunch interview. Mostly based on interest and fit. No technical questions. I met with everyone in the team for which I was applying. Many of the questions were repetitive despite the fact that there wasn't a standard list. There was a little opportunity to ask some questions at the end of each interview. I found out about 5-6 days later that I had received an offer.
- Why do you want to work here? What do you know about this business? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa.
Applied online. received an email to take a knowledge test that had general education categories. Math and reading comprehension primarily. they let you know if you passed or failed. if you pass you move onto the interview. from there it will be determined if an offer will be made.
- Safety questions generally. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Alcoa (Savannah, GA) in July 2015.
Initial phone screen with HR Representative went well. Very basic questions. The phone screen went well. So well that we scheduled another phone screen, but this time with an additional HR Rep and the Plant Manager. We agreed upon a date and time for the 2nd phone screen. Excited about this opportunity, I did my research and was well prepared. The day of the phone screen came and I was never called. Confused I called, only to find out that the HR Rep recorded the wrong day. So we rescheduled for two days later. Again I was very hopeful and excited about the opportunity to interview with such a well respected and established company. My excitement was soon gone after I was stood up again for the phone screen. 2 Times in 48 hours I was stood up! Still confused I called the following day. The HR Rep picked up and asked if she could call me right back. I agreed but only if she would call back. She never did! I understand that positions open and close regularly as time/budget permit. This is not a way to treat candidate. If I was told straight up that I was not a good fit, then I would fine with that. I have never been around such unprofessioanlism in my life. Be honest with people and follow through with what you said That being said, I do still believe that the company as a whole is a terrific place to work. I still wish to work with and grow with Alcoa someday. I think this situation is more about a ditzy, incompetent, unprofessional HR Rep.
- Give an example of how you have dealt with communication difficult decisions? Give an example of how you have used Six Sigma or Lean techniques to improve upon a process? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Alcoa in July 2015.
I interviewed over the phone with Teri Fujii who was by far the worst interviewer I've ever spoken with. She didn't seem to understand nor comprehend ANYTHING I said. I feel that I'm a fairly well spoken, intelligent individual. However she somehow didn't feel my answers were relevant her questions. It was almost as if there was some sort of language or cultural barrier. She rudely ended the interview, and never followed up via phone nor email. I wouldn't place the blame on the company, I'm sure they're excellent at what they do. I just hope Teri's interviews don't always go as poorly as mine was, maybe she was just having one of those days.
- I was asked about different analytical programs I have used in the past. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Alcoa (Knoxville, TN) in June 2015.
After waiting 4 months I here back from Alcoa asking me to take a test. It was a general knowledge test and was easy. Four weeks later I was emailed by Alcoa asking when I could interview. They provide aa two week window to schedule it. I showed up to the interview with all my documentation showing training and certifications. They never asked for anything. Asked a series of role questions and what you would do.
- If you see an coworker violating a safety rule or policy. What would you do? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
The interview was almost perfunctory, and the interviewers seemed ill-prepared. The Alcoa building is made of aluminum and well-designed. I wish that I could say the same thing about the company's hiring processes, which were lacking in guidance and seemed haphazard at times. Be more prepared if someone is taking the time to meet you for a position.
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA) in May 2015.
A brief phone interview to schedule a interview in the following week or so. he told me about something that what they do, and then asked several basic questions about the resume, and the classic question tell me about yourself.
- basic questions and a a case, the case was what do you thing about the increasing number about the exports from china, should we concern about that? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed 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.
- 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 Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alcoa.
The interview was held on-site at one of their facilities. Initially, they brought the applicants into a room with engineering leaders and HR representatives and had us rotate between the group, talking to each rep along the way. Afterwards, I was interviewed by an engineering leader who asked mostly behavior style interviews. The interview questions themselves were pretty difficult as some asked about very specific situations.
- Tell me about a time when a team member or members strongly disagreed with your action or ideas. How did you handle the situation? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Alcoa.
they did a phone interview followed by an in person with multiple folks popping in and out. It was a very general resume review as well as explaination of the job followed by a few critical thinking questions which I breezed through.
- 3 items you have to get across the river with 1 boat and rules of not being able to leave certain ones alone 1 Answer
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