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Updated Dec 24, 2014
Updated Dec 24, 2014
86 Interview Reviews

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    Purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview Details

    5 interviews. some with groups of 4 or 5 all talking at the same time

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview was done over the phone. Several people from different departments were present. The personnel on the other end made me feel comfortable and asked good, pertinent questions. The experience overall was very good.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Maintenance Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Charles, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Charles, LA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Alcoa in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Responded to an advertisement in the newspaper, had to pass a test on electrical knowledge that was out of date and barely applied to the job, then told that the position was "multicraft" and I would have to do mechanic work as well as my own, but mechanics were not allowed to do electrical work. finally got a panel interview two weeks later, then took another few weeks to get a phone call on when to start. didn't get my offer letter until after I started!

    Interview Questions
    • Electrical test relies heavily on theoretical knowledge that does not typically apply or is not learned by most electrical workers in the commercial field.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    not able to negotiate. wages controlled by useless union.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview Details

    An application was filled out and I was called in for an interview. The two women who interviewed me were very judgemental and did not seem to want another female in the workplace making comments such as "You realize you're going to get dirty here, right?"

    Interview Questions
    • "You realize you're going to get dirty here, right?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Alcoa in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    first prescreen resume cost 2 weeks, phone interview came after another 2 weeks, onsite interview cost extra 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview by HR and hiring manager. This was followed by an on site interview. The onsite interview consited of three hour long interviews with a total of 6 people (two per interview).

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview Details

    There were a total of 3 interviews that were all over the phone. The first 2 were with the HR and the last qualifying interview was with the mentor and HR. Overall, they asked standard questions like "Tell me about your past experience.", "What are your strengths and weaknesses?". Know about your past experience and be able to give examples that answer their question.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Sends you an offer letter. Sign it and email it back.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Kensington, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Kensington, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alcoa in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Communications for setting up interview great. Interviewed by Shop Supervisor and taken on a shop tour by a machinist. Then something I never experienced before which I thought was excellent I was asked questions by 6 shop employees in 3 sessions 2 at a time. Finally an interview with Department manager and HR.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview Details

    Pre-screening interviews are common, for example: on campus interviews for college applicants or phone interview for employee referrals. Interviews are all behavioral based and consist of multiple interview sessions with 2 interviewers at a time. Typically there will be about six 30-40 minute interview sessions onsite.

    Business casual is the standard, only very high level folks will ever be seen in suits (CEO, CFO, Exe VPs). It is common to see director level folks in a sport jackets, but almost never with a tie. Typical work days are 8 hours, flex schedule allows for 7-4, 8-5, 9-6, or anything in between.

    Interview Questions
    • You will almost undoubtedly have a behavioral interview question regarding safety.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Recruited out of college, got an offer letter (with a signing bonus) I accepted without countering.
    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview Details

    Got contacted by an HR rep to do a phone screen. Very basic behavioral questions throughout.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to go against the norm.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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