Kaiser Aluminum Interview Questions

Updated Apr 3, 2015
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    Metallurgical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Kaiser Aluminum in March 2015.

    Interview

    Met with 2 conference rooms of 4-5 people who mostly asked me about my methods of solving problems. Was ask about what I enjoy and don't enjoy of my current position. Met briefly with the plant manager and had a plant tour.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you made a poor decision and how you reacted to it.   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Kaiser Aluminum.

    Interview

    Phone screening first to get a feel of who you are and why Kaiser, etc.
    Then second or necessary phone interview on technical knowledge and background.
    Successful candidate invited to a plant interview (Kaiser corporate office is small, most face to face interviews are at the plants).
    Interview structure is in the form of STAR(Situation, Task, Action, Result).

    Interview Questions

    • You are struggling on this case, you have a problem or disaggrement then what would you do?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not on salary, but easily approachable and flexible on everything else to negotiate.

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Kaiser Aluminum in November 2011.

    Interview

    Initial interview by phone and then week or so later, interview scheduled at facility. The interview at the facility was an all-day, behavior-based style interview with several different people mostly 1-on-1. There were two subsequent phone interviews after the facility interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you made a recommendation and it ended up not resulting in a positive outcome. What would you do differently next time.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    My personal relocation risk intolerance prevented me from taking a job that only offered a marginal salary improvement over current.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Kaiser Aluminum (Spokane, WA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Interview on the phone was mostly technical; pretty detailed but also kind of a Shotgun approach....ie it cover every area you could possibly be exposed to; so no one knows everything.
    The in person interview is the S.T.A.R. approach: Situation/Task, Action and Results; so they give you situations and or ask you for examples of situations from your background...and you respond with how you would / did handle the situation.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult technical problem, and how you solved the problem.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotation on salary....but it is pretty easy to negotiate every thing else.

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    Maintenance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Kaiser Aluminum (Spokane, WA) in June 2007.

    Interview

    HR handled scheduling the flight, hotel, and rental car for me. Flew in on a Thursday, interviewed Friday, flew back Saturday. Met with HR in the morning and filled out applications. Followed that with a short tour of the mill and then settled in to a room inside the bowels for the interviews. Interviewed with 5-6 managers, most of whom ended up not being in my chain of command.

    Interview Questions

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