Alcoa Reviews

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Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld
Klaus Kleinfeld
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    A great team environment - wonderful colleagues

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Leader  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Leader in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Alcoa full-time for more than 10 years


    I learned so much and progressed in my career with help from engaged managers. The standards and processes are based on the Alcoa Business System (ABS) - a quality system derived from Toyota's model. The company is an old one, but remains on the leading edge of processes and technology. There are a lot of projects going on and the business units are very engaged in the projects. There are a lot of opportunities within the organization.


    You can get stuck if you don't manage your career, especially if your manager isn't helping you. Be sure to reach out to colleagues and mentors to keep your career moving.

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Alcoa Interviews

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Alcoa in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed at a career fair and the recruiters were very approachable. Within minutes I was set up for an interview. The interview was short and it was less of a structured interview and more of just a conversation of what my goals were and why I was interested in the company.

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Alcoa Awards & 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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Additional Info

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1888
Type Company - Public (AA)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) 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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