- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Rio Tinto Alcan full-time (more than an year)Pros
* No micro-management.
* Excellent benefits and compensation.
* Upward mobility.
* Meaningful workCons
* Can be bureaucratic at times with policies.
* Corporate is too far removed from regional locations sometimes for good support.Advice to ManagementAdvice
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Rio Tinto Alcan in February 2012.Interview Details
First interview is on-site. With mid level managers. Typical behavior based questions. Easy interview. Second interview is on-site with members of plant leadership team. They asked stupid questions in terms of "what if". They looked for problem solving capabilities but I think got stuck on too many details on there end. HR manager was asked what she liked about the company and said benefits - if that is one of the only things you can mention and you can not mention the people as the HR manager, you got problems. Seemed to me the plant manager ruled by fear and read into this as a guy who was the maintenance manager did not have any formal education - came from the floor. Plant manager also mentioned the culture was to micro manage the complainers and treat the top performers well. Seems like you got a lot of complainers that need to be let go, but you are too afraid to do that. I didn't think it was good fit for my personal work style.Interview QuestionsReasons for Declining
I would never work for a stuck up plant manager - regardless of the attractive pay. If they treat someone like me the way they did during an interview, I'd hate to see how they treat their employees.Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
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Its can-do attitude has helped make Rio Tinto Alcan one of the world's largest aluminum producers, along with Russia's RUSAL and the US's Alcoa. The company participates in all facets of aluminum production, mining bauxite, refining alumina, and making aluminum sheet, foil, wire and cable, and extrusions (doors, windows, auto parts). Rio Tinto Alcan also generates hydroelectric power and makes specialty chemicals and packaging products. The company runs its business through two business units: primary metal and bauxite and alumina. It produces about 35 million metric tons...