Rio Tinto Alcan

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Rio Tinto Alcan CEO Jacynthe Côté
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    Great staff and team work work with. Professional, results-focused, upward mobility

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    Current Employee - Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Sebree, KY
    Current Employee - Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Sebree, KY

    I have been working at Rio Tinto Alcan full-time (more than an year)


    * No micro-management.
    * Excellent benefits and compensation.
    * Upward mobility.
    * Meaningful work


    * Can be bureaucratic at times with policies.
    * Corporate is too far removed from regional locations sometimes for good support.

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    Listen to your people. innovate, innovate, innovate

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    Continuous Improvement Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Robards, KY
    Anonymous Employee in Robards, KY
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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.

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    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.

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Headquarters Montréal, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Alcoa, BHP Billiton, RUSAL

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... More

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