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Alcoa Interview Questions

Updated Jan 13, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Accounts Payable Analyst - Freight Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    The recruiter emailed me to set up a time to discuss the position. After that I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. Then I had a face to face on site panel interview with 3 people in two 30 minute segments. They were concerned with how well the candidate could take on a leadership role after making the original position something of their own. They want you to act like you are so gracious and honored to be interviewing with their company, even ecstatic. They ask you a few questions of their own about your abilities and what you’ve done in the past but also generic interview questions printed on a sheet of paper. It took 17 business days and 3 attempts to contact the recruiter before I got an answer about their decision to move forward with other candidates.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alcoa in November 2017.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with the recruiter went very well he moved my app forward to the hiring manager as highly recommended. That was on the 17Th of the month by the 20th my login said I was “no longer being considered “ but the date “no longer being considered “ was the 7th ten days before I was interviewed? My attempts to contact the recruiter, HR & hiring manager at the location was very difficult but I was successful contacting each. I asked if there may have been a mistake and if they could check please. The hiring manager said he “didn’t know what was going” but would check and call me back, he never did. The HR person said the same thing and said they didn’t receive my app from the recruiter but would check it and call me back, never did. A few days later I received a call from the recruiter he said he did forward my app as recommended to the HR person at the location. He went on to say the location has “decided to go in a different direction” i thanked him for his time asked why there was 10 day gap between my interview date and login message he said “he didn’t know” and the decision was final. I thought the process was a little disorganized and could have been handled better with good communication between all involved.

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    EHS Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview

    Easy, not difficult. Asked about work experience and what I could contribute. Make sure you do your research before going to an interview to a company. Shows you care.

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    Pot Room Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newburg, KY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Alcoa (Newburg, KY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Was very easy to answer. Nice employees doing the interview. Very thoroght in interviews. They understood where u coming from . Explained the scheduling and was honest about the job. Talked about the job process and the union and talked about safety.

    Interview Questions

    • About diversty and why u choose alcoa. Why u leave job. About wages and how u r in heat and what u wear   Answer Question

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    Production Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Massena, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Alcoa (Massena, NY) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Easy interview mostly safety.work ethic .I did test and passed,got the interview did plant tour drug test. And I have heard back may 2017 no offer , it would be nice to get a call or a letter just I did or didn't get the job.maybe I will something soon . everything was ok with the interview

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when my ideas helped the job   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted for a phone screen shortly after applying and was brought in for an on sight interview. The interview wasn't bad- I talked to 3 different people in 30 minute segments.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions- weren't very many overall.   Answer Question

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Massena, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Alcoa (Massena, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, received email for phone screen about a month later. Info was sent to the hiring manager (controller) and he requested an interview the same week. Was told I would hear back the following weak to set up a 3rd interview to come on-site; however, I didn't hear back until a week and a half later. They extended an offer without a 3rd interview.

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was very professional and well-done. Asked very meaningful questions and appeared to genuinely care about me as a potential employee. They were very prompt in calling me after my application was submitted.

    Interview Questions

    • What in the job description convinced you to apply for this internship?   Answer Question

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    Turning Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Barberton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alcoa (Barberton, OH).

    Interview

    Interview and hiring process is completely unrelated to work performed. They run you through a slew of mind-numbing tests so that you are completely disabled to ask relevant questions. Very one sided if you are not expecting this.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you respond in this (completely irrelevant) situation.   Answer Question

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    Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview

    Interview involved a panel of management and workforce. The emphasis was on past experience, job knowledge and personality. Smile and shake hands firmly, high workplace turnover means they will offer you a job!

    Interview Questions

    • Can you recall a time you faced a hardship or hard decision at work?   1 Answer

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