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Alcoa Overview

Pittsburgh, PA
10000+ employees
1888
Company - Public (AA)
Metal & Mineral Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Norsk Hydro, RUSAL
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 ... Read 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 lightweighting in automotive, commercial transportation and aerospace and for energy-efficient buildings.

Alcoa Reviews

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    I have been working at Alcoa full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
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    Opportunities to transition into new roles

    Cons

    Open Office Environment
    Mature Industry
    Average compensation

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Alcoa Photos

Alcoa photo of: TOP Work Places 2017!
Alcoa photo of: Once again, Alcoa named one of Canada's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine!
Alcoa photo of: At Warrick Operations (U.S.A), forty students took part in Alcoa's 9th annual Minority Youth Day!
Alcoa photo of: Alcoa President, Harvey said: "We've been smelting aluminum in the U.S. and around the globe for 130 years. We appreciate the support of the administration to try and make a level playing field."
Alcoa photo of: Alcoa restarted its Warrick, IN aluminum smelter, an action that will further improve the competitiveness of its on-site rolling mill.
Alcoa photo of: Headquarters - Pittsburgh, PA
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Alcoa Interviews

Experience

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65%
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Process took two weeks. Started with 30 minute phone interview followed by a 5 hour interview process two weeks later. 5 hour interview included multiple different people and a group activity.

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Alcoa Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies: Metals(#1), Fortune, 2014
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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