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Montreal, QC (Canada)
10000+ employees
1902
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
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 ... Read more

Rio Tinto Alcan Reviews

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Rio Tinto Alcan CEO Alfredo Barrios
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    I have been working at Rio Tinto Alcan full-time

    Pros

    Had good benefits with company, we were unfortunately part of a spinoff and did not last with them

    Cons

    Focused on specific core products and a business unit could find itself at risk

    Advice to Management

    None other than always treat people right

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Rio Tinto Alcan Interviews

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    Continuous Improvement Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Robards, KY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Rio Tinto Alcan (Robards, KY) in February 2012.

    Interview

    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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    Reasons 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.

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