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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

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    I worked at Rio Tinto Alcan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked with very professional and motivated employees who always tried to do what was right for the company and the customer as well.

    Cons

    As a woman, opportunities for advancement were very limited unless you had a technical or engineering degree. Women were almost never considered for outside sales jobs in our department even though the inside sales jobs were 100% filled by women.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to develop the talent that you have instead of always looking for outside talent to fill open positions.

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Rio Tinto Alcan Interviews

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    Continuous Improvement Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Robards, KY
    Declined Offer
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    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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