Alcoa Reviews

204 Reviews
204 Reviews
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Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld
Klaus Kleinfeld
108 Ratings
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    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Alcoa full-time (more than 3 years)


    Very competitive compensation package at above market rates (resources industry), all the more so because commutable from Perth. Western Australian refineries are a great learning experience for younger engineers. Great lifestyle - one of the few corporates that truly value work-life balance.


    Alcoa's pros are also it's biggest con - with such an attractive combination of compensation and lifestyle, no-one leaves. This in turn means a lack of promotion opportunities for younger staff and a very slow promotion rate. Holistically, the aluminium market is going through some tough times and represent a challenging environment to the company globally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many of your bright talent coming through the graduate ranks are leaving - more needs to be done in terms of talent management and retention.

    Neutral Outlook
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Alcoa Interviews

Updated 20 Nov 2014
Updated 20 Nov 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Building Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pinjarra
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pinjarra
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Alcoa.

    Interview Details

    It was a long time ago and very casual, just me and the soon-to-be foreman and the suoervisor plus someone from Personnel Dept as it was then known. Wanted to know what I had done and could I do the job, fairly sinple really

    Interview Questions
    • They asked if I wanted to be the manager of the place at some point in the future which seemed a strange question to someone applying for a 'shop-floor' position.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Alcoa Awards and Accolades

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

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1888
Type Company - Public (AA)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year

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 consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging... 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... More

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