Alcoa Reviews

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182 Reviews
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Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld
Klaus Kleinfeld
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    Good Company but very slow & losing opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alcoa


    Professional, Recruits competent people, Provides Exposure to high technology, Excellent operational management , Industry Leader, Talks about work life balance


    Very poor in commercial talent pool, Working with 50's mindset, slow to react to changes, bosses believe in cornering credit actually due to team members, extreme poor in recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement 360 degree feedback,
    Make your HR much more effective (heavily lacking especially in developing economies)
    Performance Culture
    Focus on Cost & Deliverables

    Approves of CEO

Alcoa Interviews

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Alcoa in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed at a career fair and the recruiters were very approachable. Within minutes I was set up for an interview. The interview was short and it was less of a structured interview and more of just a conversation of what my goals were and why I was interested in the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 ₹500+ billion (INR) 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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