ALCOA hiring process

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Since: Mar 11

Saranac Lake, NY

#1 Mar 24, 2011
Is it a joke or what?
imcurious

Ithaca, NY

#2 Mar 24, 2011
Why do you say that?

Since: Mar 11

Saranac Lake, NY

#3 Mar 24, 2011
because i am so qualified for this job its not even funny. i've passed the test but still have not got an interview, nor a rejection letter. but word through out the plant is that at least 3 people that dont even live around here got the job. and from some of the other names i've heard that got the job can't even tie there boots or hold my jock strap. but they are very good at toking it up
tammy

Ithaca, NY

#4 Mar 24, 2011
concerned tax payer 1 wrote:
because i am so qualified for this job its not even funny. i've passed the test but still have not got an interview, nor a rejection letter. but word through out the plant is that at least 3 people that dont even live around here got the job. and from some of the other names i've heard that got the job can't even tie there boots or hold my jock strap. but they are very good at toking it up
I have applied a few times too no letter either passed tests and I hear the same things then they get fired within the month it is who you know or blow I guess lol

Since: Dec 09

Syracuse, NY

#5 Mar 24, 2011
You need good letters of reference to get closer to the top of application process. A letter from your priest, political leaders at local, state or national levels will help greatly. You can send a letter to your senators or legislative branch and ask them for a letter of recommendation. You can also ask your Mayor or Supervisor to write a letter of reference in your behalf. The aluminum plants used to be a "family" business up here but not so much anymore. Politics and Unions play a part in who works there much like any large industry in today's world.
wow

Saranac Lake, NY

#6 Mar 24, 2011
How do you know that you passed the test if you did't get interviewed.I got interviewed and did the walk through and drug test.Just waiting for the call.It's been 3 weeks now.

Since: Mar 11

Saranac Lake, NY

#7 Mar 24, 2011
i called the DOL and asked them if i passed the test. they said yes i did very well and alcoa has all my paper work. but i was one of the last groups to take the test and they already started interviewing and drug testing and walk through before everyone took the test. thats a joke in itself.

Since: Mar 11

Saranac Lake, NY

#8 Mar 24, 2011
good luck WOW cause they just hired 28 and they start this coming monday!
wow

Syracuse, NY

#9 Mar 24, 2011
oops I spoke to soon. There will be 29 that start this coming Monday. I just got the call. Thanks dude for throwing it out to the universe!
wow

Saranac Lake, NY

#10 Mar 24, 2011
They haven,t hired nobody yet...cmon man...Tax Payer your info is wrong....good luck to ya.But check out the post office in massena i got a thing in the mail that they were hiring for some kind of position that seemed good.
imcurious

Ithaca, NY

#11 Mar 24, 2011
I heard it was a 4 tier process and that they have been sending out rejection letters so if you haven't heard anything that was a good thing.

Since: Apr 10

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#12 Mar 24, 2011
if ur a prep u go to the front of the line and get hired.
Hunter

Ithaca, NY

#13 Mar 24, 2011
Private company. They can hire whoever they want,top or bottom of the list. I agree. Good references make all the difference here. I good reputation around town helps. Anyone in charge of hiring always asks the secretarys what they think first. Hope you haven't pissed anyone off there! lol. Good luck, but it's not just your skill level. It's also about if you play well with others!
DGMC315

United States

#14 Mar 24, 2011
Well from what I've been told by at least one person who works there, there has been a few delays, namely that the hiring process is going slowly, and there was an issue with the line they are starting up that these new people will be on that had to be repaired before anyone actually started work.

As for the process, like its been said, 4 tiers and at any point, you can be rejected.

Tier 1 - Application Package
Tier 2 - Written Exams
Tier 3 - Interview
Tier 4 - Physical

The walk through is done before the physical, because they want to make sure you want to work in that type of environment, and that some people actually do say "screw it" after seeing the bowels of hell. After that, they give you a physical, if you pass that, you're in.

If you proceed in the process, you get a phone call from human resources. If they deny you, you get a letter in the mail. I know one person who applied and was denied before the written exam.

I also know that at least 7 people have done the walk through, but anymore was delayed due to the problem with the line. They want people in there by the first week of April.

If you made it to the interview and pass that, you are put on their call list for future positions. According to human resources, there are the obvious 30 positions at the East plant, and apparently sometime in the summer they are planning on hiring 40 more for the West plant.

There's a slim chance even after the 30 are hired that a position might open up. My father who worked at the East plant for 38 years (retired when it idled) said many times there was one or two people who would make it all the way in, work a day, and quit because they can't handle the environment.

So basically, watch your phone and mail box, and good luck.
job

United States

#15 Mar 30, 2011
havn't heard anything yet
canada

Ithaca, NY

#16 Jun 28, 2011
How did pill head alex markell get hired? Did she blow someone to get the job?
joe

Syracuse, NY

#17 Jun 29, 2011
It's not what you know it's who you blow
sceneit

Lake Placid, NY

#18 Jun 30, 2011
if they had to pay an electric bill they would be closed by now!
ALOCA employee

New Kensington, PA

#19 Jul 1, 2011
sceneit wrote:
if they had to pay an electric bill they would be closed by now!
What's your point d-bag
rozShoem

Yorkshire, NY

#20 Jul 2, 2011
Droopy Draws wrote:
You need good letters of reference to get closer to the top of application process. A letter from your priest, political leaders at local, state or national levels will help greatly. You can send a letter to your senators or legislative branch and ask them for a letter of recommendation. You can also ask your Mayor or Supervisor to write a letter of reference in your behalf. The aluminum plants used to be a "family" business up here but not so much anymore. Politics and Unions play a part in who works there much like any large industry in today's world.
I don't know about this employer, but some companies hire only those who have relatives who currently or previously were employed by them and identified by them as being good workers. Also, part of the problem in obtaining a job today is that there are too many people out of work and too few positions available.

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