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About 1 month, it was 1 phone interview followed by two on site interviews

Answered - Technical support (Former Employee) - CN

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Three weeks

Answered - Project Controller, Program Accounting Manager (Former Employee) - Saudi Arabia

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1 month and some change.

Answered - Auxiliary Equipment Operator (Former Employee) - Rockdale, TX

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It took me three months: CV screening, phone call screening, three interviews with final forth interview with Alcoa Russia President.

Answered - Business/ Commercial Analyst/ Controller (Former Employee) - Moscow, Russia

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Lengthy hiring process that involves a hiring pool

Answered - Crane Operator (Former Employee) - Newburgh, IN

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Take test
drug screen
background check
offer letter
90 day probation

Answered - Assistant Operator (Former Employee) - Lake Charles, LA

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Took me 2 months.


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Roughly 3 months for me:

I applied for an entry level production position in April 2016. I received a call from HR in June to do testing. The very next day after the test I was informed that I passed it, so they scheduled me for an interview and tour of the plant which took place that same week. The following week they reached out to me to offer me the position.

Right now it's the beginning of July and I've completed my 1st physical. I got a call yesterday that I passed it so I will go for my 2nd physical next week. They told me that they will schedule me for a doctor's appointment as well.

I'm projected to start orientation either in the middle of July (hopefully), or the beginning of August.


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