Guardian Industries Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Production Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    First communication was to set up a pre-screening phone interview. Recruiter was polite and explained the position very well. I was asked to give a run-down about my experiences and we went into behavioral response questions. Unfortunately, I have not finished my degree but I have life experience through the military comparable to the position applied for. However, it seemed that experience was dismissed after further discussion as it was not a manufacturing environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you take instructions from others without being upset?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Controls Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Carleton, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Guardian Industries in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was mostly a pleasant process. Gave me a good tour of the plant, explained duties pretty well. Left me with other techs at one point who seemed to question my experience and whether or not I was willing to get dirty since my resume stressed office type work, I guess. Seemed like nice enough bunch though.

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    • Was given a test of PLC ladder logic, this is to be expected and made me realize I needed to bone up on this since it had been a while. Also questioned several times about whether the unusual shift work would be an issue.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    The longest process ever...! I interviewed with at least 8 to 9 individuals. First was a call from the HR recruiter; then a call from the VP of HR; then a group interview; had lunch with the current HR (an Engineer) then fly to Michigan to meet other HR folks; met the In-coming VP of HR; she said we had similar ideas, principals and philosophies in HR. Then...sorry you are not good enough?

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    • Duh! "TELL ME A LITTLE bit ABOUT YOURSELF!" Too many times. No hard questions; just basic behavioral stuff: Situation / Task / Action / Results.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Guardian Industries in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a very happy conversation with one of the employee at Guardian, they are emphasize on the personality and will of learn than the experience. I think it be very fun to work at Guardian.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Junior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Guardian Industries in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was 4 hours interview with 4 different people, HR, future boos and two other technical persons

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was pretty standard, asked about all of my previous job experience and I presented my portfolio   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Corsicana, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corsicana, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Guardian Industries in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with a total of 7 people, each one of the interviews lasted about 20 to 30 minutes. First interview was with the person from HR. He asked the basic HR type questions ( What are you strengths/weakness? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Whats the idea job for you? Tell me about yourself? What are hobbies? etc...). The rest of the interviews were with the technical people. The facility there in Corsicana was a typical manufacturing environment; loud, dirty, and hot. I started to have second thoughts about wanting to work there, but then again this is a very difficult job market. As far as I know the interview went well. I just had one complaint. I was told by the last interviewer that they would be in contact the next week. After two weeks and several emails they sent me an email saying they would not be making me an offer. I guess everybody thought someone else was going to send the email. I thought that showed a lack of class. Overall the experience was positive because I got to go on a trip for two days, and I got a little more interview experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Logistics Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rexdale, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rexdale, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardian Industries in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was called in for an interview for Logistics Manager position. I got the impression from the beginning that the manager that interviewed me was not interested as he kept yawning during the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Since I come from a distribution background, I was asked 'how would I deal with gruff manufacturing people'.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Goole, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goole, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Guardian Industries in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    An interview was arranged for me by a recruitment agency through which I applied. My contact at the agency was very good and positive about my chances of getting this role. Apparently, she had sent several CV's to Guardian over a period of two and a half months and Guardian knocked them all back; I was the only person they chose to interview. That gave me added confidence that there was something about my experience and skills that they were interested in.

    I arrived at Guardian and was escorted to a waiting area by a security guard. A friendly woman greeted me and asked me to fill an application form in and asked me if I wanted a drink; so far so good.

    After about fifteen minutes, my interviewer arrived. From his arrival and initial exchanges he seemed uninterested in the interview and in me. It crossed my mind that this could be a ploy, a kind of "I'm going to raise objections about your suitability for this position and you have to convince me that they are incorrect and hence you will have to convince me that you should have this job" as he seemed to me to be raising unreasonable objections.

    But it became apparent that that wasn't the case. My contact at the agency told me (as per the instruction of the HR Manager at Guardian) that I was being considered not only for the position I applied for (Process Engineer) but also the Process Manager position because of my previous experience. When I raised this with my interviewer, he told me "no, I don't think so; you are not experienced enough for the Process Manager position."

    After the interview I was left wondering why there was such a difference in opinion. There seems as if there could have been some conflict between my interviewer and the HR manager/department, but that is just a theory. It does not excuse the lack of professionalism shown towards me in the interview.

    I gave, in my opinion, a very good interview, despite the lack of interest from my interviewer. I put a good case across as to why Guardian should give the position, but it seemed certain from the very beginning of the interview that the interviewer's mind was made up.

    I left the interview feeling underwhelmed; I'd put in the time and effort to travel to the interview and give a good interview and in return I was shown contempt.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult thing you've ever done in your life?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Guardian Industries in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    phone interview questions: describe a situation you have disagreed your colleagues? what college studies gave you? how do you build the credibility in team?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Guardian Industries in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    1st a phone interview, then 2 different in person interviews. Overheard the HR Manager saying only two applicants that are qualified got through testing and he said the pay will be to low for them. The HR Manager and his boss from the corporate office in Michigan do not know how to interview or what to ask. Also, the plant is going to implement a policy that tests for tobacco use, so be a non-smoker.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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