Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Georgia-Pacific Corporation
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
Standard interview process. Very typical. Situation based questioning based on your prior experience. You will rotate between interviews and they will ask the same questions multiple times from multiple interviews with slight variations.
- How well do you work with teams? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Atlanta, GA).
I applied online and about 1 month later received an email for a phone interview. The interview lasted about 30 minutes and I was told I would find out within 2 weeks if I would be moving onto the next stage. 5-6 weeks later I received an email, stating the position had been closed and would no longer be filled.
- Tell me about a time when you made a fast decision? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
Situational Based Behavior Outcome. Interviewed with several employees. I think it was six or eight people. It was two at a time. The interview last for several hours. Asked questions about situations and what behavior did you displayed and what was the outcome. Your answers will give indications about your behavior and do you meet with their guiding principles.
- Question about a conflict or disagreement at work. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Tallahassee, FL) in September 2015.
All day interview (7am to 3pm) with multiple people in multiple departments. All questions were behavioral based; i.e. they are focused on how you handled certain situations or reacted & corrected mistakes, etc. The interview included breakfast & lunch.
- Describe a time you received negative criticism and how did you react. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Tallahassee, FL) in September 2015.
Georgia Pacific is trying to move away from the 2-step interview process and toward making decisions based on the on-campus interview. I scheduled my interview at engineering career fair and received an offer later that day. The process usually takes no longer than 2 weeks. Interview was 1-on-1 and consisted of 5 behavioral questions.
- Name a situation in which you felt that you weren't given enough credit. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Auburn, AL) in September 2015.
Applied online, then interviewed on campus. The online application was kind of annoying, because the auto fill of my resume into their system did not work at all. The interview was great, the interviewers gave incredibly positive feedback and were active listeners.
Reasons for Declining
Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Perry, FL).
I was referred to GP by an employee. There was a quick phone screen interview and then we scheduled a plant trip. I was flown down to Florida, to the Foley plant. I started out with a tour of the plant. Then there were 4 1-hour long focused interviews (technical skill, leadership, entrepreneurship, initiative); there was also a 30 minute interview with the plant manager. The mood and dress was fairly casual (jeans and a nice shirt was what everyone wore) but the people were pretty driven. They really wanted to make sure that I understood the responsibilities of the position and that I was ready to work in a small town plant. They are really excited if you already know the MBM principles and use any of their key words. The people were wonderful and the job itself was very exciting; I had to decline for other personal reasons.
- Tell me of a time when you were asked to make an ethical compromise. What did you do? (leadership) Tell me of a time when your schedule was interrupted and you had to prioritize your time. (entrepreneurship) tell me about your past projects; what were you responsible for improving/creating? (technical skill) Tell me of a time when you did something without being asked. (initiative) Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Great offer and benefits package. I only declined because of family obligations that kept me form Florida. It is a great place to begin your career and if you shine GP will help to promote you.
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Atlanta, GA) in July 2015.
First had a phone interview where mostly behavioral questions were asked; lasted about 30 minutes. Was contacted to interview on-site in Atlanta. Flight, hotel, transportation, and food were all covered by the company. Had four, one hour long, one-on-one interviews on-site. One interviewer tended to focus on questions about my resume and elaborated on things I've done. The rest of the interviewers (and GP in general) focused on behavioral-based questions, so make sure to have experiences and stories you can pull from. But I would also strongly recommend, if they don't specifically ask (about half of my interviewers didn't), to make sure you find a way to incorporate into the interview(s) where you want to go, what you want to do, and why you want and are a good fit for the position, since you'll mostly be asked and will be talking about things from your past.
- Describe a peer/coworker who didn't pull their own weight When you had to persuade someone A stressful situation you faced and how you dealt with it When you set a goal When you failed When you made a split-second decision When you showed leadership An instance where you offered a creative solution/made the existing methods better When you went above and beyond When you saw something unethical Your weakness When someone took credit for your work Describe a success Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in July 2015.
The process was extremely long. I applied and the following day I received an HR email asking me to take a test online about 15min (easy). I passed the test and got a call from HR which was a simple phone interview (easy). She said to take ANOTHER online test but this one would be 1hr long! (normal). After passing the exam they asked that I come in for an in person interview (easy). The hiring manager straight up told me I was over qualified for the position and recommend a high level job. He told me to call back, which I did, but no response. Just a horrible, long, dumb process.
- What type of wire do you use on a three phase motor? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Eugene, OR).
It was called a behavioral interview, and i was put in a conference room with two people asking the questions. I went through that then some 1:1 meetings and then tour of plant.
- Did you ever experience someone taking credit for your work? and give an example of how you handled this. Did you ever confront this person about it? Answer Question
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