Georgia-Pacific Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Oct 8, 2014
Updated Oct 8, 2014
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    MBA Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Post your resume online, then they start hiring for marketing internships in Feb/March. You will be contacted to do phone screenings (2 or 3) and then invited for an in person interview where you will speak to an entire team.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral Interview Questions. In my opinion, it was "If I called your employer, what would HE say was your biggest weakness"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    An on campus interview resulting in a phone screen followed by an onsite interview process with the entire team. A very pleasant interview experience. The team was extremely professional and interview questions were focused on Market Based Management. Questions were very detail oriented from the resume and the team is thorough in their assessment.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about an experience when disagreed with an immediate superior on an issue and how you handled it moving forward?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3. 10 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared for several rounds of interviews with communication lags up to weeks long. If you walk in off the street you'll have a phone screen with HR. If you're applying for a skilled or esoteric role this person likely won't have the context to question you in great detail. They'll be looking for general background information, professional interests, and buzz words the hiring manager told them to look for. If you're being led by a recruiter, they'll handle this round during their screening process.

    Next you may speak with the hiring manager directly for more detailed questions about your background and experience depending on the role. Sometimes a recruiter will come back with more detailed questions on the company's behalf. In any case you'll be invited in the office for your final round of interviews. The length and rigorousness of your in person interviews will depend largely on the position. For the analyst position there was a half day interview comprising of a couple senior managers and a director. Senior manager is 2 levels above analyst, director is 3. Expect this relative distance in roles applied for, so a senior manager interview candidate will likely meet with a VP. HR will tell you who you'll be interviewing with in advance, your interviewers know this, and will likely expect you to look them up - especially for higher level positions.

    They will also expect you to be familiar with MBM and the company's 10 guiding principles. Don't expect to walk into the interview without having done any research unless you want that fact to be painfully obvious to everyone who interviews you. The founder's names are pronounced Koch like Coke in case you've only read it but decide to throw that out in the interview.

    Each interviewer is looking for different traits, characteristics, and/or values. Do your research, be honest, and be your (professional) self because if it's not a culture fit you won't last long or want to. It's just your typical behavior based interview that uses past behavior as an indicator of future performance. Any genuine incorporation of the company's principles or philosophy in your examples will go far.

    After this you can easily wait several weeks before hearing back. During this time the interview team is finding and evaluating other candidates, and comparing their performance to their notes about yours. HR might tell you generally how you were received if you question them - more likely you won't hear anything from the company at all. I've heard stories of as long as 4 weeks between phone screen and interview invitation, and another 4 between interview and offer.

    Remember it's a paper company that is certified in sustainable forestry practices and views trees as a renewable resource. Email signatures or comments at any point in the interview process about "think before you print" and "save trees, etc. etc." will have you rejected on the spot. Seems obvious but you'd be surprised.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time that you disagreed with leadership on something and what did you do about it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    If you're selected HR will express an interest and start negotiations. Everything is negotiable so don't be afraid to get creative. No doesn't necessarily mean no to any/everything - but don't expect them to put any cards on the table if you ask general questions or aren't direct. This will further delay the process since many people need to sign off on your final offer. They'll offer you a combination of what they think you're worth and what they think you'll settle for. Your wiggle room will depend on a lot of factors not least of which being the numbers you casually mentioned in the phone screen and how much the hiring manager wants you. Successful negotiations result in a conditional offer of employment, contingent upon a mouth swab drug test and background check. After this they'll want you to start as close to immediately as possible, as if they didn't take 3-4 months to make the offer. Welcome to the company and good luck!
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went through a recruiter. Had initial interview with the HR manager. Received an invitation to the plant within a week with everything paid for. I spent 5 hours interviewing with all levels of management along with a tour of the plant. Everyone at the plant was very friendly. I think that GP would be an awesome place to work.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Lots of behavioral type of questions dealing with MBM and GP values.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. Received offer and accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Panel type interview and then one on one. Full day of interviewing. Phone interview will be disjointed, several folks on the line and they talk over each other, disorganized. If you can get past that, the inperson interview is quite similar.
    Be VERY prepared on what MBM is and how you plan on implementing it in your workday should you be hired. They talk about MBM all the time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Too quick, they try to rush you through and try to hurry you into accepting it. Better get the money upfront, as raises are very rare.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Helper/Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bay Springs, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bay Springs, MS
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview took approximately 15 minutes one on one. The interview is very simple.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Full time eployee with pay rate of $11.39 as General Helper.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Procurement Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruited from a university career fair, interviewed later that day, got a call of a job offer a few hours later. Questions are behavioral based

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a diverse set of people   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They give you a location, but the location is extremely negotiable as they want to retain your talent. I don't think the salary for the program is negotiable though, but I did not ask because it is already pretty high
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    30 Minute Behavioral Interview. Interviewed by two people in office. Everyone was very pleasant and real. They asked basic behavioral interview questions based on their 10 guiding principles. Having situations prepared before hand is very helpful. They gave a change for the interviewee to ask questions. I would take them up on that. The MBM culture is more important to them than supply chain skills.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Procurement Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview, very laid back. Straight forward questions

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time a boss called you out for a mistake and how you handled it   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Internal Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went through an agency, received a telephone interview with HR that lasted about twenty minutes. The first question was why you want to work for the company and the others were basically about how you would proceed in certain challenging situations.

    Interview Questions
    • Creative way of solving a business problem?
      Describe a time when you were not recognized for an accomplishment?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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