Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Georgia-Pacific Corporation
- Entry Level Engineer (10)
- Sales (7)
- IT Co-Op (6)
- Project Engineer (5)
- Business Analyst (5)
- Procurement Specialist (4)
- Customer Service Representative (4)
- Process Engineer (3)
- Financial Analyst (3)
- Intern (3)
- Associate Brand Manager (2)
- Marketing (2)
- General Laborer (2)
- Systems Analyst (2)
- Accounting Intern (2)
- Reliability Engineer (2)
- Transportation Planner (2)
- Senior Buyer (2)
- Packaging Engineer (2)
- Engineering (2)
- Entry Level Engineering Program (2)
- Fraud Analytics (1)
- Technical Analyst/Senior Technical Analyst (1)
- Reliability Leader (1)
- Shift Electrician (1)
- Operations Research Lead (1)
- Export Documentation Associate/GP Harmon Recycling (1)
- Feeder/Packer (1)
- ELE Chemical (1)
- General Helper/Operator (1)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in October 2014.
I applied to a position online and was contacted by the HR manager for related positions since the one I applied to was filled. Since I am out of state, the HR manager then set up an initial phone screening with the hiring manager for this position for a discussion regarding my interest and experience as well as more details about the role. Following that call, I flew down to Atlanta about a week later and had three final interviews back to back. Following the interviews, I received an offer two days later. The total process took about two and a half weeks once the HR manager contacted me. From my initial online application, the total process took a couple of months.
- Nothing too difficult or unexpected. I just recommend preparing great scenarios that go with each of their guiding principles to help you prepare to showcase your character, skills, and experience. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Atlanta, GA) in October 2014.
1. take business lunch with the interviewer; 2. one week later, got invited to the GP tower for an onsite back to back interview - talking with 4 people, 3.5hrs about behavior questions
- all behavior questions Answer Question
- Declined Offer
Interview began with the employers introducing themselves which led into a conversational interview. They did ask some questions, but not hard ones and not many. The entire interview consisted of 3 questions but all very relaxed. Employers would ask more questions regarding the situation and answer that I had given.
- Tell me a time you worked for a team and a conflict arose, how did you resolve it? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
My skills and talents are better suited in a different position.
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
This interview was for the accounting, internal audit, tax, and treasury internship at Georgia Pacific.
I interviewed at my university. The interviewing process took 60 minutes. I had to go to 3 different rooms (each had 2 interviewers) for 20 minutes each. Every room kept asking my geographical preferences when it came to working. If you're open to moving to a different state, you are more likely to get the job.
Individually the questions were not too hard, but I was asked about 10 questions total which got kind of repetitive.
When did you think outside the box and use an unconventional approach to solve a problem?
What one accomplishment are you most proud of?
When is a time you had to rely on someone else's knowledge to get though a task?
Name a time when one of your work colleagues didn't pull their own weight and what did you do?
What area in your life could you improve on the most?
When did you have to critique someones work and how did you do it?
Name something specific from your previous internship that had a direct correlation with your coursework.
(They drilled me on my job duties for this previous internship)
When did you step up and become a leader / take on responsibility when you weren't asked?
Name a time when you didn't receive enough credit for your work and how did you handle it?
-----I don't remember the last question exactly but it was something like this:
When did you provide a new solution to an old problem OR When did you come up with a system that changed how things were done in the past?
(Did the interview yesterday, so ignore whether or not I got an offer)
- Most difficult was room 2. Wanted to know every detail of my prior internship, and how it would prepare me for GP. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Atlanta, GA) in September 2014.
Very simple process. A phone call from recruiter, a couple onsite interviews and a decision. The company is great moving through the interview process in a reasonable timeframe.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation in September 2014.
Met them at the career fair. Great and nice people. Lucky to score an interview with them. The first interview for a college recruitment is on campus and it is a behavioral interview. They will ask you to tell about your past and in what situation you have demonstrate initiative, leadership and such. Not a hard interview they just wanted to get to know you and see if you could fit in their culture.
- They asked a lot of HR questions based not engineering...so be on your toes and ready to answer them. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
Very Casual Interview process conducted by two separate interview teams. One team of interviewers from the level you are applying for and one from the higher management level.
- Asked about things on last evaluation report that you wanted to improve on. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Atlanta, GA) in June 2014.
I was initially contacted by an HR person for a quick 15 minutes phone interview. 1 week after the phone interview I was called for an on-site interview. During the on-site interview, I first had meetings with 4 directors/VPs, and had lunch with two other employees in the end.
The on-site interview process was mostly behavioral interview rather than technical. The only technical question was a modeling of an Inventory problem. All questions are generally like:
- What did you do in your last work, and what is the outcome in the end?
- Was there any moments that you disagree with your boss? How did you resolve it?
- How would you express your ideas to non-technical audience?
- What do you do to keep up with new technology?
- Was there any moments that you disagree with your boss? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Crossett, AR) in May 2014.
Initial Phone Screening a few weeks after applying online. Very friendly and relax tone...standard behavioral questions. It took several weeks to hear back about my second interview with the hiring manager. I had pretty much written off the position and then out of the blue I received a call.
- Tell me about a time when you failed.... Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation (Atlanta, GA) in May 2014.
The overall experience was bad. I had to send multiple emails and calls after which the HR got back to me for every round.
This was through a referral. The position was based in the Atlanta office. After I was referred, the HR emailed me that she wanted to interview me. I emailed her back with suitable times for a phone call. One week went by no reply. Two weeks. I followed up. Another week went by. I called the office landline, dialed by employee name, and she picked up the call. She said she was sorry and she had forgotten (how lame I thought, but I decided to forget that). An interview was set up for the next day. The interview went well. She asked a fair amount of questions which I answered quite well. She said she'll get back.
After waiting for three weeks after this - I followed up through email and there was no reply. When I called a week later, she said the position had been filled and she about to tell me.
She could have atleast been a little courteous and told me herself that the position had been filled. But that wasn't the case.
I think there's something called as recruitment ethics, and it was lacking in this Georgia-Pacific recruiter.
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