Guardian Industries Interview Questions

Updated Jan 9, 2015
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    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview

    There were 3 interviews total. An initial phone interview, then a panel interview with technical folks, then a more general, business question/culture type interview with upper level managers. The people were very nice and were just trying to get a feel for your personality and if you would fit in with the culture here.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest weaknesses, or name a time when you had to overcome something challenging.   Answer Question
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    Packer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Guardian Industries (Carleton, MI) in June 2014.

    Interview

    The overall process took about two months, but I was kept in the loop during the whole process. The first interview consisted of my knowledge of the company, and then a small tour of one of the lines. After that came basic interview questions, strengths, weaknesses, if I was willing to work long hours. The first interview lasted roughly 45 minutes from start to finish.

    I got the second call from Guardian about 2 weeks after my first interview, this one consisted of a one on one interview with a member of HR. I was asked more specific questions, such as how I'd handle specific situations related to saftey, and harassment. At the end I was given a writen, and verbal offer for the position, pending a drug test and background check.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations for laborer positions

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    Regional InGlass Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Guardian Industries in April 2013.

    Interview

    Headhunter contacted me and walked me through the entire interview process, training me on how to respond to each question that would be asked. Pretty easy breezy. I had a phone interview, then a series of one-on-one interviews

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They only budged on my relocation package - The usual is $3000-$5000

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Guardian Industries (Carleton, MI) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Hiring process was smooth. All technical people accept one took the individual interviews.
    I was contacted by an outside recruiter who explained the hiring process in detail.
    Guardian always make sure the candidate can perform without minimum or no training, can work long hours with pressure.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain how do you fit for the position?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Reasonable and quick.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Guardian Industries in October 2013.

    Interview

    Straightforward process, just wanted to understand my background. I enjoyed speaking with two of the interviewers but had another who was abrasive. Hearing the experiences of the team is always positive, and better understanding their thoughts on company culture.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview

    It was really simple, they asked me about the simple control system questions. Face to face was mostly salary negotiation. Had a lunch with future colleagues, they were very nice and welcoming. They asked me about my experience on control system design, about they understood my depth about control system they kinda stop talking about technical questions. ;-P

    Interview Questions

    • The negotiation was difficult, manager straight offered me an exact number and said he wont be able to offer any more. As I badly needed a job then so I had to accept that.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They are a HUGE company they got tons of money, but doesnt want to pay much. Bonus is simply a joke. So negotiate as much as possible from the beginning coz you can forget about the raise for atleast next 3 to 4 years.

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Guardian Industries (Detroit, MI) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Two interviews typical. First time expect to meet 5-7 people for one on one interviews from future peers, senior people and HR. Basic questions for cultural fit and technical skills. Second interview several weeks later expect to make a presentation to a group of people. Panel interview with 4- 6 people and interview with hiring manager

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle conflict resolution with a peer and develop a good working relationship when things have gone bad? How do you correct the situation? And, do you have to become friends again to work well together   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very little negotiation. Take it or leave it.

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    Production Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview

    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
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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ligonier, IN
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Guardian Industries (Ligonier, IN).

    Interview

    Long and somewhat unorganized. I interviewed with three managers on site and most of the questions were tied to lean manufacturing. The plant manager was the first on-site interview and I actually enjoyed talking with him. He took me for a short tour and covered some of their organizational goals. After my interview with the PM I interview with two other managers, one was quality and the other I am not sure. They were both very vague and I lost interest during this time.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult, but very vague questions. I would have expected more relevant questions pertaining to my skills and qualifications. Over the past three years I have received at least thirty calls, from different recruiters, about this same position. It appears Guardian is seeking a particular leadership trait that is difficult to find or the turn-over rate is astronomical. Thats just my opinion.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I received an offer for another interview. I didn't feel I would be a good fit for their culture and declined any additional interviews.

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    Cost Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corsicana, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Guardian Industries (Corsicana, TX) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview then they bring you in for a face to face interview with all the senior level employees. I was there for about 8 hours with a lunch provided by the company interviewing with different people and touring the plant. Every interviewer didn't have many questions they were more interested in what questions I had.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult part of the interview was trying to find different questions to ask each of the interviewers during the long interviews that centered on the questions I had for the interviewer.   Answer Question

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