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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at International Paper in March 2012.
Interview Details – One of the most unique interview processes I have seen. College interview is a panel interview at the college. This interview is the cut off for the second round of interviews. IP invites the second round candidates to a mill site for two days. The process consists of dinners, group and individual interviews and a final tour.
Interview Question – How did you handle a conflict situation in a team setting? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate. Could be done though specially if you have another offer.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at International Paper in July 2012.
Interview Details – through web sites ad employees of international paper. First written exam based on general knowledge, apptitude and concerned engineering questions. After interview by officials experienced in concerned engineering departments.
Interview Question – Why you choose this company Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at International Paper in December 2012.
Interview Details – Overall wonderful experience. Had a campus interview and was invited to a two day event (at their expense) at one of their mills. The event was wonderfully put on. I got to network with recruiters, managers, and even got to meet one of the VPs of the company. Part of the interview process was breaking us up into teams and evaluating how we acted in a team environment, which I thought was a brilliant way to do an interview. There were one on one interviews too, but also opportunities to talk to engineers that weren't involved in the recruiting process so that we could ask questions that wouldn't reflect on us as candidates. Can't say enough good things about the process.
Interview Question – If you were writing a book on organization skills, what would be the chapter titles. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. IP was clearly the best offer I had, so it was an easy decision. They asked us to fill out a form for what locations (mills) would be acceptable to us, and I'd encourage you to not say any location is unacceptable. If you want to have a career at IP, you *will* move around, and being opposed to that is only going to limit your opportunities in the company.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at International Paper in April 2013.
Interview Details – Interviewed during the recession. Multiple interviews were required. Treated very fairly and interviews were relaxed and professional. No trick questions - they just wanted to make sure I was a good fit for the company. Initial interview was acquired with the good word placed by a family friend who had worked their many years.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for the company with your background? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation on the salary. It was during the recession. It was a fair offer and compensation has increased nicely since.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at International Paper in May 2009.
Interview Details – The technical management of the interview process was outstanding utilizing software to schedule times and calls and providing easy status updates throughout the process. Initial interview was with an outsourced recruiter and served to validate resume items and work status. That was followed by another phone interview with the hiring manager and then a four hour session on site with various executive panels. They required writing samples and were very specific in terms of what items they wanted and how formatted.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at International Paper in November 2009.
Interview Details – International Paper was very organized in sending me information to be ready for the interview process. They explained everything very well. Many recruiters were at the interview site for the two days to talk to. I learned a lot about the company and the position, as well as, about the different paper mill locations across the U.S. I had a 2 on 1 interview and then a 1 on 1 interview. I also had team building exercises which were stressful but also exciting. The recruiters were very nice and we got a chance to have dinner with them to network and really pick their brain about working for International Paper. I was just very disappointed that I did not get a job offer. I would have truly enjoyed working there.
Interview Question – Describe to me a situation where you felt motivated to work on a project that you were not asked to do and you went for it. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at International Paper in July 2011.
Interview Details – The interviewers were very professional.
Interview Question – What is double-entry accounting? View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at International Paper in August 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process was very intense first was on campus interviews with two representatives with the company. If you were able to impress the interviewers on campus you would be invited to go 1 of 3 locations close to an IP mills. Here you would go through 3 day cycle of interviews, exercises, and tours.
Interview Question – The most difficult was the group activity, especially when everyone is trying to look like a leader. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at International Paper in June 2013.
Interview Details – Had phone call from Manager over dept. Did Phone interview had good experience. Was asked technical questions regarding Active Directory and Windows server. Did personality interview questions. Then chatted for a minute. Manager seemed to really enjoy working there and made me want to work there. Was called a few days later asked for face to face with team. Sat down at players club parkway with 10-11 guys and everyone was very fun and great. Tough IT questions some of them advanced and some were basic skills and I missed some of them!!! ugg. But overall team was very meshed and seems like somewhere I would love to work and learn from those guys.
Interview Question – Its the simple ones that get you but I don't want to let cat out of bag as others may get asked same questions. Just don't over think your answers. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at International Paper in March 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for the job in August 2012 and got a phone call a couple days later. I tried several times to reach the recruiter and there was no return correspondence. I then recieved another call from the same recruiter 4 months later for the same job. He set up a phone screen for me with a local recruiter which went very well. A couple of weeks later I was scheduled for an onsite interview at the facility in Union Gap, WA. The interview started out just fine then I began to be interrupted by one or both of the interviewers mid sentence while giving answers so they could enjoy inside jokes amongst themselves. This happened throughout the interview. Once it was my turn to ask questions, I only managed to spit out three mundane questions before throwing in the towel in frustration. I received a job offer on the phone a week later but could not get specifics on basic information such as shift, schedule or benefits when I asked. I declined the offer.
Interview Question – How do you build trust in a union environment? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The offer was declined because of the poor listening skills demonstrated by the interviewers during the interview. I was also unable to get a straight answer about what shif or hours I would be asked to work. The HR representative also failed to follow up with pertinent benefits information in a timely manner as was promised. Overall, very bad experience on my part.
Pros: Since leaving the employment of the IP, I keep in touch through the Quarter Century Club, miscellaneous doings provided by the mill, monthly mill update newsletter, and just simply going back to the mill for a visit. I have been treated with… – Full Review
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