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.
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at International Paper.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter and I had a phone interview with International Paper, within five days I was asked to come in for a face to face interview. I was interviewed by the manager and the team members who I would work with if I received the job.
Interview Question – What problems have I faced at my current job that I could not fix. View Answer
I applied through college or university and interviewed at International Paper.
Interview Details – My college put on an interview day, and International Paper was one of the companies I signed up to speak with. The interview was with two people for 30 minutes at a table surrounded by tables with other companies giving interviews. The interviewers were friendly and warm, but they read straight from a list of questions the whole time and never really deviated from it. Mostly they asked behavioral questions.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you experienced disappointment at school or work. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at International Paper in November 2012.
Interview Details – 3 interviews all panel
Interview Question – none preety easy going Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there wasn't one
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at International Paper in August 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview through internal headhunter then talk with hiring manager then. Possible meet with hiring group
Interview Question – Can't think of one right now Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at International Paper in February 2012.
Interview Details –
Their interview process was fantastic. They flew a group of college grads out to do what they refer to as an interview blitz. The night before the blitz, we had a dinner event with many of the interviewers. It really cut the stress level for all the applicants.
The next day consisted of over 5 interviews crammed into the same day. It was taxing but rewarding. Everyone was considerate, relaxed, and easy going.
Interview Question – What was one instance that you failed? 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 June 2011.
Interview Details – First you are screened on campus. Then when you are selected for second round interviews you have to interview with 5 different people as well as have mixers and lunch w/ someone from the company. The interviews are all situation based ie tell me about a time when you faced a challenge and how did you work through it, etc.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you were dealing with someone who was being challenging. How did you obtain the results/objectives you were looking for? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I would not advise negotiating. If you have a masters degree you maybe offered the max salary for an new hire so there is no room for negotiation. There maybe small room for negotiating if you have a B.S., but I wouldn't push it too much. Proably only have a max of $5K range to increase it to.
The process took a day - interviewed at International Paper in March 2010.
Interview Details – Mostly behavior questions centering around previous experience/education
Interview Question – Do you have any leadership experiences Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at International Paper in February 2010.
Interview Details – The interview happen at the University I attend. The interviewer ask different questions in regard to my academic work, the jobs that I had or currently have, and different work scenarios. Some the questions she ask was, how do I handle a work dispute and what ideas can I bring to the company. I answer all the questions to the best of my ability but didn't get the job.
Interview Question – What new ideas I can bring to the company? Answer Question
Pros: “Pay and benefits are great and the management team is very accessible. My hours are very good and allow me to have a great family life outside of work.” – Full Review
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