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Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at International Paper (Valliant, OK) in October 2014.
I was contacted by an HR representative and we set up a date/time for an initial phone screening. This section was entirely a behavioral interview with standard questions - detail a personal strength, tell us about a time in which you experienced a setback, etc. The questions were read off a list in a formal manner. In the callback, the initial HR representative and I set up a date for an in-person interview. The company paid for or reimbursed for all travel costs. The on-site interview consisted of a plant tour (roughly 2.5 hours), two back-to-back 3-panel interviews, a social lunch break with the small department, and finally concluded with a 1-on-1 with the senior engineer overseeing the hiring position. The 3-panel interviews were somewhat rushed, as the tour went long, but were on the whole behavioral interviews conducted by two sets of three senior members from the small department. The 1-on-1 was entirely informal, just a hashing out of some details of the position. By this point, it felt like IP had already offered me a position.
- In the middle of the second 3-panel interview, a small conversation with a Chemical Engineer regarding my degree concentration (or lacktherof) spiraled into a technical question in which the terminology he was using (being 30 years my senior) and which I was familiar with (being fresh out of academia) did not match. This led to an unfortunate flub of an answer until I was able to straighten out what sort of answer he was looking for and probably did not look very confident on my part. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at International Paper in October 2014.
The interview was conducted with two IT managers. The best way to summarize the interview that it was questions about yourself, work experience, and education background. They were also more interested in if you do any extracurricular activities and outside projects. After the two IT managers asked their questions, they asked if I had any questions regarding to the company and the intern position.
- No Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at International Paper.
I had a sit down interview that lasted a little over an hour. It was a very relaxed interview with two interviewers who were recent grads. They asked generic interview questions, none of which were very difficult.
- Why do you want to work for International Paper? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at International Paper in September 2014.
Went to an information session and gave them my resume and next day met with them at the career fair and was given an interview. It seems like they took in many interviews and the biggest thing they required was a hard 2.8 GPA. They were all very nice and the group helping people included 2 previous students from the university that were there to help you do your best. The interview was on campus and was with a HR person as well as a seasoned engineer.
- Basic screening questions in on-campus interview Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at International Paper in September 2014.
Met at the career fair on campus, was invited to an interview the next day. Questions weren't too difficult, but they made me feel stupid for things on my resume. Most questions seemed to be accusatory.
- What are 3 things you expect in a workplace? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at International Paper (Atlanta, GA) in September 2014.
Very professional but also very personable and nice people. Interview felt much more like a friendly conversation than most that I have experienced. Mostly situational/behavioral based questions that gave good opportunity to express my knowledge, problem solving skills, and other strengths in the workplace.
- How would you handle a situation in which you had a disagreement with your boss? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN).
The process was very long and thorough. It took over two months and with four interviews ( two phone screens, and two face - to - face interviews on site, including VP. I can appreciate the process but there was no follow up unless it was prompted. The final outcome was disappointing after over two and half months but understandable.
- It was behavioral based so there was nothing difficult. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at International Paper (New York, NY).
An IP recruiter messaged me in LinkedIn to ask if I was interested in the position. I said I was, and we set up a time for a phone interview. It went well, and the regional HR manager contacted me for a plant interview. It was a panel with my boos -to- be, his boss, and the HR manager. They had a template they had to follow, but it felt more like a conversation; a very genuine one.
I was too excited. I didn't negotiate
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN) in August 2014.
1 day interview process after internship with company. selected candidates were invited to Memphis and had to give an overall presentation about their internship experience. Panel interviews and constant meetings afterwards throughout the test day.
- All behavioral 1 Answer
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at International Paper (Lexington, SC).
Applied through employee referral, I was called a week later to take a test, getting the interview was completely based on passing the test. The next day I was interviewed by a panel that asked questions based on safety and prior job experience.
- Name a time you had to ignore a safety rule to get a job done faster. 3 Answers
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