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International Paper Interview Questions

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014
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    Transportation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at International Paper in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through career services. Had an on-campus interview with a senior manager. I was then invited to the 2-day blitz event. The first day included: an introduction of senior managers, an IP-campus tour, and hotel mixer. "You could tell at the mixer by the managers approaching you where you would end up if picked!" The second day was a mix of two interviews (panel-style) and a 'survival activity' with a group of other students. In the activity, they just wanted to see how you work in a group. The day concluded with a talk from the HR manager. He informed us that we would hear something either way in two-week.

    That was true for some. However, I was contacted an entire month later by email with a denial. You would think that after waiting a month they would at least call seeing that many of those that interviewed with you were offered jobs. Meaning, I was one of a very small few that wasn't offered. I'm ok with that though. Not bitter....but I walked around nearly two days with a misspelled name tag. A call would have been nice!

    Interview Questions
    • This was an entry level position but they asked a lot of questions about:
      Technical skills, SAP, Route Cause...and etc.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Network Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at International Paper.

    Interview Details

    Good overall process, but with long gaps without effective communication. Straight forward process with phone screen, hiring manager interview, peer interview, and panel interview.

    Offer delivered via. Fedex. The offer package has benefit information, but not the cost of the benefits. You will need to determine the cost of the benefit with HR.

    Interview Questions
    • No real tough ones, but some of the "tell me about a time" questions that are standard HR questions that can be tough if you aren't prepared.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was competitive with other F500 positions, but the cost of benefits was higher at IP. The 401k match, while good, was less than other companies with pension replacement programs.

    IP didn't seem to have room to negotiate salary, at least with professional positions they seem to come out at the top of their range if you have a master's degree. They were willing to negotiate on vacation weeks and signing bonus.

    Declined Offer
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    Materials Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at International Paper.

    Interview Details

    Very Easy, interviewed with the department manager. The process can take a while from interview to offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was given an offer and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at International Paper.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me and conducted a 30 minute phone interview. In person was a panel interview with 4 interviewers. Covered 25-30 behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult part of the interview process was when 1 of the 4 interviewers, the hiring manager, fell asleep during the interview. Seriously. That's the level of respect and professionalism I was shown by IP. Look elsewhere.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Control Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at International Paper.

    Interview Details

    Used networking to get noticed inside the company. Received a phone call from the supervisor of the department. Was mailed an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Take it
    Accepted Offer
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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Supply Chain Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    on-campus interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eighty Four, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eighty Four, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at International Paper in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially started with a phone interview asking for my preferences and also some basic questions about my background.

    The on-site interview was a group interview with 3 managers and 1 HR. They mainly focused on how I can related my past experiences to their requirements. Knowledge about the position duties is essential. One should be able to stress on the aspects that are related to this positon and would match with IP's policies.

    Interview Questions
    • "Do you mind getting your hands dirty?" Was a tricky one.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Business Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at International Paper.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral questions and tell me about yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • How to deal with change management or process management   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
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    Production Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at International Paper.

    Interview Details

    drug test, prior work history check up

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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