International Paper Interview Questions in Memphis, TN

Updated Aug 5, 2015
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    Initial phone interviews with HR and Hiring Manager. Follow up with 4 rounds of interviews on sight. There was just opening and the interview questions were mostly behavioral while the rest were discussion oriented. Overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the role you are being interviewed for?   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (2)  

    Director Level Positoon Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    Had two sets of interviews over three days. First was at a conference, where there were discussions with HR directors and a VP. Then a month later met with the CEO, 2 SVPs, 6 VPs, 4 Directors, 1Manager, sequentially. Pleasant experience

    Interview Questions

    • Some were behavior based, and others concentrated on fit and culture   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Good company, but the offer was conditional. Position required me to move my family within 40 days to coincide with . Although mechanically doable in the short term, not the best longer term decision for my HS kid and my spouse's career.

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    Corporate Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • It was behavioral based so there was nothing difficult.   Answer Question
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    Supply Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN) in November 2013.

    Interview

    They will give you a first round interview in your school and if you are good enough they will invite you to on-site interview. It will be about 4 rounds and they take a whole day long. After a week of your interview they will inform you either by phone or email if you get it.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about one situation and you know you can't solve the problem and what did you do/   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't really negotiate.

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    Transportation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN) in October 2013.

    Interview

    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
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    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN) in October 2013.

    Interview

    On Campus Interview

    Interview Questions

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    Network Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    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.

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    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
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • What problems have I faced at my current job that I could not fix.   1 Answer
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    Supply Chain Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at International Paper (Memphis, TN) in November 2012.

    Interview

    I went to a career fair where International Paper was present. I did an interview on campus which was very fast paced. I then was asked to fly to Memphis for a more in depth interview. They call this the blitz, they do it every year. They fly so many students down and have a social meeting, interviews (most likely 6), and then a night out in Memphis with current employees. The interviews were pretty easy, normal questions about tell me a time when, but mostly just them getting to know you. This was by far my favorite of about 100 interviews I did. Very relaxed environment for such a large company. I participated in the blitz this year as a current employee and really enjoyed it.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was really difficult, they do not try to stump you in the interview process from my experience.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They have a position level system, based on what number you are there is only a range you can make. Everything is pretty standard and there is not a lot of room for negotiation.

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