International Paper REACH Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 22, 2015
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REACH Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at International Paper.

Interview

3 day recruiting event..1 group activity, 2 panel interviews, a mill visit, job fair with different mills. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with company managers and recruits. lots of opportunity to get know more about different mills and their production.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me a time when you had to make a quick decision. What was the outcome?   Answer Question

Negotiation

No negotiation...take it or leave it.

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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    On-campus interview after career fair and 3-day onsite recruiting event. The onsite event included several interviews, a team activity, speed networking, networking dinners and lunches, and a mill tour.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell about a time when you made the wrong decision at work or in a project.   Answer Question
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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at International Paper.

    Interview

    Applied through university career fair. Interview was a typical personality based interview. Interviewers were nice but also seemed to be observing everything you say to find a flaw. I probably wasn't as experience in the field the were looking for as other candidates which is why I believe to have not received a second round invitation because the interview was pretty straightforward.

    Interview Questions

    • No technical question just typical stuff like here's a situation in the workplace how would you react.   Answer Question
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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Augusta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at International Paper (Augusta, GA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Found IP online, applied and got a call back. I knew someone who recently got hired. I figured I would check to see if IP had a program for recent grads. HR and I got in touch. Then I had a phone interview. After that, IP flew me down to a very well-done recruiting event in Georgia. The next week, I got a great offer, flew down to the mill, and decided to accept.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me to describe a time in past work experience where I messed up.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    IP salary was competitive with other companies. I really liked the on-site mill visit and the people, that convinced me to take this offer.

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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at International Paper in October 2014.

    Interview

    They came to my school to do initial interviews, ~30min long. Immediately after I got invited to go to an onsite interview. At the onsite about 100 over students were also invited. I was put in a Marriott and they a whole agenda planned out for the next 2 days. The first night was speed dating and a mini career fair for all the different locations. The second day was a mill tour and two ~45 min interviews. I chose which locations I was most interested in. The next day I had breakfast and talked to employees one last night. Great experience.

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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Augusta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at International Paper (Augusta, GA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was amazing. They came to campus career fair day then held on campus interviews. If you did well you got invited to their event. Mine was in Augusta georgia. They had their own "mill fair " which is like career fair except instead of different companies there is all the different IP mills.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you prioritize projects?   1 Answer
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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at International Paper in September 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at International Paper (Montgomery, AL) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Met International Paper at a campus career fair. Received an on-campus interview and then an on-site interview.

    The on-campus interview was a typical screening interview, mostly behavior focused questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. It was a 1 on 2 interview with the 2 people being from HR. Within a week of that I received an email with 2 dates for onsite interviews.

    The on-site interview was awesome. IP goes all out on recruitment events for REACH engineers. It was at a 4 star hotel near one of their paper mills, 3 day event. First day was a "speed networking" activity, dinner, and then a career fair activity with all of the mills represented. The fair was treated just like a career fair and you walk around and have a chance to talk to all of the mills and sell yourself to them. Next day starts with a mill tour and a panel of REACH engineers for asking questions. Next there was interviews, 1 on 1 and 1 on 2. The 1 on 1 is with high management (mill manager) and the 2 on 1 is with HR and a engineering manager or an engineer. There was also a group, team activity involving you and a team trying to figure out a situation. Normally with having to give certain items priority over other items in a gillions island situation. It is done with many people closely watching you. One member of your team is pulled away every so often for a 1 on 1 interview with team and leader questions.

    Each meal at the on-site interview you are put with different people from IP so you can meet as many people as possible. Tons of opportunities to ask questions, you'll run out. Really awesome experience.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, blew my other offers out of the water. Be very open to all mill locations.

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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at International Paper in November 2013.

    Interview

    Got recruited through a career fair. Had an on campus interview and was invited to an on site interview. The on site consisted of a ton of networking events, a facility tour, two interviews
    (one 1 on 1, one 2 on 1) and a team activity in which recruiters observed how you work on a team. A very exhausting/stressful few days but extremely informative and well put together.

    Still waiting to hear back on an offer.

    Interview Questions

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    REACH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I was invited to a recruitment/interview event in Louisiana. It consisted of two behavioral type interviews and a group exercise. There was also a career fair where each of the plant locations had booths set up so you could talk to some of the people employed at the plants in order to gauge if a specific plant was a good fit for you.

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