Pactiv Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2015
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL).

    Interview

    Multiple interviews with one on one. The usual questions like skills, review your resume, experience, what would you do if........? They did check references by calling them. It was an HR rep, a co-worker and two different managers in three different sessions. One was just a conference call.

    Interview Questions

    • The usual questions like your skills, review your resume, your experience, what would you do if this happened........? What major projects have you managed?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Packer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Temple, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Pactiv (Temple, TX).

    Interview

    The interview in itself was very easy and friendly. It was basic info like social, ID, previous work, about yourself and that was pretty much it.i mean there is not any more I can say, the interview was short and basic nothing special or to get super ready for

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Pay is always the big question

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Hotpress Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Pactiv.

    Interview

    Run from the macon plant, very unprofessional,unorganized, and very rude employees thst hold supervisory positions. They are backwards at this plant the bad employees get praised while the good employee always have to,look over their shoulders as if they are doing something wrong.

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    Customer Account Representative (Temporary) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL).

    Interview

    I came across this position through a job agency. It looked promising at face value, but after the interview process and a first-hand glimpse of the office, the atmosphere of the company seemed extremely uptight and intense. When this interview was initially set up, I was told I was to meet with three managers. The manager I was supposed to meet first with was nowhere to be found, and at the time my interview was supposed to begin other employees were repeatedly trying to reach them by phone, but it became clear they were not going to show up. I was told to sit in a cubicle for 30 minutes to patiently wait for the next available manager. Once I finally sat down with the second manager, they immediately came off as condescending by indirectly insulting my degree before I even said a word or introduced myself. They seemed distracted while interviewing me due to the fact that they asked me the same question twice almost immediately after they asked me the first time. Also when I was mid-sentence answering their question about what my strengths are, the interviewer answered a phone call without saying anything to excuse themselves, and offered no explanation for the intrusion. At the end of the interview they commented about a negative assumption about my personality that was completely unwarranted and inappropriate coming from an person in their position. The second manager's interview was a much better experience. It was more formal and they went down a list of questions, but it seemed as if they were just going through the motions of the interview. However they were significantly more personable than the first interviewer and I enjoyed speaking with them. Overall, for a temporary hourly position, I felt like wearing business professional attire and going this whole process was ridiculously excessive. In my experience HR representatives are far more suited to interviewing potential employees than a couple of managers who seemed annoyed to take on another task they seemed unhappy executing.

    Interview Questions

    • If you past employer was going to say something negative about your work, what would it be?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I have not heard back yet, but do not plan to work for Pactiv

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Payroll Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was to meet with 3 people the first time I went in. When I got there one wasn't in so everything had to be redone. I received an email from the recruiter about a week later saying that my interview was positive and they would be making a decision by the following week. A month later after I had received another offer I contacted the recruiter to see where things stood and was informed that they still weren't ready to make a decision. Then I saw that they had reposted the job on indeed the day before.

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    Shipping/Receiving Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kinston, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pactiv (Kinston, NC) in March 2014.

    Interview

    the interview was great....they went over all precedures and made sure i had understanding of how Pactiv is one Pactiv...How the whole process works and rules and regulations of Pactiv....After the interview it made you feel like you picked a good choice with working with a company like pactiv

    Interview Questions

    • what comes first at Pactiv?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pactiv.

    Interview

    Face to face interview,Drug test,Background Check

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know how old Kim kardashian is?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    When can you start?

  9.  

    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canandaigua, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Pactiv (Canandaigua, NY) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I was contacted after applying to online posting. I went for an interview at the Canandaigua facility. I interviewed with 5 people, one was a phone interview in ATL. The process was smooth and everyone was nice and to the point. The questions centered on my past experience.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to describe how I would respond to an employee who had chronic issues but also was the best on the shift. I was asked would I discipline them, or would I give them a pass.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I was asked salary expectation at conclusion of interview. They exceeded expectation!

  10.  

    Production Supervisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    None, Temps were brought in and turned over to you. I haven't interviewed a person in 3 years.

    Interview Questions

    • Constant blame. Everything lands in the supervisors lap. its always productions fault. Question? We need to talk to you about a rumor you started.   1 Answer
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Pactiv.

    Interview

    Interview was more of a friendly conversation. The interview lasted longer than originally scheduled, with an immediate decision on my status. I enjoyed that the hiring manager knew what she wanted. She asked a lot of probing questions on my accounting & finance knowledge and my Excel skills. She also asked how open I was to learning new skills. The job was very much as it was presented in the interview. Pactiv has a very collaborative environment. Everyone is very busy, yet very helpful and responsive. Great place to work!

    Interview Questions

    • "What is your favorite Excel formula?"   1 Answer
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