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Human Resources Interview

Human Resources

The process took a day - interviewed at Temple-Inland in July 2009.

Interview Details – My resume was picked out of the blue from Monster and I was contacted by both the director for the position and one of their HR professionals. After playing phone tag for a couple of weeks we scheduled an interview. The interview was going to be with the director and one of his managers at a local restaurant.

On the phone and in person the gentleman was pleasant and appeared to have good people skills.

In meeting them, they seemed to have a good sense of the type of work that I do and asked a lot of behavioral questions related to techniques used in my profession.

While asking questions, I inquired about promotion potential and the general reality of upward mobility in the organization. When they responded, in detail, about the lack of upward mobility I pretty much lost all interest in the position.

Overall, the company seemed like it might be a good place to work for and the gentlemen that I talked with had good heads on their shoulders.

Interview Question – Tell me about you that I wouldn't see on your resume.   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

IS&T Interview

Austin, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Temple-Inland in January 2008.

Interview Details – I was given 2 interviews first was with Team lead the second was with both. Questions asked were technical on the first second involed more about the company

Interview Question – sort of pointless ot post a technical question since each job is unique   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was unable to negociate. the hiring process is very long the CEO has to sign off on all employment applications

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Maintenance Mechanic Interview

Maintenance Mechanic
Lexington, SC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Temple-Inland in July 2010.

Interview Details – The first thing I did was talk to the HR manager. She took me to a room where she gave me a skills test. The test was pretty in depth and detailed with various event and things from the maintenance field. After that was complete I left. Once they get the scores I was called to return for an interview. This was with the plant manager and I was walked through the plant and introduced to a few of the maintenance personnel. After that we talked about starting pay and benefits and when I could start.

Interview Question – Why would you be a good fit here?   View Answer

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Temple-Inland in May 2010.

Interview Details – I contacted an HR person when I heard of the job opening. I was then emailed and called to schedule a phone interview. After the phone interview they called me back and invited me to an interview at their HQ. I then interviewed with members of the team I would be working with and someone from HR. The people seemed nice but I wasn't impressed with the caliber of employees or work.

Interview Question – What kind of work do you expect to be doing for our company?   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Interview

Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Temple-Inland in July 2010.

Interview Details – General background questions, good interviewer.

Interview Question – Your previous salary   Answer Question

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