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Silgan Containers Interview Questions

Updated Feb 26, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Manager Trainee Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Silgan Containers (Lyons, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Very pleasant and well done. Asked a variety of questions on my background and what I was expecting from silgan. Went through the benefits and pay ranges. Multiple people on the call but only one person asking the questions and responding to my questions

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Production/Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maxton, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Silgan Containers (Maxton, NC) in February 2018.

    Interview

    The process started with a resume submission through a job board website. Followed by an email requesting answers to basic questions. A month later I received an email about the next steps, which started with submitting a paper application, then taking 2 tests. Then a phone interview followed by another interview at the plant.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain your mechanical and leadership background.   1 Answer
    • Several different management scenarios and how you should react.   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochelle, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Silgan Containers (Rochelle, IL) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Pretty typical process. Phone Screen followed by a Face to Face at the Facility. I was told the company would reimburse me for my travel expenses, and was asked to submit an Expense Report. Two months later, I haven't heard back from them, nor was I ever reimbursed.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you recruit new employees?   1 Answer

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    General Labor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Silgan Containers.

    Interview

    With 4 resumes and 4 applications over the course of several years i probably should have given up but i thought that they were just being picky about who they hired,, but alas i got a call and an interview tome was set up. the call came several months after the last application was submitted.

    in the interview was the plant manager, superentendant and assistant superentendant, it was a bit intimidating.

    about a week later i was called and asked to go for a drug test and physical that took about 5 hours of my day very vigorus physical

    now came another 1 week wait before i got a call with a job offer i started about a week after that

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  5. Helpful (1)  

    Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Silgan Containers (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    I did not have an interview, took assessment test off site. once pass the assessment then you would take the written test on site ;consist of general question relating to math, measuring, and mechanics. Next, a hands on where you tap n drill a hole along drill and ream a hole. And last is background an drug test ( urine sample).

    Negotiation

    Email response with the offer


  6.  

    Industrial Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Dodge, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Silgan Containers (Fort Dodge, IA).

    Interview

    I interviewed with the Assistant Plant Manager and Maintenance Supervisor. The interview was about 45 minutes. After the interview, I was asked take an electrical test with about 100 questions if I remember correctly. Upon completing the test, the Assistant Plant Manager checked it and then came out and offered me the position. All in one day.
    I moved a few years later, but moved back a few years ago and called the Plant Manager about getting my job back after seeing it advertised online prior to moving back. I was gladly given the job, but the process was a bit longer as I had to get a physical in an area they didn't have a plant.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't remember any question in particular. I do know the was a question on the amperage of a wire that I had NEVER used (in other words, not THHN or MTW). It was an odball one we don't even use in the plant. Lots of PLC questions which is good.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Production Supervisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Silgan Containers in July 2015.

    Interview

    So far an interview, mechanical testing to follow. Basic overview of previous work experience, discussion of what the job will entail. Friendly conversation style and plenty of time to ask questions about the job/company.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Silgan Containers.

    Interview

    Too long of a process with phone interview and then 3 in person interviews then you have to wait for drug test background test ...too long of a process. It took almost a month for them to get through the process


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Back End Mechainc Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Silgan Containers.

    Interview

    Tested including psychological exam and mechanical exam, and numerous questions about narcotics use. I was told to dress comfortably and specifically not to wear a suit. I interviewed with the Plant Superintendent and a Production Supervisor

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of difficult and confusing questions about narcotics use   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None


  10. Helpful (2)  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Silgan Containers (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with multiple people and was sent to take a test to access personality and basic skills. They ask a lot of accounting skills questions and then some income statement trick questions. If you pass their interview then they send you to get tested at an outsources test center.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions: Why are you interested in joining our team   Answer Question

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