Guardian Industries Interview Questions

Updated 29 Sep 2014
Updated 29 Sep 2014
31 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

44%
34%
20%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

51%
32%
5%

Interview Difficulty

2.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goole, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goole, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardian Industries in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    An interview was arranged for me by a recruitment agency through which I applied. My contact at the agency was very good and positive about my chances of getting this role. Apparently, she had sent several CV's to Guardian over a period of two and a half months and Guardian knocked them all back; I was the only person they chose to interview. That gave me added confidence that there was something about my experience and skills that they were interested in.

    I arrived at Guardian and was escorted to a waiting area by a security guard. A friendly woman greeted me and asked me to fill an application form in and asked me if I wanted a drink; so far so good.

    After about fifteen minutes, my interviewer arrived. From his arrival and initial exchanges he seemed uninterested in the interview and in me. It crossed my mind that this could be a ploy, a kind of "I'm going to raise objections about your suitability for this position and you have to convince me that they are incorrect and hence you will have to convince me that you should have this job" as he seemed to me to be raising unreasonable objections.

    But it became apparent that that wasn't the case. My contact at the agency told me (as per the instruction of the HR Manager at Guardian) that I was being considered not only for the position I applied for (Process Engineer) but also the Process Manager position because of my previous experience. When I raised this with my interviewer, he told me "no, I don't think so; you are not experienced enough for the Process Manager position."

    After the interview I was left wondering why there was such a difference in opinion. There seems as if there could have been some conflict between my interviewer and the HR manager/department, but that is just a theory. It does not excuse the lack of professionalism shown towards me in the interview.

    I gave, in my opinion, a very good interview, despite the lack of interest from my interviewer. I put a good case across as to why Guardian should give the position, but it seemed certain from the very beginning of the interview that the interviewer's mind was made up.

    I left the interview feeling underwhelmed; I'd put in the time and effort to travel to the interview and give a good interview and in return I was shown contempt.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult thing you've ever done in your life?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    It was really simple, they asked me about the simple control system questions. Face to face was mostly salary negotiation. Had a lunch with future colleagues, they were very nice and welcoming. They asked me about my experience on control system design, about they understood my depth about control system they kinda stop talking about technical questions. ;-P

    Interview Questions
    • The negotiation was difficult, manager straight offered me an exact number and said he wont be able to offer any more. As I badly needed a job then so I had to accept that.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They are a HUGE company they got tons of money, but doesnt want to pay much. Bonus is simply a joke. So negotiate as much as possible from the beginning coz you can forget about the raise for atleast next 3 to 4 years.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Production Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    First communication was to set up a pre-screening phone interview. Recruiter was polite and explained the position very well. I was asked to give a run-down about my experiences and we went into behavioral response questions. Unfortunately, I have not finished my degree but I have life experience through the military comparable to the position applied for. However, it seemed that experience was dismissed after further discussion as it was not a manufacturing environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you take instructions from others without being upset?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review
  5.  

    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ligonier, IN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ligonier, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    Long and somewhat unorganized. I interviewed with three managers on site and most of the questions were tied to lean manufacturing. The plant manager was the first on-site interview and I actually enjoyed talking with him. He took me for a short tour and covered some of their organizational goals. After my interview with the PM I interview with two other managers, one was quality and the other I am not sure. They were both very vague and I lost interest during this time.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, but very vague questions. I would have expected more relevant questions pertaining to my skills and qualifications. Over the past three years I have received at least thirty calls, from different recruiters, about this same position. It appears Guardian is seeking a particular leadership trait that is difficult to find or the turn-over rate is astronomical. Thats just my opinion.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I received an offer for another interview. I didn't feel I would be a good fit for their culture and declined any additional interviews.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Controls Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carleton, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardian Industries in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was mostly a pleasant process. Gave me a good tour of the plant, explained duties pretty well. Left me with other techs at one point who seemed to question my experience and whether or not I was willing to get dirty since my resume stressed office type work, I guess. Seemed like nice enough bunch though.

    Interview Questions
    • Was given a test of PLC ladder logic, this is to be expected and made me realize I needed to bone up on this since it had been a while. Also questioned several times about whether the unusual shift work would be an issue.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    The longest process ever...! I interviewed with at least 8 to 9 individuals. First was a call from the HR recruiter; then a call from the VP of HR; then a group interview; had lunch with the current HR (an Engineer) then fly to Michigan to meet other HR folks; met the In-coming VP of HR; she said we had similar ideas, principals and philosophies in HR. Then...sorry you are not good enough?

    Interview Questions
    • Duh! "TELL ME A LITTLE bit ABOUT YOURSELF!" Too many times. No hard questions; just basic behavioral stuff: Situation / Task / Action / Results.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
  8.  

    No Answer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    Group interview format. Group seemed nice. Really pushed the company values. Side stepped some of my questions to the group

    Interview Questions
    • provide an example of some of the projects you worked on and how they turned out   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Limited. They would not negotiate on salary or perks
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Guardian Industries in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward process, just wanted to understand my background. I enjoyed speaking with two of the interviewers but had another who was abrasive. Hearing the experiences of the team is always positive, and better understanding their thoughts on company culture.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Guardian Industries.

    Interview Details

    Interview with at least 6 or 7 people from various disciplines and responsibilities

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to work nights and weekends. My answer was yes and little did I know what I was in for!!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. It was a take it or leave it offer except the start date. I was allowed to start 1 week later than they requested.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardian Industries in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a very happy conversation with one of the employee at Guardian, they are emphasize on the personality and will of learn than the experience. I think it be very fun to work at Guardian.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Work at Guardian Industries? Share Your Experiences

Guardian Industries

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.