Temple-Inland Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Maintenance Mechanic Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
IS&T Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Human Resources Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
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