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Guardian Industries Interviews

Updated 19 Nov 2014
Updated 19 Nov 2014

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Goole, England
    Anonymous Employee 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.

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.guardian.com
Headquarters Auburn Hills, MI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1932
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

Giving its customers a break would never occur to Guardian Industries, one of the world's largest glassmakers. With multiple facilities on five continents, Guardian produces primarily float glass and fabricated glass products for the automobile and construction markets. It also makes architectural glass (mirrors), fiberglass, and automotive trim parts. Through its Guardian Building Products, the company operates one of the largest building supply distribution centers in North America. Former president and CEO William Davidson took Guardian Industries public in 1968, buying... More

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