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San Bernardino, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Burlington Northern Santa Fe in April 2009.

Interview Details – Begin online, Submit Online Application for listed available positions as advertised. www.bnsf.com. You will receive an email regarding the application upon receipt in approximately a month. then followed by a written letter inviting you to an in person group interview and orientation. Soon after passing the in person group interview you will receive a written offer letter upon being selected for the available position.

Interview Question – Safety oriented industry demands dedication. What routines do you use throughout the day that would demonstrate your safe behaviors?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – we would like to welcome you to our team if you accept we will send the letter of agreement for your review and acceptance to sign and return. UNION ESTABLISHED RATES FOR TRAINING, AND WORK WITHIN THE CRAFTS GOVERNED BY UNION CONTRACTS.

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I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Burlington Northern Santa Fe in March 2011.

Interview Details – A few short weeks after applying for the position, I received an email from human resources saying that I was invited to the hiring session the following month. The hiring session consisted of an intelligence and personality test, hair follicle drug test, and interview via panel. A few weeks later, I received the job offer and began the pre-employment medical process, which consisted of a full physical and questionnaire. This is the part that lost the job for me. I have sleep apnea but the machine that I was given just doesn't do it for me.

Interview Question – Your supervisor asks you to do something that is unsafe or unethical. What do you do?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I wasn't using my CPAP machine, which is a huge no-no for the position.

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