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Canadian National Railway Interview Questions

Updated Nov 12, 2014
Updated Nov 12, 2014
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    Train Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Canadian National Railway.

    Interview Details

    orientation and that weeds out the nobodys. Then they interview and you wait. You take a basic test at the interview regarding switching operation and the movements you would do to make a train. Very simple but you have to do better than a 90% to move on in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions regarding the train operation and rules. 150 questions and have to know ALL signals   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Accounting Receivable Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    interview was done in 2 steps. conversational interview, nothing too complex. interview was done in 2 steps. conversational interview, nothing too complex. interview was done in 2 steps. conversational interview, nothing too complex. interview was done in 2 steps. conversational interview, nothing too complex.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Canadian National Railway.

    Interview Details

    One in-person interview with HR.
    One in-person interview with hiring manager.
    All questions were generic and common interview questions. Nothing out of ordinary.
    No problem solving question at all.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Canadian National Railway.

    Interview Details

    1. Apply for job, 2. Online testing, 3. Group presentation from management and HR, afterwards if you are successful with the skills testing you move onto a face to face interview, 4. Medical testing and drug testing, 5. Job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you do when you found a co-worker doing something unsafe in the workplace?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. All trainees start at the same salary, once fully trained you move onto an hourly rate (if in the yard) and a per mile rate (if on the road)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Canadian National Railway.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process involved a skill test, interview with HR / management and medical.

    Interview Questions
    • Point out a safety flaw in a previous employer that should have been fixed but wasn't and why did you keep working through it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation in entry pay, $900 a week for conductor training. Once you were done 9 weeks of class room training and 45 training shifts you were making the same as other conductors.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Canadian National Railway.

    Interview Details

    A phone interview with a HR representative is followed up with an in office interview. The in office interview is conducted by managers from several commodity groups who will be working with you directly and an HR representative.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too unexpected. You will not be aware of what commodity group managers will be interviewing you beforehand, so it is possible that you may be thrown off by industry specific questions.

      As with any interview, make sure you have background knowledge of the company.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was provided and a window of opportunity was given to consider the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Canadian National Railway in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    1 interview Very basic

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Canadian National Railway in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Simple, no technical question, HR representative was present during the interview with one foot on the table ...
    Questions were simple, diirect and quite general. Interview was quite short, around 20 mins.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Condutor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Canadian National Railway in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    Short presentation followed by switching test with 15 questions such as: train abcde & siding cars wxyz need to be switched out resulting in train abcwxdeyz. How many moves? in what sequence?
    Interview in afternoon. Questions such as : You're the conductor on a train when you lokk back & see sparks coming off a wheel. What do you do? Ever work with someone you just can't get along with? How do you handle it?
    Drug test & medical - blood pressure, eyesight, hearing.

    Interview Questions
    • Insisted on answering/describing a negative work experience   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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