Norfolk Southern Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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    Operation Supervisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You are contacted by email from Norfolk to go down to the corporate headquarters. The interview is with a group of individuals with different backgrounds where you learn about the company and the different opportunities. Then you are taken to a separate 1 on 1 interview were you are asked more detailed questions about your past experience.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask a lot of questions about your experience in the field you are trying to be hired for. I didn't encounter any strange or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    OSS Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Invited to hiring event. They were initially not prepared. I believe this was due to the hotel staff. We were given a broad overview of the company. Took an aptitude test, which if you didn't pass, you were out. If passed, took a typing test, which weeded out more people. Panel interviews were done next. It was an all day process. Hoping to hear back from them soon. They were honest and up-front about the hours, pay and environment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Norfolk Southern in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I just went through a hiring session made it to final 7 did the interview they said wait 5 days to hear if your have a job offer. Do they mean 5 business days or 5 actual days because I'm going on 7 days Wich is also 5business days

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Management Trainee (Civil Engineer) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the NS website and a few weeks later received an email to complete an online assessment. The assessment felt like a SAT test and I was not prepared for it at all. After feeling like I did horrible on that a few weeks later I received a phone call from their HR dept asking me to schedule a phone interview. A few days later I did the phone interview and the first question that was asked was would I be ok with relocation. I wasn't prepared for that because I assumed the position would be in Norfolk. I reluctantly said yes to the relocation and continued with the phone interview, they were your typical questions and some were geared towards management and customer service. About a month after the phone interview I received a phone call for a in-person interview. They wanted me to fly to Atlanta the very next day but I wasn't availiable that soon so they scheduled me for a flight the next week. I flew down and took the Marta train to the NS building. I had to prepare a presentation about any relevant experience I had had. There were 3 people interviewing me. A HR person and 2 people from the deparemtent I would be working in. They pushed that relocation is an importmant part of the job and that engineers relocate quite often. I was shown around the office and then the told me that they as a few reservations about me. After that statement I knew I didn't get the job. After the interview I flew back home the same night and received an email that I didn't get it about a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about relocation?
      In a room full of people how do you act? Do you go and start conversation with people or do you stand around and wait for someone to come up to you.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Transportation Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview: interviewed with recruiter, basic questions such as are you open to relocation, how do you feel working all shifts?,
    Face to face interview in Atlanta Georgia: 2 panel interviews with district supervisors, tell me about a time when you had to tell someone that they were doing something incorrect?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Operations Research Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One basic technical interview, One advanced technical interview, One exam

    Interview Questions
    • The advanced technical interview is too hard, you should prepared well for Java, C++ and SQL   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received email to complete online assessment a couple days later. Contacted and had a phone interview within 2 weeks of applying.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to tell a little about myself, why I was interested in the position and then the remaining questions were about leadership. How I showed leadership, how I handled problems while in a leadership position, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very positive experience all around. Everyone is nice. It started from college. I had a interview face to face on campus and was then flown down to ATL about a week or two later. Once there they set you up with a room in a hotel close by and you meet up for dinner. After dinner, you're free for the rest of the night. The next day you have your interview. Two separate interviews and they ask pretty basic questions. If you find yourself stressed out just remember its mainly about how you answer your questions! They want to see how you react under scrutiny and stress. Good Luck! I'm still waiting to hear back from them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Government Relations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    Applied and didn't hear back from them for 3 months. They sent an email inviting me to take an online assessment. Heavy on logic questions. Another 3 months went by before they email again asking me to do an interview. Did a phone interview with someone from HR. The following week they asked me to participate in an online seminar about working for the company, benefits, the rest of the hiring process, etc. After this had another phone interview with the supervisor of the posted position. About a week after that I received a very brief email saying they were no longer considering me.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Revenue Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received phone interview. Typical questions. Interviewer was very nice.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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