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Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was straightforward. One of my interviewers was very nice and easy to talk to while to other one was distant and cold, almost like the interview was an imposition to him. Overall, I did not get a good feeling from the company and would not have taken a position there if offered.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Management Trainee-Maintenance of Way Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I had an interview directly following a career fair. Interviewed with two guys. Asked a lot about leadership experience. Were impressed with my knowledge of the company.
    Following interview was asked to move on to second stage, an online questionnaire.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you be an effective leader with workers who are 30 years older than you?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for Norfolk Southern   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Transportation Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was about 30 minutes in front of two people. Typical behavioral interview questions were asked. They really wanted to know if you would be a good leader therefore good manager. So many questions had to do with past leadership experiences and things of that sort.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operation Supervisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I spoke with recruiters at my school during a career fair who later contacted me to schedule an interview. I was then interviewed by two recruiters who were very polite and straight forward. It was a standard interview with mostly behavioral questions and being a student with limited job experience a majority of the interview was revolved around my resume and an explanation of the position itself and the training involved.

    Interview Questions
    • They did not ask any questions you should not expect during an interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Altoona, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Altoona, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went to a hiring session, listened to a spokesman talk about NS history, benefits, unions, locations and pay. He then turned presentation over to a plant foremen and he spoke of work conditions. Took an aptitude test, conducted an interview. Was called a week later to take physicals. Did not schedule, could not line up exit date (Military Retirement) with their start date.

    Interview Questions
    • Same questions that were on the application.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    OSS Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  9.  

    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Employee 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
  10.  

    Management Trainee (Civil Engineer) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee 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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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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