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Transportation Management Trainee Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Are you willing to relocate anywhere? View Answer
Management Trainee Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in February 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process was a huge waste of time. You meet with 10-14 people in one day, and it was clear early on that they had already made a decision (i.e. did not want to hire another attorney). The labor relations group that I was interviewing with did not seem to have much input on the pool of candidates, which meant that candidates like me (attorneys) were not weeded out earlier.
Interview Question – What do you know about the railroad? View Answer
Operations Research Co-op Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Norfolk Southern
Interview Details – One basic technical interview, One advanced technical interview, One exam
Interview Question – The advanced technical interview is too hard, you should prepared well for Java, C++ and SQL Answer Question
Commercial Real Estate Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in March 2013.
Interview Details – The first step in the interview process is a phone interview where they ask general questions about classes, strength of extracurricular activities, work experiences and general skills. The second round is a small group interview, mine was two managers in commercial real estate and one human resources professional. There are no technical questions, mostly theory based.
Interview Question – How experienced are you with negotiating leases? If I put you on the phone with a corporate executive right now, how prepared are you to give him the hard line? Answer Question
Management Trainee Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Do you know about Ohm's Law? Answer Question
Audit Internship Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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
Marketing Internship/Coop Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in February 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online then received email to complete an online assessment test. After completion of the assessment test I received a phone call to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview went well, very basic questions, and was invited to onsite interviews.
Interview Question – Tell us about a recent analytical project you completed. Answer Question
Government Relations Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 8 months - interviewed 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.
Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in March 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. Received email to complete online test (many behavioral). Received phone call to schedule a phone interview after test. Phone interview very basic questions along with questions about your skill set. Then they had a conference call with a presentation about NS. Interview at the office in Norfolk, Va a week later with department heads (multiple at the same time). They asked me to come back again within the week for another interview because they couldn't decide between me and another candidate.
Interview Question – Pretty traditional company so they won't throw any curveballs. Just make sure you know your resume and have strong answers for the traditional interview questions. Answer Question
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