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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

Railroad Freight Conductor

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway.

Interview Details – Very detailed and thorough for selecting applicants

Interview Question – How much I made at my last job?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Conductor Interview

Conductor
Toledo, OH

I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in November 2011.

Interview Details – I hear many people have trouble getting in. I applied online, was called to a mass hiring session two weeks later, interviewed and was accepted. After a physical and background check, went to McDonough GA for training. Application to the school less than two months.

Interview Question – "Do you believe all accidents can be avoided?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation - union has already done it for you.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

Railroad Freight Conductor

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in October 2008.

Interview Details – various tests,one on one interview,back ground check,drivers liscense check,various questions on hrs u can work and that u would be away from home at times,family life and how they would deal with u being away at times ,and if u can work various shifts

Interview Question – how can u bring saftey to our company   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Conductor Trainee Interview

Conductor Trainee

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in March 2012.

Interview Details – Two hour long presentation going over job specifics (both positive and negative). Given break so those who didn't like what the job entails can leave without hurting their chances for other positions. Given test that consisted of reading comprehension, mechanical skills and personality test. Waited around 90 minutes to post who would be given an interview (around 150 started out and 30 made it to interview). Interview was simple were pretty much rehashed from the online questions that I had already answered in the application.

Interview Questions


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

Railroad Freight Conductor

The process took a day - interviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in January 2009.

Interview Details – Filled out background information (10 years, very thorough). Took IQ test and Personality Test. After each test everyone left the room and only the candidates that passed were asked to take the next test. After testing individuals were called to do a very brief panel interview. Typical questions. After the panel interview everyone was sent home and told they would here back in a couple of weeks if a job was offered.

Interview Question – What do you like to do in your free time.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Union job with set pay scale.

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