Norfolk Southern Railway Conductor Interview Questions

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    Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very detailed and thorough for selecting applicants

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toledo, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • "Do you believe all accidents can be avoided?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - union has already done it for you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Conductor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Union job with set pay scale.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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