Norfolk Southern Railway Conductor Interview Questions

Updated Jun 3, 2015
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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway (Atlanta, GA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for the job online. A few weeks later I received a letter inviting me to a hiring session in Atlanta Georgia. The session lasted all day. I got there a few hours ahead of time. They started promptly at 8:00 a.m.. You can not be late. They will turn you around if you are. During the session we learned about the company and the position. We took a test. Those who passed the test were afforded an interview. I did get an interview. Overall, it was not too bad.

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    Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Wayne, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway (Fort Wayne, IN).

    Interview

    All day. went to hiring session and made the cut. Applied in October and start date in February. Got a haircut and shaved my beard wore a suit was honest on my past and sold myself. There were 75 guys and gals 10 got interviews and 2 of us showed up in Atlanta. Safety is big. How do you live a safe life? Come well prepared. If you used drugs in last 5 months dont bother. Honesty is a must. I showed up 30 mins early and only two guys were there. They have train masters watching your every move all day taking notes.

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    Negotiation

    None. Its all union.

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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway (Cleveland, OH) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was fairly easy.

    about 20 people were brought in to interview for the job. (don't be late)

    This was an all day event (8am-5pm)

    First part of the day we were told about the job & salary

    Then we were required to take a test.

    Candidates that scored high on the test were called back into the room and were able to interview for the position.

    A week later I was called and told that I got the job but had to complete a drug test.

    Long process but one of the best interviews I had because it was very informative.

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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peru, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway (Peru, IN).

    Interview

    Put in my app, waited for 2 weeks got a call for the assessment portion of the hiring process. Went in to the session they sit you down tell you how bad it can be on your family and how you will be gone a lot but the pay is good. Then they send you on a break and when everyone comes back in they issue the tests. after the test you break again and in my case they posted nine names out of the twenty that tested for follow up interviews. I was lucky enough to get an interview felt like it went well just be honest and down to earth, show them you are a worker. They said we will call in 3-5 business. they waited 5 days lol but i got an email that said congrats we wish to offer you conditional employment. then you complete a background check and a physical. which tacks another 2-3 weeks

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    Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway.

    Interview

    Very detailed and thorough for selecting applicants

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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway (Toledo, OH) in November 2011.

    Interview

    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?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation - union has already done it for you.

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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in April 2010.

    Interview

    They make you take personality tests asking same questions In different ways trying to see if you are a risk taker. They like to hear you don't mind working outside in all weather conditions and work night weekends and holidays

    Interview Questions

    • What previous job experience do u have working outside?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Conductor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in March 2012.

    Interview

    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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    Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in January 2009.

    Interview

    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.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Union job with set pay scale.

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    Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in October 2008.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • how can u bring saftey to our company   1 Answer

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