Union Pacific Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    Pay by your pocket for the first phase of Interview, HR round only, one 2 one interview, your status will automatically updated after 2 weeks for next phase of Interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Union Pacific in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Drove to Portland, OR for first round interview after passing a screening test. This interview went very well. After a few weeks I was flown to Phoenix for a second round interview with a panel of 3. This interview was bad from the start. The lead interviewer was aloof, and to be blunt, kind of rude. He made a comment like, "Why would you want this job, it pays half of what you previously made." For me, I wanted the job because as a military retiree I liked the work and fit was more important than the money. He kept asking me for specific examples over and over on how I made process improvements. He came across as a real jerk. I knew after it was over I probably wasn't selected, and end the end I wasn't. The other two panel members were very professional.

    I had really good hopes for this company. highly disappointed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Interview Details

    Scheduled interview really quickly. First interview was behavior, afterwards they mentioned a test and another series of interviews. Never got a call back for their next step of the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Train Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Union Pacific in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview then I apply at their website, then I was asked to take a test. After passed the test, I was scheduled a phone interview. The questions of interview is pretty easy, they focused on safety a lot more than I was expected. Overall, it was a good experience with Union Pacific.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    Went to the UP booth at a college career fair, and one of the booth members scheduled me for a next-day on-campus interview after looking at my resume. The interview was totally behavioral. They were all standard behavioral questions: why do you want to work at UP, most successful/difficult team experience, etc. I do not think I did well, only ok, but at the same time I did not want the internship that bad (I had better (for me) ones in mind).

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Train Crewman Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Union Pacific in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Was notified to take a reading comprehension test online, and when it was completed it, received immediate notification I had passed. About two weeks later, was invited to a Hiring Session.

    Arrived 45 minutes early, and wasn't the first one, and the girl from HR was already setting up. There were 18 guys there. Most, like me, wore a dress shirt and pants, and a tie.

    Lots of information about the company, then the job. The Hiring Manager came and talked more about the job, unusual schedule, odd hours, etc. Everyone was then given a chance to go out and contact spouse, significant other, etc., regarding whether to go on with the process.

    Interviews were scheduled which let you know how long your had before yours.

    Mine lasted about 15 minutes and most of the questions were already mentioned on this website. Safety is the BIG thing!! Hence the question, "Who is responsible for safety?"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    Applied though school and was chosen, went to interview, asked situational questions. After days of waiting for respond back, never heard back from them. When I later spoke with the college, they had no idea what UP had decided.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    OMT INTERVIEW for TRANSPORTATION Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Union Pacific in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had to take a test online- followed by an invitation to a hiring session- if the initial interview is passed invited to face to face in the region that you select.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Computer Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    Found them at my college and interviewed with them on campus the following day. They asked me some simple questions and tried to get a feel for what I am after in my position. Seemed like good people to work for and the guy interviewing me looked to be the supervisor on site as well. 3 panel sitting across from me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I had a campus interview and it was mostly a behavioral type interview. The duration was about 30 minutes and it was a very pleasant experience. Be prepared to tell why you want to work for Union Pacific. It helps to not have a generic answer and to show sincerity in what they do.

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