Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Amtrak
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- Assistant Conductor (3)
- Director (3)
- Intern (3)
- Locomotive Engineer (2)
- Trackman (2)
- Principal Officer (2)
- Coach Cleaner (2)
- Train Attendant (2)
- Officer Business Operations Improvement (1)
- Lead Service Attendant (1)
- P/T Sales Reservation Agent (1)
- Ticket Receiver (1)
- Car Repairman (1)
- Project Manager - Finance (1)
- Train Services (1)
- Engineering Systems Support Analyst (1)
- Passenger Information Display (1)
- OBS Train Attendant Trainee (1)
- OBS/Lead OBS (1)
- Infrastructure Planning Manager (1)
- Track Man Trainee (1)
- Passenger Engineer Trainee (1)
- Obs Trainee (1)
- Legal Department (1)
- Revenue Analyst (1)
- Scheduler (1)
- Decision Support Analyst (1)
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amtrak (Washington, DC).
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Other Interview Reviews for Amtrak
Director InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Amtrak (Washington, DC) in March 2009.
The hiring proces is one by which there is a standard set of questions that you will be asked and they ask these same questions to eveyone. While that sounds good in concept, in practice it is very limiting. It prevents an open and free discussion which is critical to a good interview. The result is that Amtrak does not do that good of a job hiring.
- None of the questions should be unexpected. The are all difficult in a sense because they are canned questions meant for general interviews rather than this specific interview. An example is "What is your biggest weakenss" 2 Answers
There is a limited amount of negotiation. You might be able to get more vacation or a slightly higher salary
Director InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amtrak (Washington, DC) in September 2008.
The interview consisted of interviews with human resources then a number of peer or other senior managers in the department. Following those interviews I had an opportunity to interview with the hiring manager. All of the interviews were professional and each of the individuals appeared knowledgeable and experienced in their area of expertise.
- How would you handle the competing priorities placed on management? Answer Question
Minimal. HR presented an offer and there were opportunities to counter. Some flexibility in salary but minimal flexibility in benefits.