Amtrak Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2015
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    Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Amtrak (Long Island City, NY) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Got called in for orientation/testing and then an interview all in the same session. There was 8 of us applying, 5 to be Carmen, and 3 to be Machinists. Orientation was quick and simple, everything was straightforward, then we took two ten question, 10 minute aptitude tests. Fairly easy if you have any knowledge on the subjects. People were talked to separately if they failed and then they left. After that everyone was given an interview time for the same day, not too far apart. I had to answer a few scenario based questions about different aspects of the job and told that I would hear from them wether or not I got the job 1 to 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to work on something with limited access to the component (like a small space).   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (3)  

    Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Long Island City, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amtrak (Long Island City, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied for various Electrician positions online with Amtrak over a course of (3) months. Was emailed to come in for orientation and interview on the same day. There were 8 electricians in total. 5 of the electricians were very young and had minimal experience. We were first given a mechanical aptitude test, followed by an electrical knowledge test which consisted of a few schematics. Afterwards was an interview which consisted of two people asking questions.

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    • Briefly describe a time when you observed someone working unsafe, and what did you do about it.   Answer Question
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    Assistant Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amtrak (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Went to NYC to take 3 tests. Was told I did really well on the test. Interview came about 4 weeks later. I am an internal employee and did not receive any feedback from the interview. I called HR myself and was told the jobs had been filled. I was disappointed that I was not given any feedback especially since I am a current employee. This lack of transparency causes individuals to question the ethics involved

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amtrak (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Phone screen and then panel interview. Phone screen and then panel interview. Phone screen and then panel interview. Phone screen and then panel interview. Phone screen and then panel interview

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    Track Man Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Amtrak (New Brunswick, NJ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied to Amtrak in March and was invited to a orientation/interview. I was given a number upon arrival and waited in a Room of about 50+ candidates as we all chatted about our backgrounds and how bad we want this job. I'm currently waiting on a response on whether I got the job or not. Intense process so far!

    Interview Questions

    • Why Amtrak? What makes you qualified for this position?   1 Answer
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    Trackman Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Is City, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amtrak (Long Is City, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Basic interview, was called into a hotel lobby with about 40 others. After everyone got situated they interviewed us 1 by 1. Then they proceeded to ask a vary of standardized questions, nothing to difficult. After that if they seemed to like your responses they talked to you a little more about what the job was and what you would be doing.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever worked in a group or gang type scenario. What kind of tools have you used in the past. Can you tell us when you have over come an obstacle at work, and how you achieved this.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Project Estimator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amtrak (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    Great people that interviewed me. There place is very well set. I was happy to go in for an interview. The 3 that interviewed me were very nice but they had someone else in mind. I was excited about how it went but that's not what it comes down to.

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    Lead Service Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amtrak (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Get ready to put everything in your life on hold as you go through the interview process.. First you fill out a application on line and include a cover letter and resume. You will answer an on line questionnaire. If you meet the qualifications you will be contacted by a recruiter for a brief phone interview. You will then have to go and take another "truth" test. If you pass that you will then be asked to go take a strength test. If you pass the strength test you will be invited for a three panel interview. If you make it through the interview you will need to submit to a drug test, credit check, background check, a physical examination and they will verify your education. I honestly felt like I was applying to the FBI.

    Interview Questions

    • Very cookie cutter situational questions like; describe a time when you observed an employee arguing with a customer.. How did you handle the situation? What was the outcome. Amtrak would be better served by getting to know the applicant in less of a robotic, read the questions from a piece of paper way of interviewing.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The process to so long that I accepted another position.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amtrak (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The process took about a month. I applied online and got interviewed the next week. I had to talk to a HR first before I scheduled to interview with the hiring manager. The only thing that I did not like was that it took about a month before I heard whether I got the job or not.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amtrak in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed over the phone and it went very well as I've worked for a major commercial airline for 16 years in Customer Service and on the ramp loading and unloading planes. I was scheduled for the strength test and unfortunately did not pass and was subsequently advised that the offer was rescinded due to the strength test failure. I had applied for many (20+) other positions and they were declined without any interviews. Very curious to me how HR can determine your ineligibility for all positions, including non-physical jobs, due to not being able to pass the strength test and NOT based upon your experience in the Customer Service/Travel industry even with very strong references and awards.

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    • Basic customer service questions   1 Answer
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