Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at BNSF Railway
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I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in March 2015.
Submitted resume to college career fair and got link to online assessment a few days later. 100 questions about how to handle workplace situations / interpret charts. Got an email to schedule a phone interview a week later. All behavioral questions about teamwork and leadership. The interviewer was very friendly and invited me to the second round in Fort Worth at the end of the phone interview. The process seemed really unorganized throughout, from scheduling the phone interview to scheduling my flights for the second round (travel site was down), but everyone I interacted with was friendly and patient with the delays. The second round took place at a nice hotel outside Ft. Worth. Presentations on first evening, Watson-Glaser test (look it up), followed by dinner with managers from transportation and three areas of engineering. Everyone was friendly and excited to share about the positions, also very honest about some challenges of the work. Next morning was panel interview with manager and HR rep. Only five easy behavioral questions, hair sample drug test, then free to leave. Heard back one week later.
- Tell me about a time you led a team and everything went right. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in March 2015.
I applied in early January, didnt hear back from the company until early march. I received a request to go to a training event and interview in fort worth tx. The whole process took about two days, they provided airfare and food for the night. On the second day they had interviews all day and then took a drug sample.
- Name a time you overcame adversity in a leadership position? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in January 2015.
They called for the phone interview and that went well. Then they invited me to the second interview. All expenses paid trip to ft worth, Tx. They only ask three question. Over a month later final got an answer that I was not chosen. Better luck next time I guess.
- What would I do if a task went wrong? 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I had to answer a 100 questionaire test behavioral type questions; it was time consuming and easy.
Then I received a phone interview on leadership and behavioral questions. Blew through that and asked some questions that the HR employee could not answer. Received an email later on and was flown down to Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas for the hiring event and interview. Very nice event in which I learned a lot from the company and could get to know other students (200 students looking for a job with BNSF) as well as employees.
The interview was in a room with a panel (2-3 recruiters) who asked questions that were simple about leadership roles/behavior and I actually expected more difficult questions and wish they had so I could better portray myself, but oh well.
Took a little over a week to receive a response.
- Just simple behavioral/leadership questions. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 7 weeks – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in November 2014.
I applied online then received a call to schedule a phone interview a few weeks later. The interview I had was behavioral and the interviewer was very cold and quick. I soon realized that they outsource this part of the process which can explain why the interviewer was so fast, emotionless, and why the interviewer did not know any specifics about the position or company. About 10 days later I found out that I was invited to the final interview. The final interview was a two day process at a hotel in Westlake, TX. We had a presentation on the company, took a psychological/behavioral assessment, then had dinner with everyone. The next day we had a single interview throughout the day and a drug test then was able to leave soon afterwards.
- Why BNSF? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I received a more competitive offer that was more aligned with my interests and goals.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAccepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX).
Process took about a month. Applied and heard from the company within two weeks. Went to a two day hiring event at HQ in Forth Worth, TX. First day is an overview of the company and position, along with brief critical thinking assessment. Second day is a panel interview along with submitting a hair sample.
- Describe a time you worked with a team and failed. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in October 2014.
Interview was basic behavioral questions. They were more interested on if you were "teachable" great experience. They got everyone interviewed in the morning which was nice and the accommodations were great. They were very helpful and answered all the questions I had. Also provided us time to talk to people who are currently in the position you are applying for. They help a lot with how the interview would go.
- What is your reason for choosing the rail road? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in October 2014.
Initial assessment not difficult , phone interview was nothing that was not expected (describe at time when...) phone interview could not give any specifics on job or daily activities
- Describe at time when you led a team and the job failed ? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in May 2014.
Sent the resume directly to the employer. And I got call in the next week. Only one round of interview which has basic sql queries and java questions.
Interview was very easy and got the offer in the next week.
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at BNSF Railway (Fort Worth, TX) in February 2014.
Applied through the website and the process took about a 5 weeks. I went through a phone interview and then they flew me to Ft. Worth for a hiring event. Both interviews were behavioral questions and not bad at all. Overall, it was a great experience and I met some great people.
- "Tell us about a time..." 1 Answer
There was no need to negotiate. I was offered pay greater than what I expected.
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