CSX Engineer Management Trainee Interview Questions

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Engineering Management Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at CSX (Jacksonville, FL).

Interview

The process lasted all day , without a lunch break . Make sure to eat a full breakfast.It consists of a scenario involving a discontent employee. A lengthy interview about yourself, they want to know specifics on tasks that you accomplished, what goals and outcomes where achieved. And finally , you are placed in a conference room , where you are observed similar to a science experiment . You are made to work with the people you are competing against for the job in group exercise. Essentially you are pitted against each other for their amusement , you are expected to formulate a answer to something involving train scheduling. Remember to drink water , and don't forget that breakfast! It is a fairly intense day , In all likelihood you will be tired and confused after the process.

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  • There was no one question per Se. The most difficult part of the process is conveying that you are what they are looking for in the format they are wanting. It is unlikely that any of the people interviewing you ever went through any type of process similar to this to get into the industry.   Answer Question

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    Engineering Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at CSX.

    Interview

    They fly (or you drive out) to a hotel in Jacksonville the night before. The next day you meet in a conference room with a group (I had 8). They give you a background on the company, the possible positions you can have and some of the benefits of working for the railroad. You then go to three different situations: (1) 2 on 1 panel interview; (2) role play; (3) committee decision-making.

    Interview Questions

    • The hardest questions they asked were about situations in school/work where you had to deal with a difficult situation and how do you solve it.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CSX in October 2013.

    Interview

    On campus recruiting. 30-45 minute video interview. Basic stuff like go over your resume and general behavioral questions. If you get a call back, they send you to hotel in Jacksonville, FL. There, one hour presentation over the job. They make you sure know what you are signing up for such as long hours and outdoor work in all weather. Then, 45 minute behavior based interview. Similar as the first round, a little more in depth about leadership and safety experience. Then 2 role-playing case studies. One where you have to deal with a disgruntled employee and one where you are on a committee and need to reach an agreement. You are judged the whole time on how you act and how you handle yourself. The disgruntled employee is hard, the committee is easy if everyone you interview with is good and works well together.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage employees and make sure they are on time with deadlines. How do you enforce safety in your last position.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Long work hours. Received other other for $20k more

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    Engineering Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The first interview took place on campus with just one engineer rep. Basic questions tell me about a time scenario. Second interview took place via webcam. Same basic questions. Final interview took place in Jacksonville, FL. Very structured process that included a job preview, role play exercise, one on two interview, and a leaderless group decision making exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • The role play was the most difficult. I was given 15 minutes to review a scenario that involved me needing to deal with a disgruntled union employee who didnt trust management.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at CSX (Greensboro, NC).

    Interview

    Came to our campus career fair. Interviewed the next day and eventually sent a three part test. The test was timed...2 parts behavioral and a math and finance section. The test was fair. The follow up wasn't timely but the processs overall was handled in a professional manner. THe recruiters spoke highly of their jobs, who had beenn students at my university.

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    Engineering Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at CSX in October 2011.

    Interview

    The longest interview I have ever been too! Started promptly at 8am and ended a little after 12pm. Approx. 4hrs of interviewing, with multiple interviews, play role(acting), and one large combined interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What safety rule could u implement to better the company?   Answer Question

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