I applied online and interviewed at CSX.
Interview Details – The hiring process takes a while. Expect to be at the interview for at least a couple hours. You will be required to take a basic mechanical test. Once everyone is done they will let you know who should stay. You then will have a face to face interview with a recruiter and the local train master. once that is done you are free to go they will send you a email letting you know one way or the other. If you get the job it will a n email with the next steps which is an urinalysis and physical. After you pass that you will get an email explaining to you when your school will start. A recruiter will be calling you to let you know what to expect.
Interview Question – BAsic questions mainly dealing with safety. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at CSX in November 2012.
Interview Details – Starting with the online application process that is pretty tedious, to doing a personality overview. Then you wait. Get called eventually (maybe) for an interview. You will most likely meet in a hotel ballroom or meeting room somewhere. You will be interviewed individually after having taking the same personality and competency test that you took online, now only by hand. You will be told you'll get a call if they want you. Once you get the call you will schedule to go to Atlanta, GA to the REDI center for 6 weeks worth of schooling where they cram 2 years worth of education down your throat and expect you to remember it then you will go to your home terminal to do several weeks or months of OJT called "Cubbing" for next to no pay and about 60-70 hours a week.
Interview Question – Have you ever lied to a previous employer? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiations. Just orders.
I applied online and interviewed at CSX.
Interview Details – need to apply on csx website-if called for interview you will be given series of test-psychological and a background check. if you pass you have to attend a 6to 8 week training coarse in atlanta georgia. this you will have to pay for....2 to 4 thousand dollars. When you complete the course and pass you will then be put on a waiting list for next available postion to come open.
Interview Question – the interview is basicly a behavoirly interview. Like if the engineer disagrees with you on what should be done what would you do? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at CSX in April 2011.
Interview Details – I received an interview email after I had applied online. I did my research on the company, industry and position. The group presentation began by signing in (that was to set the 1:1 interview time - someone showed an hour early). A person that showed 2 min late was turned away so be sure to show early! The presentation was very professional and the recruiter defined the position and the dedication required to the position (on call 24/7) as well as benefits. The interview was very easy - describe a difficult time you needed to motivate employees, can you work in all weather conditions, lift 83 lbs., how far from the freight yard do you live, any traffic convictions, etc... All you need is a clean record, somewhat physically fit and a can do attitude.
Interview Question – Discuss a difficult time you needed to motivate a group of fellow employees and what was the outcome. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The biggest flag was the Recruiter "A" (at the presentation/interview) could not tell us what the hourly rate was for the Baltimore location because he "was from a different location under different union rules and pay." When I was offered the position (by phone by a different recruiter a week after the interview) this Recruiter "B" could not tell me what I was being paid hourly, but stated the first year salary averaged "$43,000." I expressed my concern and Recruiter "B" told me that he and the Recruiter "A" were not from the location I was being offered the position and did not know what the pay rate was (please note that this is a union position so there is no "negotiating pay") and that the Recruiter (Recruiter "C") that could speak for my region was only next door at my interview/presentation day (leaving me to think, "why didn't Recruiter "A" walk next door and ask?"). I pushed to get in contact with Recruiter "C" to find the answer to my question. I was given an email address (I have yet to receive a response to my email). Even in my "Conditional Offer," there is no statement of hourly pay, only a vague reference to the "average pay." I later sent a letter to Recruiter "B" informing him that I was no longer going to seek employment with CSX. Over a week later I received a phone call from Recruiter "D" wanting to reschedule my physical since I had canceled it. He was not aware of my email to Recruiter "B." I was extremely fortunate to find another position quickly. I I followed my gut. If this is any indication on how inept the Recruiting Department acts, what is the rest of the company like?
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