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MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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30 candidate interviews
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Interview Details – They asked relevant work experience before hand and relevant schooling questions. Also they asked: Why do I want to work here. What are my interests. Do I have any family members within the company.

Interview Question – How would you create a live document that continues to gather information from the office files and update itself daily?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Contracts Management Intern Interview

Contracts Management Intern
New York, NY

I interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority in January 2013.

Interview Details – Get in touch with HR who can set you up for the access to the career portal on their website. Upload resume to apply up to 6 positions at once and wait for call(s) from hiring manager from different departments. Usually it is one round interview with the person who call you and maybe a colleague in the same department.

Interview Question – It was all common behavioral questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Data Entry Interview

Data Entry
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority in July 2012.

Interview Details – I was hired via Goodtemps, the employment agency associated with Goodwill industries. I read about them in a Time Out article about temp agencies in NYC. I set up an interview, meet with someone who said they rarely had editor/writer positions (that's my career) and then I waited. Eventually, they had something at the MTA which I was sent to and stayed about 1 1/2 years.

Negotiation Details – GoodTemps is an employment agency associated with Goodwill Industries. They were very kind and encouraging. I didn't have that much experience with MS Office so they let me practice at home which I did diligently. Then I took the tests and passed them all. Once they had an opening for me, they placed me. However, it didn't seem that that many temps ever got hired. That was and is frustrating.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Client Services Intern Interview

Client Services Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Interview Details – In person interview, just basic STAR structured behavioral questions, always good to use detailed examples from experiences on your resume. Staff was overall friendly and one of the current Interns escorted me to the meeting itself, overall good experience.

Interview Question – Confirming schedule availability.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Electrical Engineer Intern Interview

Electrical Engineer Intern

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Interview Details – Very easy interview, just asked about stuff on resume and discussed the job. Workers seem nice, office seems a bit outdated. Saw a typewriter at one point. Clean with cubicles. Very "Dilbert-esque" feel. I barely said anything, one guy explained the job for most of the interview, the other grilled me on my resume and gave me standard interview questions. Afterwards I was asked if I had any questions (had a couple) and then left.

Interview Question – What's your greatest strength?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern
New York, NY

I applied online - interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority in April 2014.

Interview Details – Quick and easy. Asked basic questions and interviewers were very friendly. Three people interviewed me but only two of them asked questions while the other one dozed off. Overall good experience and the office was nice and clean.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Train Operator Interview

Train Operator
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 12 months - interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Interview Details – Pass the exam for above. 98 u will be called

Interview Question – Make sure while in school car u study for all tests   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Road Car Inspector Interview

Road Car Inspector
Brooklyn, NY

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority in December 2010.

Interview Details – You have to take a test that asks you questions about mechanical and electrical concepts

Interview Question – You may get questions that require to use several electrical formulas or equations to get a result.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. Either you take it or leave it.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Internship Interview

Internship

Interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Interview Details – The interview was straightforward.

Interview Question – All the questions were quite standard. Nothing complicated.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Environmental Specialist Interview

Environmental Specialist
Brooklyn, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at MTA - Metropolitan Transportation Authority in January 2014.

Interview Details – I was called in for a interview. No phone screening or anything. I went in the Manager of
Environmental Protection spoke about what they do and the position. Asked almost no questions. She was very nice and that was all. I believe they had already picked a candidate and had me there to meet a quota. I called back to ask if they had any questions for me and when they would decide on a candidate. I have not received an email or a call yet. Unprofessional and would not work there if they offered me a job.

Interview Question – No difficult questions. Did not expect the interviewer to talk so much about the position and not ask many questions.   Answer Question

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