Norfolk Southern Interview Questions

Updated Apr 17, 2015
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    Energy Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview

    Three part interview after the generic human resources overview. An HR rep asked the more personal questions targeting ability to work on teams and about temperment. The hiring manager was more interested in the experience that would match the position. His supervisor was interested in experiences and how they fit with the corporate structure.

    Interview Questions

    • Their HR software had been updated and the resume I had loaded was not current by about two months. Pay attention to what is uploaded v. your status as of the interview. The software is still cumbersome.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Nowadays, Norfolk Southern does not do the actual career day at their various headquarters. First, there is a phone interview with HR and then they invited me to a virtual career day. I am still waiting to hear back from them for the Departmental interview. The HR lady was a bit rude.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were very difficult. They were mostly average HR questions such as, "what are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Invited to apply by a co worker. Applied on line. Invited to take a skills assessment test. Contacted by HR for career day. The HR person forgot to record my RSVP. Career day was revealing. The HR people were immature and arrogant. I was left for 7 hours in a hall waiting for an interview. Not once was a cup of coffee offered or a snack. At 1:00 PM they thought that it might be a good idea to ask if we wanted lunch.

    Interview Questions

    • Would it be difficult to work in an antiquated engineering environment? NS uses its assets beyond the expected service life   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer elsewhere

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    Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    after applied on line, I got an email from HR ,giving me an assesment test.( a GRE verbal test and then personality test, 90 min total)
    Then after I submitted the test on line. I recieved a phone call from HR and ask me to reply her email and set up a phone call interview. She metioned about a on site interview in Atlanta, GA next week but she did not include the details. I will ask for more info after tomorrow phone interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Employee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Long hiring process; online form, phone interviews, in person interviews, and so on. The phone interview was quite laid back and not difficult. The in person interviews can be quite stressful, and expect them to berate you on any negative aspects of your life (intricacies of resume, criminal history, GPA, technical knowledge, etc)

    Interview Questions

    • What do you see as the most negative aspect of Norfolk Southern?   1 Answer
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    Mechanical Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview

    I submitted an online application through the official website. After a week or so they sent me an email which links to an assessment test. The assessment test includes TOEFL type questions and personality test. I was approved and I did two phone calls with the HR department and the shop manager.

    Interview Questions

    • There were just normal questions that you can expect from phone interviews like 'why do you want to work for us?'   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They have pay rates depending on what years you are in at your school.

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    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern (Atlanta, GA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    You have to complete a long 40 minute online test before you interview. The interview process was spread out over 1 week and I met twice with NS staff. The process overall was positive.

    Interview Questions

    • Question about resource leveling - unexpected but answered nonetheless   Answer Question
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    Supervisor/Yardmaster Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    3 phase, job fair, interview ,fly to atlanta, second interview

    Interview Questions

    • How can you supervise someone who knows more than you?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    nONE

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    Mechanical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    paper notification of testing, submitted resume competative testing, interveiw session afterwards, and then the wait.

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    Operations Research Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Applied on their career websites and got asked to do an online (GRE-like) test. Then asked to Atlanta for an interview. Basically there are two sections: paper test on operations research, statistics, IQ, and a SQL question for 1 hour, another programming (multiple choice) for 1 hour. Than talk with three people working in the team. Seems they are obsessed with integer programming problems.

    Interview Questions

    • The paper tests are easy, need not much computation. The in-person questions are more practice-oriented and may require strong programming experience and skills.   Answer Question

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