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Norfolk Southern Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
107 Interview Reviews

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    Energy Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
  3.  

    Communications Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer elsewhere

    Declined Offer
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    Employee Interview

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    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Co-Op Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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    Mechanical Engineering Co-Op Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    They have pay rates depending on what years you are in at your school.
    Accepted Offer
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    Supervisor/Yardmaster Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    nONE
    Accepted Offer
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    Mechanical Interview

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    Interview Details

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

    Accepted Offer
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    Revenue Accounting Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received phone interview. Typical questions. Interviewer was very nice.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Industrial Design Co-op Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was contacted by an HR representative then asked to participate on an on campus interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a difficult engineering situation you've encountered and how did you solve it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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