I applied online and the process took 12 months - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in September 2013.
Interview Details – Was very hard to get to the interview applied several time before invit
Interview Question – questions where very easy Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Norfolk Southern.
Interview Details – I applied the operations research intern / co-op position at their career website. Got a follow up online test. The test is not operations research or computer science based, more like a GRE test. You have easy verbal and math question, and then a personality test. Invited to Atlanta for a on-site interview. Took a sit-in exam about math/probability/computer science/operations research first, then talked to three person in the department and one HR.
Interview Question – Questions are not hard Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Norfolk Southern.
Interview Details – Online assessment was extremely easy. Tests basic comprehension. Grammar questions and math questions. Way easier than SAT.
Interview wasn't too intensive. Go in to the company for a day and talk directly to the groups you may be working with.
Interview Question – Not difficult questions. One group asked typical CS-y riddles. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Norfolk Southern.
Interview Details – In-person "pre-selection" interview on college campus. If selected, move on to an 8hr presentation and management test with another short interview to determine which department your skills fit into. If selected by that department, you'll be invited to a group dinner followed by 3 panel interviews.
Interview Question – An understanding of the railroad industry and its challenges would be helpful but not required. Enthusiasm for managing others and working in a team is a plus. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They do not negotiate salaries.
Interviewed at Norfolk Southern
Interview Details – 3 phase, job fair, interview ,fly to atlanta, second interview
Interview Question – How can you supervise someone who knows more than you? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – nONE
I applied online - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in September 2012.
Interview Details – online test, then on site interview with HR, department panel, also a paper based programming base test
Interview Question – Answer a relatively complex sql query Answer Question
Negotiation Details – not negotiable
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in October 2013.
Interview Details – Met with recruiter at university career fair in late September after having applied to this specific position the night before. She seemed impressed that I had already done my work, told me more information about the company and position and went on our way. Couple weeks later was invited to complete the online assessment. 2 weeks later received email notification of interest in a phone interview and spoke with an HR rep. He asked me a couple questions off my resume (easy), why I want the position, and what I know about the position. 10 days later was invited for an onsite interview in Atlanta, they paid for my flight, hotel, and included a $50 card for expenses. Did the virtual career fair. They had ten candidates for this position, 5 at 9 am and the other 5 at 10 am. An HR rep and a department head interviewed me and explained the position, very basic interview questions such as why NS, what do you know about NS, why would you be a good fit, what do you bring to the table, and some resume questions.
Interview Question – nothing difficult, just research the company well and be prepared for basic interview questions. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in September 2013.
Interview Details – Single interview. I was interviewed by a person from HR and a Chief Engineer. They were very straightforward about what they expected from me They expect interns to devote their life to the company, pretty much. Expect to work 80 hour weeks and be on-call 24/7, working nights, weekends, and holidays. I didn't even want the job.
Interview Question – Lots of the guys working out on the railroad like to joke around. If one of them makes a joke at your expense, how would you handle it? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Norfolk Southern.
Interview Details – The process was very fast. Co-Op offer came within hours after the interview. Standard application with general background questions. They use the SAP software where you cannot cut and paste, so ensure you have adequate time to complete all modules.
Interview Question – Questions were standard. One being, "do you like working on teams?" I assumed it was asked to check interpersonal skills, but I was put back when the interviewer said she didn't like working on a team. I wasn't sure what to do with that information. As if she was baiting me to open up. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Verbal over the phone. And then I came in after some medical appointments and security background check.
I applied in-person - interviewed at Norfolk Southern in March 2013.
Interview Details – submit application on line, on line testing, phone call interview, on site interview
Interview Question – what is F function? Answer Question
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