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Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015
113 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, phone interview, then in person interview with hiring managers. Had to get a lot of medical tests even for an internship... But all worth it!

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty basic interview for the internship process. They focus a lot on excel, and analytical ability, but don't test your ability, rather they take your word for it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for interns
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Internal Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roanoke, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roanoke, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position in October 2013 and forgot all about it until I got a call in the beginning of March a couple days after that they scheduled a phone interview which was basic behavioral questions and then a week and a half after that I schedule an in-person interview. They flew me to Roanoke and put me up in a nice hotel and then I interviewed in front of 3 people and they asked pretty much the same type of questions as the phone interviewer, there were no technical questions. 5 days later I received a phone call and was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in the transportation industry?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The salary is competitive but non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Government Relations Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    Applied and didn't hear back from them for 3 months. They sent an email inviting me to take an online assessment. Heavy on logic questions. Another 3 months went by before they email again asking me to do an interview. Did a phone interview with someone from HR. The following week they asked me to participate in an online seminar about working for the company, benefits, the rest of the hiring process, etc. After this had another phone interview with the supervisor of the posted position. About a week after that I received a very brief email saying they were no longer considering me.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Industrial Design Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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    Revenue Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Operations Research Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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    Mechanical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Marketing Internship/Coop Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online then received email to complete an online assessment test. After completion of the assessment test I received a phone call to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview went well, very basic questions, and was invited to onsite interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a recent analytical project you completed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    A short phone interview, and then I was flown to Norfolk for a meet and greet and two interviews. I didn't get called back for a final interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you develop a pricing strategy with a client?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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