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Norfolk Southern Railway Interview Questions

Updated Oct 12, 2014
Updated Oct 12, 2014
27 Interview Reviews

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    RACS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway.

    Interview Details

    On campus Interview. Very laid back... When my name was called I responded and went in to the interview room. As we walked there I asked about the night before. During the interview we talked about football and other things for a majority of the time. He had a few HR type questions to ask that were pretty much a breeze, but I really don't remember.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Track Laborer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied and recieved email for group interview session about a week later. Went to interview session where orientation took place. If after orientation you took a test....same test on application process. If invited back after that you had a f2f interview with 4 people who asked basic questions

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever worked with heavy equipment...hydralic (sp?) or peunmatic (sp?) drills   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Management Trainee Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in March. Received an email for a phone interview. 2-3 days after phone interview attended virtual career day. In person interview a few days later with 4 department heads lasting about 30 mins each. Before the interview did a writing sample. Still waiting to hear about offer

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Railroad Freight Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed and thorough for selecting applicants

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Mechanical Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway.

    Interview Details

    If you want weekends off and have many obligations in your life this is not the industry for you. Interview is tough and is focused on all things safety as this is the most important part of the job. Unless you've been a railroader nothing you've done is like this so don't try to compare a previous job to the railroad, it won't work.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Lead Packaging and SCCM Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews - first to get an idea of who you are and if you're a good fit, second to get more detailed in technical areas and personality fit - fantastic people to interview with

    Negotiation Details
    Aptonet is my vendor - they were very understanding and flexible
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application online. Was sent an email to do an online skills assessment test. Also behavioral test. Then given intial interview and second skills/behavioral test to confirm initial test. Then two day final interview. First day was information about the company then dinner with some of the senior management and hr. Second day two round of interviews with senior management and hr.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty standard question. Is it better to be feared or respected? Are you OK working outside/weekends/off shifts?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No, negotiation. Salary was set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Information Technology 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 Railway in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I first took the online assessment test which consisted of the Verbal test and Personality test. I was called the next day that I passed and was flown to Atlanta for the Interview phase. I interviewed with the HR hiring manager (She was really friendly(don't get carried away though) and would tell you your strengths from the interview) and the teams that matched my skills( One was physical and the other over the phone)

    Interview Questions
    • The HR hiring manager asked all the basic behavioral questions(Why Norfolk, Leadership Skills, Weaknesses etc)
      The technical team also asked scenario-based questions related to the Job, asked if i had ever had a disagreement with a team member and how it was resolved. etc
       
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    Negotiation Details
    I could not negotiate as the salary was fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Maintenance of Way Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviews were held in Atlanta, Georgia. The two day process included a general aptitude test and information session on the first day, and a formal interview with Engineering Staff and HR Staff on the second day. NS provided travel and accommodations.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you deserve this internship more than your competitors?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Management Trainee Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Norfolk Southern Railway in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and IQ test followed by an interview in Norfolk. Company paid for airfare and hotel. Interview consisted of a ra ra session about the company followed by a one on one interview with a HR person. The H.R. person said I was the type of person they were looking for and I would be invited to a second interview the following week. I didn't hear back for 2 months, then i got the thanks but no thanks email. The H.R. person was very young and has obviously not learned that your word still means something to most people. Probably would not have accepted an offer but I felt like the process was very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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