Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Railinc
- Business Analyst (2)
- Java Developer (1)
- Business Architect (1)
- Senior Software Engineer (1)
- Applications Architect (1)
- Infrastructure Manager (1)
- Product Support (1)
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Railinc (Cary, NC).
Submitted resume. Contacted by internal recruiter. Phone screen. Interview. When starting you could experience a delayed start date. Company primarily starts people at beginning of pay cycle. Be prepared for multiple interviews, one on one and team. Possible to interview with multiple departments. Company runs background check.
- Lots of scenario questions...Name a time when..... How did you react when.... Answer Question
Not a lot of room for negotiation. Get what you can when coming in. Expect a 2-3% annual raise.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Railinc (Cary, NC) in July 2013.
I met with two of who would become my peer managers and had an enjoyable time. What was supposed to be a 60 minute interview lasted nearly twice as long. We got along very well and were able to finish each other sentences, so it seemed as though we were on the same page. When I met later with the hiring manager and the peer that I would be working closest with, I was offered the position in the first 10 minutes. I should have spent more time with them and asked better questions about how they dealt with SLAs and their management styles.
- The interview was very much more personality oriented that technical. The focus was on fitting in to the culture. Their biggest concern was how I had handled firing someone in the past. 1 Answer
There was little room for negotiation. While they offer some excellent benefits, they were not 100% forthright with some of the descriptions and costs.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Railinc (Cary, NC) in June 2012.
I applied online and was contacted by HR about 1 week later to set up an interview via email. Interview was setup and I was also sent an application via email to fill out. The first interview was with 2 senior business analysts. Their questions were general, they just looked at my resume and asked me questions about what I had done. Nothing difficult here, just an honest attempt to learn more about me. Friendly and productive interview, lots of good questions. The 2nd interview was with 2 managers, one was the hiring manager. The managers had a very different demeanor from the analysts. I had the impression at times that they really didn't want to be talking with me, they really seemed to disregard a lot relevant experience that I had. Most of their interview was taken up with generic behavioral questions. I tried to be positive throughout the interview and end on a good note, but I knew before the second interview was over that this was the end of the road.
- Three jars of marbles(black, white, mixed) with mismatched labels. How can you put the labels on the correct jar. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Railinc (Cary, NC) in November 2011.
I went through a recruiting company and was asked for an in person interview. I was pretty excited for the interview and felt I had a really good shot at the job. I had all the qualifications they asked for plus some and had more experience than they asked for. However, I was a little surprised to see that I had more experience than two out of the three who were interviewing me. So, I get there and things are going fine for the first 90% of the interview. The interview is pretty disorganized with just the three people asking me random things about my background and then moving to basic questions. The basic questions are not too hard - things that take five seconds to google that you hardly need to spit out day to day unless you are in an intro to Java/JEE class. Mostly, the questions were either amorphous or pretty amateur as in basic OO questions and such. So, towards the very end of the interview I get a couple questions that just do not make sense. I try to answer them, but I wonder if the interviewer knew how to explain what they were asking. So, their demeanor totally changes for the worse. After the interview, I found out that they were looking for some specific method calls and was disqualified for not rattling them off of the top of my head (basic JEE stuff any seasoned developer knows where to find but isn't something used everyday). The architect (person with the most experience) then seemed to get a little antsy and basically annoyed to even have to be there. Questions I asked about the company were answered somewhat gruffly, but I remained polite. At the end of the interview, I was not even shown out of the office. I felt really disrespected - all because I could not answer one or two question out of at least 25 to their liking. Overall, I got the feeling that a development job at Rail Inc will consist of less thinking and more just taking instructions from "architects." I think the development staff seemed less experienced than I would like at a company, and I think they may want an automaton and not someone who wants to think for themselves and grow. I also thought the attitude of the interviewers was disrespectful and would be concerned that it would spill over into a position there. I had made the decision to reject any offer made from Rail Inc, but I found out the feeling was mutual the next day. I must say I was relieved that I did not get an offer. Plus, I found a better job the next day!
- They asked for details about something I had done in college about 8 years ago to make sure I was who I said I was. 1 Answer
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