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Septa Interview Questions & Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Feb 9, 2014
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Signal Maintenance Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Septa in July 2013.

Interview Details – The first step is to submit an application and resume. Next, you will be informed of a date to take a writtem qualification exam. The interview comes next after passing the exam and consits of questions regarding your willingness to work shift work in the elements with periods of intense manual labor. After the interview selected candidates go through medical whoch entails drug, vision, hearing, and physical exam.

Interview Question – No difficult questions if you educate yourself about what railroad signal maintenance entails.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation trainees are paid 80% of the collectively bargained rate of pay.

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Bus Driver Interview

Anonymous Employee
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Septa in November 2011.

Interview Details – one month after applying,i received a letter ,saying to come to 1234 west market st., be prepared to spend 3 hours there at 9:30 am....they give you 1hour 30 minutes to complete 120 questions.more of a intelligence ,common sense,personality test.(would you tell on a dishonest employee)(would you obey your supervisor instructions)(how much money have you stolen from your employer)(how many times have you stolen something from a previous employer)(how many days of work did you miss).casual attire
 !....................you will be notified within two weeks,about the next step.............

Interview Question – which comes first,your family or septa   View Answers (3)

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Auditor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Philadelphia, PA

I applied in-person and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Septa in May 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process was a panel of 3 who asked various questions regarding a given field. The questions were not behavoral but specific in nature, such as what is an audit, or walk me through the steps of the auditing process. They did not get back with until 5 months later

Interview Question – Walk me through a typical audit   Answer Question

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Senior Communications Officer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Septa in April 2009.

Interview Details – It took approximately six weeks from the time I applied for the position online to the initial call I received from HR to come in for an interview. I was interviwed by a group of four team members and one senior officer who appeared to be an observer for the most part.

It was the first group interview I had. That said, I thought it went pretty well. The only thing I found odd was at the intiall call, I was asked to bring in my original college degree. In my 15 plus year career, that was a first. Perhaps they have had problems in the past with persons not being to produce the credentials for which they claimed to have at time of hire.

Two plus weeks after the interview, I received a rejection letter saying I did not get the job. Would love to get feedback fro interviewers to help on my next interview. Doubt that will happen.

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