Union Pacific Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Union Pacific in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    There was a preliminary phone interview conducted due to the fact I lived out of state. I had to follow up on this interview to get feedback to which I was told that they were going to hire me. Then a week later I was told that they wanted to conduct a in-person working interview. They flew me out and it went very well. At the conclusion of the interview, I was told that they would be in contact with me. It took them over a month to finally get me an offer and an additional 2 months to finally start work.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a technical question concerning radio frequency attenuation.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was long and drawn out, they drug their feet getting back to me and presented the offer as non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Union Pacific in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Pretty basic STAR Questions, as this was entry level right out of college. You fly down interview with all three managers, and those that impress, interview with an upper level management employee. If that person likes you, you get an offer in a pretty timely fashion. Be prepared with relevant questions about the company.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ months - interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    They will interview several people for 5-10 openings. You will take a reading test before you will be able to attend an interview. During the interview they will try to scare you away by telling how horrible it is to work for the railroad. It's not as bad as they put it. Just remember to preach safety.

    Interview Questions
    • Who is responsible for your safety when you walked thru that door?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Union Pacific in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met them at our college career fair. They were really welcoming and did their best to make the candidates feel wanted, however, they did provide false information. Initial interview was on campus, then we were selected for second round. This one is tedious as there will be at least 5 interviews with various individuals at the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Process related questions...that change from time to time. They are looking for how quick you think on your feet   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. I was offered one of the higher pays for this job.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    OMT Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Union Pacific in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiter at job fair and told to apply online. Applied an was invited to 1st interview. Met with HR rep an took 4 tests. Told to wait for test results an see if invited for 2nd interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Union Pacific in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Having a family member or family friend who works at HDC already is one of the easiest ways to get hired. 2000 people apply each round so any criminal background and your done, be a non smoker or your out. Military background is a plus more so than college.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever worked shift work, holidays and been on call 24-7?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, they believe there are thousands of other people to take your job so you need to be happy with what you get.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Union Pacific in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied on the website, did not hear back for a few months. Once I did get word back they wanted a phone interview. I had a phone interview with the person who would be my direct manager.

    He invited me in for an in person interview. I arrived and was taken up with the manager to a conference room.

    The interview was a panel of 5 - Manager, Director, and three employees of the department asking questions about myself and my basic skillset

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question had to do with the way that I would troubleshoot an assembly line if it was not flowing properly   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Apprentice Train Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty easy for me. I was interviewed once by an HR supervisor and was given an offer. I think it might be a little easier for people having to relocate as in my case. The other apprentice dispatchers I heard had to go through 2 or 3 panel interviews. The hiring process is also competitive.

    Interview Questions
    • What prior experience do you have that would relate to this position?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. They explain to you the pay and raise schedule and you can take it or leave it. The reason for this is because the raises are automatic for the first 3 years and in the third year your at 76K. There is no relocation package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Locomotive Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Laredo, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laredo, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Union Pacific in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Focus on you dedication to working safe and the safety of others. Let them know that you will work all the time and anywhere. No smokers the company does not hire smokers.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me when you have corrected a supervisor that was not working safe.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, it is a union job
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Network/Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Union Pacific in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very technical intensive interview process. Manager was very specific with testing skills they required.

    Interview Questions
    • What's is a VPN? Not it's definition but it's overall function   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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