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Union Pacific Interview Questions

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
185 Interview Reviews

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    Mechanical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    They used our online, university-based recruiting and set-up a first round interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I was uncomfortable filling out their psych evaluation tests before the first round interview. This took me out of the running.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Director of Terminal Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    Very lengthy with a panel over one day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Train Crew Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    Had to wait all day for the interview and really didn't know what to expect. When I got in the room it was easy as pie. I'm normally nervous at interviews but with this company the interview is simple 10mins and I was out.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you bring to the company?
      Who is responsible for safety?
       
      View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. it's all unionized
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Manager, IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    Pannel interview process with the hiring manager

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Union Pacific in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was not very organized and the interview itself did not have a format like most companies have. I was essentially a description of the job and asked me if I had any questions. The interview was quick but it was mainly me asking questions to keep the interview going. After the interview was done, the interviewer was very hard to get in touch with and did not do what he said he was going to do. We scheduled meeting days and the interviewer would not show up and would not answer emails or phone calls. Overall a disappointing experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Union Pacific? Will you be willing to relocate?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview Details

    Took a while, but was an overall good experience

    Interview Questions
    • are you ok with shift work and overnights   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Union based position, so no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Be sure to tailor your resume appropriately. If your resume is adequate you will receive an invitation to attend a hiring event. Click on the invitation and select the date and location where you wish to attend. If you get through that interview you will be called for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Prepare at least 5 unique facts about yourself and 5 unique facts about the company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Associate Applications Developer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Union Pacific in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied in September of 2013 and I was offered a phone interview in December of 2013. The questions were mostly behavior and personality questions. I was offered an in person interview in January of 2014. They flew me to Omaha, NE for the in person interview the day before and paid for the hotel. It was an all day thing. The panel interviews were not difficult at all; mostly behavior questions. I was nervous at first, but there is no need to be. The BAPT test is pretty simple as long as you understand how to program.

    About two weeks later I received an offer. The offer was more than I expected, and I accepted.

    You have to be patient because it is a long process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation wasn't an option. The number they offered was very generous though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed 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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    Operations Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Union Pacific in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First, applicants take an aptitude test and are given an initial interview. I was interviewed in Los Angeles. The test is timed and the interview is brief and efficient.

    The second interview was conducted in Roseville, CA. I live in San Diego, and Union Pacific paid for my ticket to fly to Roseville as well as my hotel fare. The interview consisted of a panel of 5 interviewers. The group was very professional and asked direct questions that seemed relevant to the position. I really like this company, felt the interview went well and like the people who interviewed me, but I was eliminated from consideration at this interview stage. I'm not sure why, but it was a good experience and Union Pacific strikes me as a very professional company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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