Union Pacific Manager Mechanical Engineering II Interview Questions

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Manager Mechanical Engineering II Interview

Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Declined Offer
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Application

I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Union Pacific (Houston, TX) in July 2012.

Interview

Had to provide my own transportation for the first interview. (had to fly from FL to TX) NOT CHEAP. they also did not provide any assistance with the cost associated with the interview as other railroads do. Interview its self was pretty straight forward, preview of the different roles you would play in that position, one on one interview, and a series of IQ tests. The IQ tests were a bit "old school" using scan-tron and pencil ( most places use computers these days). The whole process took about 6 hours. very slow at giving a response (almost a month). second interview takes place in Omaha, NB and this time around they do provide travel and lodging. The interview process consisted of two different interviews with two people at the same time, one of which worked as the hiring manager of the department you were applying for. Had a couple of other info sessions giving more details about the job. Over all they have the highest starting pay for the four big railroad companies in the US for this job but be fair warned that railroad work is a lifestyle not a "job" and this is stressed at both interview sessions.

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Reasons for Declining

I had a few other offers on the table at the time of the interview and decided to go with one of them. One of the two offers was another railroad company and my experience with them was that it took a very long time to start the job due to medical evaluations, back ground checks, ect. as well as they move very slow in general.

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