Union Pacific Operations Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 6, 2015
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Operations Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university – interviewed at Union Pacific.

Interview

I applied through university. I then attended the career fair and was told to attend a meeting where they provide background on company. Scheduled an interview for the next day. The interview was a 1-1 interview (behavioral). the process after that takes awhile. I didn't hear back until 2 months later.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a situation in which you witnessed an employee doing something unsafe. What did you do?   Answer Question

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Union Pacific (Roseville, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Process: - Apply at career fair with handing in a resume' - Attend information night to solidify interest - 1:1 interview with HR manager of local office (STAR method required, all "tell me about a time when...") - Management test, 4 hours, easy - 2nd interview (not had yet) - projected offer

    Interview Questions

    • How did you gain approval from a team you were a part of? What was your biggest mistake? Define Leadership.   Answer Question
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Union Pacific (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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
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    Operation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I got an email saying that I was invited to the interviewing process. When you get to the interview site the interviewer gives a short presentation. Then take four test that take about four hours. two of the tests are personality profiles. The test were not that bad. As for the interview it was pretty basic. They ask you situational questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Over the past week when have you incorporated safety into your daily routine   Answer Question
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Online application, followed by two interviews. First interview was at a hotel with a mix of current employees and new applicants. Two written tests and a personality assessment along with the first actual interview. Fairly standard interview questions,emphasis on safety and leadership, highlight these experiences if you have them. Whole process was about a half a day or so. Second interview was at the regional he, more intimate with a panel of six people or so, made up of the regional Vice President, HR director, and some other high up folks.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing way outside the box, be prepared to answer situational questions about leadership and safety   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much room to negotiate, they have a cap, even if you are experienced, however, the money comes later.they send you an offer letter if they want you and you either accept or decline.

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview

    One interview at school, invited to interview in Omaha, but declined.

    Interview Questions

    • Must take a required skills/knowledge test during interview   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Too much travel

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Union Pacific (San Antonio, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was more like a conversation, the only weird thing was how they rate you right in front of you. Overall, the interviewer was friendly. Also, the questionnaire packets that you have to fill out take at least 4 hours.

    Interview Questions

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Union Pacific (Little Rock, AR) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Applied via website - received e-mail and follow-up robocall when scheduled for interview. Onsite interviewers were professional, friendly, and informative. I realized quickly that I had asked for too much money and been too inflexible on start dates (items which cannot be changed after application is submitted) Tests given on that date were fairly simple and interview was friendly, two interviewers, one asking questions and one taking notes.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about an experience you had which involved a safety issue   Answer Question
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Union Pacific (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2011.

    Interview

    It all starts with information session on company culture, and what company does. After that you interview with a local recruitment manager, if selected you get invited to a company regional office to panel interview with regional officers where decision is made.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a decision you made that was unpopular and how you handled implementing it.   Answer Question
    • Have you had to convince a team to work on a project they weren't thrilled about? How did you do it?   Answer Question
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