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    fantastic company to work for and great accommodations to raise a family

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Septa


    Great flexibility with work time and time to support family life.


    Salaries are lower than private industry, but benefits balance it out.

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    Continue to value your employees.

Septa Interviews

Updated Feb 6, 2015
Updated Feb 6, 2015

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    Rail Vehicle General Mechanic/Electro Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Septa in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Online application, knowledge test, interview (where they should start), drug test/physical ,probationary period.
     This is done through a recruiter, most recruiters are useless and have no knowledge of the job. They go by Resume's that have "key words" that a scanner picks up on, then they put your name in the computer and you get a computer generated letter inviting you to take a test.

    Interview Questions
    • 100 test questions, no calculators allowed, several misspellings on the test form. Catch 22 questions. The knowledge based test that is more for passing a test than being able to do the actual work. Knowledge of Ohms law a MUST, knowledge of Math a MUST. I would say, they would do better interviewing, THEN testing candidates, I was there with quite a few very experienced people that felt they did not pass, makes me wonder who got to move on, most likely someone good at math, not mechanics.   View Answer
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Headquarters Philadelphia, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1964
Type Government
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, known as SEPTA, provides passenger transportation services in the Philadelphia area. The agency's operations include buses, subways and elevated trains, trolleys, and light rail and commuter rail lines. All together, SEPTA maintains more than 300 stations and bus terminals, chiefly in five Pennsylvania counties (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia) and in the neighboring states of Delaware and New Jersey. Its territory spans some 2,200 sq. mi. The Pennsylvania legislature established SEPTA in... More

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