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Canadian National Railway Interview Questions

Updated Apr 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (12)  

    Track Laborer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stevens Point, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Canadian National Railway (Stevens Point, WI) in February 2010.

    Interview

    It was a fairly basic interview. Mostly discussing your previous employment and asking questions to make sure you are OK with certain aspects of the job, such as; travel, performing strenuous labor, being on call, or working nights. The interview consisted our two people evaluating you and lasted approximately an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any issues with traveling? You can be gone for a week or longer at times.   Answer Question

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Canadian National Railway (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    In-person interview with testing. I was sent by a recruiter.
    The HR Rep made me feel quite uncomfortable, even arguing with me about my responses to the questions being asked. Instructions for testing were not clear.

    Interview Questions

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    Urban Planning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian National Railway (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was half in French, half in English. Questions were regarding the railway industry in general, as well as which planning laws, acts, regulations would be involved in planning processes for CN. I met with the Planning Director, and we did a 1 on 1 interview. It lasted about 30 minutes. I felt comfortable during the interview, but did not ever hear back even though they said I would hear back either way.

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Canadian National Railway in March 2016.

    Interview

    Very straight forward, personalized, down to earth and comfortable. Challenging questions and shows the level of expertise and professionalism. It started with a phone screening and moved to the first face to face interview. The process was very clear.

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Canadian National Railway (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was good. They ask you initially if you agree to the shifts they have. A Human Resources person and the Senior Supervisor for Customer Service interviewed me.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a situation where you have to be resourceful and what did you do?   Answer Question

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    Signal Maintainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Canadian National Railway (Moncton, NB (Canada)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    We were maybe 25 guys in a conference room, we had to take an aptitude test that lasted maybe 1 hour? After the the test, i think they faxed them to montreal for review/correction of the tests. We had to wait there. Then they get the results, the supervisor named everybody that passed (about 10) then was the interview at the signals supervisors office with the HR from montreal on the phone. Then wait 1+ month at home, get a call for eye/ear tests, drug test and medical.then wait another few weeks. Called me up on a thursday to be ready for monday to start work haha.

    Interview Questions

    • How many sick days i took last year?   1 Answer

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    Trainmaster Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aurora, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Canadian National Railway (Aurora, ON (Canada)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    First part of Interview - Roll playing, I played as if I already had a position as supervisor, I was away for a week and recieved negative feedback about my 2 employees... How do I deal with it. Next was question and answer- situational questions (what if, what would you do?...)

    Interview Questions

    • Last question and paper to sign was do you have any kind of criminal record at all? followed by - We will check and we will find it if you do.   2 Answers
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