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Interviews at Kansas City Southern

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  1.  

    Carman Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, MO) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Got an email with an address and date of the interview, did the interview, about a month went by, got an email to schedule a physical/drug screen at a local physician near me, about a month went by and got an email with the job offer, filled out the paper work and sent it back, about a month went by and had a start date.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about safety and my skills.   1 Answer

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    Trainmen Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, MO) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Got an email a month or so after applying read up on company and went to some railroad websites to get advice about interviewing showed up dressed in Business casual don't come in wearing street clothes look clean cut well dressed shaved and positive friendly attitude the interview was casual and interviewer was terminal supt.who was a nice guy and gave any information I asked safety is a priority at the railroad so remember that

    Interview Questions

    • Why Do you want to work For the KCS?What was your last job and why are you looking for a new job
      have you ever been fired ? give a situation where you had to handle a dispute at work.   5 Answers
  3.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern in June 2012.

    Interview

    Meet with several senior managers and they ask several questions about railroad experience and what areas that I had worked in. They then asked about my sales experience and dealing with customers.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you feel that you are qualified for this position   Answer Question

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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, MO) in February 2019.

    Interview

    The interview was timely and professional. Typical preprinted questions but these are your opportunities to shine. If you are serious about safety, working at all hours in all conditions and have the work history to demonstrate it the interview is pretty straightforward.

    Interview Questions

    • Why is safety important to you?   1 Answer

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    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, MO) in October 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty laid back. I was interviewed alone with two mangers at the location were I applied. Interview lasted about 20 minutes. Company is really big on hiring prior military young or old. It was average experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of safety background do you have.   2 Answers

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (New Orleans, LA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The interview went very well, I told the yard master I was very dependable and reliable. The yard master well ask you about five questions, but it would be anything you never heard before at a job interview. Be prepared to be on 24 hour 7 day a week call for two years straight. He told me I was going to be hired, just waiting on Human Resources to contact me on the job offer.

    Interview Questions


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, MO) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Telephone interview. The interviewer was working from a list of questions. It became obvious in the process of the interview that the interviewer was looking for a very particular skill set and personality profile.If you answer ONE question in a way not on the prepared list, you will not go any further in the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What notation methodology do you use?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (3)  

    Train Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Kansas City Southern in August 2017.

    Interview

    A good explanation
     from them of the job description also ask about a time I was part of a good team and part a time when I was part of a not-so-good team talked about Union ask me several questions very laid-back

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to be a part of Kansas City Southern are you prepared to travel   1 Answer

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    Comdoutor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern in January 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received email to attend an interview. Interviewed aug 2, interview was just your normal interview. Was told about the job the hours and everything. The gentleman told me I was highly qualified and I should here back in a week or two, as of aug 16, 2018, I have not received an email or phone call..... still waiting

    Interview Questions


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    Computer Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Kansas City Southern (Kansas City, MO) in February 2019.

    Interview

    Over the phone then in person. They were very interested and got me in ASAP to interview and it went well. I have heard nothing and they have ignored my follow ups.

    Interview Questions

    • Very outdated/easy questions.   1 Answer

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