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Los Angeles Metro Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Administrative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    After reviewing your application, the company does a testing process. Next, in person interview with two people. If you pass, you are put on a list for the different departments who will call for an interview when they have openings

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Senior Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Pre-qualifying interview with a formal panel of three alternating to ask questions. General questions on experience with the procurement process. Interview is conducted at the LA Metro HR department. Very quick interview lasting no more than 30 minutes. Received notification within two days that I had passed the interview and had been added to the pool of pre-qualified applicants.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you had to work with an internal customer who had did not want to participate in the procurement process.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Video Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online.After a week i received interview call.3 person board interview was taken for around 45mins. After interview email received notifying that i have been on the × Candidate Pool. After two week of the email contacted with Hr personal and noticed that someone else has been choosen for the post.

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  4.  

    Transit Security Officer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online through the metro website for the Transit Security Officer I position. I had to wait four weeks before I got a notification through the email. Then, I had to go down Union Station for a multiple choice test. It's not that hard just basic grammar and scenarios that you might face on the job. If you pass that, then the next step will be the physical agility test. You will also be notified through email. If you pass, the recruiter will schedule you for an interview right there on the spot. It will be two weeks after the test. Then, the interview which will not be hard at all. They'll will just ask you scenarios and see how you handle them. However, I suggest that make copies of all your personal stuff like: social security card, drivers license, firearm permit and etc to bring to the interview. That way you can start your personal history statement immediately. And if pass your interview (which will be a panel of two or three) they will invite you for the lifespan. After that, they will start your background investigation which will take two to six weeks to complete (Your background investigator will send your paperwork off) .Afterwards, you will take a psychological examination and that will take at least four hours to finish. Luckily it's not a pass/fail test, they just want to see where your mind is at. Then, you should receive a phone call in the next day or two to schedule an interview with a psychologist. This will be a pass/fail. All I can say is just be yourself and you'll be okay. Now, that all the hard stuff is over with you have to be extremely patient. Because it may take two to three months for a final interview with the head of the department. That pretty much will be the job offer right there. As you can see the process is very long. But, if you already have a job and are a patient person then these six or seven months fly by real fast.

    Interview Questions

    • If a Metro employee parks in a disabled spot without a placard would you still write him up a citation?   Answer Question

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    Supervising Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiter and submitted a resume. The interview took place in person and lasted for a few hours. Interviewed with direct report supervisor and his superior. It was fairly straightforward and nothing out of the ordinary in questioning.

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    They conducted the interview based on a questionnaire that they have. I was being asked about my knowledge of the company and my skill set. The whole process was pretty simple, just Q&A about your skills.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    ELT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (New York, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Terrible process that took 4 months from the time my resume was sent to 3 weeks after the second interview when no one called me. When I finally gave them a call they gave me this bogus 'I left you a message' - which they did not, and then told me it wasn't important that I got the message, but just so you know we don't think you're the right fit for our department

    Interview Questions

    • Where I see myself in 5 years? Past work experience. What I'm good at/passionate about.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Transportation Planner II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I had a Skype interview. The panel was mainly technical (Director of the office where the position was going to be attached, Director of Policy, senior staff), who took turns asking questions. It was under 30 minutes. I really felt under pressure and the "climate" was pretty cold, but I think these impressions are also partly due to the fact I wasn't prepared enough.

    Interview Questions

    • This was a while ago, these are the ones I remember:
      - Open question about me / my experience
      - Experience regarding innovation and research (an important part of the job description)
      - Is there something else we should know about you?   Answer Question

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    Transportation Planner I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro.

    Interview

    I submitted an application online. I had to wait 6 months for the first interview. The staff was considerate, polite, and straight-forward (good/bad depending how you look at it) - panel of 3, with each interviewer exuding a different personality. One of the interviewers was late. I typically get turned off by these things, but she apologized. She then asked questions to test how well I would respond to the software they use. She would move on with a nonchalant tone of voice as if she wasn't interested or in a hurry as well.

    I have to wait at least a month to hear a response from HR, and they still have 4 other candidates to interview. I don't have specialized coursework, but I have a wider scope from a diverse breadth of coursework. I think they will go with a candidate with specialized coursework but with a narrow scope. Probably won't get the job... 20% I get it.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you a US citizen?
      What is the most important thing to a project?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (10)  

    Bus Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    It is an extensive process, it will take up to 3+ months to receive a job offer and schedule your training. The hiring process consists of two parts: 1st part is a written test, interview and attend a hiring session. You will receive invitation to take written test few days after you submit application. Test consists of basic math and English (nothing you need to study for). Then, if successful you will be schedule for an interview. The interview will be approximately 3 weeks from the time you took your written test. Interview is 1:1 with transit supervisor. They ask you basic customer service related questions and scenarios to see how you would handle particular passenger issues. If successful, they will make you stay for fingerprinting. Then, you are invited to attend a hiring session, another 3 weeks. This session is mandatory! They go over the second part of the hiring process and expectations during training. Few days after, they will schedule you for BOCAT assessment. This assessment consists of you sitting in the operator's chair, simulate driving, life a wheelchair up the ramp, etc. (pretty much see if you can physically perform the duties of an operator). Then, after few weeks, you are schedule for a drug & alcohol testing and medical examination. If successful, you will be issued a medical certificate and must go to DMV to take commerical written test. After you fax BP permit, you will be given a job offer, an orientation date and a tentative start date. Training start date will be approximately 3-4 weeks from the time you submit your DMV permit paperwork.

    Interview Questions

    • During the boarding of passengers, you notice that someone puts insufficient funds in the fare box. After you call it to his attention, he accuses you of being a liar. How would you handle the situation?   2 Answers

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