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Metra Interview Questions

Interviews at Metra

27 Interview Reviews

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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Sent resume to Metra's email and received call about a week or so later. Interviewed with a panel 2 of people and a hiring recruiter at Metra headquarters. Interview lasted about 20 minutes. Asked about previous work experience and safety. Stated that Metra operated 7 days a week 365 days a year. Waited about a week later and was offered the job. Took physical exam and drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • What are reasons for being late for work?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Simple interview. Two managers and a HR rep. Questions about general scenarios and how you have handled problems. Then the two managers asked questions about my resume and what each position involved.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the agency?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (4)  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Applied to online job for IT position. I had applied 6 months earlier for this position and it took that long prior to getting a response. I played phone tag with the HR rep and finally set a date for an interview a week later. I met with HR rep on-site and he was very professional and provided great detail. His attitude about the company is what made me go on the interview. The pay is way below market rate for the position I applied for.

    Interview Questions

    • The technical portion of the interview was very difficult, because they wanted full detail of IT related jargon. For example what is DAG as it relates to Exchange 2010 (No experience with this platform). Some simple ones like what is a GPO and how do you apply it, What is DHCP and what is it used for.   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (1)  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Applied on-line for IT position. Heard from HR rep within 2 weeks. Prescreening via phone interview led to group interview. A lot of technical questions, mixed with some good standard questions. Technical questions involved a lot of jargon and definitions, not much about past experience or about how you handle certain situations.

    Interview Questions

    • What is DAG as it relates to Exchange 2010. Some simple ones like what is a GPO and how do you apply it, What is DHCP and what is it used for.   Answer Question

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    Accounts Payable Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    phone interview, with CFO and Director of Accounting, used bad phone which made it difficult to hear. Also was pressed for time due to me being at work.

    First phone interview with HR recruiter, after about a month received call from recruiter to set up phone interview with CFO and Director of Accounting

    Interview Questions


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in January 2019.

    Interview

    very very slow. unprofessional interview. too many interruptions. interviewee kept answering the phone. unorganized. did not start on time because they couldn't find certain people. asked the same question in the beginning and at the end of the interview. interviewer asked me how did that get in there twice? laughed and crossed it out.

    Interview Questions

    • are you organized. how long have you been an assistant. how fast do you type. do you know how to talk to a manager. are you flexible. can you work late. do you know microsoft outlook. do you know how to schedule a meeting. when can you start.   1 Answer

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    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in August 2018.

    Interview

    Received an email asking me to come out for an in person interview. When they send you an email they also send you information on the benefits that they provide Interview was fairly straightforward.

    Interview Questions

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    Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in November 2009.

    Interview

    There was 3 interviews that took all day long they offered me the job 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of experience can bring to this job?   1 Answer
    • Why do you want to work for us?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate with them a better deal


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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    First you will get a phone interview, then they will do a background check, of you pass the phone interview , you will have a panel interview with HR and dept person

    Interview Questions

    • They will ask very direct questions about your experience   1 Answer

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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Metra (Chicago, IL) in November 2018.

    Interview

    I had a phone call the day before and went in to interview the next day... HR lady was nice and she just mentioned the instructions that should be done upon arrival
     Also I met with her and 2 other managers

    Interview Questions

    • Teamwork, difficult situation, what is accrual accounting? Revenue recognition?   1 Answer

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