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Railinc Interview Questions

Updated Jun 22, 2017
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    Financial Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Railinc.

    Interview

    Had several phone calls to start and was eventually brought in for a face to face with a variety of staff members. Process was excruciatingly slow and inefficient. It was really difficult to arrange the in-person interview with them, communication was not on point.

    After spending nearly half a day at their office interviewing, I was given a timeline and waited patiently for an answer past the time stated. After 2 weeks of waiting and the initial "thank you" emails sent after the interview, I sent a very cordial email asking where things stood, but received no feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were the standard "describe a time when...".   Answer Question

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Railinc.

    Interview

    I worked through a recruiter that arranged the initial phone screen with the team manager. After the phone screen came an onsite interview process with multiple team members looking at technical ability and cultural fit, and finally a wrap up session. After the process it was a few days later that the offer was extended.

    Interview Questions

    • Design for a distributed message based architecture that accounted for multiple input sources while respecting FIFO.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Most of this was handled through the recruiting company and expectations were set with a narrow scope upfront.


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Railinc (Cary, NC).

    Interview

    Submitted resume. Contacted by internal recruiter. Phone screen. Interview. When starting you could experience a delayed start date. Company primarily starts people at beginning of pay cycle.

    Be prepared for multiple interviews, one on one and team. Possible to interview with multiple departments. Company runs background check.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of scenario questions...Name a time when..... How did you react when....   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not a lot of room for negotiation. Get what you can when coming in. Expect a 2-3% annual raise.


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    Product Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Railinc.

    Interview

    Very nice folks at Railinc. Had a pre-screen call, a 1:1 phone interview, and an in person group interview. I found the questions to be relatively generic, but then again I am a recent grad; not so specialized. Pretty positive experience. I would not characterize the interview process as aggressive at all. In fact, at the end of my panel interview I asked a pretty difficult/pointed question of the hiring manager and I definitely--based on their response--felt like they were caught off guard.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had to optimally fill a train car with marbles, how would do it?
      Super open ended, I asked if they meant I had to do it by hand, what tools I had, if I needed to be cost effective, did it need to be repeatable etc. and they didn't want to specify.  
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They came in low, but were willing to negotiate. Even though I don't feel like it really fits the company culture, I was aggressive when I got to this phase.


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    Infrastructure Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Railinc (Cary, NC) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I met with two of who would become my peer managers and had an enjoyable time. What was supposed to be a 60 minute interview lasted nearly twice as long. We got along very well and were able to finish each other sentences, so it seemed as though we were on the same page. When I met later with the hiring manager and the peer that I would be working closest with, I was offered the position in the first 10 minutes. I should have spent more time with them and asked better questions about how they dealt with SLAs and their management styles.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was very much more personality oriented that technical. The focus was on fitting in to the culture. Their biggest concern was how I had handled firing someone in the past.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was little room for negotiation. While they offer some excellent benefits, they were not 100% forthright with some of the descriptions and costs.


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    Business Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Railinc (Raleigh, NC) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewer was more concerned about my knowledge of Ralinc rather than my knowledge and skills required for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about specific Railinc functions and business processes   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Railinc (Durham, NC) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I was called in for a personal interview, there were 2 persons, one was senior software engineer another is the dev manager. Both were technically strong. They asked me about my background and my previous work experience. The interview was more of tricky questions, and there is no straight forward answers. It lasted for about and hour.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a random number generator, it generates numbers randomly from 1-100. What is the probability of getting a number from 60 - 100.

      Types of B- trees.  
      Answer Question

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Railinc (Cary, NC) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by HR about 1 week later to set up an interview via email. Interview was setup and I was also sent an application via email to fill out.

    The first interview was with 2 senior business analysts. Their questions were general, they just looked at my resume and asked me questions about what I had done. Nothing difficult here, just an honest attempt to learn more about me. Friendly and productive interview, lots of good questions.

    The 2nd interview was with 2 managers, one was the hiring manager. The managers had a very different demeanor from the analysts. I had the impression at times that they really didn't want to be talking with me, they really seemed to disregard a lot relevant experience that I had. Most of their interview was taken up with generic behavioral questions. I tried to be positive throughout the interview and end on a good note, but I knew before the second interview was over that this was the end of the road.

    Interview Questions

    • Three jars of marbles(black, white, mixed) with mismatched labels. How can you put the labels on the correct jar.   1 Answer

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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Railinc (Cary, NC) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I went through a recruiting company and was asked for an in person interview. I was pretty excited for the interview and felt I had a really good shot at the job. I had all the qualifications they asked for plus some and had more experience than they asked for. However, I was a little surprised to see that I had more experience than two out of the three who were interviewing me.

    So, I get there and things are going fine for the first 90% of the interview. The interview is pretty disorganized with just the three people asking me random things about my background and then moving to basic questions. The basic questions are not too hard - things that take five seconds to google that you hardly need to spit out day to day unless you are in an intro to Java/JEE class. Mostly, the questions were either amorphous or pretty amateur as in basic OO questions and such.

    So, towards the very end of the interview I get a couple questions that just do not make sense. I try to answer them, but I wonder if the interviewer knew how to explain what they were asking. So, their demeanor totally changes for the worse. After the interview, I found out that they were looking for some specific method calls and was disqualified for not rattling them off of the top of my head (basic JEE stuff any seasoned developer knows where to find but isn't something used everyday).

    The architect (person with the most experience) then seemed to get a little antsy and basically annoyed to even have to be there. Questions I asked about the company were answered somewhat gruffly, but I remained polite. At the end of the interview, I was not even shown out of the office. I felt really disrespected - all because I could not answer one or two question out of at least 25 to their liking.

    Overall, I got the feeling that a development job at Rail Inc will consist of less thinking and more just taking instructions from "architects." I think the development staff seemed less experienced than I would like at a company, and I think they may want an automaton and not someone who wants to think for themselves and grow. I also thought the attitude of the interviewers was disrespectful and would be concerned that it would spill over into a position there.

    I had made the decision to reject any offer made from Rail Inc, but I found out the feeling was mutual the next day. I must say I was relieved that I did not get an offer. Plus, I found a better job the next day!

    Interview Questions

    • They asked for details about something I had done in college about 8 years ago to make sure I was who I said I was.   1 Answer

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