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Union Pacific Interview Questions

Updated Feb 1, 2017
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    Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Union Pacific (Omaha, NE).

    Interview

    Interview process included one one-on-one interviewer on college campus and a full day of interviews (one on ones and panels) for the second interview. Be prepared with a lot of questions as you will be meeting with a lot of employees!

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of situational based questions (tell me about a time..)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate the base salary: however, I felt it was competitive with other companies in Omaha and the industry.

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    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview

    Notified of successful application. Reading comprehension test. Interview with 30+ people for the same job. Notified of successful interview. Then must complete various vision/physical tests. After that you do all the training which can take 6 months to a year.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you maintain a safe environment at a previous job?
      Is safety important to you?
      If a co working is endangering him/herself what would you do?  
      Answer Question
  3.  

    Diesel Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Union Pacific.

    Interview

    First send out your resume made sure fill out some one you know already working at UP. Them if they choose you, you will be invited to interview. but now they added to exam. but fee is $50 no refund(what a cheap BS).

    Interview Questions

    • They check your college degree(even those some/most management don't have one) and at lease 3 years of work experience, and if you know some one inside you are hire.

      final question is who is responsible for your safety? ( that mean what ever happen your fault period)  
      1 Answer
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    Train Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Union Pacific in May 2016.

    Interview

    Very kind and easy to talk to. Applied online, took a basic skills and knowledge test, got interview with a panel, 1 week later was offered job.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Union Pacific (Omaha, NE) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process at Union Pacific is relatively a typical corporate structured process. Make sure that you come prepared and stay concise with your answers. Be prepared to initiate with w phone interview and then followed by a panel.

    Interview Questions

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    Summer IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I only had to do 1 interview, but it consisted of your typical interview questions such as your strengths and weaknesses, times you've had to solve a problem, a time you had to take leadership and how you did it, and some other questions. Be sure to express real interest and be ready to ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • recall a time you had to solve a problem for a team.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate because the offer is one of the best for an internship. Flown out to Omaha, nice paid for living, 20 meals, and you get paid handsomely.

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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Union Pacific (El Paso, TX) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewd with the Sr. HR director insividual was pleaseant and had a structured interview process, gave handoutson the training lengths locations I would possibly be working in. Answered all of my questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I want to work for UP   1 Answer
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    Operations Management Training Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Union Pacific (Champaign, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through University Career Fair. Got scheduled for an interview the next day on campus. The interviewer is very friendly. No technical questions asked. Most questions are about leadership experience. There were also a few questions related to safety issue.

    Interview Questions

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    IT Engineer(Voice Systems Engineer) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Union Pacific (Omaha, NE) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I gave UP my resume at a career fair, they put my name in their system and notified me that they would like to interview on my campus. For my college campus interview, two IT recruiters (that were actually managers in IT) were there to interview me. They asked me the typical questions about my resume and skills. I don't recall any specific questions other than the one I put below.

    Interview Questions

    • What separates you from the other applicants?   1 Answer
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    Manager of Yard Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Union Pacific (San Antonio, TX).

    Interview

    Filled out online application, the system will notify you if you are selected for an in person interview. In person interview with a group of people on a scheduled date, will have to take multiple written tests, clear your schedule, it's an all day affair, but they buy your lunch. If you are selected, they will call you within 24 hours or so to let you know if you have a second interview. The second interview is a panel of people who will be in charge of you,it was much more in depth, and they will pick apart your experience and be far more difficult than the first interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions, strengths, weaknesses etc, hard decisions and so on. Second interview was a discussion of my experience.   Answer Question

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Star Star Star Star Star     Former Anonymous Employee

Pros: “It was a super fun job sometimes you were given the opportunity to drive the trains, and other times you got to work on the trains, super fun”“It was a super fun job sometimes you were given the opportunity to drive the trains, and other times you got to work on the trains, super fun” – Full Review

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