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Derby, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Passenger Rail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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East Midlands Trains is a long-distance UK train operator. We serve passengers travelling to and from London, from South Yorkshire, through the East Midlands, visiting the East of England or the North.

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    I have been working at East Midlands Trains full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pension scheme.
    Great people, family feel with colleagues.

    Cons

    Enjoy working at East Mids Trains

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East Midlands Trains Interviews

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    Train Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Derby, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at East Midlands Trains (Derby, England (UK)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online, had to then attend in person for two competency tests (one includes memorising information then answering questions about it, the other is spotting shapes). I was not impressed with how they chose to inform people that hadn't passed the first test, they chose to do this by reading out their names in the room full of everybody (I got through this part). Weeks later I attended a group assessment day, this consisted of introducting yourself to the room, building a lego bridge (VERY relevant to being a train manager), and answering two speed questions, then if you make it to the afternoon you have a standard interview. This time they only read out the names of who made it to the whole room, so those of us who didn't make it had to trudge in. Again a really unkind way to let people know. The lego building task was terrible, our group spoke over each other constantly, it seemed to bring out the worst in everybody. Most of the people that made it were the ones who spoke over people, I tried consciously to include others, which was to my own undoing. After this we had to two speed interview questions, really don't know what only having 30 seconds to answer a question tells anybody. In the second question one of the assessors wouldn't look at me which I found odd. Anyway I did not make it to the afternoon interview.

    I found the whole process unpleasant, and I think the process isn't nice to candidates and bring the worst out of people. Making people compete like this for a job isn't very nice in my opinion.

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