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Norfolk Southern Interview Questions

Updated 5 Nov 2014
Updated 5 Nov 2014
103 Interview Reviews

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    Maintenance of Way Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    Applied for summer internship on company website. Didn't get an invite for an interview until about 4+ weeks later. Initial phone interview with HR Rep lasted about 30 mins. Asked how much I knew about the position, my academics, and leadership experience. Discussed the position in more detail, and then invited me for a face-to-face interview. For 2nd interview, met with an HR rep and an engineer in the company. Asked basic interview questions and went in-depth about the position. Only about 20 - 30 mins.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary is set.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Management Trainee-Maintenance of Way Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had an interview directly following a career fair. Interviewed with two guys. Asked a lot about leadership experience. Were impressed with my knowledge of the company.
    Following interview was asked to move on to second stage, an online questionnaire.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you be an effective leader with workers who are 30 years older than you?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for Norfolk Southern   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Operation Supervisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You are contacted by email from Norfolk to go down to the corporate headquarters. The interview is with a group of individuals with different backgrounds where you learn about the company and the different opportunities. Then you are taken to a separate 1 on 1 interview were you are asked more detailed questions about your past experience.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask a lot of questions about your experience in the field you are trying to be hired for. I didn't encounter any strange or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Norfolk Southern.

    Interview Details

    My interview process started at school. It seemed that this interview was to see if I met the basic requirements - G.P.A, Major, etc.. My next interview was more at the end of an information session. Once again a very basic interview. My next two interviews were with the department managers versus HR. These interviews were very intense and specific. They asked a lot of analytical and customer service questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. After a few days, I was asked to complete an online assessment. After 3 weeks, they invited me for an on-site interview. I was also asked to participate in an hour long virtual career day (it was a presentation about the company) which is necessary for all the people who want to work for the company. In the interview, first, they gave all the candidates for this internship position a test (an hour long or something like that). The test was about concepts of OR, statistics, and logic of programming. After the test, each interviewee went to a separate room for their interviews. I was interviewed by two of the managers. The questions were very detailed about the resume and whatever I mentioned there. After a week or so from my interview, they called me to tell me about the offer and then they send me the offer via email.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are all from your resume. So, make sure you know your own resume!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was an internship. So, no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Communications Signal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very straight-forward process. I did a prescreening interview after submitting my resume. They asked questions such as what is your leadership experience, do you have construction experience, what is your leadership style, etc. They emailed me saying they wanted an on-site interview in which they flew me down to Atlanta, GA for a 45 minute interview with some high-up managers within the company. They asked tell me about a time that you had to troubleshoot, what is your experience with engineering, how would you go about fixing a malfunctioning circuit, and other similar questions.

    Interview Questions
    • There really were no difficult questions, just be confident and own the answers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Coop/ Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Norfolk Southern in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly. Easy to talk to. Asked typical interview questions expected at any interview. Felt the overall experience was very positive from an interview standpoint as well as an experience standpoint. I look forward to moving on to the next steps and believe the interview experience is a reflection of the standards that Norfolk Southern holds themselves to.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time you faced adversity".   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    luck of the draw!! fill out online app, and placed into pool of about 300 applicants, then the computer filters out until its less than 100 applicants. then your invited to an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There is nothing you could have possibly have done in the past that can prepare you for the railroad   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OSS Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Invited to hiring event. They were initially not prepared. I believe this was due to the hotel staff. We were given a broad overview of the company. Took an aptitude test, which if you didn't pass, you were out. If passed, took a typing test, which weeded out more people. Panel interviews were done next. It was an all day process. Hoping to hear back from them soon. They were honest and up-front about the hours, pay and environment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Railroad Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Norfolk Southern in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I just went through a hiring session made it to final 7 did the interview they said wait 5 days to hear if your have a job offer. Do they mean 5 business days or 5 actual days because I'm going on 7 days Wich is also 5business days

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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