MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby briandiana » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:13 pm

What does the credit check look like in the hiring process. Had financial problems in 2008 with my mortgage during the housing crisis..
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:49 pm

how is your credit now, did you recover, really read requirements its kind of test for reading comprehension.
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby briandiana » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:50 pm

[quote] (which includes credit, if applicable) This is noted in the requirements... I read this and thought about it as well.. What does "If Applicable" really mean???
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby RearOfSignal » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:27 pm

They want to make sure that you don't have any liens or judgements against you. Like owing a previous employer money for stealing from them.
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby briandiana » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:17 am

so i guess if you have a tax lein agaist your done???
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby briandiana » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:16 pm

ok another question. i had back surgery 5 years ago.. 4 verterbrates fused. i have no issues with the surgery full recovery, I'm very active with Crossfit. Do I need to disclose any of my surgeries? Is this something they pick up in the background or medical evaluations?
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby dunee88 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:23 pm

Yes and yes
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby briandiana » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:57 pm

will the shoulder surgery and back surgery disqualify me for employment? I have no issues and very active physically.
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby RearOfSignal » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:29 pm

No, as long as you pass the physical abilities test you're good.
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby briandiana » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:09 am

Thanks!
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby dunee88 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:21 pm

RearOfSignal wrote:No, as long as you pass the physical abilities test you're good.

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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby belvin555 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:40 am

Metro north hiring practices are crazy they always take forever and when they are ready to hire you they give you a weeks notice that's what happened to me and I am good at what I do. I am an engineer. Wasn't giving my job a weeks notice because you never know what the future holds and I really wanted to go to metro north, but the railroad I am with gave me an opportunity and wanted to give them at least two weeks notice.
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby Steamboat Willie » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:54 pm

Belvin, if you applied for employment with Metro-North, it is that the grass is greener on this side verses where you stand now. And based upon the one week's notice, is that you were an alternate to a prior candidate. I think you turned down an opportunity you may regret in the future.
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby briandiana » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:35 pm

Hi group:

What does it mean on the profile page that under "Disposition Status" it changed from 'Applied" to "Pass Screening" I guess this mean that I will soon get a call or a email to move onto the next step of the hiring process? Would anyone know the timeline? I guess that would be difficult to answer since we don't know the scheduling outlook for this particular position,
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Re: MTA Metro-North Railroad Hiring Process

Postby Walbeb » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:41 pm

I have a question for someone that works for Metro North or may possibly know the answer. I currently work for a class 2 freight railroad as a conductor. I've been there for a year and was thinking of making the switch based off assumptions that may or may not be false.

I imagine that I would be home almost everyday as the 3-4 nights a week in a hotel are starting to takes it toll, I don't mind the long hours and really love my job but being physically away from home is not for everyone. Looking to see if I'm correct or wrong on that.

I'd also think that since 'peak time' is during the day that overnight shifts aren't as common. Being in the freight business you're looking at 10+ years of seniority before you're able to work half during the day half at night, but I'd assume most trains run during the day on the Metro so day shifts are much more common.

Also, will my freight experience help or hurt me? I don't know if they like hiring conductors from other railroads or if they like fresh off the street newbies so they don't bring any bad habits over. How long should I wait before applying, I know I've only been at my current place for a year and I don't want to give the impression that I'm jumping ship for no reason, which is why I'm asking these questions here.


Thanks in advance everyone.
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