Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby cockerhamsg » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:21 pm

I had my BC and medical about a week after the hiring session and was called for school a month or 5 weeks after that. Then I had to wait another month or so to go to school.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby chris467 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:03 pm

Well after 5 tries I finally got called with a conditional job offer. When they called they said that they will email me some paperwork to fill out before going to do the physical. How long does that generally take ?
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby Optionmonster » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:02 pm

I had an ankle break high school football and injured my knee in football, will that hurt me in The medical exam?
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby diggerman » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:17 pm

I was invited to a hiring session in November in Bourbonnais Illinois. I passed all the tests and landed an interview. I thought the interview went ok. The recruiter said we would hear something by Thanksgiving, I still haven't gotten an email or phone call yet. My application status still shows in process but the conductor position has been reposted on their job board.

Anyone have any insight with my situation?

Thanks
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby GE45tonner » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:53 pm

If you are fine now I don't think they'd throw you out. If the knee effects you climbing up ladders or walking a mile and a half down your train, the doctor will be able to tell and that would be an issue.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby Optionmonster » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:38 pm

I've read these post over and over. What exactly is an employment background check? What does it consist of
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby Miz860 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:39 pm

After trying 2 times...... I am going to give it 1 more shot. Just applied to NS again for the Philadelphia posting. Let's see what happens this time. Hopefully I have the paperwork they require this time.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby Pdpat » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:28 am

What a process. Lots of waiting, running around getting additional records for really OLD MINOR injuries I disclosed. Finally, it's over and this thread helped me keep my sanity. Got my class date.
From my conditional offer to start date is just under two months. I'm sure holidays had a part in it being so long.

My advice to anyone applying is tailor your resume towards safety. List all the safety responsibilities and duties towards all your previous jobs and be able to expand off it if you land the interview after the testing. Secondly, mention anything that has required you to work odd hours or in inclement weather.
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby chris467 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:18 pm

Out of curiosity when are going to McDonough for training ?
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby Pdpat » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:15 am

Feb 2
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby chris467 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:09 pm

Oh nice. I start Jan 26th
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby rail-roada » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:40 am

Either one of you working out of DeButt's in Chattanooga?
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby chris467 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:34 pm

I'll be based out of Binghamton
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby diggerman » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:49 pm

I got a call a couple weeks a ago from NS police to come in for a BC. The same day was sent for a physical and drug screen. It's has been 8 days since and I know the time frame is usually a couple of weeks. The odd thing is I havant received a offer of conditional employment.From things I've read online it seems I should of getten the offer before I was sent for the BC and physical. It's almost like someone from NS missed a step? Anyone hear of this before?
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Re: Norfolk Southern Hiring Process

Postby jboyle » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:32 am

Do you all know when NS might be hiring again? I have applied for several jobs and still have the IN PROGRESS status. Thanks.
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