Anything new or current?
I can give my experience for conductor and for Transportation Supervisor.
For conductor, the post above is still correct on how things are handled. You apply, get the invite, talk about the job alittle (good but mostly bad) then you watch a video. After that they tell you to take a 15 min break to think about it or call your love ones. For my class, I would say 50 showed up and 50 stayed. I feel most know the drill now and don't apply. so the ones there have done their homework. next we took a test (just one and it's timed) that's very easy/basic. I took my time and was probably the 10th one done. After everyone is done, they tell you that once they are done grading the tests, they will put a sign outside the door that may or may not have your name. I was on there. During the interview the first individual asked about why NS, a few safety questions and if I knew what I was getting into. the 2nd guy was more management and said "hmmm, do you know what I think and what you should do?" I wasn't sure if this was good or bad but he said that I should look more into a supervisory role with all my experiences. Told him that I would apply for OST like he mentioned. He also told me that they would hang on to my resume incase I didn't want the OST position.
Next I applied for MOW OST position. About a week later I received an email with a test. Test was mainly out of these 4 words, which one didn't belong. Or it would show a word and ask which of these words match this word. Not bad but it can throw a few words that make you say whaaaaaa.
anyways, about a few more weeks later I had a phone interview with HR. It was pretty easy and just asked questions about MOW, why NS, have I dealt with co-workers having issues and what did I do to resolve it. basic questions. She then went on to tell me that I would receive an invite to Atlanta for an interview. That one is two days long. first day, you show up that evening and they will talk about the OST or management trainee for MOW. a MOW rep was there and he talked about the position. Then you were given a time to show up for your interview the next day. The next day, you will have 2 interviews. They give you a disclaimer about working conditions, mode of travel and such, which you agree. Then the same basic why NS, can you work in these conditions, have you ever had coworkers have an issue and what did you do to resolve it. Again, basic questions. Second interview...the same questions. 1 or 2 might be different. Just think and say safety. Talk about how you are the S to Safety and they will love you. after everything I was told that they would give me a call within 10 days. After 2 weeks, I thought that maybe the holiday slowed the process but that following Monday I received the email of fail. No go for MOW.
Ok..fast forward about 2 weeks and the HR that called me the first time and I talked to in Atlanta, called me again for the OST transportation supervisor job. Said that she was sorry for the MOW position but thought I would do better as a Transportation. But...had to go back to Atlanta to re-interview. Did the same but this time got the conditional offer. Did the background and medical check. Background took more time to drive there than actually doing it (5 mins of paperwork) but medical has been longer. I mentioned shoulder surgery that I had about 10 years ago and low back pain. so I had to get all the documents for that, note from my Dr and from an Orthopedic that said I was good to go. That's taken over a month alone. Being done with it, nothing back yet. could be another week or another 2 months before they tell me something. heck, I could still possibly not get the job, though my background is clear (with a clearance still) and great health from my Dr.