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Canadian Pacific Railway Interview Questions

Interviews at Canadian Pacific Railway

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway.

    Interview

    First round required typing speed test and a short basic math test. A senior manager provided an overview and an hour long opportunity to sit in with current employees to observe day to day takes.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you encountered a conflict at work and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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    Trainmaster Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway.

    Interview

    I was given a 3 day notice to complete a recorded online interview, while I was on vacation. When I asked for an extension. I was given about 18 hours. What a joke of a hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you complete this impossible task?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (5)  

    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, TX (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway (Calgary, TX (US)) in January 2019.

    Interview

    very friendly and warm, also wanted to understand what other experience i have and how that relates to the role and the environment. Also the hierarchy of the team was explained and also all team expectations

    Interview Questions


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Office Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Explained how the railroad is not a normal job with normal hours or normal days off but did explain the compensation and benefits are very good of you are willing to put in effort. Promotions can be had as well

    Interview Questions


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    Conductor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway (New York, NY (US)) in September 2018.

    Interview

    The whole hiring process took a little more than 4 months. Started with a digital interview, paperwork, phone interview, lots more paperwork in the form of emails, drug tests, vision, hearing, basic physical. Although it might have taken awhile it ultimately went smoothly.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when attention to detail was important   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (8)  

    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway (Minneapolis, MN (US)) in August 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online and within two weeks, I was emailed about attending an interview. In the email, they sent practice questions with the STAR/SHARE method.
    There were 17 positions available and 50 applicants. A 90min presentation about the company and job description came before the interviews.
    This was the shortest interview of my life, under ten minutes. One conductor and an HR rep, but it was quick and easy with only one behavioral question.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly experience based questions: have you worked with heavy equipment? Ever use a two-way radio? Can you work holidays/nights/over nights? Have you worked away from home for more than a day?   Answer Question
    • The behavioral question was: Tell me a time when you saw someone working in an unsafe manner. What did you do?   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Crew Dispatcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway (Minneapolis, MN (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Group interview setting, orientation took about an hour, we took a break for lunch then they proceeded to do 1 on 1 interviews. Afterwards I left then received an hour about 3 days later

    Interview Questions

    • If you were in this difficult position what would you do.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (6)  

    Sr. Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway (Minneapolis, MN (US)) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Hr Questions its a standard behaviour questions we can find it in internet. Its a technical position but they just asked behaviour questions. Hr Questions its a standard behaviour questions we can find it in internet. Its a technical position but they just asked behaviour questions

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (2)  

    Mechanical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway.

    Interview

    Behavioral based interview, you can find many examples online as long as you are will in to look. Things that show safety will help you and willing to hold people accountable.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (13)  

    Conductor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Canadian Pacific Railway in October 2017.

    Interview

    It is a behavioral based interview to which you have to use experiences you had as far as your decision making and processes that let up to that decision. Not the typical interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you recall a situation in which you had to think on the fly to better serve a customer or when you was broke down to get back going while not having a lot to work with?   Answer Question

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