BNSF Railway Company Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a BNSF Railway Company job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What does your availability look like? Are you open to relocating?

"I am no stranger to making myself available to be on-call and ready to arrive at work in under 2 hours. Anytime there's a staff shortage or other pressing need, I do what I can to support our teams. It's not an easy job, for me or my leadership teams, so I do what I can to promote the sensibility of helping each other out. I've also done my fair share of travel for work, but have not yet been asked to relocate for work. But, I am very career-focused, so for the right opportunity, and with assured job security, I would definitely consider relocation as an option."

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30 BNSF Railway Company Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Adaptability

    1. What does your availability look like? Are you open to relocating?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. Do you have any questions or concerns about this role, what it entails, or about working for BNSF Railway?

  • Career Goals

    3. Why do you want to work for BNSF Railway?

  • Communication

    4. What is your approach to ensuring strong communication among your teams and between departments?

  • Compatibility

    5. How do you feel about being part of a unionized environment?

  • Compatibility

    6. What does honesty and integrity mean to you?

  • Compatibility

    7. Tell me the skills and characteristics you feel uniquely qualify you for this position.

  • Compatibility

    8. Which aspect of working for the railways excites you most?

  • Competency

    9. How up to date do you tend to be with what's going on in the industry?

  • Competency

    10. Are you able to lift 50-85 pounds, work in confined or enclosed spaces, and spend much of your day bending, kneeling, and climbing?

  • Competency

    11. Are you familiar with BNSF's vision, values, and four stake holder groups?

  • Competency

    12. How will you contribute to our reputation for excellence in safety?

  • Diligence

    13. What does hard work look like to you?

  • Direct

    14. Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical review and a pre-employment background review?

  • EQ

    15. How do you find balance between your work life and your personal life?

  • EQ

    16. Tell me about the strengths and weaknesses outlined in your most recent performance evaluation.

  • Experience

    17. Do you have experience working with trains containing hazardous materials?

  • Experience

    18. Describe your overall experience working around and operating heavy equipment.

  • Leadership

    19. What leadership experience do you have?

  • Operational

    20. Do you have experience collaborating with the teams of other departments?

  • Organizational

    21. How would you approach tracking multiple train schedules; including destinations, times of arrivals, and departures?

  • Performance Based

    22. Have you ever been terminated from a position?

  • Problem Solving

    23. What would you do if you had to adjust your priorities which would cause you to miss the deadline of what you were working on.

  • Problem Solving

    24. How do you anticipate and plan for last minutes changes or disruptions when they occur?

  • Problem Solving

    25. Tell me about a time when your problem-solving and troubleshooting skills helped you solve a significant issue in the workplace.

  • Salary

    26. Besides pay, what do you value most when considering a job offer?

  • Stress

    27. How do you maintain your focus in the most stressful situations?

  • Teamwork

    28. Have you ever had difficulty working in a team environment?

  • Teamwork

    29. How do you help your peers manage their stress in high-pressured situations?

  • Tough

    30. How many days were you unexpectedly absent from work last year?