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Hitachi Rail Interview Questions

Updated 7 May 2019
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  1. Helpful (8)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (London, England (UK)) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I went through three interviews for my role in total and had a really good experience, it took a few weeks to hear back and get the final response but the HR team had made me aware of this from the beginning so I knew what to expect. The team I met were really nice and answered all the questions I had, they also told me more about the global structure and future outlook for the business which was really valuable.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you work with colleagues Internationally where English may not be their first language?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Holborn, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (Holborn, England (UK)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process was quick and thorough, with the possibility to meet not only the manager but also other members of the team, as well as facilities in town. Had the chance to speak with the HR team in regards to questions as an employee.

    Interview Questions

    • Examples about how I managed difficult situations or stakeholders in the past   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (5)  

    Recruiting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (London, England (UK)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Don't Waste your time attending an interview with these muppets. Very unprofessional, rude and likely to fail at an attempt of a structured recruitment process if my experience is an example

    They don't know what they are doing - good luck

    I believe this hold exercise was a cheap way to help design the business by wasting time with experienced candidates and draining knowledge

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with rude and or aggressive suboniates ?   1 Answer

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Assessment Day involving 10+ candidates not all for the same job, we were given multiple tasks to complete as a group. Also asked to do icebreaker - we were given questions i.e. if there was a movie about your life which actor would you hire for your character?

    Interview Questions

    • Working as a team to solve puzzles, looking at interactions.   Answer Question

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    Senior Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    1st step: Skype Interview
    2nd step: Technical interview
    3rd step: Last Interview

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Human Resources Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (London, England (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I felt the interview process was fairly straight forward! I applied via agency and was contacted in a timely fashion for my telephone screening and then face-to-face interview!
    I felt that the managers were also accommodating to my prior commitments and made interview arrangements that were suitable to my needs.
    The telephone screening was very thorough and gave me a strong insight of the company. Furthermore the 1-2-1 interview was quite challenging and lengthy I would suggest making sure that you have plenty of examples. nonetheless the interviewers were very friendly and easy to communicate with.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was very competency based and allowed me to describe and explore my current experiences with the interviewers.
      One question that did stick out to me was "how do I manage friendships at work". I found this an interesting way of finding out more about a candidate!   Answer Question

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    Maintenance and Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (Doncaster, England (UK)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was straightforward with questions based upon the job description and upon the experience I had gained in my current and former roles and upon my ability to apply my experience to the role in question.

    Interview Questions

    • What was my understanding of the acronyms used in the job description.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (5)  

    Supply Chain Placement Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Submitted a CV/Cover letter online and quickly received an invite to an assessment centre. They review CV's using a combination of a piece of software and just looking for certain criteria, try to avoid the usual waffle, speak in facts and link everything to a working environment (advice given to me by HR). Assessment centre consisted of a combination of 3 jobs that were up for offer, there were 5 candidates for my particular job. Multiple team building exercises followed by a presentation/group discussion. Be yourself! Do not try to act how you think you should, be considerate, seek to include everyone else, if there is a team member who is more quiet, use this to your advantage and actively include them in the discussion. They presented the assessment centre in a way that you had to be yourself. I then got invited to a final interview where I needed to prepare a presentation. The questions they asked were not too far away from what I expected, they asked to explain certain parts of the presentation and asked me to demonstrate when I'd shown certain qualities. Using examples from a mixture of work, sport, family life got me the job. I try to avoid using examples from university or school, but if you're really pressed for an answer use it once or twice as a fall back.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of when you had to work with someone who you had a conflict with   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail.

    Interview

    First interview with their recruitment agency who was acting as a first interview. Went well, agency was very professional and friendly. They mentioned to me the CFO was quiet and poker faced.

    Second interview with HR advisor and CFO.
    The HR advisor asked normal HR type questions and was friendly. The CFO was quite young and showed no personality or gave me any reasons for me to want to work there when I asked about career progression there. Asked some competency based questions which was fine, but then asking about A-Level results, when that was some years ago and I have several post graduate qualifications came across as anal and slightly rude.

    Third stage 3 x 1 hour verbal reasoning, numeric reasoning and logical reasoning tests sent out via SHL. Was given 48 hours to do them. I had back to back meetings and social events planned. I did them at 5am in the morning over two days.

    Then a final interview was scheduled for the following week. The end of the week I heard they wanted to cancel the interview because apparently I didn't get high enough marks on the reasoning tests. On the practice tests I got 80% on two and 100% on another and given the time fame I was given I thought that they would cancel the third interview really just summed up what I have felt about the whole interview process thus far. Cold, lacking in personality and no emotional intelligence. Don't think it's the kind of Company to work for if you are a people person.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you managed people before?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    IT Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Hitachi Rail (Newton Aycliffe, England (UK)) in April 2019.

    Interview

    Applied via jobsite, received call from agency saying that the company wanted a telephone interview with myself.

    Telephone interview was essentially a rundown of my CV. Was asked questions on certain aspects of it along with how the skills I've picked up along the way will be relevant towards the role.

    After this, got invited to group interview which consisted of about eight people all going for the same role that I applied for. The interview was to see how we all work as a group to attain a goal. In this case, the task was to finish a board game while performing certain team tasks (mainly calculation tasks).
    It was essentially done to see who stands out among the group and who doesn't.

    After this got invited to a third interview. Was essentially the same as the telephone interview just in person. Going over my CV, giving examples of how skills I've picked up will help the company going forward. There was also a few standard HR questions littered in there as well.

    Once this stage was done, was then informed I'd hear by the following week as to whether I had got the role. Week later received a call from the agency who said that the company had changed the role to a six month contract role instead of a permanent one that was originally advertised and asked if I'd still be interested. Told them no.

    Was overall a waste of time for everyone involved. Baffled by the lack of professionalism that has been shown by changing the job role right at the end of interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What hardware have you maintained over the past?   1 Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The role was changed from a permanent role to a temporary six month contract right at the end of interview process. Wasn't the role that I applied for initially, so declined it


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