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Metro Trains Interview Questions

Interviews at Metro Trains

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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Metro Trains (Melbourne) in June 2018.

    Interview

    They conducted a 30-40 minute interview with two members of the management team in which they asked about my resume, why I want to work there and if I had questions

    Interview Questions


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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    10 mins were the given time for an important role, in 10mins you have to tell them about yourself, what do you know about the job, why you are the ideal candidate, what are some innovative idea you can bring to the position. It's pretty much a joke.

    Interview Questions

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    Management Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Metro Trains (Melbourne) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Called in by the internal recruiter for an interview. Panel interview of 3: direct manager/ another department manager and said recruiter. The office was nice, interview questions focus mostly on behavioural types. There are some specific technical questions (what is capex/opex - accrual prepayment expense). Overall the interview took 50 minutes. However, the company did not provide any feedback/reply regarding the progress. It was unexpected of a company of this size.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with difficult colleagues?
      What is prepayment/accrual?
      What is your Capex/ opex budgeting experience?   Answer Question

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    Mechanical Assembler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mulgrave
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Metro Trains (Mulgrave) in March 2017.

    Interview

    online testing 8-9 modules and an intensive interview and they ranged from common English to mechanical reasoning tests. The interview also contained more testing on the same line as i have already mentioned

    Interview Questions

    • why i am the one for the role, what can i bring to the role....   1 Answer

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    Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Metro Trains (Melbourne) in June 2018.

    Interview

    I've been invited for an interview in a couple days after I have sent my CV. Two people from the company participated in the interview. At the end of conversation I've been asked to solve a few things using Excel

    Interview Questions

    • Very typical question about what is the size of the airport to understand the way of analytical thinking.   1 Answer
    • What was your biggest challenge during this year?   1 Answer

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Metro Trains (Melbourne) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Very late response for the application. About a months gap between calling for an interview to actually interviewing. Interview was 1:1 actually 2 on 1 and was more interactive rather than bombarding with questions

    Interview Questions

    • Explain working with Aztec
      How would you do the forecasting of the provided data   Answer Question

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    Human Resources Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Metro Trains (Melbourne) in March 2019.

    Interview

    I applied online via Seek. Was contacted quickly and the internal recruiter was very flexible in terms of fitting the interview into my schedule.

    Interview questions were well written, role specific and clearly designed to find the right candidate. The interview was a positive experience.

    Post interview - negative experience. Didn't get the role with no feedback given. However the same role was advertised again weeks later and another similar role. Rung recruiter and asked if it was worth me applying again and would they also consider me for the other role. Was told that I'd be contacted soon with some feedback from the first interview. Never heard back.
    I feel that while the recruiter was good, management responsiveness at Metro can be quite poor. Wouldn't waste my time applying again.

    Interview Questions

    • About values at Metro and how the role relates   1 Answer
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    Trainee Train Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Metro Trains (Melbourne) in July 2017.

    Interview

    1. Online screening

    On the day:

    2. Briefing on Metro, the train network, the training process to become a driver, and working conditions

    3. Computer assessment, including reflex, spatial awareness and short-term memory span

    4. Individual interview, with a depot manager and an HR recruiter

    5. Offer or rejection by email? (Did not receive any confirmation either way)

    6. Medical screening

    Interview Questions

    • If you had to rank Safety, Speed and Accuracy in order, which would be most important?   3 Answers

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    People & Performance Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Docklands
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Metro Trains (Docklands) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Applied for the role and received a phone call from Metro's Talent Acquisition team. Some basic housekeeping questions were asked and then I was invited to come in for a face to face interview with the Manager of BP's, another P&P BP and the business leader that the role would be partnering.

    Interview went well. Their offices are brand new with a great fitout. During the interview, Metro talked quite a bit about their new values - specifically service leadership (also called servant leadership). The interview finished, and I was advised they were at the start of their process, and would need a couple of weeks to get back to me, but I would hear back from the talent acquisition team. I followed up a couple of weeks later with an email to the talent acq team, but never heard back.

    Unfortunately based on my overall experience, service leadership as a "value(s)" for Metro is more talk, less delivery. If the leaders, HR BP's and the talent acq don't role model the behaviours, how would it be expected to be accepted and delivered at the levels down.


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