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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Change Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    3 person interview panel which lasted for almost an hour. Typical government interview where they have stock questions and complete a spreadsheet marking each candidate out of 10 for 8 questions. They all took turns asking questions. Followed up a few days later but neglected to identify they had no flexible working arrangements or that they had a time clock requiring you to log in and out every day like the 1960's. They also neglected to advise contractors must complete 42.5 hours each week although only being paid for 40 hours. They also agreed to a daily rate of $950 per day and then reduced it to $800 per day the day before I started.

    Interview Questions

    • how have you managed change in the past
      detail your comms experience   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There were no negotiations as procurement at the third-party agency negotiates and often does not stick to there word or is inflexible


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    People are nice to talk to. Panel interview. Three panel members will take turns to ask you questions . It may take a long time for them to respond about the application or interview results .

    Interview Questions

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    Plant Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sydney Trains (Sydney) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Telephonic interview was happen within 2 weeks after application and then panel interview was conducted after another 2 weeks, after panel interview 2 weeks for final outcome by email notification, overall interview process was longer

    Interview Questions


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    Purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sydney Trains (Sydney) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Apply online, HR called for interview if shortlisted, attended panel interview of three members and received outcome in a couple of weeks after the interview. Be prepared for behaviour questions instead of capability

    Interview Questions


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    Customer Service Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burwood, New South Wales
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sydney Trains (Burwood, New South Wales).

    Interview

    First step online application. They replied after one month that I have been selected for next step.
    Next was online tests which included reading test, verbal reasoning test, maths test. Then there was information session at Burford. Answer also took those tests again to verify. Then there was group activity and roleven play. I passedon't that stage and then finally multi mini interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Apprenticeship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sydney Trains (Sydney) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Five levels of selection. Overall a good experience. Online testing was easy. Information session and testing was at their office. Long process and takes time to get an update after each level.


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    Cleaning Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burwood, New South Wales
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Sydney Trains (Burwood, New South Wales) in November 2018.

    Interview

    Phone screening followed by assessment day, consisting of an information session followed by testing. After passing the test, I was asked to wait 3.5 hours for my interview slot. Three person panel interview, entirely consisting of behavioural questions, answers written on a sheet of paper with no conversation from the interviewers. Overall the process took six hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about a situation where a supervisor asked you to do something unsafe, or where you identified a safety hazard in the workplace?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a situation where you had difficulties in communicating with another person.   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a situation where you had to work under pressure.   Answer Question
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    Trainee Train Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Sydney Trains (Sydney) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview, if you are successful the you attend Literacy and Numeracy testing. Then if successful you proceed to Activity Centre (Role Play) what would you do if.... .Should you pass this then finally Medical exam. You will also be required to provide 2 work related references.

    Interview Questions


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    Trainee Train Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sydney Trains.

    Interview

    I passed the first online test, failled at the assessment center. The test on site is really hard, you have limitation on time for every single question. Especially the math, every question with very long description and table.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach customer service in a proactive rather than reactive way   Answer Question

  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Sydney Trains (Sydney) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Panel interview. Needed to prepare a presentation and two page strategy. Interview wasn't very long. Standardised questions meant less time to talk about yourself. Mix of people on the panel.

    Interview Questions

    • Prepare a strategy on IR change   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiated 3 days part time even though role was FT


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