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Mc Cook, IL (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
€500 million to €1 billion (EUR) per year
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What do manufacturer Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) and 1970's band Grand Funk Railroad have in common? They both do the locomotion! EMD designs, builds, sells, and services diesel-electric locomotives for commercial railroad applications: commuter, freight ... Read more

Electro-Motive Reviews

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Electro-Motive part-time

    Pros

    Pay and hours for the work load

    Cons

    Time and the management of the job

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Electro-Motive Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Grange, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Electro-Motive (La Grange, IL (US)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Staffing agency (Sterling Engineering) is dedicated hiring agency for all contract positions at Electro Motive Diesel. They have the inside on what's going on within departments, Vice President Greg Stimulus is well connected with hiring managers. Before the interview he meets with every candidate. Its typical for hiring manager for 30 min 1:1 interview which includes intro, questions and tour of the facility or hire you over the phone before making final decision. It is unlikely you will ever interact or meet with anyone else other than hiring manager during the interview, they like to keep it closed loop. People who work here are friendly, its a small size organization and hence its family style environment. Facilities are not upto par with industry due to its legacy ownership and heavy cost focused management.

    If you are applying for a regular full time position be prepared to produce your transcripts, grades, recommendation letters, etc. apparently HR goes through this even with people who have solid industry experience. Panel interviews are common where hiring managers from multiple departments meet you.

    Interview Questions

    • What process improvements have you achieved in your last position?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Going through staffing agency has its disadvantages, where recruiters at Sterling do is ask you the W-2 hourly rate before submitting your resume, hence there is no room for negotiation. Recruiters here will try to underball you on salary, as their strategy is to seek candidates who have been layed off from large corporations, you should do your homework when working with them. Before considering an offer you should carefully review the offer, many positions here are contract to hire but company misuses it by not extending regular full time offers. Ask thorough questions before accepting the position even if recruiter uses tactics to rush you.

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Electro-Motive Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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