American Cancer Society
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www.cancer.org Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

American Cancer Society Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014

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Marketing and Communications Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Cancer Society.

Interview Details – When I first got the call after I applied, they said the first interview would be over the phone - so we set up a time/day to do so. First phone interview went well (lasted about 15-20 minutes), said they would like to continue interview in person.
Went in for second interview, first in person - went well, everyone was nice, he introduced me to most of the employees, and showed me where my potential office might be (I felt really good about getting the job!)
Called me back the next day to say they wanted to do another in person interview with the area director who would be in town. Went in for THIRD interview, everything went well - lots of questions about what kind of person I am, and wanted every detail of all sales experience I had.
Called me back a couple days later saying they wanted to do another interview, this time with several people in the office. By this time, I was really losing patience - either you want me or you don't!
Went in for FOURTH interview, went well. Same questions, just asked differently just like I felt how the other interviews went.
Call back a few days later, saying a different area director was in town and wanted to meet me. Went in and met with her, things went well - pretty short interview, and I don't blame her I'm not sure what other info anyone could squeeze out of me.
Called me back a couple days later and did what was basically another phone interview. I didn't even care about the job anymore by this point, I felt like I was in an horrible relationship and I couldn't break up with the person or something.
Called me back again a couple days later and finally said that they didn't think I was right for the job because I didn't have enough sales experience. I nearly had a nuclear meltdown - I told them from the beginning I barely had any sales experience so I'm not sure what they were doing wasting their time and my time by doing SIX interviews.

Interview Question – They asked me many times what I would do if one of the cancer patients/survivors started clinging to me and wanting to be my friend or be able to call me personally.   View Answer

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Community Events Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Mobile, AL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at American Cancer Society in January 2014.

Interview Details – One day after submitting the application I received a screener for personality/skills test. The day after, I received a request for a phone screener, and three days after the screener received an email stating that the organization was not considering me for the position.

Interview Question – If a large donor came to you crying, and told you that a family member was diagnosed with cancer - what would you do? Most other questions appeared to be the same questions re-phased - all related to working with volunteers - with slight twists.   Answer Question

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Community Representative Interview

Community Representative

Interviewed at American Cancer Society

Interview Details – Set up interview via email. I was called by interviewer and asked a number of questions. Interview was recorded.

Interview Question – Difficult questions about how one motivates others and about cultural issues and motivation   Answer Question

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Specialist, Relay for Life Interview

Specialist, Relay for Life

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at American Cancer Society in September 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online. Process lasted approximately 6 weeks. Only 1 interview. I was brought in for an interview, but then told I didn't have enough experience for the job.

Interview Question – Asked questions about the organization, their mission, and the specific event.   Answer Question

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Specialist, Relay for Life Interview

Specialist, Relay for Life
Culver City, CA

I applied online and interviewed at American Cancer Society.

Interview Details – Applied online and got an email the next day requesting me to take a candidate questionnaire. The questionnaire was all multiple choice questions asking how you would deal with volunteers and chair members in various circumstances to assess your work style. The answer choices were a little limited or sometimes two answers would have worked for the same volunteer. I would have preferred a short answer survey to customize my responses but I suppose its much faster to sift through multiple choice answers.

Interview Question – The questions were all along the same lines - just testing your leaderships skills in various settings.   Answer Question

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Specialist, Relay for Life Interview

Specialist, Relay for Life

I applied online and interviewed at American Cancer Society.

Interview Details – I was contacted via email for a phone interview. The interviewer called over an hour early, I asked to call her back in 10 or so minutes (so I could leave work and be in a quiet location), but she didn't answer. I left a message, and she called me back after about 20 minutes. The interview consisted of quite a few "what would you do if...." questions, and took about an hour. She said that I would receive contact from the hiring manager whether they were interested or not (which I appreciate!), but I didn't hear back. I assume they were not interested.

Interview Question – If a volunteer came to you and was upset that a family member had just been diagnosed with cancer, how would you react to this?   Answer Question

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Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at American Cancer Society in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through the ACS website and received an email for a phone interview with recruiter within 2-3 weeks. The recruiter interview was used to gauge my interest in the position and to gauge salary expectations. About 10 days later I received an appointment for a panel interview.

The process is fast, if they like what you have to offer.

Interview Question – Nothing too unexpected. They presented detailed information about the position at the interview and then asked questions from there vetting experiences and comparing them to the position in question.   View Answer

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Relay for Life Manager Interview

Relay for Life Manager

I applied online and interviewed at American Cancer Society.

Interview Details – Quick response to resume, began with a phone interview and online personal assessment, Within 2 weeks I was contacted for a 2nd interview. Every person I spoke to seemed to genuinely care about the comapny and seeking a person with the same passion.

Interview Question – Many scenario type questions: If you had to handle an volunteer that.... What would you do?   Answer Question

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Specialist, Community Events Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Atlantic City, NJ

I applied online - interviewed at American Cancer Society in October 2013.

Interview Details – Filling a questionnaire that took about 20 to 30 mins.

Interview Question – No it was not difficult neither unexpected.   View Answer

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Communications and Marketing Director Interview

Communications and Marketing Director

I applied online and interviewed at American Cancer Society.

Interview Details – Apply on-line. Interview over Skype with multiple recruiters.

Interview Question – As we are unsure of the geographic territory or whom you will be directly reporting to at this time, how comfortable are you working remotely as we are building the plane as we are flying it?   Answer Question

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