American Cancer Society Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
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    Event Planning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to internships.com and received an email a few days later, and set up a phone call a week later. I talked to her over the phone, and reviewed my resume with her and was hired.

    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at American Cancer Society in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    The manager basically said, "Do you want the job?", and I replied that I would, and she said, "Great, you're hired as soon as you pass the background check," Short and sweet.

    Negotiation Details
    The manager told me the salary and that it was what it was and take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Distinguished Events Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview. Situational questions about working with people and staying organized. Then came in to meet two individuals from the department. They were both very nice and the interview flowed as a conversation. Pretty easy if you are really personable and can communicate well. Process took about 2 weeks max.

    Interview Questions
    • All very basic questions that you could expect in any professional interview. The phone interview was the most difficult and more of a formality to make sure you aren't a joke.

      Give me an example of how you work in groups.
      Communicated with someone with a difficult personality.
      Why do you want to work here?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No much room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Community Mission Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    Email correspondence to set up interview after initial phone interview. In-person interview with entire office staff. Overview of the job requirement and nature was provided in detail by different staff.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Event Outreach Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Cancer Society in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 phone interviews with a recruiter and then the hiring manager. They were both very pleasant. It was more like a conversation than an interview. I felt at ease after each interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How does your future plans align with our business direction?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was told upfront what the salary was and agreed to it in the interview. There was no negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Relay Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at American Cancer Society in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a total of 4 interview but the process has changed. I am not sure how to answer this this happened so long ago.They now do a hiring process that is not local but starts in Atlanta.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your background in sales. ( i don't have one)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Community Manager - Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at American Cancer Society in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I started as a temp and met the ED. That is how I learned of the job opening. They post jobs to the internal system for a number of days before it goes live to the public. I had 2 interviews. The first was with the ED, the second was this the District ED and the ED. The questions were based on qualitative ideas. Why do you have a passion for cancer, etc. The never asked to see my diploma or called my references.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Office Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submit resume. Phone call within 2 weeks. First Interview with local office manager. Called in for second interview with Home Office HR. Received call within one week to accept the position.

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Hospital Systems Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at American Cancer Society in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    First I had a phone interview with a few people from the department in the state's headquarters' office. Then I had a group interview with the regional director and the manager of the dept. Then a one on one interview with the V.P. at the time. The R.D., manager, and V.P. already knew me so it was comfortable and maybe easier interviews because of that. Interview process at the time was pretty easy and went smoothly. Almost everyone who took part in interviewing me have either been laid off or quit now though. The people who interviewed me in the specific office I was were specific in how I handled office drama which obviously meant they've had drama issues in the office. Again, many of those people aren't there any longer but unfortunately it'll happen wherever you go. Just stay out of it wherever you are.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult or unexpected, honestly. Not for me at least. Just be yourself. Know the position you're applying for. I was asked if they were to call my old employer, what would they say I may have struggled with. Again, be honest but make sure you know you had a plan on how you overcame it or how you're working on it. For example, I write everything down so I know I'm not missing anything. Or I'll have an extra pair of eyes check something before I print it or send it off.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was my first job so I didn't negotiate but the pay was a lot higher than I thought it would be so I was pleased. Now that the organization is remodeling, the salaries have dropped so todays offers may not be as high.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Specialist, Relay for Life Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Cancer Society in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    First, I applied to several locations through the ACS website. After applying online, I was sent a multiple choice questionnaire with situational leadership questions. The survey was pretty straight forward, asking about how you might handle certain situations with volunteers, event chairs, etc. It helps to know about the structure of a Relay for Life event. This lasted less than 30 minutes.

    A few days after completing the survey, I was contact by a recruiter for a phone interview. The phone interview had questions similar to the online questionnaire, but allowed for a lot more open response. It was clearly scripted and felt a little robotic, but again, pretty straight forward. Questions centered mostly around "What would you do if..." It helps to have examples of how you have worked with conflict, volunteers, and accountability in the past. During this interview, we also discussed the specific locations, more details about the position, and a salary range. At this point, the recruiter decided which location we would be moving forward with out of the ones I applied for. This interview lasted about an hour.

    A week later, I was contacted by a regional manager for another phone interview. This one started off with more questions about the position with regards to the specific office. This interview lasted about 45 minutes, and was a lot more personal than the first phone interview. She asked about why I wanted to apply, why I thought I was the best for the position, and about situations where I had used specific skills. She tailored her questions to my previous job, so it was much less awkward to answer than the first interview which was more scripted.

    A few days later, the regional manager reached out to schedule a face-to-face interview. This lasted just under an hour, and we discussed how I would handle certain issues that had come up in the past relay cycle. I would say this was the most relaxed of all the interviews. I got the impression it was more of a "fit" interview with a few follow-up questions based on my phone interview with her.

    Within a few days, the recruiter called me with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • An event chair and a logistics chair have been butting heads all year long. Now, the logistics chair emails you and CCs the event chair- she's done with the drama. She wants to take all her sponsors, and everything she has locked down to another Relay event, but she can't work with your event chair and your event any longer. How do you handle this situation?   Answer Question
    • MANY MANY MANY situational questions. Be prepared with specific examples of past experiences of dealing with conflict, and be ready to think on your feet.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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