American Heart Association Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2014
Updated Jul 31, 2014
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at American Heart Association.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted via email to schedule an in-person interview. Had a thirty+ minute interview with the hiring manager. The interview was very straightforward and conversational. I received an offer within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of situational questions, for example - Give an example of how you handled an ethical conflict in the past and what did you learn from it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    This internship was unpaid; it was a requirement of my graduate program.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Development Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was relative to the VP in charge. My VP at the time was rather straight forward, however, he's since left. I did have an opportunity to negotiate my salary with HR when the time came, and while there was little/no wiggle room in their offer, we were able to negotiate a 'signing bonus'.

    Interview Questions
    • Given my interviewer, the questions were fairly straightforward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did have an opportunity to negotiate my salary with HR when the time came, and while there was little/no wiggle room in their offer, we were able to negotiate a 'signing bonus'.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at American Heart Association in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    First Stage
    I received a call from an HR representative who interviewed me over the phone. The representative asked me many questions about work ethic, situations, etc.

    Second Stage
    I was then called in for an interview in person and answered questions from a group of people that included the department for whom I would be working. Questions were based on how I would organize myself when working for more than one Director among other items.

    I received a call from another person in the department after this interview to answer their questions. Questions centered on how I would get things done in a 7.5 hour day.

    Third Stage
    I was then given a two-part computer skills test to complete. This included grammar and Microsoft Office skills.

    Fourth Stage
    They did a background check.

    Fifth Stage
    I was offered the job and given information on salary, benefits and start date.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were basic questions. I don't recall any difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Salary and benefits are presented as a package deal.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Northeast, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northeast, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at American Heart Association in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I found the job on a job posting board, and applied directly through their website. HR contacted me about a week later wanting to set up a phone interview with one of the supervisors. I had a phone interview with the manager's boss which was fairly standard, and not too long after that I was asked to come in for a face-to-face. I met with the manager and her boss, and it was about 1 hour long and fairly standard. Not too long after that, I was asked to come in for another interview. I was given an assignment to work on and present at the interview as well, and they also wanted me to complete a 400+ personality assessment beforehand. This third and final interview was in person and was with the manager, the manager's boss, and the boss's boss. This interview was the incredibly long one where I was asked every question under the sun, as they use the CIDS (Chronological In-Depth Structured) interview method. I've never been asked more questions in an interview than during this 3rd interview with the AHA. I also had to make a presentation regarding the assignment they had given me. Afterward, they requested a writing sample, so I sent them a paper I wrote in grad school. Not too long after that, they requested another writing sample, so I sent them something else. All in all, it took about 2 months from applying to actually receiving a job offer, as they are extremely thorough. They do call all of your references, and actually interview your references! After a verbal job offer, the manager actually called me to discuss my references feedback and grilled me on the few weaknesses my references mentioned. It was like a 4th interview, event though they already offered me the job and my references were overall very good!

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly standard, just expect every question under the sun (yes, even going back to high school!). The most unexpected question I got was "what was the last book you read?" They also wanted me to list at least 5 weaknesses and strengths, and go into detail about each of them.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered a bit more in salary than the job posting suggested, which was nice, but it was still quite low considering the insane workload and title. They told me it was non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at American Heart Association in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Depending the person that will give you the internship, they ask you different questions. For example, if the Events Specialist is interviewing you he/she may be focused your personality, and match ways you can contribute to the AHA. It really depends on the person that is interviewing you. There may be the driver personality type that is only focused on results and there are certainly those that exist in the AHA.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult situation you have faced in your previous job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very easy. The person that worked there was just very focused and knew what they were doing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at American Heart Association in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial conversation was with HR to weed out prospects. They will tell you salary cap, however this can be negotiated later in the interview process when you get to an actual decision-maker.
    After HR phone screen, the Manager or Director you will work for schedules a phone interview and then you are brought into the office for an interview with multiple people

    Interview Questions
    • They mainly asked to describe scenarios where you participated in projects or experiences similar to the responsibilities of the role you were applying for   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Ask what the salary cap is and then ask for a little more since cap is not set in stone
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Fundraising Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Heart Association.

    Interview Details

    first had a phone call with hr, then had a face to face interview with the vp overseeing the office, then a 'sids' interview with the vp and the senior vp

    Interview Questions
    • cant really recall anything unexpected - depending on the results from the personality assessment they ask specific questions around those   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Conshohocken, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Conshohocken, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Heart Association in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Prior to receiving hired, there were three interviews; one including a panel interview of five people

    Interview Questions
    • The one difficult question was whether something told in confidence should be revealed if danger was involved or a crime.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was easy in that we both were aware that the other party had experience in getting the best salary available.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at American Heart Association.

    Interview Details

    This can take a long time and can mean two interviews with management from VP and SVP. The on boarding process has gotten better and friendlier.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Low salary offer.
    Accepted Offer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at American Heart Association.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is fairly thorough as you go through a phone screen with the Recruiter, a face to face interview and then a 2.5 to 3 hour final interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Besides working here for the mission, why do you really want to work here   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much wiggle room.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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