American Heart Association
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www.heart.org Dallas, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

American Heart Association Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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Administrative Associate Interview

Administrative Associate

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Director Interview

Director
Northeast, NY

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Intern
Miami, FL

I applied in-person and 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 Question – 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.

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Business Development Interview

Business Development
Dallas, TX

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

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Fundraising Director Interview

Fundraising Director

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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

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Director Interview

Director
Conshohocken, PA

I applied in-person and 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 Question – 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.

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Director Interview

Director

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Do you have experience in volunteer management.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Low salary offer.

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Director Interview

Director
Dallas, TX

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Besides working here for the mission, why do you really want to work here   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much wiggle room.

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Teaching Gardens Coordinator Interview

Teaching Gardens Coordinator

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at American Heart Association in August 2013.

Interview Details – First, was a screening with HR on the phone. Second was an in person 2 hour interview with hiring supervisor and their boss on questions about myself and how I would fit the position. Third was completion of forms they emailed me, including a computer test and a background of previous jobs. Fourth, I came in for another 2 hour interview specifically on my employment background- such as my education and going through each job I have had. Fifth, they asked me for four referrals, which they talked to on the phone for 30 minutes each (I had to set up the appointments). The process takes a long time, about 6-7 weeks in total.

Interview Question – What keeps you up at night?   Answer Question

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Administrative Associate Interview

Administrative Associate
Saint Louis, MO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at American Heart Association in March 2011.

Interview Details – After submitting an application online I was contacted by a HR assistant to schedule an interview and to complete an online administrative assessment. I met with a recruiter for an initial interview. The questions were more behavioral in nature. She asked what I knew specifically about the organization. I was scheduled for a second interview a couple days later with both the Vice President and the Director of the department. These questions were related specifically to job function and asked to me draw on previous employment experiences.

Interview Question – No questions were particularly difficult   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not attempt to negotiate. I did receive one standard raise and one merit increase over my year tenure with AHA.

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