American Red Cross Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014
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    , Information Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fairly easy - only phone interviews. "First" round interview isn't an interview at all, it's just a phone call to schedule the next interview. They pick all interviews based on resume. Second round interview is over the phone (even if you're in the area), questions ranged from "How good are you with Excel?" to "Why Red Cross?" The Red Cross is all about their mission statement, so talk about that. Questions were not hard. Usually there is a third round interview, but it's the same as the second round interview only with a different team member.

    Note: this format is the same for any ARC HQ Internship

    Interview Questions
    • How would you react if your deadline for a project got extended? They said they had to ask this question, but it was weird because usually a project extension isn't 1) a thing unless you ask for it (it's not usually just handed out) or 2) a problem.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Payment depends on the department's budget. This department is unpaid, which means it should be less than 40 hours a week, but my boss wanted me to stay 40 hours a week anyway.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at American Red Cross in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Simple hiring process - no cover letter needed, just a resume submitted via the website. Interviews were only one round - straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Program Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at American Red Cross in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    A short 30 minute phone interview by two managers, no HR on the call. I was offered the job by HR the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation was difficult. The HR had originally insinuated a much higher range. Salary is calculated based on years of experience and previous salary so be careful when filling out the form of past salary. Try to include any bonuses and benefits in that figure so you are still honest but do not sell yourself short. Also, assume that you will negotiate. The HR expects it and will offer a lower salary in anticipation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Disaster Services Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the Red Cross career website. Was contacted about a week later to set up an in person interview. The interview was pretty basic, the typical job interview questions were asked, nothing really unexpected. Received an offer a week later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    applied on redcross website.i heard about the position from a friend who works at American redcross and he referred me for the position.
    after a week of application i got a call from HR, asking very basic questions about education, location and availability. I was scheduled for interview at the HQ office. it was panel interview. i was interview by Sr.Director,PM and Team Lead. all had there set of questions and they took rounds.
    it was basically interview based on my resume, and the position i had applied to. the interview lasted for about an hour
    i heard back in a week;s time. Team lead called and said that HR will call me back to complete the process
    HR called for background check.
    salary negotiation followed successful background check and offer letter arrived in 4 weeks time

    Negotiation Details
    they will negotiate from the input you have given while completing the application process. so its better to give a little more because they do try and match it with industry standards.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at American Red Cross in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was very happy with the interview process for the American Red Cross. I was interviewed over the phone as well as in person for a position. The interviewers were fair, open and friendly. Though the questions seemed simple, I realized that they were fishing for very specific experience and knowledge. I recommend complete honesty and straightforwardness (while maintaining professionalism, obviously) because I truly believe that they will offer you the position if you are a good fit and if not, they know that you would not be content in the position.

    Interview Questions
    • How does HIV/AIDS fit into water and sanitation issues?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Red Cross in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with the senior analyst and the current financial analyst whose role I would be taking over (She was leaving for personal reasons).
    Very corporate vibe considering it is a non profit organization. Asked mostly behavioral questions such as
    1. What stresses you out the most?
    2. Explain a time when you have had to resolve a conflict with an employee
    3. Talk about a time when you have had to deal with a difficult client who has been non responsive etc

    I hear they take a long time setting up the interviews as well as getting back to you after. I think the overall interview experience was great! My application was eventually rejected due to their competitive candidate pool. I am going to keep in contact with the employees, and keep applying for other positions within Red Cross.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Red Cross in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with Direct Manager, Senior Manager of Division and CFO of Organization. Questions ranged from simple to more elaborate. Interviwers were very friendly and gave time to think and elaborate answers

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were very well formulated which made easier to think over it   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at American Red Cross in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    A friend mentioned Red Cross had positions posted. I went online to their website to submit my application. About six weeks later I received a call from their recruiter who asked some preliminary screening questions. She then set up a conference call with two individuals for the interview. I heard back a week later that I would be interviewed in person. I went to their offices in DC and was interviewed by two of their managers. I was very positive and I left feeling encouraged. Two weeks later, the recruiter phoned to say I was selected and she shared salary, benefits, reporting details. All in all, a great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • The msot difficult question had to do with one of their systems used for data collection. I wasn't familiary with it at all, but answered as best I could having researched the position ahead of time.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There really wasn't a negotiation. They offered a salary and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    This interview ran very smoothly. It was a run of the mill behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions asked. They were the normal questions.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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