American Red Cross Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Jun 13, 2015
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    They sent me an email scheduling a time to have the phone interview. And they called one hour earlier that morning. There were two interviewers through the phone interview. Both of them were very friendly, and the interview process went really well, and we talked about the detailed information about the position.

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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was only two weeks. The longest time is getting contacted. I applied in October. In December, someone I knew passed along the same resume directly to the hiring manager. I was contacted shortly afterwards. I met with the hiring manager and then several others on the team all on the same day. The interview was average, and I thought the group was friendly.

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    , Information Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in September 2013.

    Interview

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

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    Program Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in April 2012.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Disaster Services Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in January 2012.

    Interview

    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.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in October 2011.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in June 2010.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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