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Updated Apr 1, 2014
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Disaster Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Cross.

Interview Details – Phone interview with talent acquisition manager. The interview was standard. Why did you apply for this position? Tell me the three main tasks in your current job? The interviewer was nice and very polite.

Interview Question – Tell me the three main tasks in your current job?   Answer Question

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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Red Cross.

Interview Details – Applied and was called in the next couple days by talent recruiter. Went in for an interview and was called back for another interview and asked to attend a blood drive to shadow another manager. Was offered the job less than two weeks from application date. Tried to negotiate salary but was not offered any additional money.

Interview Question – All pretty straightforward formal questions but expect a lot of them!   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at 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 Question – Only the standard interview questions - no surprises.   Answer Question

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DRD Interview

Anonymous Employee
Wichita, KS

I applied online - interviewed at Red Cross in March 2012.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR director and then a Face to face interview with DRD manager and director

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Emergency Services Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Red Cross in April 2012.

Interview Details – I was hired prior to the most recent reorganization so some of this may no longer apply. I was interviewed once by my future boss and coworker. They knew that a change was coming soon through HR and that they needed to hire someone quickly otherwise there would be another several months before this position was filled.

Interview Question – What is your experience in regards to managing volunteers?   Answer Question

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QC Technician Interview

Anonymous Employee
Saint Paul, MN

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Red Cross.

Interview Details – Applied online. Did not hear back for a long time. Completely forgot about them then they finally emailed about an interview. Interviewed. Didn't hear back until 2-3 weeks later.

Interview Question – Interview questions were straight forward, basic, and regular questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Union contract.

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Instructor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Cincinnati, OH

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Red Cross in November 2013.

Interview Details – I engaged in Two separate interviews and an initial session with a local recruiter. Amazing organizational representation. Each step of the hiring process was explained and the management followed through.

Interview Question – Describe why I want to be a Red Cross Instructor. I was not expecting the call and had not considered how I would answer the Question. I recommend taking a moment to consider why you are interested for working for a particular company when applying and writing it down or just becoming consciously aware of why you would like to represent the organization and be a part of their community.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – A brief explanation as to what the position pays and the various benefits of being employed by the Red Cross.

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Instructor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Omaha, NE

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Red Cross in September 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview followed by interview with an HR Rep. They call you back within a weeks time

Interview Question – What would former co workers say about you?   Answer Question

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Lead Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Red Cross.

Interview Details – From applying through the Red Cross website to getting the official "Hire" letter, process took approximately 3 weeks.

Went through what I guess was a "screening" interview on the phone twice. From there had a panel interview with a few of the Red Cross staff. I was slightly surprised by this type of interview but overall found it to be beneficial. It included the people I would be reporting to as well as others from within the department that I would be working it. Finally I had a 1:1 interview with another staff member which gave me an opportunity to ask additional questions that weren't part of the formal panel interview.

The overall process was pretty relaxed. Everyone I interviewed with throughout the process seemed to be as interested in answering my questions/concerns as they were in interviewing me.

Interview Question – The questions were all very basic. They reviewed my resume and asked about further explanation of my experiences. The organization as a whole is very volunteer-focused/driven so there were quite a few questions about working with volunteers, which was a bit unexpected as I didn't come from a NPO background.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a bit. When the hiring specialist says that it "really" is their last offer, they really do mean it. I was offered the base salary, asked for $4,000 more. Was given a counter offer of $1,000 more. Turned that offer down and thought that would be it. HR rep called with final offer which was a little less that I wanted but was given additional "work-life balance" perks so I took it.
That whole phase took roughly a week to get through.

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Disaster Program Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Cross.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR scout, follow up with same scout, final with local management team

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