Save the Children Interview Questions

Updated Feb 5, 2015
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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Save the Children.

    Interview

    I was contacted 1 week after applying. From the email to the meeting, the interviewer seemed to just want to get the interview out of the way. The interviewer seemed preoccupied and disorganized; asked a few questions; and it was over in 10 minutes. I walked out of there feeling they already made their decision. Complete waste of time.

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    Health Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Save the Children.

    Interview

    I received a call from the DC office to schedule an interview for two different positions on two different days. I was interviewed by two people. It was an interesting interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The question were directly related to the position. Like, what would you do in this type of situation, or what would your methods or procedure be.   Answer Question
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    Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Save the Children.

    Interview

    Initial communications were clear via email and phone. The process can be longer as people travel within the company.

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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Save the Children (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The phone interview was set up via e-mail by and HR person how confirmed that she would initiate the call. Questions were general and then relied on the the position description.

    The in person (1:1) interview was set up by one of the project team members.

    The 1:1 interview was strange and somewhat unprofessional. The Interviewer was pleasant but seemed unprepared and inexperienced. For example, the interviewer had not previously reviewed my resume and left me in the interview room to get a drink. There were few questions about my work experience or technical skills. Interviewer asked personal questions and spoke more if his/her own experience and then basically insulted everyone who didn't work in her specific field.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you spoken to your family about this position?   1 Answer
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    Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Save the Children (Washington, DC) in March 2010.

    Interview

    After first being contacted for an interview, and finally going in for an interview, the hiring manager never contacted me to let me know that they had chosen another candidate. Save the Children is a very reputable organization, however this was not a good example of professionalism from one of their employees.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you thrive in a fast-paced, ever changing environment?   1 Answer
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    Documentation Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Save the Children (Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    2 interviews i have gave.

    Interview Questions

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    Distribution/Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rājanpur, Punjab (Pakistan)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Save the Children (Rājanpur, Punjab (Pakistan)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    What is Distribution procedure?
    How to request the commodities for distribution?
    how to manage if any problem occurred at distribution point?
    What is SRF?
    What is Outlet Report?

    Interview Questions

    • what will your first action if quarrel occurred in the community?   1 Answer
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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Save the Children in August 2009.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview followed by a one on one. It was very competitive and I think most candidates were hugely overqualified for the position.

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    Desktop Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Save the Children in March 2008.

    Interview

    The first interview was a brief interview with H.R. for screening purposes. The second interview was a few days later with the IT manager and a couple folks from the team. I was asked the usual desktop support questions and it went very well. I was invited back for a third interview witht the IT director a few days after that. This interview consisted more of the "where do you see yourself in 5 years" type questions. This also went very well. Here is my gripe... I was never notified. I waited two weeks or so and finally emailed the IT manager. He replied that they found someone that better fit the position. OK, great, but don't leave people hanging like that. Very annoying because it's not easy getting to these interviews (mid day mind you so I have to take time from work) and they don't have the courtesy to call or even email you? After 3 interviews?

    Interview Questions

    • Provide an example where you were not able to solve a problem and what did you do about it?   1 Answer

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