YMCA
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YMCA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014

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Childcare Interview

Childcare
Downers Grove, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at YMCA in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and was called to schedule an interview. I went in 3 days later and was interviewed by the head of the childcare department. I knew many people that had referred me to the job and had put in good words about me, so she barely asked any questions and told me I'd been hired, but since the hours I could work didn't work for that position she said I would be working for another department. I was sent home with a packet of papers to fill out and returned them the next day. Waited 2 weeks and called to see what the hold up was. She said she would talk to the other department head and get back to me. No call. I called again and she said the same thing. No call again. I gave up and a month later received an email telling me I didn't get the job.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at the ymca?
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Immigration Case Manager : Houston, TX Interview

Immigration Case Manager : Houston, TX
Houston, TX

I applied online - interviewed at YMCA in July 2014.

Interview Details – YMCA was very quick about getting back to me. I am currently out of state, so we conducted an interview over the phone. It was pretty laid back & standard questions i.e. most difficult client, most difficult co-worker, greatest strengths etc. They're planning on having a final answer back to me within two weeks as to final hiring procedures.

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Membership Sales Associate Interview

Membership Sales Associate
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in June 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and received a call from membership director after 2 weeks. I had one interview with the membership director face to face. Very general interview process, nice people, nice culture and environment

Interview Question – What is the core Value of YMCA? What are your goals in five years horizon?   Answer Question

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ETO Administrator Interview

ETO Administrator
Dallas, TX

I applied online and interviewed at YMCA.

Interview Details – Applied online, then received a call about two weeks later to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was standard with two people - one HR, one in a department who would work closely with the person in the position being interviewed for. This was a new position just being created, so the interviewers were not able to answer specific questions about the position.

Interview Question – You haven't worked in a non-profit before?   Answer Question

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Marketing Interview

Marketing
New Haven, CT

I applied through other source and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in June 2013.

Interview Details – two phone interviews, one in person with four interviewers -- one of the panel had conducted a phone interview with me; she was lovely and established a great rapport on the phone --the other three had such disparate personalities (and it did not appear to be part of the interview strategy but rather do to internal priority differences -- not the impression to convey to an interviewee)

Interview Question – The problem was that the four interviewers were not on the same page. The tension between the interviewers during the course of the 75 minute interview was palpable.   Answer Question

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YMCA Lifeguard Interview

YMCA Lifeguard
Altamonte Springs, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YMCA.

Interview Details – The interview process was primarily conducted at the primary YMCA of Central Florida. I got hired by my boss by being persistent and returning every week looking for an answer on my application.

Interview Question – Not really any tough questions asked.   Answer Question

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Coordinator Interview

Coordinator
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at YMCA in February 2014.

Interview Details – One phone interview then full day round-robin style in-person interview with literally everyone on the team. It was exhausting.

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Nursery School Director Interview

Nursery School Director

Interviewed at YMCA

Interview Details – From initial contact to final interview (I was one of two finalists for the position) the environment was professional, easy to follow and pleasant. It's clear that the New Canaan Y has a strong process in place for recruitment. Multiple interview rounds reflected the team's commitment to finding a qualified candidate. Excellent experience all around!

Interview Question – How do you feel about parents who want to become more involved in their child's classroom?   Answer Question

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Marketing Specialist Interview

Marketing Specialist
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in May 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and received a call from HR within 2 weeks. 2 weeks later, I met with 5 team members. It was a fairly painless process.

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Program Evaluation Specialist Interview

Program Evaluation Specialist

I applied online and interviewed at YMCA.

Interview Details – Filled out online application, completed phone screening and panel interviews. I made it to the first round of interviews which included 2 panels interviews and a meeting with the director of the department. I was not asked to come back but there was also another round of panel interviews with the remaining members of the department

Interview Question – The process was long.   Answer Question

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