American Cancer Society Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    Long interview process - phone screen, phone interview with hiring manager, panel interview, then finally an offer. Took two to three weeks for the process and lots of awkward moments at former job.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for us instead of another nonprofit?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate, would definitely not just accept first offer.
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Half behavioral questions/half technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What Would The Person Who Likes You Least In The World Say About You?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    straightforward
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Specialist, Relay for Life Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got an email the next day requesting me to take a candidate questionnaire. The questionnaire was all multiple choice questions asking how you would deal with volunteers and chair members in various circumstances to assess your work style. The answer choices were a little limited or sometimes two answers would have worked for the same volunteer. I would have preferred a short answer survey to customize my responses but I suppose its much faster to sift through multiple choice answers.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all along the same lines - just testing your leaderships skills in various settings.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Relay for Life Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very responsive! Lots of situational questions

    Interview Questions
    • It is sometimes difficult to answer certain situational questions since the structure of the organization is unfamiliar   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Make it personal!
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Specialist, Relay for Life Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email for a phone interview. The interviewer called over an hour early, I asked to call her back in 10 or so minutes (so I could leave work and be in a quiet location), but she didn't answer. I left a message, and she called me back after about 20 minutes. The interview consisted of quite a few "what would you do if...." questions, and took about an hour. She said that I would receive contact from the hiring manager whether they were interested or not (which I appreciate!), but I didn't hear back. I assume they were not interested.

    Interview Questions
    • If a volunteer came to you and was upset that a family member had just been diagnosed with cancer, how would you react to this?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Cancer Information Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Cancer Society in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a behavioral interview. Questions included, tell me a time when you exhibited leadership, or about a time you had to deal with many customers who were, and also tell me about a time when you had to be on the phone with customers. Some technology questions.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the technical questions, involved talking about something you had done recently on you computer that involved completing several tasks at once.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate. I requested a salary on the application, but was given a slightly lower amount in the offer letter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Relay for Life Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    Quick response to resume, began with a phone interview and online personal assessment, Within 2 weeks I was contacted for a 2nd interview. Every person I spoke to seemed to genuinely care about the comapny and seeking a person with the same passion.

    Interview Questions
    • Many scenario type questions: If you had to handle an volunteer that.... What would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Patient Resource Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    After completing the online application I received a phone call from the HR department to confirm my interest in the position and to give further information on the position and get some basic questions out of the way. By the end of the call, which took about 30 minutes depending on your questions, an in-person interview was scheduled within a couple of days.

    The in-person interview was pretty comfortable. For the first 30-45 minutes I sat with a current employee to observe and ask any questions. This was nice to get an idea of what a typical day looked like. Afterwards, I then met with my interviewer for another 30-45 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain the process you would go through if a patient calls and does not have insurance and has done nothing else to secure treatment.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Volunteer Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    First online, then 2 phone interviews, next face to face. Many weeks until offer was made.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The original amount I was offered was not the same when I received paperwork. I had to negotiate for amount that was originally offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Epidemiologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview Details

    Pretty simple and straight forward. If the hiring manager likes your CV you will be invited for a phone interview and if that goes well then for an in person interview. After that your references will be called and then an offer will be extended. The tricky part is figuring out how much to ask for and the negotiation part can be difficult. The pay bands here are very wide (in some instances more than 50K) so you have to think carefully about how much you will ask for because of course they would prefer to pay you less. My advice would be to reach out to colleagues who may have more information about this.

    Interview Questions
    • Anticipate technical questions regarding epi and biostats but if you are prepared you should do fine.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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