American Red Cross Interview Questions

Updated Jul 2, 2015
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hattiesburg, MS
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at American Red Cross (Hattiesburg, MS) in January 2009.

    Interview

    Tough, the questions were all situational with no real answers

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with co-worker who does not cooperate   1 Answer
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    Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Spent most of the time asking me about very specific job requirements that weren't even on the job posting description then was told I probably wouldn't advance because I didn't have these??? If they were so critical then why aren't they on the job posting? What a waste of our time. Now I can see why they have bad employee reviews on GlassDoor. SMH

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for the American Red Cross? What is your experience in this specific area of your field (that wasn't on the job posting)? What is your experience with this particular software (that wasn't on the job posting)? You probably won't advance to the next round. Bye.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at American Red Cross.

    Interview

    1 phone interview and two in person interviews. The in person interviews had no less than 4 people interviewing you at once. Very nice though. They really cared if you would be a good fit for the team and not just another body.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if there was a snow storm and no one could make it to your blood drive?   Answer Question
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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 dayinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at American Red Cross in September 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was very long. Three interviews at the American National Red Cross and finally got an offer. Salary was pretty low and not market competitive. They say that its a 9 to 5 job but it really isn't. You'll be working over 5pm. Honestly, its not worth it for the amount of money.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at American Red Cross in August 2011.

    Interview

    I saw a position listed and thought it was the ideal position for me based on my background. I applied online and received an email back asking me to elaborate on one of my experiences. Then we spoke on the phone. I mentioned someone we knew in common, but to this day I don't know if that was a good idea. I never heard back. Be careful that you are not associating yourself with anyone that your potential employer had a bad experience with. I should have asked the person first before mentioning their name.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have with web and social media analytics?   1 Answer
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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at American Red Cross (Johnstown, PA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Played a work game with figuring out problems without a computer in front of you.

    Interview Questions

    • If you can't reach the internet?   1 Answer
    • My printer can't scan to email?   1 Answer
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    Staff Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross (Portland, OR) in November 2008.

    Interview

    Contacted by HR employee. 2 interviews, the first of which was an initial phone interview with same HR rep; the second, a sit-down with two senior managers in the Collections department.
    The phone interview was very relaxed, but I was well-prepared with notes in front of me regarding general difficult questions that may have come up, and my strengths as they related to the job description itself (I am sort of a nervous interviewer). I felt like my interviewer was very empathetic and nice about the way she framed her questions; not at all adversarial.
    I received a call back two days later and scheduled an in-person interview.
    The in-person interview was conducted by two department supervisors, Collections Operations Managers. Much managerial restructuring has taken place since my interview in 2008, but my interviewers were basically three supervisory tiers above me. I believe that number would now be two, as one managerial level has been eliminated recently. But they were department heads.
    The meeting was very professional; definitely not a touchy-feely experience. The Red Cross wants to make sure they're hiring someone who takes their work seriously, and is able to follow instructions to the absolute letter, with few deviations, because this kind of adherence to procedure is vitally important to the safe collection of lifesaving blood. So, jokesters take note, I guess.

    Interview Questions

    • I do not remember word-for-word what the most difficult question was, but as far as I remember it had to do with a difficult situation I had faced at work-- conflict or something (I should have researched this type of question beforehand)--- and how I had handled it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The American Red Cross pays nurses considerably less than what you might find in another venue, so bear that in mind going into the negotiation process. [I strongly advise against this nursing job being one's first nursing job, as it was mine-- there is almost no upward mobility here that is meaningful, there is very little critical thinking involved in the job, there is no aspect which is technically considered "patent care" by other hiring institutions. However, it is a wonderful place to work if you have no other option, if you're planning on leaving after 6 months but before one year, or if you are on the outward sweep of your career and want a cushy union (for now) job where you don't have to pull anybody up in bed, risk making a med error, or have to talk to any sick person's family. This, by the way, is why you get paid less. It's still a really important job, and it still helps to be knowledgable, meticulous, and empathetic.]

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at American Red Cross.

    Interview

    Online application, written interview via email, phone interview, follow-up phone interview and then face to face

    Interview Questions

    • Give 3 examples of proven sales success and initiative   Answer Question
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    Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross (El Paso, TX) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I was called about 2 weeks after online application. I had a very easy phone interview and about 4 days later I received an email for face to face interview. That interview was a little harder as they wanted exact situation answers. Interview went well. I did a call back and was told they were very impressed and I should receive a call from the recruiter by week end. No phone call, no offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you were given a complex task and how did you achieve it.   Answer Question

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