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American Red Cross Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Average Interview

Communications Specialist Interview

Communications Specialist
San Jose, CA

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

Interview Details – Phone Interview ; 1:1 interview. Regular question about yourself, experience, expectations, what would you do if...

Interview Question – What would you do to... (some internal situation I had no idea that existed inside the company and I didn't have enough information to give a good answer)...   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

QC Technician Interview

QC Technician
Saint Paul, MN

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Administrative Coordinator II Interview

Administrative Coordinator II

Interviewed at American Red Cross

Interview Details – I had a phone interview for a receptionist position and I was totally thrown off because I was on speaker phone. I haven't had many phone interviews but this was defiantly my first speaker phone interview.

Interview Question – There were none.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Instructor Interview

Instructor
Cincinnati, OH

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


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Emergency Response Interview

Emergency Response
Tampa, FL

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

Interview Details – Received an call from HR to schedule a phone interview. Next day conducted phone interview, basic interview questions. Why would you like to work for ARC? Strengths and weaknesses, etc. After I finalized my answers the interview ended. No time to ask questions or anything. It appeared to me that recruiter had already made her mind. She never even asked if I had any comments, questions or anything. Rushed interview from her part. After a week received rejection email.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Instructor Interview

Instructor
Omaha, NE

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at American 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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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Lead Specialist Interview

Lead Specialist

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Disaster Program Manager Interview

Disaster Program Manager

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

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

DCA Interview

DCA
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online - interviewed at American Red Cross in August 2010.

Interview Details – Interviewer was very friendly and helpful, had to complete application and a test that was not hard. Asked common sense questions and previous job questions. Easy interview, felt comfortable.

Interview Question – Wanted me to explain previous jobs experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, they told you what to expect


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

QA Manager Interview

QA Manager

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

Interview Details – You apply on-line, then wait, I got a call 2 months later to schedule a group phone interview by the hiring manager. Two weeks after the phone interview, I was notified by the hiring manager.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you disagreed with your supervisor and how did you handle that?   Answer Question

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