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American Red Cross Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
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Donor Recruitment Representative Interview

Donor Recruitment Representative
Saint Louis, MO

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

Interview Details – Phone interview and 2 in person interviews. Pretty quick and easy.

Interview Question – Basic interview questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Red Cross.

Interview Details – Had a telephone interview by a Human Resource representative. I was then given a personal interview by the director and manager of the unit that was looking to fill the position. Waited for a week before I was offered the position.

Interview Question – Explain why you want to work for this organization and what you could do to improve their mission?   View Answers (2)


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Disaster Specialist Interview

Disaster Specialist

Interviewed at American Red Cross

Interview Details – I was initially turned down through HR screening without even an interview. I was eventually offered an interview after passing my resume along to the actual hiring manager and bypassing HR. Had initial HR interview with very basic questions. Moved on to panel interview over the phone because was out-of-state.

Interview Question – Challenges associated with volunteers and ways to get community involved.   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Area Manager Interview

Area Manager

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at American Red Cross.

Interview Details – The interview process varies greatly depending on location. It can be two to five interviews based on the location and position. Very professional but lengthy.

Interview Question – No really challenging questions. The process is clunky and long.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Collections Technician Interview

Collections Technician

I applied online and interviewed at American Red Cross.

Interview Details – I applied online and a few weeks later I was contacted. I came in for a 1:1 interview with the Red Cross manager. The interview lasted about 30 min. Most of the questions were behavioral based but they were all very easy. A couple of weeks later, I was offered the job. Soon after, I signed an employment contract and started training.

Interview Question – All of the questions were very easy. Alot of behavioral questions. There were absolutely no curveballs   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Manager of Operations Interview

Senior Manager of Operations
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Red Cross in July 2011.

Interview Details – I applied on line on the Indeed job search engine. Once I applied I received a phone call from the in-house recruiting specialist letting me know that they are interested in me and I have to meet with the hiring manager at a blood drive. I had to wait couple of days and I met with the hiring manager at a blood drive locations. At that point, the hiring manager explained to me what was expected of me and answered my questions. After the meeting I had to wait couple more days for a phone call from the recruiting specialist. Once I received the call I was informed that I was hired.

Interview Question – There was no unexpected question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation process.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at American Red Cross in October 2009.

Interview Details – A friend mentioned Red Cross had positions posted. I went online to their website to submit my application. About six weeks later I received a call from their recruiter who asked some preliminary screening questions. She then set up a conference call with two individuals for the interview. I heard back a week later that I would be interviewed in person. I went to their offices in DC and was interviewed by two of their managers. I was very positive and I left feeling encouraged. Two weeks later, the recruiter phoned to say I was selected and she shared salary, benefits, reporting details. All in all, a great experience.

Interview Question – The msot difficult question had to do with one of their systems used for data collection. I wasn't familiary with it at all, but answered as best I could having researched the position ahead of time.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There really wasn't a negotiation. They offered a salary and I accepted.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Volunteer Manager Interview

Volunteer Manager
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at American Red Cross.

Interview Details – one on one with director and peer interview

Reason for Declining – salary was too low


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Collections Technician II Interview

Collections Technician II
Mobile, AL

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at American Red Cross.

Interview Details – Usually have at least two interviews, sometimes three. Normally they are interviews with at least two people each time. Generally in Alabama they like you to have a phlebotomy certificate at least, but not necessarily experience because they have to teach you the Red Cross way to do everything and it's easier if they don't have to break you of lots of bad habits.

Interview Question – They will tell you that this is a difficult job because of travel, hours, and stress. BELIEVE THEM!!!!!! They are NOT exaggerating!!! They will ask if you have children if you have a good support network that can take care of your children at all hours of the day and night.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I accepted their first offer and I should have negotiated for something higher. They will try to low ball you so start high and be willing to come down. The benefits used to make up for lower pay, but they have cut down to bad insurance so you'll need good pay to make up for what your insurance doesn't pay.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Youth Education Specialist Interview

Youth Education Specialist
Peoria, IL

I applied online and interviewed at American Red Cross.

Interview Details – Applied online. Got a call to set up a phone interview.
I thought I did horribly on the phone interview so I did not expect a call for an in-person interview, but I did!
The second interview went really well, but I guess I was wrong because I never heard from them again.

Interview Question – I don't remember, since this interview was several months ago, but a lot of the questions during the phone interview were pretty hard to answer.   Answer Question

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