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American Red Cross Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at American Red Cross in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    At beginning of interview questions were broad "Tell me a little about yourself ... tell me about your work at XXX." Toward the end of the interview asked questions stating "A quick question" questions that came across as an afterthought, but in fact we're pretty relevant.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever worked with a difficult manager, if so how did you handle it?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    First step was a phone interview which was about 30 minutes. I was then asked to come back in and spend a few hours meeting various members of the staff. No-one asked me overly difficult questions and everyone seemed fairly nice - although the team seemed a little disjointed. It wasn't overly clear where this particular role fit into the larger picture and the team seemed to be rather top heavy. There was one person I interviewed with who was very energetic and positive - the others didn't leave much of an impression on me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at American Red Cross in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was very happy with the interview process for the American Red Cross. I was interviewed over the phone as well as in person for a position. The interviewers were fair, open and friendly. Though the questions seemed simple, I realized that they were fishing for very specific experience and knowledge. I recommend complete honesty and straightforwardness (while maintaining professionalism, obviously) because I truly believe that they will offer you the position if you are a good fit and if not, they know that you would not be content in the position.

    Interview Questions
    • How does HIV/AIDS fit into water and sanitation issues?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Red Cross in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Park, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Park, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at American Red Cross in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screening then brought in for 1:1. Interview style was very conversational and informal without any behavioral questions. Everything indication they were interested in moving forward. Sent appropriate follow-up thank-you emails and never heard back from the recruiter or the manager.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at American Red Cross in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with Direct Manager, Senior Manager of Division and CFO of Organization. Questions ranged from simple to more elaborate. Interviwers were very friendly and gave time to think and elaborate answers

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were very well formulated which made easier to think over it   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    This interview ran very smoothly. It was a run of the mill behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions asked. They were the normal questions.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Intern to the Chief Executive Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    45 minute phone interview with a college recruiter who received my application/resume that I submitted online. Questions were qualitative and involved giving examples of situations where you solved a problem or handled a difficult situation. Behavioral interview. I kept in touch via email after the interview and was accepted about a month later.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had to work in a team and a difficult personality endangered the group's results. What did you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Red Cross in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly interview process...hr department was easy to navigate and ameniable to negotiation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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