American Red Cross Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Program Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in April 2012.

    Interview

    A short 30 minute phone interview by two managers, no HR on the call. I was offered the job by HR the next day.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The negotiation was difficult. The HR had originally insinuated a much higher range. Salary is calculated based on years of experience and previous salary so be careful when filling out the form of past salary. Try to include any bonuses and benefits in that figure so you are still honest but do not sell yourself short. Also, assume that you will negotiate. The HR expects it and will offer a lower salary in anticipation.

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    Disaster Services Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through the Red Cross career website. Was contacted about a week later to set up an in person interview. The interview was pretty basic, the typical job interview questions were asked, nothing really unexpected. Received an offer a week later.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in October 2011.

    Interview

    applied on redcross website.i heard about the position from a friend who works at American redcross and he referred me for the position. after a week of application i got a call from HR, asking very basic questions about education, location and availability. I was scheduled for interview at the HQ office. it was panel interview. i was interview by Sr.Director,PM and Team Lead. all had there set of questions and they took rounds. it was basically interview based on my resume, and the position i had applied to. the interview lasted for about an hour i heard back in a week;s time. Team lead called and said that HR will call me back to complete the process HR called for background check. salary negotiation followed successful background check and offer letter arrived in 4 weeks time

    Negotiation

    they will negotiate from the input you have given while completing the application process. so its better to give a little more because they do try and match it with industry standards.

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    IT Was An Informational Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in September 2011.

    Interview

    A colleague flagged a listing at this organization. She and I both knew the hiring manager. I contacted her even though I knew the position was too junior for me. I spoke with her and another director by phone. We had a great conversation. They acknowledged that while this position wasn't the right fit, they think that I could lend a lot to their fundraising initiative. In my "thank you" email, I offered to have an informal conversation advising them on some challenges that they were facing. We met in person and have an informal talk. They do not have the funds to hire me at this point, but it established strong relationships.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no unexpected questions   1 Answer
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    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in May 2011.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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.

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    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Park, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at American Red Cross (College Park, MD) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Washington, DC) in June 2010.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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