Cancer Research UK Interview Questions

Updated Mar 12, 2015
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    Service Delivery Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cancer Research UK (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Two face-face interviews The fist went well very positive female manager and I felt very good about the organisation. A second interview was arranged and cancelled on my journey into London due to 'problem at home' with the interviewing manager. No apology or follow up interview was forthcoming the first interviewing manager resigned the day after the aborted interview. I applied for this role which was offering a salary will below my usual expectations because I thought it would be a great organisation to work for for cause i totally agree with. I was then informed that the role had been filled internally! Thanks for wasting time and money What a shame that this organisation appears to have rude, unprofessional incompetent senior management team. My advice is to unfortunately is to give this a organisation berth and save yourself both time and money.

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    Corporate Partnerships Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Cancer Research UK (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    The was a simple online application which asked all of the usual questions (e.g. why Cancer Research UK, why this role etc). I was then invited to an interview at their office in London. I was interviewed by two people from the department who were very friendly and it was quite informal questioning and a relaxed atmosphere. They asked me about the challenges that Cancer Research UK face, as well as my motivation for applying and other similar questions that focused on the role. I prepared by researching them online on their website and checking for any new developments in the news and that seemed to be enough. Later, when I joined, they said they look for friendly people that have potential and seem enthusiastic about the cause. They understood that not everyone would have a lot of experience.

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    • Some other interns got asked questions like 'If you were part of a salad what part would you be?' and 'what is your favourite holiday?'. These are just to make sure you have a bit of personality.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    An internship so no negotiation

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    Human Resource Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Great, very well organised and made me feel comfortable

    Interview Questions

    • When have you had to have a difficult conversation, how did you approach it?   Answer Question
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    Service Delivery Manager IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Cancer Research UK (London, England (UK)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Applied via Jobserve/agency then receive more details of role. Clearly state that Cancer Reasearch does not discriminate on grounds of race age etc. CV submitted along with 5 others by agent - mine just got lost - I am over 50 with a lot of experience working in large organisations and have been very successful and more than meet their job spec requirements. This is not the first time this has occurred - Ageism rules in this organisation!

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cancer Research UK (London, England (UK)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    An easy and voluntary process! No actual hard questions asked, a good way to get your foot in the door of retail. You went to the store and asked about a job. It was useful to know someone in the store but not necessarily vital.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about previous work experience   1 Answer
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    Shop Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dumfries, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cancer Research UK (Dumfries, Scotland (UK)) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I was a volunteer initially and saw the vacancy in the internal vacancies list. I applied and heard nothing for almost 2 months, before being called for interview. I got the impression at the time that they just wanted someone to keep the doors open during Christmas and I had the ability to do that. Two weeks later I was offered the job and immediately sent for training.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Corporate Partnerships Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cancer Research UK (London, England (UK)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Relaxed and friendly interview at Cancer Research UK's HQ in Angel, London. Had two separate interviews with two colleagues at each for different departments. More competency -based questions and as to reasons why I applied and would be able to contribute to the charity.

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