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Chemonics International Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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    Project Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was emailed that I have been selected for a phone screen a few days after I applied (I applied at the deadline). The phone interview went smoothly, they asked questions about specific cases but also general ones.

    The next week I was emailed for an face-to-face interview with 3 people, 2 project managers and one director, as well as aptitude tests (one basic operations skills, one language). There was no expression from any of the interviewers, and I thought the interview went smoothly. There were a number of case-based questions, specifically about project management and handling specific scenarios such as a team member not completing work on time.

    I didn't get another call back. Several polite follow up inquires to the point of contact and I eventually got a generic rejection email. All in all respectable and polite process. I would have preferred a personalized email about the rejection but assume they have protocols to not respond.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a member of your project team continually failed to complete work on time?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Management Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International.

    Interview Details

    First step: Online application (they got back to me anywhere from 2 weeks - 1 month after submitting)
    Second step: Phone screen with basic questions about why you want to work for the company, in international development, and explaining more about the company in general and the specific department (roughly 30-45 minutes) (heard back within 2 weeks after initial followup)
    Third step: Panel interview - both behavioral and situational interview questions, again asking why Chemonics and international development (45 minutes-1 hour) (scheduled for three weeks after initial phone screen - I did mine via skype)
    Fourth step: Online assessments (90-minute timed assessments where you answer 10 questions on a sample grant of ~ 11 pages; analyze a budget and answer 10 questions on it; write a business letter asking a supervisor to attend a conference/something to augment professional development/growth - nothing too terrible)
    Fifth step: Offer

    Interview Questions
    • What to do if clients start talking negatively about your manager while the manager is away.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Program Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online after seeing a posting an a international aid jobs website. Someone got back to be a couple of weeks later and asked to schedule a phone interview. The interview lasted about 30 min and she said she would get back to me within the week but i never heard back.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Contracts Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International.

    Interview Details

    I had at least 4 interviews and a written exam before getting an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by e-mail for an initial screening interview with a current associate, followed within the week same by a request to complete an online skills test (contracts, budgeting, business letter) and online application (for background check). Invited to a panel interview with two associates and a manager the following week. Told in this interview that final candidates would be asked to attend a third interview with an SVP the following week - received no follow-up in this regard, and have not been contacted further regarding the status of the position(s).

    Interview Questions
    • Define leadership, integrity, and versatility. Give an example of how you have practiced one of these in the workplace.   View Answer
    • Give an example of a time when you were required to take on responsibilities outside the usual scope of your role. What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • "In basket" question - given a series of events, how would you manage competing priorities?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Benefits Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International.

    Interview Details

    After submitting my application online, I received an e-mail from the HR department to schedule a phone interview. The interview lasted about 45 minutes and I got along really great with the interviewer. She asked me questions regarding my past experiences and why I was interested in working at Chemonics.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Export Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. they will phone interview you. it is going to be a standard walk through your cv talk.
    2. the second round is an online test, covering multiple topics, including accounting
    3. panel interview
    4. in case you made it through all of it, you are hired.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted via email for a prescreening. They called to do a 20 minute phone interview, which I thought I blew but then was invited to complete the skills test online. The phone interview questions were scripted. The skills test online is not hard if you read the questions carefully. I was invited to interview in person, and two people interviewed me. The questions were your typical interview questions. More emphasis was put on my future with the company and what I expected out of my career. There was a clear emphasis that employment after the internship was not guaranteed, but that they were looking for someone who was a long-term committement to the company. There was also reiteration that everyone there must 'pay their dues' to be promoted, and that teams work long hours.
    Overall, the impression I got was that one of the interviewers hated his/her job, and the other had either been passed up for a promotion or was in the position to keep others from being promoted. They were both perfectly nice, but I was not enthused about the company after talking to them. I withdrew my application before I was notified of their decision.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you define leadership, integrity and versatility?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Multiple stages, even tests to take!

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Archivist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chemonics International in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got an email from an associate letting me know that I'd been selected as a candidate for an archivist position. We arranged a time for an initial phone screening. In the screnning the associate gave an overview of the job duties. She then asked how I define integrity, leadership, and versatility, and asked me to describe an instance where I exhibited one of these traits in a job setting.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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