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Conservation International Interview Questions

Updated Dec 29, 2014
Updated Dec 29, 2014
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, followed by two team in person interviews. The first in-person interview was with a panel. And, the second in-person interview was with staff from some of the field offices

    Interview Questions
    • Should you take this job, what would be the top five things you'd do first?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Never negotiate over the phone
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Conservation International.

    Interview Details

    Phone, Video and in person interviews with mostly behavioral questions. I interviewed with about 5 people.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was some back and forth but not a lot of play in the offer. I think I went up $4,000
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Why you want to work with us?

    Accepted Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Media Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Conservation International in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    CI has a tough hiring process. I felt the interview was thorough and fair. But I will never pursue another opportunity with them. Why? Even though I didn't get the job, I think it's only fair that they get back to me and tell me. They never even wrote a 1-line email. I find that hurtful and frankly unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Communications Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Smooth interview process which was helped by the fact they had been recruiting for this position for a long time and I was a good fit. The quickly moved forward and provided relocation assistance.

    Negotiation Details
    Yes. They made the position a higher level with more salary per my request.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Conservation International in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume online, got called by hr, then a phone interview was setup, and after that a person interview was setup. After all paper work was submitted I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Special Events Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Conservation International in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews - one phone, and one in person. I was very pleased with how quickly they moved along - my in-person was within 2 weeks of my phone interview. Interview questions were very standard, nothing that I could not answer. Ultimately I did not get the job, but the person I interviewed with thanked me personally for coming in.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked why I wanted to work with CI - this is difficult, because I think they are looking for some passion-inspired, overarching answer to why someone would want to work for a nonprofit, specifically theirs.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Conservation International in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Applied for job and got an email back requesting a phone interview. We had the standard questions - why are you interested in this job, your work experience, etc.. This phone interview was only with one person - the coordinator of the team that I would be working with. That was successful and they asked me in for a second, in person panel interview, which consisted of the core members of the team. Pretty relaxed - it seemed like the second interview was mostly for finding out about my personality, interacting with me in person, and seeing my body language in addition to my answers for the interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in conservation (my experience did not show any conservation interests or background)?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate for a minimally higher salary but I shot myself in the foot because I made it very clear that I was going to be taking this job even if they did not increase the salary. Also only had one round of negotiations - felt like I could have negotiated harder. Negotiations also probably depend on the time of year - if it's early or late in the fiscal year (June), then you can probably negotiate better because they're either developing the budget or they have a full pot to work from.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Field Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Conservation International.

    Interview Details

    Online application, email response, individual interview by phone, panel interview by skype. Very enjoyable discussions with several managers and directors to learn about their objectives and convey how my experience relates

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer, counteroffer, finalization. Very amicable throughout.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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