Ford Foundation Interview Questions

Updated Jun 2, 2014
Updated Jun 2, 2014
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Ford Foundation in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview with human resources, then called back to interview with the hiring manager and a staff member. Then I was called back a third time to interview with the CFO and General Counsel.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions, pretty straight forward, the typical questions about the position and my background.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The compensation was very good so I accepted first offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Department Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Ford Foundation in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews and a skills test

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were relatively easy and straightforward   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ford Foundation in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The first round was a basic 1:1 interview followed by a skills test on a computer testing basic Microsoft software. The second round was with individuals from the specific department you applied to.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you were presented a challenge and how did you face it.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ford Foundation in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a very good experience, thorough and professional, they require several rounds of vetting before an offer is extended. I was able to learn a lot through my questions about the culture of the foundation. I had a tour of the building which is quite lovely.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Manager Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Ford Foundation in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by an ex colleague, the HR manager rang & emailed. The first interview took place with the HR manager and 2 top level team members. They wanted to set up an in house communications team. This lasted an hour. I was then asked to come back for another interview, with 2 other expat staff members, lasted another hour.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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