National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Interview Questions

Updated Mar 29, 2015
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    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Interview

    This process required EIGHT interviews over 2 months. The CEO position could not have been vetted with this much effort. This should have been a clear signal on what a bureaucratic organization this is.

    Negotiation

    What negotiation?? Take it or leave it.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society in December 2014.

    Interview

    After turning in my resume, cover letter, and references I got a response within two days or so. They scheduled a phone interview with me that took about 30 minutes, said it was going to be a simple conversation but ended up being more like a real interview. Regardless, not that difficult. I was asked basic behavioral questions such as "tell me about how you work with a team and a time when your team failed.." Asked what I wanted out of the internship and what I thought I would bring to the team. Lady was very nice and friendly, passionate about her job. Next day was emailed to set up an interview which was a week later. In person was much easier, just asked about what I looked for in a team, what I looked for in a leader, and I was asked about a time I had to solve a difficult problem. Everyone seemed very excited about the organization and their work, and emphasized how fun and rewarding the work is. Got called the next day and was offered the internship.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Unpaid position

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    Staff Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Washington, DC) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Two interviews with management staff with questions relevant to experience and the ability to get along with others. Each member on the management staff had outlined individual questions that they desired answers to as they pertained to work experience, family life and marital status.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work with us?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    You meet our criteria and we would like you to start on November 3 which is your birthday.

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    Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Philadelphia, PA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    It was a quick one step process. the interviewers were nice and friendly. The length of the interview was 15 minutes. they were really interested in my work, the response time for their decision was quick and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the hardest part of one your projects in your portfolio.   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society in August 2014.

    Interview

    I applied on their website, and was contacted via email by the director about two weeks later to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was mostly informal, and very pleasant. They were supposed to email me later that day to set up the in person interview, but after two days, I had to follow-up with a "thank you" and "did I miss something?" That day they replied with a meeting time for the following week to interview in person. The HR Director and Director of Community Relations for this region were in the office for the interview, and the Director's supervisor and a peer (someone doing this job) from another region were on the conference call. I was asked to prepare a 3-5 minute recruitment presentation (no visuals required) for the group prior to the interview. It could be over my current organization or cover the MS Society.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you fire a volunteer? (this is not a yes, no question) How would you handle a difficult volunteer? How do you handle conflict? What type of relationship do you like to have with your manager? Have you ever done a walk or ride for any organization? How do you go about keeping volunteers connected during an "off season?"   1 Answer
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    Communications Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    The HR manager contacted me for a phone interview. I told her I lived out of the country, and the first question she asked me was, "Do you expect us to relocate you? Because we don't do that." Kind of a weird start to an interview if you ask me. She then went on to ask about 10 behavioral questions, such as "How do you like to communicate with your manager?" "What is your presentation style?" "Tell me about a time when you didn't communicate well." "What types of media database systems have you used?" "Tell me about a piece you wrote that persuaded someone." "How do you prioritize?" Basically they were weeding people out, but I wasn't asked at all about my previous experience or what direct skills I could bring to the position.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Interview

    Very straight forward phone interview because I was out of state at the time. More conversational.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked behavioral questions to figure out how I would react to certain situations.   Answer Question
  9.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer

    Interview

    The interview was pretty straightforward, but something about the whole experience struck me as bit shady. I asked about the company culture and the work environment and the interviewer seemed reluctant to answer. I asked why the position was open and the interviewer told me that the former manager had burned out. I asked if this was due to poor fit or the workload. I never received a clear answer.

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources/Payroll Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society (New York, NY).

    Interview

    4 seperate interviews; different people on different days. Everyone was very friendly, the place had a real 'family' feel to it.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you explain why you have so many items on your credit report?   Answer Question
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    Volunteer Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, WV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Charleston, WV) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Submitted resume & cover letter via email Organization called to set up interview 1:1 interview with HR Manager & Organization CEO Tour of facility No follow up letter or phone call I called a few days later and talked with HR Manager to find out position had been filled

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