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    Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    This was a 2 month process. I submitted my application, was contacted a few weeks later by a recruiter. We had an initial phone interview. Then scheduled an interview with 2 staff members (one on the specific team, one on another). Then scheduled an interview with 3 others + HR staff.

    Interview Questions

    • If I called your current manager, what critical feedback would s/he give?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Room to Read (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Interviewed through college/university. Interview was very personable and informal. I got to tour the office and experience the intricacies of a corporate non-profit atmosphere. I would highly recommend applying for this position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you exemplified leadership in a business setting.   Answer Question
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    Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Room to Read.

    Interview

    Found job available on craigslist. Room to Read has a great reputation here in San Francisco. You will work extremely hard with a group of intelligent, enthusiastic colleagues who give everything to their work. My interview process took about 10 weeks from start to finish as I had to meet with multiple people in various time zones and do a ten minute presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • Business cases about how to handle difficult colleagues/clients.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Room to Read (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Contacted organization with interest to intern. Got prompt response from HR, which led to 1 phone interview with HR and 1 phone interview with program manager. Discussed mainly about interest and past experience, as well as potential assignment during internship.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult or unexpected question. Basic question about resume and past experience.   Answer Question
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    Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Room to Read (San Francisco, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview

    Interview Questions

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    Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Room to Read (San Francisco, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Sent in resume and cover letter, heard back for a phone interview about 1-2 weeks later. The HR individual scheduled me for a phone interview with the recruiter a few days later. The interview screening was typical with questions about my interest in the position, as well as behavioral.

    Interview Questions

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    ACt Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Room to Read.

    Interview

    One written test and two interviews was conducted.written test on my subject and position related questions.Interview on responsibilities and my expectation from the post.
    Last interview with CD and HR head on personality base question and why I want to do the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Situational case and applicant's reaction to it   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation at associate level

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    State Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Room to Read (New Delhi (India)).

    Interview

    The process is good. Application through mail after review telephonic interview was organized based on this the first round of interview was organized . The final interview was very rigorous and in depth discussion by experts.

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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Room to Read in June 2012.

    Interview

    I have never been so pleased by the whole end to end interview process until now. The position was contract and they were upfront about how the position would work before the initial phone screen even began. Everyone I met was extremely nice and was very excited to be working at Room to Read. They gave me an Excel skills test just to make sure I was qualified to do what I say I did. They always said "we'll get back to you by x" and always contacted me on that day. They sold me on the job, the company and the people there.

    Interview Questions

    • What is it about the non profit mission that inspires you?   Answer Question
    • Describe your technical skill sets that you can bring to the finance role.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Since it was contract, there was a time issue that came up and I was unable to work the full 40 hours a week. They said I could even work the reduced hours but I financially couldn't make that happen. I have never turned down a job I wanted until that day. I hope that somewhere down the line another opportunity like this comes around.

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    Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Room to Read in November 2011.

    Interview

    After applying online, I received a call 2 weeks later and had a phone interview. it consisted of regular behavioral questions (such as Why this job? Why development? What experiences do you have?). Afterwards, I was scheduled for an in-person interview at the headquarters a week later. It consisted of 2 1:1 interviews with fellow members of the team (question were more about fit and team members). One week later, I was scheduled for a 5 hour interview session with 6 team members. 2 could not make it though so it was 4 1:1 interviews with similar questions from each one. More of general conversation and fit again. Then, they contacted all 3 references I had as well as scheduled 2 phone interviews with the last two team members.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Received other job offer from another firm

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