Save the Children Interview Questions

Updated Apr 2, 2015
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    Director Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    The HR Recruiter had a 30 minute conversation with me and flat out said that I was going to be having an interview with the hiring manager. I did my due diligence and spent a ton of time preparing. She never bothered to return another email or phone call. Completely unprofessional. She showed zero integrity.

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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Save the Children.

    Interview

    I was contacted 1 week after applying. From the email to the meeting, the interviewer seemed to just want to get the interview out of the way. The interviewer seemed preoccupied and disorganized; asked a few questions; and it was over in 10 minutes. I walked out of there feeling they already made their decision. Complete waste of time.

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    Health Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Save the Children.

    Interview

    I received a call from the DC office to schedule an interview for two different positions on two different days. I was interviewed by two people. It was an interesting interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The question were directly related to the position. Like, what would you do in this type of situation, or what would your methods or procedure be.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Save the Children in November 2014.

    Interview

    Brief phone screen by HR, then brief phone interview with manager (I was not located near offices). They didn't ask very difficult questions, they just wanted me to tell them about myself, and they wanted tell me about the position. The process from the time I applied to the time I got hired took maybe 1.5 months.

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    Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Save the Children.

    Interview

    Initial communications were clear via email and phone. The process can be longer as people travel within the company.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Save the Children (Washington, DC) in March 2013.

    Interview

    There were two telephone interviews. The first was an initial screening with the department assistant. The second was with the hiring manager. Both were straightforward. I was asked to describe my relevant experience and how I could contribute to the team. I prepared by reading relevant Save the Children publications.

    Interview Questions

    • What advice can you offer us for improving our organization?   1 Answer
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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Save the Children (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The phone interview was set up via e-mail by and HR person how confirmed that she would initiate the call. Questions were general and then relied on the the position description.

    The in person (1:1) interview was set up by one of the project team members.

    The 1:1 interview was strange and somewhat unprofessional. The Interviewer was pleasant but seemed unprepared and inexperienced. For example, the interviewer had not previously reviewed my resume and left me in the interview room to get a drink. There were few questions about my work experience or technical skills. Interviewer asked personal questions and spoke more if his/her own experience and then basically insulted everyone who didn't work in her specific field.

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    • Have you spoken to your family about this position?   1 Answer
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    Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Save the Children (Washington, DC) in March 2010.

    Interview

    After first being contacted for an interview, and finally going in for an interview, the hiring manager never contacted me to let me know that they had chosen another candidate. Save the Children is a very reputable organization, however this was not a good example of professionalism from one of their employees.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you thrive in a fast-paced, ever changing environment?   1 Answer
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    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Save the Children (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was over Skype. My interviewers looked like they were in their pajamas, I acknowledge that's there's a time difference, but still would be respectful to dress appropriately. At one point, one interviewer left room and wandered off to another room, without excusing herself, a little distracting. Was given 1.5 days notice for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you like to be managed?
      How would you track a project with lots of stakeholders?
       
      Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Save the Children (Nairobi (Kenya)).

    Interview

    Hiring starts by advertisement then after deadline of application takes two weeks for selection, one is then invited for an interview which is basically a written assessment then if successful you are then invited for an interview which is an oral interview where there will be a panel of 3-5 mostly 3 people,a department guy who will be basically your supervisor, a hr guy and one person from the administration department or support service personnel.If you are successful you will be send an email notifying you that your referee are being contacted and they will be sent forms to fill about your conduct and how well they know you such stuff.Each process takes two weeks,the written interview will be technical questions that will measure how well you are in your are of specialty. The oral interview will consist of the general part of the interview and technical part restrictively. Caution some people have both interviews at the same day depending on the urgency of the position/recruitment so come prepared for any of the two cases.All the best contract for internship is 3 months and will be extended by a month or max 2 months.

    Interview Questions

    • 5 Policies that you would put in place to ensure safeguarding of cash and cash equivalents   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The salary negotiation was during the second interview where i quoted four times the standard pay for kenyan national interns which is ksh 15,000 since i had seen that UK interns earn usd 1200 as stipend but that was just for protocol the salary is standard that you will know when receiveing contract form after you have passed the inerview

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