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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sep 2010 – Reviewed Dec 21, 2011
Interview Details – The interview process was very organized and efficient. The number of interviews was necessary for the role that I would be taking on.
Interview Question – How do you build culture? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Sep 2008 – Reviewed Dec 5, 2009
Interview Details –
TFA has a long interview process, which includes multiple phone interviews, completing a task/project, and then completing multiple in-person interviews. Salaries are relatively high (in the non-profit world), but not very negotiable since the organization does a lot of internal and external benchmarking to establish salaries for each position.
A lot of focus is on fitting into their "core values"- relentless pursuit of results, respect & humility, sense of possibility, disciplined thought, & integrity. They will specifically be looking for you to demonstrate each of these qualities.
Once they select you for a position, they will court you with multiple people reaching out to try to woo you to work for the organization (don't be too enticed since that's the most personal the organization will ever be).
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jul 2010 – Reviewed Oct 26, 2010
Interview Details – The first interview was with the HR rep. That interview ended with a warning of a salary cap that I would have to agree to live with it before moving on. From there, I was brought in multiple times, speaking to people at varying levels. They were all very nice, but seemed disorganized, with a lack of communication and then a sense of urgency. The interviews themselves were pretty straightforward (Q&A, no tests), but again a bit unstructured, and they kept starting late and running long without the interviewer seeming to have gotten what they wanted out of it. They kept giving me feedback that everybody liked me, but in the end, they did not offer a job for reasons that were not very clear or consistent with what had transpired.
Interview Question – The HR rep asked alot of the "tell me about a time that you failed to accomplish something and what you learned from it" sorts of questions. View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Apr 2010 – Reviewed May 11, 2010
Interview Details – Within three days of applying on-line contacted for a phone screen interview. Asked to select an interview time and review TFA's core values. Phone interview consisted of interest in position, how addressed a challenge on the job, what TFA value you most identify with and one you identify least. How you display the TFA values in your work, etc.
Interview Question – Regarding the TFA values which do you identify with the least and how are you addressing that value. Answer Question
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