Winrock International
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Winrock International Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
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Program Associate Interview

Program Associate
Arlington, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Winrock International in May 2014.

Interview Details – Exactly 3 weeks after submitting my application for the Program Associate job for the Enterprise & Agriculture group, I was contacted by HR for an in-person interview. I was able to do a skype interview as I was traveling during the proposed time. The interviewer was the current program manager who asked typical questions, Tell me about yourself, Why do you want to work for Winrock, .

After the positive video interview, HR requested a writing sample, salary history and professional references. My references were contacted via email since they are based abroad one week after the interview. Then silence. 4 weeks passed with absolute silence from Winrock HR despite 2 follow up emails.

Interview Question – What kind of experience do you have in monitoring and evaluation?   Answer Question

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Program Associate Interview

Program Associate

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Winrock International in April 2012.

Interview Details – It took a very long time to hear back and I actually had to follow up with an email to the person I guessed was the director of the program where I had applied. We had 2 Skype interviews and then a job offer. It required persistence and flexibility on my part... but was worth it!

Interview Question – I was asked to walk my interviewer through my resume, to share my strengths and weaknesses, and to have a brief 10 min conversation in French. There weren't any trick questions. It was open-ended for me to present my candidacy in the best way possible, which is something I wasn't necessarily expecting.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negotiate but only with supporting documentation of previous salary history, and even then it seemed there were significant strings pulled to match (slightly beat) my competing job offer salary. I also agreed to start earlier than I ideally wanted.

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Program Associate Interview

Program Associate

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Winrock International.

Interview Details – Applied online. Two months later, I got the telephone interview notice by email. After first interview, I got the feedback in two days and had the second interview with in seven days. I wrote an email to confirm the process after two weeks of the second interview. However, there is no any more response, even one month passed.

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Easy Interview

Program Associate Interview

Program Associate

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Winrock International.

Interview Details – I was contacted by phone for an initial interview one month after applying online. In my initial phone screening, the Program Officer simply explained more about the position and answered my questions. They then asked me to complete a writing exercise and scheduled a second interview with the Program Officer and Senior Program Officer. This second interview was about an hour long and they were great about answering all of my questions. I heard back about 3.5 weeks later that I was not selected for the position. I had to email several times to get this information.

Interview Question – They asked standard questions about my relevant experience. They also asked to explain in detail how I manage my time.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Senior Program Officer Interview

Senior Program Officer

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Winrock International.

Interview Details – The interview and general introduction to the company process are very poorly organized. The company is split into several teams and you may not know what team or teams you are on before you are hired---you should ask.

Interview Question – Normal interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None. They will not negotiate salary. They have a range and don't really care if your qualifications exceed their base pay.

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Coordinator Interview

Coordinator
Arlington, VA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Winrock International in November 2010.

Interview Details – Applied online and contacted within 2 weeks. Set up an in person interview. Three members of the staff were present and it lasted about one hour. The questions were basic- mostly about my resume and a few situational questions (how I prioritize, what managment style I work well under, what I like about my day/least favorite part, etc).

Interview Question – How do you prioritize tasks with competing importance?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I received an offer 2 days after my interview on my voicemail. I know that is not standard practice for the organization though and it might have just been the HR rep. I had to ask for the benefits information to be provided. After review, I was able to negotiate a slightly higher salary. Overall, the benefits are EXCELLENT and the salaries are in line with similar organizations.

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Cop Interview

Cop

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Winrock International.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process consisted of an initial letter of application which resulted in a 1 hour telephone Interview followed by a face to face discussions a few days later. Reference checks were also carried out prior to me being employed. The whole process was very professional

Interview Question – There were nor real difficult or unexpected questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – An offer was made which seemed reasonable and was accepted

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