World Resources Institute Interview Questions

Updated Apr 17, 2015
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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at World Resources Institute (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The interview process required 2 panel interviews and an intensive writing assignment, which was quite a lot considering the level of job they were hiring for. At the end I had the impression that an internal candidate was in line for the position. No feedback was given as to why an offer wasn't made.

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    Water Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at World Resources Institute.

    Interview

    The phone interview took less than half an hour. Two of their program associates conducted the interview with me. Questions were closely related to the qualifications and past experience. Asked about internship experience, writing and programming skill.

    Interview Questions

    • Your experience in using geospatial analysis tool during your internship   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at World Resources Institute in February 2015.

    Interview

    Had a 20 minute one-on-one phone interview followed by two in person interviews. Each of the in person interviews were with 2-3 people; there was no one-on-one. A short writing test was giving at the first in person interview. Things moved very quickly.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time...
      Explain how you...
      What do you think you'd bring to this position?
      How do you think your current coworkers would describe your working style?
       
      Answer Question
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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The interview process Took three weeks. Phone interview then there was a skype/in person interview, and then I had to take a writing test. The staff was very nice and I felt comfortable.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at World Resources Institute (Washington, DC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Very quick response after applying, set up phone interview at end of the week, in-person interview the next week, followed by a standard writing test that required some knowledge. Friendly and personable interview staff, but firm and challenging questions. Enjoyed the process but there was kind a bit of wait time in between each step.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you find particularly easy and difficult in this position?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about yourself as pertains to this position   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at World Resources Institute.

    Interview

    phone interview, checking with background and related experience. about 30 min

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    Research Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at World Resources Institute (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Met hiring manager at UN conference on climate change, establish connection.
    Applied internship online and went through 3 phone interviews and one in-person interview.
    In-person interview is rare for intern candidates that are non-DC residents. However, if you can travel to DC this is highly recommended.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Applied for two internships, got both of them. No negotiation on hourly rate.

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    Research Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at World Resources Institute in May 2013.

    Interview

    Online application. Interview process started one month later. Two rounds of interview. First interview was with an Associate and the second one was with the Senior Associate. People were really nice. Two weeks after the last interview they offered me the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral question: what was the most difficult/unexpected situation you had to handle at work?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate the hour rate. However, I recommend doing it after they offer the position.

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    Communications Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at World Resources Institute (Washington, DC) in June 2011.

    Interview

    A phone interview followed by two in-person interviews and a writing assignment (on site). The phone interview was with just an HR person, the first in-person interview with a group of 5 (one of them was video-conferenced in) from various departments of the Institute, including HR and Communications.
    The interviews were very standard but pleasant.
    The third interview included a 30-minute talk with an HR rep about salary and benefits. At the end of the third interview, I was given a scientific text and asked to write a press release about it. The assignment itself was easy but it had a "high school exam" feel to it, which I found inappropriate for a professional organization in Washington DC.
    However, the most inappropriate aspect of the interview/hiring process was that after the third interview, I was told I was one of two candidates left in the running, and asked to submit references - which they never checked.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviews were really standard, including questions about your greatest strengths and weaknesses. One question I found interesting was that I was asked how much push-back (in form of promotions, salary raises, etc) they should expect from my current employer if I were to leave for WRI.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at World Resources Institute (Washington, DC) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Asked some behavior questions and let me express my thinking of their current project.
    Asked me what date I can start to work. But they need someone to start pretty quick and I can't finish my current project. That's the reason I didn't get in.
    The interview was easy. And the people were friendly. Must be nice to work with if there was no time conflict.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you better in working independently or as a team?   1 Answer

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