YMCA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
318 interviews

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    Member Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at YMCA in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy application. Interview very to the point. If you have former experience with the elderly or children, do mention that. When I interviewed, it was only one interview and lasted 15-20 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if put into this situation? Those type of questions, they had very random and awkward situations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They start off at a certain pay rate, couldn't talk them into more. I understood due to them being a non profit. I got my first raise within 90 days.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Membership Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Norfolk, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at YMCA in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by two directors. Easy interview--basic questions. Asked about my background and goals that I had reached in previous job and talked about the expectations of the job they were offering to me. I was asked if I was willing to work hard toward those goals.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation options.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  3.  

    Day Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied on line in February of 2012. In March, I was contacted for an interview at a Local YMCA branch. They asked a very standard mix of behavior and situational interview questions. It was a very open environment, everyone there seemed very happy and motivated. The cultural environment was beginning to change and the interviewer was asking questions off of two different standard lists because the YMCAs of Minneapolis and St. Paul had just merged.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if one of the children in your group injured themselves?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They only negotiate if you are an internal applicant. Even then they are unwilling to give you more than a 25 cent raise over what you are currently making.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    YMCA Daycare Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jefferson City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jefferson City, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at YMCA in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied by sending in an online application by mail. I was called about a week later for an interview. It was a very quick interview (lasted about 10 minutes). I was called the next day with job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation needed. The job already came with a free membership.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    YMCA Summer Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, I was emailed about a week or two later asking that I put my named down to participate in a group interview. I do not do very well in groups, but luckily there was only about five other people there. The interview itself didn't last for that long and the people are really nice. They asked pretty simple questions and the good thing about group interviews is that if someone offers to answer a question first, it gives you more time to think about the answer while other people go ahead. All in all, the process was pretty fast and simple

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were that difficult, but this was my second interview at the YMCA so they all ask the same questions (especially if you are going for a counselor position). The only question that trumped me was one about my most creative ideas and me not being the most creative when it comes to certain things, did stump me. That was just me though; others might do fine.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Member Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Pretty basic. You need to know about the company, be ready to talk about why you want to work there and what you can contribute. Know their environment. Be ready to speak about your past experience and your resume and what is on it. Be an outgoing individual, you will be the face of the business and they need to see that you are a relatable person and someone who they would enjoy having around.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a weakness or how would you handle a difficult customer   View Answer
    Declined Offer
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spring Hill, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spring Hill, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application and I was called for an interview with the Aquatics Director. The interview was quick and consisted of basic questions like why are you interested in this job? What are your past experience as a lifeguard? Availability? Certifications?

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were pretty basic, perhaps the most difficult was why would I like to work as a lifeguard? Be prepared for scenario questions as to how to perform under an emergency.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Member Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at YMCA in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a 3 phase interview process. Everyone was polite and asked relevant questions. Nice and comfortable environment. There were management employees from various branches available. They answered all of my follow up questions.

    Negotiation Details
    Pay rate discussed was not offered. There was no meaningful negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Health and Wellness Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume and cover letter via internet. Received a phone call to schedule phone interview. After phone interview received a call back to schedule face to face interview with 3 individuals. After interview received a call back from direct report.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you leaving your current position for this job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at YMCA in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    sent my cover and resume online. within a week, got a call back and did the initial interview. It was with the office manager and the branch assistant. Got a second interview in the same week. It was with the branch director and branch assistant. After the 2nd interview, I had to wait another two weeks before letting me know I received the position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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