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YMCA Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
372 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Member Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Only interviewed with the membership director. Simple questions, just wanted to get a feel for the person who they will be hiring. Want to make sure you will get along with the community members and know how to handle the general public and that you are friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing I can think of. I have been a seasonal employee so I knew the person interviewing me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Have worked at this company before
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Nursery Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Easy and laid back. She wrote down my answers to all the questions and gave me a tour of the nursery. Lasted less than 20 minutes and only offered minimum wage. They were very understaffed at the time so it took them a while to get back to me even thought she said it would only take a couple of days. I had to email her several times but overall it was worth it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Summer Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They were extremely lax in the process and yet very strategic in what type of person they wanted so it was unclear when talking to the people. They had the interview in a back closet sitting among the school supplies. The interviewer didn't seem to be all there and asked rapid fire questions without seeming to listen. It seemed like she had already made up her mind upon meeting me whether or not she would be willing to hire.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most challenging situation you've experienced with children and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Straight forward. Did a phone screen, then an in person interview and an in the water test. Overall process was in line with other interviews I'd done for pool lifeguard positions.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Interview was unprofessional. Two interviewers were in the interview and one was texting the whole time while asking questions and the other one took a phone call and left the room, and never returned. It seemed like I never had their undivided attention from the start. They mainly asked behavioral questions and the interview did not last longer than 15 minutes. After the interview, they tell you that they will be in contact with you via ApplicantOne (their online application server) in less than 14 days. It took about a week to get a response from them. They told me they found another person for the job, although if they offered it to me I probably would not have taken it due to how unprofessional the interview went.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Fitness Coach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    1 interview for part time Fitness Coach staff, it was very nice the manager was nice and it was in the gym so it made me feel comfortable. the questions were to make sure i knew about weightlifting and overall "health and fitness". dieting was a plus apparently but not a requirement having a CPT was also a plus but not needed.

    Interview Questions
    • if i had a 75 year old client what would i ask them about health and how would i come up with a workout plan and why   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Building Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at YMCA in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I've seen some bad interviewers before, but this one had to be the worst. I walked in and was instructed to sit down on a bench. Interviewer was late by close to half an hour. This didn't take place in an office, quiet area or anywhere semi private- it literally took place in the entry way of the building. After introducing myself, the first thing I was told was that an internal applied but they had to interview at least 5 people so corp. was satisfied. At that point, I knew I was completely wasting my time. Then I was told the job posting "changed" changed from full time salary to working 2 days per month because it was (again) made to fit the internal. On the phone I was told that we would tour the building, explaining job duties and meet each dept. supervisor- huge lie, as it never happened. Would not recommend this company to ANYONE.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the first thing that you would do if you found poop in the pool?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Membership Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through their website. Recieved a phone call to schedule an interview about two weeks later. Interview felt awkward. In a small space with another employee doing his work at a desk.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The hours and the pay were not as posted. Wanted me to work specifically early hours and could not gurantee me more than 10 hours per week.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Member Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Called in for a interview, sat down and met with hiring managers. It lasted about an hour and mainly concentrated on my experience with customer service, computer use, and values to see if they were consistent with those of the YMCA. They were mainly concerned with my availability and if I could work alone, as most shifts were just for one person. They also wanted to know my commitment to the YMCA and how dedicated I was to their values. I was only interviewed by one person.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to describe a conflict I had to solve.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wellness Coach III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 8+ weeksinterviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    I was an internal candidate and the process took about 6 to 8 weeks....Very long and drawn out. Did a phone interview then one with the VP and associate VP then a 2 different panel interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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