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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at British Red Cross full-time for more than 3 yearsPros
Friendly company where it is easy to talk to the mangers.
Many opportunities for personal growth.
Encouraged to put your ideas across, they treat you like and adult
Make friends and learn to take an interest in the local community. People are grateful for the work you doCons
Needs to work on promoting its "at home" work and less on the foreign aid
People in high positions do not normally have operational experience & make decisions that are unpractical to apply in the fieldRecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at British Red Cross in December 2012.Interview Details
I filled in an online application form and then was called, fairly short notice, requesting me to come for an interview.
When I went to the London HQ I was interviewed by two really friendly young women who really made me feel at ease. They both introduced themselves and their roles and explained what the intern position would involve. The questions they asked were all completely relevant to the position and no unexpected questions - I definitely felt they were genuine and not trying to trip me up like I have done with other interviewers in the past.
I then had to complete a 40 minute writing task, which comprised writing a thank-you letter to a recent donor, using a case study document as something on which to base my letter.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThey were very flexible on negotiating the days I could work and were happy to accept that I would not be able to commit to more than 3 days per week as this was not a paid position, and therefore I had to have some time to earn some money too.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
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The British Red Cross is dedicated to providing aid in emergencies and conflicts throughout the UK and around the globe. The not-for-profit organization offers first-aid training, refugee services, international tracing for families, and independent living support, with the help of 35,000 trained volunteers and 2,500 employees. The organization also helps communities solve the problems of disease and hunger. With a history that stretches back to 1870, the British Red Cross is part of the larger International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which is based in...