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World Vision International Interview Questions

Updated Oct 5, 2017
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  1.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at World Vision International.

    Interview

    Standard questions during HR interview which was conducted over the phone.
    2nd & 3rd interviews dove into technical skills validation and personality questions.
    Overall it was a good experience with consistent communication.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for World Vision International?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Publishing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at World Vision International.

    Interview

    I had a phone pre-screen interview. They use targeted selection interviewing, which is a type of behavioral interview. After I passed that round, I had another phone interview, with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't quite remember their questions, but they were typical-nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
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    Advocacy Resource Development Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at World Vision International (New York, NY).

    Interview

    This happened over a year ago so things might have changed. After being contacted by a recruiter and completed two (very pleasant and professional) phone interviews, I was invited to an in person interview at the NY headquarters. That is when everything went south. 1) I was supposed to receive location information before the interview (the web indicated two locations in NYC and neither interviewer nor I knew which one). I received a text message with the location at the time I was supposed to be at the location! Luckily I had figured it out on my own. 2) Person who was supposed to interview me was not there and receptionist was not aware of the interview. I waited happy to be out of the cold. 3) Person arrived quite late and still made me wait. 4) We started, walked into conference room and dialed in for the other two remote interviewers. Person said that "Now that xxxxx (referring to me) is here we can begin" so basically blaming me for her being so late! 5) All of the above aside, the interview was going very well till the very last question "what do you do to resolve crisis and how do you support your staff in the process?" I asked for a specific scenario but they didn't provide one. I volunteered some and provided some examples of how I resolved crisis. They were not satisfied. I believe they wanted to know a) my faith and b) whether I would pray/go to church with my staff. As it is illegal to ask me directly, they took me on a verbal hyperbole to get me to volunteer the information. I did not feel they should have asked, especially as, once I understood their real implied question, I made it clear that I was open and respectful of all religions and I would support any need any of my staff would have had with regard to their faith always and especially during a time of crisis. They still were not satisfied with my answer. I finally said I expressed my faith through service and my work. They still were not happy with my answer. 6) They assured me they would follow up once they amde a decision to let me know either way if I was selected. Nobody ever followed up. 7) I can't say this is why I was not offered the job. They might have had other valid reasons, but I felt manipulated. Moreover, given the many countries in which they work, I wish their focus would have been to establish that I would not prioritize/discriminate anyone based on their religion, rather than the other way around.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do to resolve crisis and how do you support your staff in the process?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Federal Way, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at World Vision International (Federal Way, WA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    2 Phone interviews before proceeding to face-to-face. Good guestions all. Initial recruiter's phone interview was very thorough and focused on how well i would fit into the WVI culture. Since WVI is a Christian organization, prepare to provide your testimony of your journey to Christ. FTF interview included future co-workers; worked off list of questions: some behavior. .

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between business and functional requirements? (BA tech question).   Answer Question
    • Give us an example of how you presented a complex concept?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at World Vision International.

    Interview

    Had to wait a 2 or so weeks to here back from HR. The interview process is a couple stages over about a month. Initial application, supplemental application, general interview, and then an interview with your department. The general interview questions are fairly simple. You can find a "top 20 questions asked in interviews" article, be able to answer those and you'll be way over prepared. The department interview questions tend to be fairly easy as well, but focus more on your past experience. Have a couple good examples from work/school that highlight what you're good at doing.

    Interview Questions


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    Marketing Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at World Vision International (Federal Way, WA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and then was emailed by a recruiter who set up a Skype screening interview. Next was a Skype interview with the hiring manager and a colleague. All three were very laid back and easy to talk to. Consisted of basic interview questions about experience, what I was expecting to learn, my learning style, etc.

    Overall, interview process was positive and the recruiter kept me up to date in a timely manner about my status as a candidate.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Program Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    After the initial phone screening, I had to wait about 1 month for most of the team to be back in DC because they were all overseas. The interview went so-so; they didn't seem particularly crazy about me, but I heard from them 2 weeks later. I got the job offer but had to wait another month to start because my supervisor was overseas.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at World Vision International in September 2014.

    Interview

    Short, in person interview, applied online. They just asked me about my resume, class experience. Also asked about my language ability, because I noted my French experience. They did not, however, ask me to actually speak French. Because this is a religious organization, they asked me about my faith and my ability to work within a diverse work place.

    Interview Questions


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    Education Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at World Vision International (Washington, DC) in November 2013.

    Interview

    first screen interview with HR and then the manager in charge of the Education sector, followed by writing test and reference check, everything was virtually processed through skype and phone. It was a fairly long process. It took about a month to complete the overall interview process and another one month to find out the result.

    Interview Questions

    • What made you apply for this position? Interview itself was very work-oriented questions but not too difficult   Answer Question

  10.  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Need to have a strong Christian background and ethical foundation - this organization participates heavily in daily Christian devotional meetings, active prayer, etc.. If this isn't part of your lifestyle - it's not going to be a good fit. Team dynamics are essential - if you're not a selfless team player - don't bother.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you resolve a difficult ethical problem that calls your faith into question (explain a situation where you actually did this).   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Salary was a primary concern - they don't have much to give (being a non-profit). Awesome benefits - almost makes up for the low salary. Justify your pay by listing benefits to the organization.


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