YMCA Interview Questions | Glassdoor

YMCA Interview Questions

Updated Feb 13, 2017
933 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience
74%
16%
8%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
49%
29%
10%
5
1
1
0

Interview Difficulty

2.2
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Filter

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Filter

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Youth Fitness Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YMCA (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Very laid back. They want to know if you are good with kids and can handle difficult situations.There was a brief over the phone screening, followed by an in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you would be able to handle a big load of screaming children?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    It was easy she just asked what it meant to be working with kids and why I want to work with them and if I had enough college credits to work there

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Member Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at YMCA (Wichita, KS) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Group setting interview with members of leadership team. Little group exercise to observe you interacting with people and then 2 groups to discuss experiences and situational "problem solving". During the group discussions it was open for anyone to respond so it was a chance to see how you listen and respond and be respectful of other people talking also. Overall it was fairly informal and relaxed. Be knowledgable of the values of the organization and try to use that knowledge to form your responses to questions and scenarios.

    Interview Questions

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Americore Vista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, KS
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at YMCA (Kansas City, KS) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Relatively informal and very positive experience. The hiring manager wanted to get a feel for my experience and my expectations of the position. The hiring manager was very nice and encouraging. It was a one on one interview following a brief phone screen. The interview took place in the office where the position would take place. The interview was approximately 40 minutes. The interviewer did not provide coffee, though I did not expect them too.

    Interview Questions

  6.  

    After School Care Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at YMCA (Costa Mesa, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    It consisted mostly on what experiences I've had working with kids. The interviewer asked a series of situational questions in relation to handling situations where a child would be in some dilemma or in need of some assistance. He also asked what my salary expectations were. He was very courteous and accommodating.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where a kid refuses to play with other kids?   Answer Question
  7.  

    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at YMCA (Chicago, IL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The process began with two phone interviews. One conducted by the Talent Acquisition Manager. She was very cordial and informational about the position and the company. The second phone interview was conducted by her boss. Each phone call lasted about 25-40 minutes. These phone calls were followed up with two rounds of in-person interviews with multiple management team members with corporate management and branch managers.

    Interview Questions

    • My experience working with adults and children. How many employees had I supervised in my career. They asked about my sales experience.   1 Answer
  8.  

    Swim Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Midwest City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at YMCA (Midwest City, OK).

    Interview

    It was an informal interview, and it was pre determine if you were to be hire due to your paperwork information. It was an easy going environment and also they introduced other employees and also included a tour of the facility.

    Interview Questions

    • If a puppy and a giraffe were drowning which one would you save?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was none

  9.  

    Membership Services Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at YMCA (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Very informal. The first time i interviewed with this company the manager was wearing jeans. You meet with a manager or supervisor in either their office or a meeting room. From there they dive into asking you questions. After the interview process they give you an opportunity to ask some questions, they’ll give you a tour of the facility and then they will let you know they will follow up with you via phone once they complete the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • questions 1. tell me about yourself
      question 2. how do you handle a difficult situation give an example
      question 3. do you have a leadership background
      question 4. how do handle business and personal relationships at work  
      Answer Question
  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview

    Had phone interview first. Then had an interview in person with the HR. Was easy interview. Situational questions related to the position. Try to be real and they will accept you the way you are.
    Kepp following up with the HR. Paper work took more time but I finally got the job,

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    Group Ex Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at YMCA (Beverly, MA).

    Interview

    Got certified at the Y and then waited for job openings there. If you get certified at the Y, they will probably put you on the sub list as soon as you pass the written and practicum.

See What YMCA Employees Are Saying

Star Star Star Star Star   Current Group Fitness Instructor in East Bridgewater, MA

Pros: “For a gym, this is one of the most positive environments I've worked at. No competition between instructors/trainers, everyone definitely works together.”“For a gym, this is one of the most positive environments I've worked at. No competition between instructors/trainers, everyone definitely works together.” – Full Review

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.