American Red Cross Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated 25 Sep 2014
Updated 25 Sep 2014
18 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    , Information Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Red Cross in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fairly easy - only phone interviews. "First" round interview isn't an interview at all, it's just a phone call to schedule the next interview. They pick all interviews based on resume. Second round interview is over the phone (even if you're in the area), questions ranged from "How good are you with Excel?" to "Why Red Cross?" The Red Cross is all about their mission statement, so talk about that. Questions were not hard. Usually there is a third round interview, but it's the same as the second round interview only with a different team member.

    Note: this format is the same for any ARC HQ Internship

    Interview Questions
    • How would you react if your deadline for a project got extended? They said they had to ask this question, but it was weird because usually a project extension isn't 1) a thing unless you ask for it (it's not usually just handed out) or 2) a problem.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Payment depends on the department's budget. This department is unpaid, which means it should be less than 40 hours a week, but my boss wanted me to stay 40 hours a week anyway.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at American Red Cross in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR.

    Interview Questions
    • HR rep didn't seem completely familiar with position or details of the job description/job description perhaps didn't accurately convey primary responsibilities.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Executive Director- Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at American Red Cross in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied and within 2 weeks I was e-mailed for a phone interview. After the interview I was told I would receive a email with a link to complete my application. Then was told in perxson interviews would take place in 2 weeks. After three weeks I had not heard anything so I emailed the HR person I was cooresponding with. She said it was taking longer than she had anticipated. 2 months later, I emailed again. The HR person apologized and said they were still working out the details. Another month went by and still working out the details. After 4 months they notified me that the position is cancelled.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not difficult. But it was hard to tell if I was responding in the right way.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at American Red Cross in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Simple hiring process - no cover letter needed, just a resume submitted via the website. Interviews were only one round - straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Program Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at American Red Cross in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    A short 30 minute phone interview by two managers, no HR on the call. I was offered the job by HR the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation was difficult. The HR had originally insinuated a much higher range. Salary is calculated based on years of experience and previous salary so be careful when filling out the form of past salary. Try to include any bonuses and benefits in that figure so you are still honest but do not sell yourself short. Also, assume that you will negotiate. The HR expects it and will offer a lower salary in anticipation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Disaster Services Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at American Red Cross in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the Red Cross career website. Was contacted about a week later to set up an in person interview. The interview was pretty basic, the typical job interview questions were asked, nothing really unexpected. Received an offer a week later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at American Red Cross in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    applied on redcross website.i heard about the position from a friend who works at American redcross and he referred me for the position.
    after a week of application i got a call from HR, asking very basic questions about education, location and availability. I was scheduled for interview at the HQ office. it was panel interview. i was interview by Sr.Director,PM and Team Lead. all had there set of questions and they took rounds.
    it was basically interview based on my resume, and the position i had applied to. the interview lasted for about an hour
    i heard back in a week;s time. Team lead called and said that HR will call me back to complete the process
    HR called for background check.
    salary negotiation followed successful background check and offer letter arrived in 4 weeks time

    Negotiation Details
    they will negotiate from the input you have given while completing the application process. so its better to give a little more because they do try and match it with industry standards.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    IT Was An Informational Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Red Cross in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    A colleague flagged a listing at this organization. She and I both knew the hiring manager. I contacted her even though I knew the position was too junior for me. I spoke with her and another director by phone. We had a great conversation. They acknowledged that while this position wasn't the right fit, they think that I could lend a lot to their fundraising initiative. In my "thank you" email, I offered to have an informal conversation advising them on some challenges that they were facing. We met in person and have an informal talk. They do not have the funds to hire me at this point, but it established strong relationships.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at American Red Cross in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    At beginning of interview questions were broad "Tell me a little about yourself ... tell me about your work at XXX." Toward the end of the interview asked questions stating "A quick question" questions that came across as an afterthought, but in fact we're pretty relevant.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever worked with a difficult manager, if so how did you handle it?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Red Cross in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    First step was a phone interview which was about 30 minutes. I was then asked to come back in and spend a few hours meeting various members of the staff. No-one asked me overly difficult questions and everyone seemed fairly nice - although the team seemed a little disjointed. It wasn't overly clear where this particular role fit into the larger picture and the team seemed to be rather top heavy. There was one person I interviewed with who was very energetic and positive - the others didn't leave much of an impression on me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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