YMCA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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  1.  

    Shop Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chorley, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chorley, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at YMCA in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    very quick process apply by standard methods turn up at the store and then you will be notified a few days later if you have got the job or not.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at YMCA in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Camp America recruitment service, website application and interview, then phone interview with American boss. 10 minutes chatting with her explaining my reasons for going, what I plan to do afterwards and laying down a few rules, and packing requirements

    Interview Questions
    • All questions relatively straightforward, why do you want to do it being the main one. My response was: I'd love to experience camp and America, I love working with kids but could do with some practice, loving inspiring youth to be active.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy, straightforward, they'd already chosen me by the time we were talking so most importantly be enthusiastic in your application, and explain all your experience working with kids, or a s a lifeguard, overall they take a huge variety of skills though
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Housing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Woking, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woking, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Why I want to work for YMCA and Young people

    Interview Questions
    • why I want to work with youth and vulnerable people   View Answer
    • have ever applied for YMCA   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    be themselves
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    After School Site Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    First: I got a call, asked me about my experience, and asked to come in for group interview.

    Group Interview: There was about 15 of us. We did a lot of team builder activities- i.e. charades, name games, if you were stuck on a raft.., etc.

    Then I got a call they wanted to offer me a position and do the final interview.

    Final Interview: My car broke down so missed my final interview and the next day was training. So, they allowed me to do the training then my interview/fill out paperwork.

    Ultimately, after the training I saw I was offered a site assistant job at a pay rate I didn't feel comfortable with. Overall, I loved the experience and wish I was able to take the position. Everyone was so friendly, open, and nice!

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I was offered less hours than initially indicated. The pay rate I didn't feel was appropriate for my specific skill set. (College loans don't pay themselves, unfortunately.) I do however, wish I could have accepted. Great management and co-workers I got to train with.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Member Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at YMCA in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy application. Interview very to the point. If you have former experience with the elderly or children, do mention that. When I interviewed, it was only one interview and lasted 15-20 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if put into this situation? Those type of questions, they had very random and awkward situations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They start off at a certain pay rate, couldn't talk them into more. I understood due to them being a non profit. I got my first raise within 90 days.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Membership Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Norfolk, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at YMCA in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by two directors. Easy interview--basic questions. Asked about my background and goals that I had reached in previous job and talked about the expectations of the job they were offering to me. I was asked if I was willing to work hard toward those goals.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation options.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  8.  

    Day Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied on line in February of 2012. In March, I was contacted for an interview at a Local YMCA branch. They asked a very standard mix of behavior and situational interview questions. It was a very open environment, everyone there seemed very happy and motivated. The cultural environment was beginning to change and the interviewer was asking questions off of two different standard lists because the YMCAs of Minneapolis and St. Paul had just merged.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if one of the children in your group injured themselves?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They only negotiate if you are an internal applicant. Even then they are unwilling to give you more than a 25 cent raise over what you are currently making.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    YMCA Daycare Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jefferson City, MO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jefferson City, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at YMCA in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied by sending in an online application by mail. I was called about a week later for an interview. It was a very quick interview (lasted about 10 minutes). I was called the next day with job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation needed. The job already came with a free membership.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    YMCA Summer Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, I was emailed about a week or two later asking that I put my named down to participate in a group interview. I do not do very well in groups, but luckily there was only about five other people there. The interview itself didn't last for that long and the people are really nice. They asked pretty simple questions and the good thing about group interviews is that if someone offers to answer a question first, it gives you more time to think about the answer while other people go ahead. All in all, the process was pretty fast and simple

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were that difficult, but this was my second interview at the YMCA so they all ask the same questions (especially if you are going for a counselor position). The only question that trumped me was one about my most creative ideas and me not being the most creative when it comes to certain things, did stump me. That was just me though; others might do fine.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Member Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Pretty basic. You need to know about the company, be ready to talk about why you want to work there and what you can contribute. Know their environment. Be ready to speak about your past experience and your resume and what is on it. Be an outgoing individual, you will be the face of the business and they need to see that you are a relatable person and someone who they would enjoy having around.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a weakness or how would you handle a difficult customer   View Answer
    Declined Offer

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