American Red Cross
American Red Cross Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC US
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Executive Director- Sales Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – The questions were not difficult. But it was hard to tell if I was responding in the right way. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – Only the standard interview questions - no surprises. Answer Question
Director Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at American Red Cross in December 2013.
Interview Details Phone interview with HR.
Interview Question – 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
Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at American Red Cross in October 2009.
Interview Details A friend mentioned Red Cross had positions posted. I went online to their website to submit my application. About six weeks later I received a call from their recruiter who asked some preliminary screening questions. She then set up a conference call with two individuals for the interview. I heard back a week later that I would be interviewed in person. I went to their offices in DC and was interviewed by two of their managers. I was very positive and I left feeling encouraged. Two weeks later, the recruiter phoned to say I was selected and she shared salary, benefits, reporting details. All in all, a great experience.
Interview Question – The msot difficult question had to do with one of their systems used for data collection. I wasn't familiary with it at all, but answered as best I could having researched the position ahead of time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There really wasn't a negotiation. They offered a salary and I accepted.
Disaster Services Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – What 3 words best describe you? Answer Question
Program Officer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – What are your weaknesses? Answer Question
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.
Engineering Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Very Easy Interview
Account Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at American Red Cross in January 2011.
Interview Details Initial phone screening then brought in for 1:1. Interview style was very conversational and informal without any behavioral questions. Everything indication they were interested in moving forward. Sent appropriate follow-up thank-you emails and never heard back from the recruiter or the manager.
IT Was An Informational Interview Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through another source and 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 Question – There were no unexpected questions View Answer
Communications Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
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 Question – Have you ever worked with a difficult manager, if so how did you handle it? View Answer