American Cancer Society Interview Questions

Updated 13 Apr, 2015
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    Specialist, Relay for Life Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview

    Basic interview process. Initial screening through national office then sent to local office. Went through my resume line by line, asking how each individual experience / job related to working with ACS. Be prepared for almost no negotiation on salary, as they're determined to save as much money paying lower level employees to pad executive salaries.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. They paid the minimum possible and would not budge.

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Specialist, Relay for Life Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very efficient.
    1) Completed Online application
    2) Received an email to arrange a phone interview
    3) Completed phone interview
    4) Received phone call within 2 days to arrange in person interview for the following week
    5) In person interview
    6) Received job offer within 2 days

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which you had to deal with a difficult volunteer.   Answer Question
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    Community Manager, Relay for Life Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society (Atlanta, GA (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was given an online survey to take the morning after I filled out an application (applied at midnight, received email at 8:30am). It was a long list of situational questions; all with plausible answers which shows they're looking for a specific personality. I heard back from a hiring manager by 3pm that afternoon to set up a phone interview for the following week. The phone interview lasted about an hour. The first quarter was her explaining the position, the following quarter was questions about myself and my fundraising experience, and the last half was situational questions with free-response answers. Quite honestly this was quite difficult but I must have done well because the regional manager called me to set up an in-person interview a few hours later. The in-person interview mirrored the phone interview but it was much more relaxed and only involved a few questions. Overall, it went great until I told her I would be studying for my Master's degree at the same time and would have to miss 6 days out of the 12-month calendar for class. I knew it probably wouldn't be received extremely well to begin with (what employer really wants to hire someone who already knows they'll miss 6 days?!), but I look forward to her response either way! I think it was a great experience, especially for my first job interview.

    Interview Questions

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    IT Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview

    One interview with the "head" of the department is all it took. Quick, friendly and painless. After the initial interview, I received a phone call within a a couple of days from the "head" of the IT dept and then a call from HR and shortly thereafter I got the offer letter.

    Interview Questions

    • Hardware, software, networking experience/exposure to.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of being contacted by e-mail by a recruiter / human resources person, followed by an over the phone interview with that same person and a second interview over the phone with the IT Service Desk manager and IT lead

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time that you've had to deal with a difficult customer and how did you handle it?

      What steps do you perform when dealing with someone that isn't technically savvy?

      Tell me about your strengths
       
      Answer Question
  7. Helpful (3)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview

    I applied online and completed the personality assessment within 48 hours. I received an email from the recruiter requesting a phone interview where I was asked a serious of questions about what I would do in situations as the Community Event Management. After the interview I was advised I would be contacted by the hiring manager and 2 days later I was for a brief phone talk about the position which will be tomorrow.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were working with two volunteers who did not get along what would you do?   1 Answer
    • What would u do if a sponsor wanted to have an event with only one ethnic persuasion?   1 Answer
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    Cancer Resource Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at American Cancer Society (Austin, TX (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed over the phone by a HR representative that said the interview would be recorded and passed on to the hiring manager. Shortly afterwards, I heard from the hiring manager. Questions were all behavioral.

    Interview Questions

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview

    Applied online, interview was a personality questionnaire and interviewer was not interested in my personal experience at all. Interviewer was not "allowed" to clarify questions or situations, even though many questions were context-specific. Interviewer was only allowed to repeat the question. Questions included what to do when your boss is having a bad day, what to do if a volunteer comes to you crying, what do you do if your boss tells you to do something & you don't want to do it (Is it illegal? If the answer is no, then the next answer is they're your boss, you do it!)

    Most of the questions centered on these people-focused emotional type of questions, rather than anything about how you do your job, what you do to be successful, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • If your boss is having a bad day at work, what do you do?   1 Answer
  10. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview

    I applied online and about 3 weeks later I received a request to set up a phone interview. The interview was with someone in HR that did not work at the location I was interviewing for. She gave me more information about the position and asked me a few questions like when I would be available to start, my ability to work evenings and weekends, and other questions specific to being able to fulfill basic job responsibilities. I applied for a position that was out of state and she told me that they don't like to hire people that aren't from the area that the position is in and that I would be better off applying in my own state. She then asked me if I was ready to begin the scripted questions. She read these questions like a robot to the extent that they were difficult to understand because her inflection didn't make sense. It was like listening to Siri. They were all what would you do if... questions that were specific to circumstances you might face in the position. Some were very easy, while others were more difficult because there wasn't enough information in the question to make a judgment call. After the scripted questions I was able to ask any questions I had and told that I would hear back whether I moved forward or not. I got a generic email a week later saying that the position had been filled.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply for this position?
      Why the ACS?
      Tell me about your experience working with volunteers.
       
      Answer Question
  11. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at American Cancer Society.

    Interview

    I applied online, received an email the next day asking me to complete a questionnaire, within 4 hours had another email asking to set up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted over an hour, the person interviewing me sounded like a robot and read off the wrong prompt for the first 30 minutes of the interview because she was confused about what position I even applied for. Very impersonal, after the interview I was no longer interested in the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Situational questions based off of finances, which were not mentioned in anything I had researched about the job prior to the interview   Answer Question

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