YMCA Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
330 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Fitness Centre Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at YMCA in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was a very uncomfortable process from the start. When I was called to come in for an interview, they told me that I could only come in at one time or else I wouldn't have a chance to interview. The time was a very inconvenient time to come in, but I wanted to try and get the position. The interview was a very awkward and uncomfortable interview. Most of the questions that I was asked had nothing to do with the answers they wanted from me. Some questions took over 20 minutes, because the actual question that they wanted me to answer had nothing to do with the original questions. (Original Q: tell about a time where you said and did something that people did not like? How did you recognize it and what did you do? Actual question: How do you empathize and how would you teach it?) After the interview, they took me to the gym to supervise one of their staff for 5 minutes and tell them what I thought of the staff. Interview felt very horrible and uncomfortable. I did not expect to get any offer for the job. They ended up calling my current employer to do a reference check, so he and I assumed that I was going to get the job. They ended up not even offering me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • name a time when a staff member you supervised had a performance issue and how did you deal with it   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Fitness Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Winnipeg, MB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winnipeg, MB
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at YMCA in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I sent my resume by email and 3 days ahead the Manager called me asking for a interview. I was interviewed by 2 managers in the same time. I did not felt pressured and they were very nice with me.
    The interview had 40 min long and I could get out of there with a good feeling that they liked me.
    They asked me in the end of the interview 2 personal references with phone and email.

    Interview Questions
    • If we would call for one of your former jobs, what do you think that they would say about you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Camp Counsellor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at YMCA.

    Interview Details

    Applied at a job fair in the mall. Had to go into the YMCA for an interview during march break (this was good timing, as they seem to understand that you are students and made it work for you). It was with two senior members of the camp you would be working for. It was very relaxed and casual. questions were behavioural based. Heard back 3 weeks later saying i got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How you would deal with campers bullying. Its hard because there is no right answer but definitely a few wrong answers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Member Experience Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very straightforward. I applied online and got called to set up an interview the next day. Interviewer talked a lot about the job at hand. Lots of customer service related questions.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Language Assessor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at YMCA in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    One hour job interview with two people asking questions. Very detailed but friendly and inviting atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you disagreed with your boss' decision   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Day Camp Site Director Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at YMCA in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had already worked at this day camp for previous years so the interview process was not very rigorous as I knew the manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had conflict with another co-worker.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Aquatics Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call the next day after submission deadlines. Interview was scheduled 4 days after the call. Several stages interview process, I did not expected such a detailed behavioral type interview on the first stage. Was asked about 10 questions, for about 50 minutes, by two interviewers. They seemed nice and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • It was my first interview so I wasn't sure what to expect. All answers was supposed to be based on the actual experience, a lot of questions that dealt with collaboration, motivation to action and team work. Most difficult situation, how I dealt with it.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Moncton, NB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moncton, NB
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very casual interview process, went through a generic questionnaire. The process was laid back and comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • I honestly didn't have any, however, on a personal note, I find it uncomfortable when asked what are my salary expectations   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Summer Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Windsor, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Windsor, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted cover letter and resume. Received an email to interview. Interview consisted of a group interview with 10+ people. Needed to present a speech to the group and lead a game/camp song. Also completed other group activities where you had to act as a leader or a follower in different situations. There was no one-on-one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you lead in a way that exemplifies the YMCA's core values?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Maintenance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at YMCA in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    was a three manager panel interview, with several questions repeated with slight change to the wording

    Interview Questions
    • How would you proceed when discovering a deceased person in the building.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Zero negotiation, before or during employment
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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