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Interviews at YMCA

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at YMCA.
Interview experience
Based on 1,133 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 1,120 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 1,043 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at YMCA

Overview experience
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Excellent
Easy
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Interview process length
About a day or two
40%
About a week
33%
About two weeks
16%
About a month
8%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
71%
Background check
59%
Phone call/screening
32%
Drug test
31%
Group interview
22%
Least reported steps
Presentation
5%
Take-home/sample work
4%
They have no interview
3%

What candidates say about the interview process at YMCA

  • It took me 3 hours. I filled up a few papers. Had a little off topic talk with the management. I was asked questions that required good problem solving skills and some high thinking skills. I was shor…
    Shared on March 30, 2019
  • Group interview where you work collaboratively with others
    Shared on March 6, 2019 - Camp Counselor (Seasonal) - West Roxbury, MA
  • We discussed motivation behind wanting to work in the fitness industry and set goals to always better ourselves and our members
    Shared on January 29, 2019 - Wellness Coach - Chesapeake, VA

Interview questions at YMCA

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • On my area they asked me "what would you do if" questions mostly of the time. Question about how to get some exercises done, for my position especially. They also asked me if I am really interested wo…
    Shared on March 30, 2019
  • Not a whole lot. They were not looking to hire a business coordinator, but when they view my resume and realized I have experience as an administrator, with the CCDF voucher program and with the CACFP…
    Shared on November 21, 2017 - Business Coordinator - Bloomington, IN
  • They asked basic questions concerning your experience with chldren and how many hours of child care have you had. This is to determine your rate of pay because if you have a certain number of hours th…
    Shared on October 12, 2017 - Childcare Provider - Erie, PA
Interview tips at YMCA
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)59%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)19%
  • They didn’t have a dress code12%
  • Formal (business suit)7%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at YMCA
  • To be calm,give eye contact and full attention. Ask questions!
    Shared on April 8, 2019
  • I dressed normally as I usually would do on my daily.
    Shared on March 30, 2019
  • Don’t give your blood sweat and tears for this place. It’s been embraced by the other big corporate cogs and is slowly going downhill. You will bring programs out of the dumps, and they’ll just misapp…
    Shared on December 10, 2018
The first interview at YMCA
How candidates got an interview
  • Employee referral26%
  • I walked in16%
  • Other online application14%
  • Paper application13%
  • Nothing is applicable11%
How candidates received their first interview at YMCA
  • I walked in straight ti the manager's office requesting more information about the job. I was given information about the job position, the requirements and what the management is looking for along wi…
    Shared on March 30, 2019
  • No, the YMCA does not do interviews the hire right on the spot.
    Shared on December 14, 2017 - Preschool teacher - Klamath Falls, OR
  • Was taking a class
    Shared on December 4, 2017 - Aquatic Fitness and Swim Instructor - Newark, DE
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