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Protiviti technology consulting Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technology Consultant Interview

Technology Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Protiviti in October 2013.

Interview Details – I first met Protiviti at a Consulting Forum at my school. After I attended the infosession, and applied online through my university. I got an email back inviting me to an on-campus interview. The interview was 30 mins behavior and 30 mins case. We received information about the case study the night before.

There was an in-office interview/infosession that had several panels, lunch with a consultant, and exit interview. I got called the following day with an offer!

Interview Question – Do you see yourself at Protiviti in 5 years? Where else are you interviewing?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Technology Consultant Interview

Technology Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Protiviti.

Interview Details – After applying through my school's website I was asked to come into an information session and then interviews the next day. I STRONGLY recommend coming in for the pre-interview session. The interviewees will stay and talk with you after.

I met with 2 consultants: The first asked me to analyze a case study (These are no sweat. They forgot to email me the case study early and I was able to do it at first glance) & the second evaluated whether or not I fit in the company (Asked me what my biggest flaw was, what I do when I didn't know what to do at my prior internship, and why not the Big 4 instead).

After passing that interview I was asked to visit the office:

I went to lunch with another candidate (which I treated as an interview), then I met with 2 managers and a director. I was asked about my technical skills, how I handle change, how I handle idle time, and (most importantly) what I do with my free time. They really like hearing about your passion and if you don't have one, you might be in trouble. They asked me to come in another time to meet with another director who wasn't there that day... so I came back a week later to casually meet with him.

At my final meeting I was asked "why this location?". They asked me if I wanted to work elsewhere and I said no. Job offered a few days later.

Interview Question – What are you passionate about outside of work?   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Technology Consultant Interview

Technology Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Protiviti in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for multiple positions in PA, DC, VA for the same position and got in 1st round interview at my university. The case interview was w/ IT manager (good), behavioral was with this Tax manager (super friendly). Overall, I was very disappointed since after the 1st interview, I did not hear back from the company at all. It was awful, I had to contact my own career counselor within 1-2 weeks to find out what happened (none of the applicants got any notice). The recruiter and the greeter didn't even email any of the candidates to tell them that they did not go on to the next round. I would never apply to this company again given how unprofessional they handled the interview/HR process. At least give notice and not just walk away leaving us hanging...

Interview Question – How did you prepare for this case interview? (the case interview sheet (diagram) was basically emailed to me the night before my interview, this is very unexpected and odd)   View Answer


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Technology Consultant Interview

Technology Consultant

Interviewed at Protiviti

Interview Details – They take 1st aptitude round the next round is technical interview and the last one is HR round.They are interested to know more about you and whether you are seriously considering the job or not

Interview Question – Reverse first k elements of a link list   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Technology Consultant Interview

Technology Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Protiviti.

Interview Details – Two parts. Behavioral part and Case Interview part

I thought the behavioral was easy, fairly straightforward questions. However, the Case interview definitely tripped me up. Mainly the fact we had to go into role-playing mode where I was giving essentially a status report to my 'boss'. I gave it my best shot, but the guy seemed a little un-interested throughout the whole process. Overall, it was alright, but definitely not great.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you were proud of your achievement.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Technology Consultant Interview

Technology Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Protiviti.

Interview Details – Applied through university recruiting website and got the first round interview. People were nice and knew what they were doing - many IT and accounting folks. They were very interested in candidates with previous technical and consulting-like experience. The placement would've been in industries that you would be best suited for.

Interview Question – Asked me about different experiences with technology systems and how I dealt with issues.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technology Consultant Interview

Technology Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Protiviti.

Interview Details – I applied through my university's career services website, and was asked to apply directly on the Protiviti site as well. There were two back to back interviews that were 30 minutes each. One interview was behavioral, and the other was a case study. A portion of the case was handed out two days beforehand. It was a very straightforward and laidback interview.

Interview Question – During case study, should incorporate trends in the IT space as well as common sense problems   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Technology Risk Consultant Interview

Technology Risk Consultant
Arizona State University, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Protiviti in October 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Schmooze recruiters at various events
2. Attend pre-interview social gathering, receive materials for case-based questions
3. First round interview - Behavioral questions / Case-based questions
4. Protiviti office visit, 4-5 rounds of interviews

Interview Question – Case based question, involved the most actual thinking; as opposed to just BSing.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Technology Consultant Interview

Technology Consultant

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Protiviti in October 2012.

Interview Details – I was recruited through on campus recruiting at a career fair. There were two rounds of interviews: on-campus and local office. There were two 30 minute interviews in each round. All interviews were behavioral and the interviewers were just trying to get to know you as a candidate.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you did not get along well with someone you worked with.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Technology Risk Consultant Interview

Technology Risk Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Protiviti.

Interview Details – I heard about Protiviti through campus recruiting. I applied for a position on the campus career center and got accepted to a first round interview. The first round consisted of back to back 45 minute interviews. A week later and I got accepted to an office visit. The office visit also consisted of back to back 45 minute interviews. They took us out to lunch with some of the current employees. They get back to you in 2-3 weeks time about their decision.

Interview Question – Was there a time where you had to work with a difficult person and how did you deal with that situation?   Answer Question

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