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Protiviti Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Feb 10, 2015
Updated Feb 10, 2015
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in February 2015.

Interview Details

I applied online after hearing about the company from a colleague. Their recruiting process is very efficient and one of the best interview process I've had. The recruiter got back to me the next day after I applied online. The entire process took about 2 weeks. The interview processes was standard with a phone call from recruiter about the position, follow by a phone interview with a manager, and an in office interview with the directors as well as a case study. The interview ended with lunch with a couple of consultants who will talk more about the firm and answer any questions you may have. I was coming in from out of state and Protiviti was very generous in offering all the necessary accommodations. Everyone at the firm was extremely nice and I felt like I got along with everyone there.

Tips:
-It's always better to over prepare for an interview. (Do your homework and research on the company)
-Organize your thoughts before you speak. Organization is important...especially for consulting.
-There are videos made by Protiviti you can watch on youtube that will give you a good idea what kind people you will be meeting
-The case study wasn't hard. Take a good look at all the materials that are given to you before you dive in. Take notes or make comments as you read through it. This will help you a lot when you're writing down your response. (If you have taken a MIS course at your college, then the case study will be familiar to you)
-Having an accounting background seems to be useful based on my conversations.
-SMILE and have a good time. (Be yourself)

Interview Questions
  • What is your greatest weakness or an area you want to improve on?   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Protiviti

  1.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Protiviti in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview consisting of one case question and one behavioral interview. Office interview with presentations by employees and 2 conversational interviews. Nothing too out of the ordinary, try to know a good amount about the company before you interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    One on campus interview through university career fair, followed by an office visit at the end of the next week. Offer came soon after the weekend.

    Interviewed with multiple levels in the company, up to MD. Overall great people and great company.

    Interview Questions
    • Maybe a small twist asking about weaknesses, etc. but nothing out of the ordinary. Behavioral and fit questions. Mostly walking through resume.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    They didn't recruit at my school so I applied directly through the web-site. I was quickly contacted through email to set up a phone interview. The first phone interview was with HR and was completely resume & behavioral based. Shortly after, I was told that I did well and would be scheduled for another phone interview.

    The second phone interview was with a current manager and was mostly focused on my resume with a few behavioral questions.

    The third interview was a final round office visit and pre-interview dinner. The dinner was a a lot of fun and it really broke the ice for the next day. The office visit consisted of an opening presentation from a managing director. After that there was a Q&A with current employees and was extremely casual. After the Q&A, half of the candidates went to do interviews and the other half did a group activity with a short presentation. The group activity was very laid back and basic and the presentation was short and fun.

    Both interviews were 1:1 resume and behavioral based and ended up just turning into a conversation about the company, my interests, the interviewers background etc. Could not have been a more relaxing and welcoming interview experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me something about yourself that I won't find on your resume.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    While the company may be open to negotiate, the offer was generous and extremely reasonable. Took it straight up.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Round 1 - 2 back to back behavioral interviews. Mainly just trying to see if you would be a good fit for the organization.

    Round 2 - This is an office visit. There are 3 interviews: 1 case interview, 1 behavioral, and 1 to learn more about the company.

    Overall, the interview process was quick and enjoyable. It would have been better if the company flew us out to the office though.

    Interview Questions
    • All were very straight forward. It was unexpected to receive details of the case the night before the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Don't be afraid to negotiate. If they make you an offer it is because they like you and want you to join their company.
    Accepted Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interviews consisted of 2 rounds. One was a case interview where I had to look through a case and talk about risks within the process. Nothing difficult. The second round was a behavioral interview. Good old stuff.

    Second interview again consisted of 2 rounds. This time I was in the office and I basically talked to a manager, who was kind of aggressive, but that is normal since this is the guy who would be my boss on a day to day basis. Then I talked to a director for the last half and he was super chill, we basically talked about Protiviti and his role in the firm and so on.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell em about a time when you had to work with a process.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I technically have not accepted yet but I think I am going to sometime soon. I have 2 other offers but Protiviti is definitely on the top of my list. They also offered me more $ then public accounting firms. Their office was also really nice. Way nicer than E&Y or PwC.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting. I was selected for the first round of interviewing which was an hour long interview with 2 Protiviti recruiters. About 2-3 weeks later i was invited to an office visit which I was flown out for (office not in the state I am going to school in). At the office visit I had 3 back-to-back hour long interviews and went out to lunch with 5 of the consultants (IT and audit). The office visit was on a Friday and I got a phone call that next Monday to make me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing in particular. Just like any other interview, make sure that you have strong examples or work/ life experiences that you can apply to "leadership" or "team" type questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate my starting salary. I had 2 other offers on the table with a Masters degree and a CPA certification in the works so, they were willing to meet my compensation request.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview Details

    Protiviti came to my campus and recruited a number of students. They were very nice and professional. I got through the first round of on-campus interviews and then visited Protiviti's office. The work environment seemed fun. I enjoyed my time there. I was ultimately offered a job, but decided to turn it down and keep exploring my other options.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you to basically sell them on Protiviti. It isn't too difficult   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I felt pressured to accept an offer before I was ready. I already had other interviews lined up and wanted to see those through. Protiviti is great though. I really liked all the people I met there.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was 1st contacted in a request from LinkedIn to join network of 1st connections from a Senior Manager, he asked if I was still seeking employment as my profile says I am. We exchanged 2 or 3 emails, n I was received an email, from a recruiter. We exchanged several emails, and he asked about my schedule to do a phone interview. I replied my available times and forgot about it when I did not immediately hear back from him. Maybe a week and a half to two weeks and n he shoots me anor email asking if I could make it for a phone interview in couple days and asks me to fill out an application online at Protiviti website, which is very professional by way. We exchanged emails in two days we set up a time for interview, I responded that I could make it, and went online filled out application, and n responded ID number to make it easier for me to find me. Later that day he replied w/name of assistant director who would interview me.
       After having reviewed post on glass door on conducted by ir recruiters, I feel I was more than prepared and responded well to questions. I would recommend one preparing for an interview should definitely this site bookmarked in ir browser to help prepare for interview.
      Some of questions were right off this site. Why Protiviti? Why consulting interest ? Was re a time were part of a team? What career goals and development plans do ? y were asked in a relaxed and professional manner, interviewer was very courteous and seemed to be very encouraging to my responses.
      Overall, it has been a good experience, doing research ahead of time about Protiviti would be something that would put in much better standing. y a very information website m videos, for those of that do not like to spend an excessive amount of time reading. My overall rating of Protiviti on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being highest, I would definitely give m a "10"!

    Interview Questions
    • If do research prior to interview, re is not difficult question, y do not seem to be trying to make interview hard. Interview lasted 38 minutes and 20 seconds. Waiting to hear if response.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially had a phone interview with a recruiter. They were extremely nice and were not there to trick me in any way. Basic questions like why Protiviti, why I would be a strong candidate, etc. After that, mostly talked about the job and the company. Very enjoyable.

    After that, I was invited to the office and had two 30 minutes interviews with directors. They were both very cool and easy to talk to. Mostly asked basic behavioral questions (working in teams and stuff) and also walked through my resume. We even talked about sports a little bit. Couldn't have asked for a better interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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