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Protiviti Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Nov 4, 2014
Updated Nov 4, 2014
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    Process Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview Details

    On campus first round interview was a 30 minute behavioral interview and a 30 minute case interview. The second round interview was on site in New York and there was a pre interview dinner the night before with a few current employees and a majority of applicants. The next morning there were a few speakers, a panel, and there were 2 interviews and a small presentation we had to complete with small groups.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Technology Risk Consultant Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Started off with campus recruiting - case study which wasn't too hard but wasn't a walk in the park either, and also a behavioral interview as well. Then second round in the office there were 2 interviews. Both were just casual conversations so they could get to know you. Some random behavioral questions were thrown in, but they were more integrated into the conversation so they weren't stressful. Then there is a group presentation you give.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Technology Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoboken, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoboken, NJ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was an on campus interview and consisted of a 30 minute case study and a 30 min behavioral interview. Both interviewers were extremely nice and made the interviews seem like just a talk.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you were working in a team and you had to deal with a person that didn't want to do their job. (Not exact wording)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Process Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting. Had first round interview on campus following a pre-night reception in which I met several managers and managing directors. The first round of interviews was two-pronged. I was lucky enough to interview with the managers I was able to talk to at length the night before; This might have been intentional on their part.

    The first half of the interview was a very informal behavioral interview in which the managing director really tried to get to know my experiences and personality. The second half was a case study for which you were given a process flow chart the night before. During the interview they gave you an additional sheet on information regarding a made-up company's business process issue and the interviewer proceeded to ask somewhat challenging questions about how we would handle the company's issue as a consultant. The interviewer understood that you wouldn't know exactly how to implement a solution however they were looking for thoughtful answers and effective communication.

    I was informed that I had received a second round interview a few days after the first round. This was held about three weeks later at their midtown NYC office. The night before they held a very nice dinner with several Protiviti professionals and put everyone up at a pretty nice hotel. The interviews the next day were very informal. The first was with a Senior Consultant and the second with a Manager. Both were behavioral and had me run them through my resume. Both interviewers had a checklist of things they were supposed to tell me to sell me on joining the firm, given that they extended me an offer. After the interviews there were group presentations, which I don't think they formally evaluated.

    Interview Questions
    • Case Study: What is the biggest problem facing the company according to the process flow and the additional information?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Tech Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I met a Protiviti recruiter on campus and I really enjoyed my conversation with her. I applied through my campus job board and got an interview. There was a night prior, which I had to miss due to prior commitments. There were two 30 minute interviews back to back. The night before the interview, they email you a business process for the case interview the next day. Mine was about a bank which processes small loans. On the day of, I was interviewed by an IT Director. She was awesome. I prepared a lot so I wasn't too nervous. She gave me the process, and a case, and gave me 5 minutes to read through it. Afterwards we just talked through the problems that the case had and I provided my insight on what the solutions might be. She was very impressed because I pretended as if I was Protiviti when providing solutions. Right after, I had a behavioral interview, which was also fairly easy. Advice: Engage with the recruiters/proctors outside the interview rooms, they appreciate that.

    A week and a half later, I got an email saying I got a second round. I am from Texas and I applied for a NYC position so that's why I think it took more than week. Two weeks later, they flew me out to NYC and put me up in a very nice hotel, with a view of NYC downtown, might I add. I flew in on Thursday for a dinner the night before. I sat with the recruiter and a Managing Director and honestly had one of the best times. There was no pressure, we just had a good time. The office visit the next day was about 5 hours long. There were two back to back 30 minutes interviews that included resume questions and behavioral questions. We also did a group presentation which was very fun! There were panels and Q&As, and then we had lunch while we networked with employees. I flew back the same evening. My office visit was on Friday, and the Monday of next week, I got a call with an offer!

    Interview Questions
    • Case wasn't too difficult, just be prepared. They don't care about the result, they just care about how you think and how you work through a problem. Talk it out with the interviewer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Just make sure you get a signing bonus/relocation help if you're moving to a different state.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internal Audit 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.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 one on one behavioral interview with an associate and managing director. Both interviews went off and both liked my personality. Moved forward with background check and was cleared. Waited for offer for 1 month and expectations came out empty. Said I needed a Computer Science degree. Then why move forward with me or even interview me in the first place? I wasted my time. I also quit my job, which is my own fault, but I will always remember this and to not fall for Protiviti again (which was originally Arthur Andersen, Enron scandal).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior 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 7+ weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    This is a three step interview process: HR on the phone, Director on the phone and In person with several members of the team. The whole interview process was very conversational. There wasn't really any scripted questions or behavioral analysis. The one question you should get ready to answer if you are coming in as an exprienced hire is, "Why are you leaving your current job and what makes this opportunity different?"

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    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
  10.  

    Process Intern Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I started the process through a career fair at school. After that, I went to a pre-night networking event and met future and current employees. They did a good job of providing a top to bottom mix of employees from students who had just accepted full time offers to MD's. I went through two 1:1 behavioral interviews on campus, and then was contacted within the week regarding second round interviews on site at the NYC office. They took us out to a pre-night dinner where we networked with plenty of entry and mid-level employees who answered any questions we had about the company. The following day I had two behavioral interviews with a director and MD. It was a very relaxed interview. They were definitely more concerned with fit and ability to connect with someone in a short period of time.

    Interview Questions
    • There really weren't any questions that you wouldn't expect to be asked in an interview   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since it was an internship offer, there was no negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting and then went to one of the informational sessions and met the campus recruiter. Received an on campus interview later (2 30 minute interviews). After that got invited to the a pre-night dinner with a bunch of other interns and some of the workers at Protiviti (very casual). The in-office interview was casual also, met with 2 managers. They didn't ask much questions, sort of just had a conversation

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult, just typical behavorial questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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