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Protiviti Interview Questions & Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Feb 23, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Protiviti in December 2010.

Interview Details – The process was very fast and took about 2 weeks from the initial contact through email up to the point where they called with a offer. The initial process included two one on one interviews on campus. The 2nd and last loud included 3 one on one onsite interviews as well as a team project and presentation.

Negotiation Details – Was not able to negotiate

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Consultant
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.

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Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Nothing too difficult, just typical behavorial questions   Answer Question

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Why are you best fit for this job?   View Answer

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No Offer

Positive Experience

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Process Consultant Interview

Process Consultant
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – On campus interview first, followed by an in office visit with 2 more interviews and group presentation with other candidates

Interview Question – Your 2 biggest weaknesses   Answer Question

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Technology Risk Consultant
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Protiviti in March 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online directly through their website. Heard back the following week and scheduled a phone interview with an campus recruiter. The recruiter is just trying to get a sense of your personality and whether your past work experiences are applicable to the position you applied for. Really laid back and conversational. Later that week I was invited to an in-office visit the next month.

The in-office visit was very professional. There's a pre-interview dinner the night before and they put you up in a very nice hotel that night. The in-office visit consisted of an hour-long presentation about Protiviti, followed by two 1:1 30-minute interviews with directors and managing directors. Again, these interviews are very basic and conversational. You're just asked a few behavioral questions and then go over your resume. Be sure to come to the interviews with questions already prepared. After the interviews, they take you out to a nice, long lunch with the other applicants. You finish up the day with a group presentation on what you've learned about the company. I received an offer the following day.

Just be yourself during the entire interview process. They're trying to gauge whether you can work well on a team and if your personality meshes with the young, energetic culture of the firm. Everyone in the office is very approachable and easy to talk to. I definitely felt at home by the end of the day.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult team member.   Answer Question

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Technology Risk Consultant
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Protiviti in October 2011.

Interview Details – First, I met with two employees 1 on 1 for 30 minutes each. One interviewer was laid back and easy going while the other was much more direct and to the point. After getting called back for a second round, I went to the office and met with 2 more employees, 1 on 1 each time. Both were very laid back and asked more behavioral questions.

Interview Question – If you and your boss were at a client and your boss just got out of a meeting where the CIO is now upset with your boss and thinks your company is just interested in selling them products, how do you approach the CIO to get his approval for a deliverable due tomorrow?   Answer Question

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Consultant
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Protiviti in October 2011.

Interview Details – Met at career fair and had very positive feeling from them. Got a first round interview on campus and met with 2 people for a half hour each and someone from HR. Again, all positive interactions. Got a 2nd round in NYC. They put me up in a very nice hotel and had a pre-interview dinner the night before. The interview consisted of a presentation to us about the firm, 2 half hour interviews, lunch with 2 first year consultants and a 5 minute group presentation. The whole process was pretty easy. The day was long, it lasted from 9am to 4pm. I felt very comfortable with the firm leaving the interview and got to meet a large amount of people. Everyone was young, energetic and friendly.

Interview Question – Tell me something about yourself that would surprise me.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to get my offer deadline extended so I could consider other offers.

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Technology Risk Consultant Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Protiviti in October 2011.

Interview Details – Received the interview after applying through my campus' recruiting website. The first round interview consisted of two 30 minute interviews. They only asked behavioral questions. We went through my resume but both interviews were very conversational. I got asked to come to the city for the second round. There, we had two 30 minute interviews as well. They remained very conversational and no technical questions were asked. Finally, we were broken into groups of 4 or 5 and had to do a presentation in front of many employees. I received an offer 3 days later.

Interview Question – Tell me a time where you worked in a team   View Answer

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