Protiviti Senior Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

The interviews were pretty straight forward, HR, 2 phone interviews, finally in-person with 3 managers. All about 30mins. They really just want to know your background. And it was very specific to the group you were interviewing for. Just make sure you know exactly what position you are interviewing for. They paid for the travel.

Reasons for Declining

There was an initial offer negotiated but after that they tried to low-ball me with the actual written contract. Very unprofessional

Declined Offer

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Many rounds of interviews - many levels of the company participated. Found it to be a long process but not a painful one. Questions were fair and well thought out. Really do not have anything bad to say about the process other than the amount of times I interviewed with someone.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview Details

    Women- don't apply here.

    I interviewed a few months back and met with three individuals from Manager to Managing Director levels. Two were okay, the third was argumentative and seemed to want to give a case interview but didn't really know how. Her questions were all over the place and she was combative with everything I said.

    So, okay. After the last interview with the MD, the recruiter came in. She asked what I thought of the company and if I had any lingering questions. Then she brought up salary, and said "when we spoke before I know you were looking for something around 85k, but the max we could do for you is high 60s or maybe 70. Is that still ok?" I was floored. That is less than I make now, and well below the average for senior consultants in Chicago. I said I would have to think about it, but fit/opportunity was most important to me.

    The kicker is that I had a friend interviewing for the same role. A man, with less consulting experience. So I asked him if the salary question came up, and he said he wanted 90k and the SAME RECRUITER said "we could definitely do that for you".

    Ladies, the pay gap is real, and Protiviti thrives on it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average 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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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Protiviti in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening with recruiter which wast mostly validating lawful employment, my pay requirements, and collecting high level experience/fit.
    Lunch with two directors. Very casual conversation talking about the role, intrest, fit, etc.
    Meeting with partner. Also very casual talking about experience and fit.
    Very casual overal.
    Employees like to talk about their careers. Met some really great people with lots of experience. Seemed like a great place to work hearing their experiences.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Protiviti in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen- asked general questions regarding past experience. Asked about what areas of the practice interested me. Discussed different office locations and what they do. Phone screen lasted about 15 minutes or so. Started on-time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    A single interview with multiple people. Quite easy.

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation handled by recruiter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in May 2007.

    Interview Details

    As a referral, the interview process was fairly simple. An initial phone screen was conducted to evaluate my background and interest in the company. A follow-up interview was scheduled the following week. The follow-up consisted of 3 interviews: HR, Director, and Managing Director. All interviews were mainly behavioral based, not necessarily focused on skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you felt uneasy interacting with the client.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview Details

    An interview with the HR personnel. Briefly discussed my work experience, skills and career plan, and introduced the position and company. The interview was reschedule at the last minute, and the HR didn't follow up or reply my enquiry of application result. I can understand if my application were not even progressed to the interview stage; however, after a face to face interview, I expect at least a reply to inform application result. Can't imagine that a global consulting firm would be so lack of manner.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Protiviti in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Normal interview with background and profession related questions. Also questions on past experience were asked. Interview was nice and straight forward. Did not asked about salary expectation. xxx xx xx x

    Interview Questions
    • How would you manage difficult situations in team environment   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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