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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Tatum in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Review of history of Tatum and movement to consulting from job placement. Straightforward environment and when economy improves will definitely look at joining Tatum. Emphasised bonus possibilities and local travel to most clients.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Tatum in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Tatum LLC ( the interim CFO part of their business, NOT the staffing part) is a company which has a challenge finding the perfect employee, since CFOs are often quite introverted. On the other hand, Tatum's model requires the Partner/interim CFO, to be outgoing and gregarious. The company which was recently acquired by Spherion, (the staffing company) is working its way out of a corporate culture which represents more of a loose group of persons who all have a common business card. The former internal culture was "eat what you kill". This was not a supportive culture nor a culture which TRULY PROMOTES personal or career growth. More like a parking spot than a train.

    Tatum seems to "want" to become more of a professional services firm which offers not only interim CFOs, but also had experienced and capable managers who can execute on key projects for a client in critical functions in or around the finance function. So far this is not convincing.

    In addition, at no time during the interview process, was there an explanation of "what they are looking for", or what the next steps are in the process. Do they even have a real process? Are they growing, or just mutating?
    Not very clear.

    Once hired by TATUM LLC, the new employee does NOT have a salary, but rather receives a retainer (less than $4,000 per month) until he has acquired an assignment. Although this lowers their fixed costs, this also seems to be a bit of a "half pregnant" situation in which the new employee finds himself employed but not really earning much. This encourages the employee to find work. (But isn't that part of the job for which the employee/Partner is supposed to be paid for?)

    A confusing process at best.

    Interview Questions
    • How many clients can you bring to Tatum LLC on day one?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Spherion has a very regimented corporate culture and does not allow much room for negotiation. The new employee is offered health benefits for which he pays. The employee only truly earns a salary when "on assignment".
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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