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Protiviti Senior Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2017
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Protiviti.

Interview

Phone screen with a recruiter. Phone interview with a Senior Manager. In person interview at their office with a Manager, Senior Manager, and a Director. Final phone interview with a Managing Director. Process took about three weeks start to finish.

Everyone was super nice. The interviews were not adversarial or confrontational. It was a conversation about me, my work experience, and my skills. Never felt like it was an interview, very informal and casual.

Interview Questions

  • I was asked about my previous work experience and my skills.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Protiviti

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Protiviti (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Two interviews which were both general experience questions and some light behavioral. Was then taken to lunch with peers to informally discuss the role and company. Overall the experience was straight forward and the interviewers were positive and eager to answer my questions. The hospitality of the employees I met was very good and everyone seemed happy to have me onsite for the interview.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview

    HR contacted me and asked basic questions and then we set up a phone interview. office visit with four executives. 3 hour interview with 4 people. The interviewers were very friendly and easy to talk with. It feels less than 3 hours.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Protiviti (Dallas, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    1st interview is with an HR representative over the phone. About 10-15 mins where they ask why you want to join the team and why you are leaving your current firm. Then was scheduled for for a super day of interviews with Director, Senior Manager, Manager and Senior Consultants that you will be working on the team. This lasts approximately half day. They are about 30 minutes each. Most of the questions are behavioral and also walking through them your resume. The super day lasts half a day at the Protiviti offices.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk through your resume?
      What are your career plans and interests?
      Behavioral and situation questions?
      Why are you moving from your current employer?   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview

    Very simple and quick. Applied online and was contacted the next day by a recruiter. Had a recruiter screening and then a half day onsite. They then checked references and extended an offer.

    Offer was NOT competitive and they tried to bring me in at a full level lower than individuals that I had more consulting experience than. Please be careful bc as I expressed that this was very far off from my other opportunities in terms of salary and leveling the recruiter got nasty. I have heard that they love to underprice females particularly. The salary they wanted to give was at least 15K below my minimum.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your prior consulting experience and what attracted you to this role   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview

    My interview process included five separate interviews, including an initial screening, a second phone interview with a manager, then three back-to-back on site interviews at the Chicago office. The screening interview was very conversational as expected and was not difficult whatsoever. The second interview with the manager included more direct questions such as "Why do you want to go into consulting?" and "Why Protiviti?". The Manager also asked about more in depth industry related topics as they want to confirm you actually know what you're talking about. The on site interviews were extremely conversational as well, and seemed to be more of an attempt to gauge personality/intelligence rather than to test what I knew about arbitrary topics. This was refreshing to experience, as it seems to be an indicator of their orientation to prioritize the quality of a person over their ability to memorize interview techniques.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to lead a group and how you were successful in doing so.   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Protiviti (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was efficient and very professional. It began with a 30 minute phone screening with an internal recruiter, who ended the call stating I will have a call later in the week with a Director. I then had a 1 hour interview with the Director, which was 50% informative and 50% questions/walking through my resume. Later that day, the internal recruiter reached out to me letting me know that I made it to the next round at the New York office. She worked with me to accommodate my schedule, so about 2 weeks after later, I had 4 in person interviews in New York, each about 30 minutes. The interviews were with all different levels of employees which allowed me to get a good perspective of the culture at Protiviti because I could ask candid questions to my future peers (which they encouraged). Overall, I was very impressed with the Protivti and the recruiting team (Shelley Piontek). I accepted the offer and so far everything has either reached or exceeded my expectations.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    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

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview

    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.

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