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Proudfoot Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Proudfoot (London, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Two formal interviews with the senior leadership of the firm, before being introduced to other member of the senior leadership team so that we could jointly assess cultural fit.
    Note there appears to be a persistent detractor posting on Glassdoor about Proudfoot, so over the interview process I was particularly keen to gauge the culture of the firm. All of the conversations that I had were positive, and focused on the significant changes that had been made in the leadership team over the past couple of years.

    As a consequence, the interviews were as much about me asking questions of my interviewers, as the other way round.

    I would encourage you to do the same.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your management style   1 Answer
    • Tell me about the organisational culture you are most comfortable with   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Proudfoot (Atlanta, GA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I was referred by an employee. There was a phone interview first, then a face-to-face. Those involved weren't very experienced in the process and I felt like I was one of the first people they had ever hired. There was also a background check.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't really any interview questions asked but rather babbling about how great the company was.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palm Beach, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Proudfoot (Palm Beach, FL).

    Interview

    Met with top three management execs in Palm Beach, Florida. No role playing
    involved. Very casual conversation leading to the interview with the chief executive
    officer who was interested in hiring me.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you be able to be from home travelling at
      long periods of time   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Difficulty in being away from home and children


  4. Helpful (2)  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Proudfoot (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    The interview process was actually pretty fun. The lead contact/recruiter was an enjoyable party to work with. He was very detailed on how the process would flow throughout the day. The interview was multiple layers of executives analyzing your responses, attitude, and behaviors. Numerous role playing exercises. The experience took the entire day. There were three different one on one interviews throughout the day. The first is getting to know you, which was made difficult due to the interviewer's superior ability to hide all emotion and body language. The second, which involved the first role play was interesting... The group process where you work with other candidates was enjoyable. It was nice to see other candidates with the same ability, aptitude, and desire to succeed. They did a phenomenal job weeding out candidates who did not fit in with their culture.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested and tell me how you can make a change.   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Proudfoot.

    Interview

    6 week long process that was very intense and involved many role plays and research assignments... somehow still let horrible workers through. Assessments did not reflect ultimate work styles and requirements. Three week onboarding would never come in handy ever again. Week long quarterly training sessions add no value and take away from valuable phone time.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (3)  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Proudfoot.

    Interview

    I participated in an initial phone screening interview with this company but chose not to proceed with the in-person interview process. The initial interviewer, who was my contact throughout the recruitment process, was extremely polite, patient, and helpful. Unfortunately, the process itself left me with a bad impression.

    I applied for the position online. I included all of my work experience and education in my application, so I was surprised when the recruiter sent me an email requesting my resume. There is some sort of internal disconnect that needs to be addressed so that candidates do not have to submit the same information multiple times. I also found it strange that the job description I responded to called for French language skills (a major plus for me), but when I asked the recruiter about this, he indicated that this was required for travel to Canada. I think it would have been helpful to specify Quebecois in the job description.

    After the successful phone interview, the recruiter sent me an application form and a consent form to complete. The application form was overkill.

    In the end, I did not move forward because the pay was exactly $10,000 lower than my salary at the time (which was also pretty low), and based on reviews that I had read, the company culture left something to be desired.

    Interview Questions

    • I did not find any of the interview questions difficult, but one of them was unexpected. I got a Google-type question: How many golf balls can fit in a 747? I remember being turned off by this question as it didn't seem relevant to the position for which I interviewed (a position in which I'd probably be constrained to some sort of consulting formula rather doing any independent problem solving), but I'd heard the question before from my engineer friends, so I had no trouble answering it.   Answer Question

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    Installation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Proudfoot (Atlanta, GA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    2-3 phone calls with HR and Manager. Informal discussion on Resume and checking to see if you would be a culture fit.
    1/2 day at HQ- 1x traditional interview; 3 x problem solving exercises (1 long case study- broken up into two sections & 1 separate on the spot problem solving question)

    Interview Questions

    • Are you opposed to 100% travel   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not much room for negotiation

  8.  

    Installation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Proudfoot (Atlanta, GA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was very involved. Once I applied, I received a phone call from the head of HR, and that interview lasted about half an hour. Next, I had an in-person interview with the VP of Sales, and that lasted about an hour. A few days later, they flew me down to Atlanta, GA, where I participated in a day-long Assessment Center, which involved the following:

    - A case-study presentation (individual, 5 min long with all day to prepare)
    - An interview with a manager
    - A case-study interview (individual, 10 min total including prep time)
    - A case-study presentation (group, 5 min long with half an hour to prepare)

    The group of interviewees worked on the case study for the bulk of the day, being called out of the room individually to be interviewed or work on the case-study interview. At the end of the day, we each did a 5-minute presentation, then we got into groups of 3, consolidated our findings, and gave a 5-minute group presentation.

    A few days later, I received a call from HR saying I was "in the pipeline" - code for almost-hired - and then about a week after that I was brought on board and given a start date.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you plan on dealing with being away from friends and family for 6 days out of the week?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Over a few days, I haggled with HR over a few thousand. We reached a compromise between their offer and mine.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Proudfoot (New York, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    lengthy and drawn out, seemed desperate to get people on seats, a lot of *** covering even at interview stage. seemed really on edge. Looking back it was obvious people were in fear of their jobs and covering themselves, nobody interacts and keeps themselves to themselves.

    Interview Questions

    • how were you successful in previous role?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (9)  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Proudfoot (Atlanta, GA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    This is a small consulting firm that is still trying to sell to it's clients that they know the best way for the clients to run the business AND for a fee they will share that secret with the clients.

    YES there is TRAVEL it is exactly what they describe, if you're not OK with that, don't apply. The Travel does not stop.

    Phone interview: Very professional, questions were as expected about leading through change. Situation Behavior Outcome interview. Very nice HR person.-Week 1

    Face to Face Interview: with SR HR Rep, very nice, very professional, put's a great spin on a company that has a really poor reputation. "All that has changed and now we're back to being the best, or I would not be here" Week 2

    Skills Assessment: Analyze a large amount of information and make a recommendation in a short amount of time. Not a ridiculous amount, probably a 40 page document plus P&L's on a fictitious company. A real world simulation. Skills Assmt includes analyze documents, two small presentations, a 1 on 1 interview with a person a level or two above you and a 10 minute exercise to see what you would do if this came across your desk.

    What they're looking for is a person who is comfortable saying things like, "I've been doing this for 10 years and this is the way we recommend." If you do not agree with somewhat "slanting" the truth to sell your company this is not the company for you.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I have worked very hard to establish myself as an honest hardworking individual and would not sacrifice my reputation for the benefit of a company who prides itself of making every last dollar off it's clients rather then finding actual ways to save them money or use revenue enhancers to enhance their bottom line.


  11. Helpful (3)  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Proudfoot (Atlanta, GA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview, assessment center, and face to face interview. They were expedient about the whole process. They don't make it drag out like I have seen and heard about like many other companies.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to do a Presentation. They will give you the info, you just need to present it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Decent starting salary.


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