I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Protiviti (Tampa, FL) in February 2018.
I applied at my University's career fair and got selected for an interview within three days. The first interview was on campus and consisted of two parts: a thirty-minute case interview and a thirty-minute behavioral interview. The case interview consisted of mitigating risks in a process. The behavioral interview consisted of typical behavioral questions with a focus on working with teams. Within a week I was invited back for a second round interview. This interview was in the office and consisted of a presentation where you sell Protiviti to a client along with a couple of talks with upper management. The second part of the interview process could have been more transparent. Following the interview, I asked for an update. My update question was completely glossed over and I received a rejection letter a week later. Also, this company preaches diversity, but the office I visited was not diverse.
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I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Protiviti (Boston, MA) in October 2017.
There was an event the night before the interview where I had the opportunity to meet some current employees and the other candidates. Everyone was seated at tables and there were a limited number of seats, so it was difficult to talk to more than one of the employees.
I had two back-to-back 30 minute interviews on campus the next day. One of the interviews was a case study. I was emailed a process diagram the night before the interview, then during the interview I was given some additional information about the case. The interviewer asked some questions about how I would improve the process and to identify some risks in the process. Make sure you review the types of solutions Protiviti offers to clients. It seemed like they were looking for a specific "right" answer to some of the questions.
The other interview was just standard behavioral questions. Know why you want to work at Protiviti and why that specific position. My interviewer was nice, but she wasted the majority of the time talking about herself, which left me little time to answer/ask questions. I heard back from them within a week.
- How would you improve this process? What risks can you identify? What solutions might Protiviti offer to this client? Answer Question