Protiviti – New York, NY
Models are simplified and idealized representations of the real world and are prone to errors in some cases. Further, because models are driven… Protiviti
Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than a year)
Work/life balance used to be good. May still be good in some areas, depending on the MD.
The reviews on Glassdoor are biased and don't reflect the truth. Management sents out emails to all staff with pressure to write good reviews. Work/life balance used to be good compared to the BIG 4. However, there is a trend of changes. While the CEO preaches and touts work/life balance, many of the MDs are trying to change that. In some areas staff are being asked to work on multiple projects. Officially they tell the client they are working full time I.e. 40 hours per week only on their project, but in reality staff are working 80 hours per week and charging multiple clients. During my interview and hiring process, I was told that Protiviti is different from Big-4 in two aspects: 1. Work/life balance and skill matching of team/project. Recent trends in both areas are exactly the opposite. The pipeline is strong, but management is behaving like a body shop. Insufficient resources, unqualified and untrained staff is a big problem now. Many MDs have their own pets. All good projects with high revenues are assigned to their pets. The new kid on the block gets projects with low potential revenue ($100K or less) and close to zero probability of winning. So if you are a new senior manager or Director, there is no way you are going to hit your sales targets. MDs and middle management are paranoid about staff working from home. The company policy is against working from home. The comps and benefits overall are not that good compared to the Big 4.
Advice to Management
CEO needs to ensure the company and MDs are practicing what he preaches. Protiviti has or had a good thing, but some MDs are trying to subvert that. If this continues Protiviti will be no different than the Big 4, which will really be sad. The CEO should take corrective action now and stop these MDs or regret later when it is too late.