Protiviti
3.2 of 5 393 reviews
www.protiviti.com Menlo Park, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Protiviti Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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64% Approve of the CEO

Protiviti President and CEO Joseph A. Tarantino

Joseph A. Tarantino

(204 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great for building a foundational knowledge of various business processes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsDepends on what projects you work on, the experience can be really great (fun traveling, good hours, challenging but not impossible work, great team members). There are individuals in the office that are of nurturing and supportive nature and are able to provide guidance on professional as well as personal growth.

    ConsThen there are other projects where the hours are long and you wouldn't feel as supported by the management when managers are swamped themselves with multiple demanding projects going on.

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide training to current employees on potential solutions/services so that people are ready to take on a variety of projects.

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    Protiviti-Good place to start a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe best thing about Protiviti hands down is the people. There are great people to work for and with. Pay is decent for the job. Work life balance is pushed.

    ConsTravel can be quite high (100% of the year). Bonus structure is not the best laid out plan. A lof the work is SOX related.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRotate individuals on teams and different types of projects and industries while they are at the staff/senior level so they have the experience to become managers.

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    Great work life balance, culture lacking.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe work life balance is strong. Time off is rarely an issue.

    ConsThe culture seems to have taken a turn in the wrong direction. Also, benefits, especially 401k matching falls short of comparable firms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper level management (MD's, AD's, D's) need to be more visible to lowest level employees through non-work related functions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "Great Place to Launch a Career".....

    Internal Audit Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsWorklife balance is extremely valued, most projects consist of 40-45 hours a week and rarely any weekend work. Vacation time is greater than industry and Big 4. Opportunity to work within multiple industries and on multiple types of projects promotes a wide range of experience within SOX and internal audit.

    ConsSalary is lower than other consulting firms and Big 4. Knowing how to play the political game with upper management is the only way to prove that you deserve a promotion. Depending on the project the work can be boring and not as challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement incentives for consultants to stay within the company. Improve the evaluation and promotion process by making it less subjective.

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    Diverse projects and excellent coworkers.

    Consultant II (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe firm is always trying to expand its consulting services and the employees are very well trained. Management has an open door policy and the culture is friendly and professional.

    ConsYou may feel like a fish out of the water in the beginning since there's little guidance as to what you are expected to do when you're not on a client assignment. However, this can work for you if you're an independent person who likes to take the initiative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time and care to inform your employees of the company's condition, especially if you're expecting a downturn. You invest so much in training your employees; it would be a waste to not make use of that investment so fine-tune your hiring process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Well established

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood mentor network, people take interest in getting to know interns, well established training program,

    ConsInternship cut in half without reasonable explanation

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty Decent

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe people are intelligent and the atmosphere is conducive to work.

    ConsNot a lot of work sometimes. Quality of a project depends on the quality of the seniors on the project, and some are terrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI know it is important to maintain client relationships, but make an effort to reach out to Seniors and Consultants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can't beat the work life balance

    Technology Risk Consultant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood work life balance, 40 hours a week and 4 weeks vacation.
    Very friendly coworkers
    Good exposure to many different areas of IT especially in the areas of compliance and security
    Many opportunities to rise within the company

    ConsThe compensation compared to similiar positions at other companies is low. Benefits are pretty standard, compared to the Big 4.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement seems to do a good job of heading different engagements and keeping the clients pleased. They could work on giving more responsibility to seniors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe company's investment in developing its people is outstanding - far and above anything I had any prior experience with

    ConsInvestment in tools and technologies for the administrative aspects of client service (e.g., project time tracking and invoicing) was very poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a page from your ICFR consulting and implement more monitoring controls over the project administration functions. Delegate approval for de minimus items such as writing off tiny receivable balances and making invoice adjustments - these should be able to be processed without burdening an MD.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not quite the former AA, but getting better every year

    A Former Big Honcho (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsProtiviti is one of the best places to work as a new consultant, at least for the first 5 years of your career. Great training, a thought leader in a niche space (risk consulting),

    Consthe firm is a leader in a niche service line that is not an absolute requirement for clients to purchase. therefore there is a lot of pressure to sell at all managerial and above ranks of the company.ny.

    Advice to Senior Managementsplit from RHI - they know nothing of our business (and not much more about staffing)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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