Protiviti

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Protiviti Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.3 407 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Protiviti President and CEO Joseph A. Tarantino

Joseph A. Tarantino

(218 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work / life balance (40-45 hours / week is normal; lots of vacation days)(in 74 reviews)

  • Nice place to start your career(in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Recruiting promises not kept (work-life balance, limited travel if needed)(in 31 reviews)

  • The company has a focus on consulting, but does alot of internal audit work(in 21 reviews)

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    Great place to begin a career in the industry!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat First job out of college.
    Great work atmosphere.
    Understanding towards work / personal balance.
    Focused on developing employees and allowing them to grow as people.
    Intense focus on training.

    ConsHeavy amount of travel in most positions.
    Weren't always pushed to succeed due to position structure.
    Company began a tendency towards firing consultants after a couple of years in order to hire new consultants fresh out of college at a lower pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on the importance of the employees. Molding key employees is vital and more important to the success and efficiency of the company rather than hiring younger/lower salary employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros-Good work life balance
    -Awesome training programs called "The Challenge" for all staff levels
    -Great company culture, which is set by senior management

    Cons-compensation is low compared to that of its competitors, namely big four consulting
    -reimbursement packages for advanced degrees and certification is uncompetitive

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to set the tone for good work life balance and company culture. Training programs are phenomenal compared to that of other companies. keep it up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery relaxed culture - just get your job done and people stay off your back.

    ConsLimited opportunities to make Managing Director. Lower pay compared to Big 4

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out who your 'A' players are and pay them well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start a career

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat people, learn a lot of industries and business practices fast, excellent training programs

    ConsConsulting has a lot of travel, difficult to manage your career (ie choose industry, specialty, projects) if you are early in your career

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo increase retention its important to manage employee preferences for specialties and project interests

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    More Auditing than Consulting

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsProtiviti is a great work/life balance company. It doesn't pay as much as other consulting, but I don't think you work near as much either.

    ConsYou will most likely be an auditor, not a consultant. Although there is promise of consulting work, it is usually reserved to a select few and the rest get SOX and auditing work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease availability of training and transparency of consultants career goals and try to align with solutions better.

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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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    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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    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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