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

Protiviti Reviews

Updated May 4, 2014
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3.2 393 reviews

                             

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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    Not a great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent pay and benefits, good leadership

    ConsLittle room for growth; not experienced in the business I am most familiar with

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ups and downs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI've really enjoyed working with my workers. Pay is decent.

    ConsYou can get pigeonholed into one field that you are not interested in. It can be very hard to get off a long term engagement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cut throat environment. Old Arthur Anderson mentality and clique remains.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsResume building at Protiviti is excellent. Fortune 100 clients offer a great avenue to gain experience in many different industries.

    ConsCulture does not promote trust and teamwork. Credit for sales and work do not foster an environment for teamwork. Turnover is extremely high. It appears that greater emphasis is placed on more introductory positions at lower salaries. In my office, all personnel in senior manager positions have moved on to other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork harder on culture that fosters teamwork and trust. Consider a clear path for promotion and advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of change, a lot of ambiguity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, no micro-managing, good work-life-balance

    ConsLack of organization and structure in defining and adhering to the contracts of work. A lot of ambiguity and back and forth with constantly changing managerial structure which leaves the contracted team feeling vulnerable, not know knowing who exactly they report to, for direction, for review, for help. This causes a bit of stress in such a dynamic - the feeling that the team is 'on their own' inside the company they work within, no real feeling of being included in/backed by the Protiviti team itself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They are not what they portray themselves to be

    Senior Consultant II (Current Employee)

    ProsSome of the Consultants and Senior Consultants are a lot of fun to work with. People are generally self-motivated and produce a quality work product. Most individuals will experience working on projects in at least two or three different industries, possibly more.

    ConsThe company is very deceptive in their recruitment process. I was told that I should expect to work an average of 42 hours per week; this is well below management's actual expectation and my personal average over the 3+ years I worked here was 53 hours per week. I was also told that less than 50% of my workload would be on Sarbanes-Oxley and other compliance audits which turned out to be incorrect as well having worked 89% of my time on such projects. Although Protiviti claims to be a leader in many service offerings, the truth is they are still cutting their teeth on everything that is not financial audit. It logically follows that they offer employees little to no training on topics other than financial audit. Travel can be very frequent depending upon which division(s) and or team(s) you work with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be honest with their recruits and present realistic expectations on hours, project diversity, and company expertise and training opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Full-time consultant

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsCoworkers are great and benefits are good.

    Conswork you to death
    poor management
    long commutes to clients

    Advice to Senior Managementstop selling work and hire more people!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some nice people, manipulative management and heavy travel

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsSome offices in California and Arizona have some really nice and smart people. Some of the clients and projects are fulfilling. There can be a good variety of projects, which is great. Projects can be fun and successful when you work with good engagement managing directors. The CEO seems genuine.

    ConsI am not fraternity/sorority person and do not live for my alma mater, so that is one strike out for me for a to culture fit. I have had a solid career for 10 years where this was never an issue and find the female human resources management to be more condescending to women than any man I have ever worked with, but very friendly to and favors the young male employees and executive management. Forced vacation at Christmas is a ridiculous way to treat employees who work their fingers to the bone year round and wait to take vacation with my kids and family during the summer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees are not ignorant to the way you treat some people, including woman, very unfairly. It makes them uncomfortable and they are afraid to say anything about it. Many are biding their time until they get their bonus or a better job. remember that Arthur Anderson is gone for a reason. It would be a good time to shake up some of the stale administrative management if you want to keep the good people you have.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to be From

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood learning environment. Great place to start a career, especially if you are making a career out of Auditing.

    ConsProtiviti is a subsidiary of Robert Half International (a staffing firm). As such, they are managed to a business model that is NOT compatible with traditional Audit Firm individual career growth. No one in Protiviti will volunteer this information during your interview process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to make it work with RHI, for goodness sake!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Limited potential to grow your career

    Former Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros-Good work/life balance
    -Smaller size of project teams allow you to see bigger picture on engagements

    Cons-Lack of engaging projects
    -Incompetent management
    -Low employee morale
    -Top performers wind up leaving

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in fresh new upper management and put more effort into developing lower level employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    What a tense bunch of people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood place to learn GRC, lots of diversity among workers. The receptionist is very friendly. Good location in the Loop.

    ConsTense environment, everyone is afraid of outsourcing and there is very little real communication going on between management and staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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