Protiviti Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Overall great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great; approximately 45 hours on average. This is exceptional compared to the big consulting firms or public accounting. Part of your bonus is based on your billable hours. The more you work, the bigger your bonus us. Due to its size, the firm still has a personal touch. Management shows genuine interest in you and is open to feedback. CEO and SVPs attend training sessions and make an effort to get to know you. Recruiting does a great job in hiring the right people. There's no one in my office I wouldn't grab lunch with or a beer after work.4 weeks of vacation which increases based on time with the company.

    Cons

    Although it is a consulting firm, most of the work I've been doing is very much centered around internal audits and SOX 404 compliance. Only few "real" consulting projects where you can actually add value to the client but I know this is based on the region you're working in. Benefits are okay but not great. I expected a better benefits package especially after management decided to revamp benefits and provide more options. 401(k) matching is only average and price of health care is still too high compared to top firms in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and make sure to maintain the small firm feel despite the continued growth we've been experiencing.


  2. Great place to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Protiviti is a great place to start for an entry level Finance, Accounting, or MIS major. The people around you are those who have lives and yet are skilled workers. You usually work a normal 8-5, unless deadlines are approaching. You definitely don't work the crazy hours that external auditors do (9 AM to 1 AM).

    Cons

    The work you do is based off of whatever need clients have. You can be working a fun project, or a really boring one. You may also deal with clients who are cooperative or those who are making your life difficult. Also, schedules are dependent upon the client. Lastly, changeability is the ability to stay booked on clients. This can affect your bonus if you are not working for clients for a significant amount of time. You still get paid salary, but you become an expense to the company, so try to stay active and let your managers know that you'll be available if the time comes.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make schedules as flexible as possible (specifically Fridays) and fix bonuses to not be based off of changeability.


  3. great culture, great leadership, strong growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are what make Protiviti great. The culture of professionals they have developed directly correlates to the success of the business. There are plenty of opportunities to experiences a variety of industries and projects.

    Cons

    You may have little influence as to what/ where your assignments may be. Travel can become extensive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing the culture in the same manner and I am sure it will lead to continued growth and success


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  5. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. I've been here for 7 years and really enjoy the people I work with. The compensation is good and the work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    As with any consulting company, your put in new positions and required to adapt very quickly. This is an existing part of the job and I really enjoy it.


  6. Helpful (4)

    I joined Protiviti from the Big 4, and I do not regret my decision whatsoever.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is amazing.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great culture, fast growing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Protiviti full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Protiviti has created an amazing culture and has maintained it despite how fast they are growing. They really spoil their employees with opportunities, perks and involvement. The people that work at Protiviti are down to earth and intelligent. I never felt mislead about the opportunities that were promised me.

    Cons

    Because they are fast growing the work gets stressful and time consuming. There is a lot of traveling involved but for some that is not a con but rather a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on making consultants feel like they are allowed to give input! That is one of the greatest things about this company.


  8. Protiviti is a great place to launch your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant II in New York, NY

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, Protiviti has really great people and a strong work environment. A focus on training and mentoring makes this a great place to start your career. If you are proactive and hardworking you can advance quickly. Senior management is approachable and understanding. The job offers opportunities to take leadership roles early in your career and strong on the job learning. Good work life balance depending on the project.

    Cons

    The salary is average at best compared to the industry. The salary/bonus advancement between Senior Consultant and Manager is incredibly low compared to industry. Since it is a consulting firm, your experience differs depending on the clients/types you have. If you aren't happy/challenge on a client you are on, you could be stuck on that client for an extended period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognize and compensate managers and above accordingly in order to maintain top talent.

    Protiviti Response

    Oct 23, 2014 – HR Leader

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  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, they truly care about individual employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Big enough to have great intellectual capital and tools, small enough to still care about individual employees - If employees provide suggestions or input, it is truly considered (example - 401k match increase) - Clearly, over the past few years, there has been an increased focus on providing better benefits and employee perks. This has been very noticeable and is great. - Great culture, people seem to like it here and like each other - lots of work/life balance. Very flexible with hours when needed, employees can work from home sometimes. - Strong bonus program

    Cons

    - Benefits are always considered a bit lacking. Just seems like nothing unique here but I don't think the benefits are bad. The only area I think the benefits really lack is with retirement. There is a fairly small 401k match and even though many companies no longer have pensions, many do have profit-sharing or something. - Technology is a bit lacking. Laptops are a bit outdated, payroll system, benefits system, everything is just a bit antiquated. I am told that is because of our parent company, Robert Half.

    Advice to Management

    You have a great company, just make a few adjustments to make it great. Add a few perks, maybe some profit sharing and get better technology. Better technology goes a long way in the consulting industry!


  10. Helpful (1)

    2010

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protiviti

    Pros

    young, innovative, great training, fun, perfect as a first job out of college to learn about various company cultures and industries.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on sox work vs. true consulting. Need to invest in more savvy and strict management.


  11. You have to manage upward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to take ownership of your work, flexibility, office culture, work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay should be more competitive, occasionally the work may not feel diverse, communication between managers

    Advice to Management

    Motivate with higher pay, communicate more frequently and more effectively with consultants



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