Protiviti

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Protiviti Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    Great work life balance, career progression available for those who work hard, corporate culture is outstanding due to the quality of people recruited

    Cons

    Recession can lead to somewhat poor compensation (as it does in many industries); there is an up-or-out mentality as there is with any consulting firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget where you came from- keeping in mind how you felt at the lower levels of your career will do wonders for your ability to further improve on your management style.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Greatest Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    At Protiviti I have experienced growth and a family away from my home. People take an interest into who I am and who I wish to become. The people I work with challenge me on a daily basis and make me want to improve into a better professional. The CEO is interested in his people and shares this openly through email communication to their direct superiours. I think this was shown by the entire Executive Team being present at the Intern Challenge showing their support of the future of the Protiviti organization.

    Cons

    There are travel demands at Protiviti, but if you work with your project manager in advance you will be at home when you need to be for important events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to keep your staff clued into the future of the organization; constant comunication is one of the reasons I enjoy working at Protiviti.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship, Properly Managed and Non-Stressful Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Risk Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Risk Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Protiviti

    Pros

    Protiviti has an upbeat, young culture. Their office in Chicago is very up-to-date and relatively trendy, especially compared to other consulting firms. Management has "open door" policies and are easily accessible.

    Cons

    Protiviti, being a smaller firm, doesn't have as many opportunities for entrepreneurial growth on projects (eg, networking within the organization and finding other projects you'd like to be staffed on).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if management went further out of their way to explain strategies during economic downturns. Although Protiviti was well off, we didn't get to see proof very often.

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    Protiviti Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    - Awesome people, intelligent and friendly
    - Everyone knows everyone
    - Great working environment
    - Great exposure to senior management
    - Very generous vacation policy

    Cons

    - Easy to get pigeon-holed working for the same type of projects and same clients
    - Large percentage of work is SOX compliance
    - Can require substantial travel
    - Limited control over staffing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that staffing is strategic and employees' interests are taken into consideration. For less desirable projects, make sure that key staff members are rotated and have a variety of projects throughout the course of the year.

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    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    Plenty of time off
    Hours are not as bad as with public accounting
    Lots of variety of clients (size and industry)
    Fun office environment
    Opportunities to travel

    Cons

    401k benefits are minimal but competitive
    Consulting in general is not for everyone. I think the travel can wear people down and makes it difficult for people to stay here long enough to make it to a management posistion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protiviti should continue to streamline operations, identify specific markets to make investments in, invest in fewer solutions, and provide resources to areas with the biggest potential to grow following the recent "recession".

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    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    great people - energy to change

    Cons

    need to think long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop long term investment strategy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great experience and interesting work byt hit hard by the downturn (strategy is in flux).

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    Opportunity, learning, great people, variety of interesting work. Their internship was real work and I got a chance to see what they're all about. Other internships were all sizzle and no steak. The people are very competent, and the commitment to integrity and objectivity is obvious. The secret is to stay busy on client work - be willing to do anything and go anywhere.

    Cons

    Future offerings and business strategy are evolving with market. Public company versus Big 4, so there is more visibility when hard time hit. Yes, the work is hard but they take care of you. SOmetimes it feels like they're struggling to figure out whether they're going to be Internal Audit or Consulting. I guess it's hard to be both, but to me it looks like IA pays the bills around here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell. LIghten up.

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    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start & stay for 2 to 3 years. Experience consulting, find your niche and move to industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant (Technology) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant (Technology) in New York, NY

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    Career advancement opportunities are abundant. Managers are really helpful and even senior management is accessible (at times). If you want to join a niche team, it's not that hard, you just have to talk to people in HR.

    Cons

    I don't always agree with the promotions and I think politics plays a role there. The whole promotions process is opaque. Extreme cost cutting measures might start to encroach upon benefits, but that is just speculation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity the solutions and have a balance between things. Protiviti cannot continue to be so reliant on internal audit and SOX work. There's a lot that can be done on the technology side to generate more business.

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    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits far outweigh the downsides

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

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    The company is great for career progression. New responsibilities are given for each new project you are on and feedback is provided on a regular basis. Upper management does a great job of communicating key issues and will answer questions honestly. The work/life balance is great, although it also depends on your project. Some projects have been known to work very long hours but, for the most part, the work week does not extend past 40-45 hours per week. This is all dependent on the managers on your project but most are reasonable. Compensation is fair - and I am not complaining - but competing companies generally do pay better. The work/life balance is great, especially for consulting work.

    Cons

    Protiviti is going through a rough patch right now due to the economy, along with most companies. I cannot blame Protiviti as its business model is dependent on the economic landscape as a whole - and that is what we agreed to when we signed up. I can only hope that cutbacks will be minimal and that the company will be able to ride out the storm largely unscathed.

    Most of the work has been SOX related in the past, although there is now a sizable and noticeable increase the amount of solutions based work. The transition is a good one, but may be challenging with the economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to control hiring. Hopefully cutbacks will be kept to a minimum, but it would not be fair to these people if a wave of new hires arrives shortly after. Other than that, keep communication strong and let us know what is going on.

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limitless potential

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

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    Protiviti has good people, and good clients. In NY, you don't need to travel that much, and there are many oppurtunities to focus on projects and industries that you like.
    At Protiviti, you are rewarded for your hard work, it's plain and simple. Put in you time, learn to do the work, use common sense, and follow through on what you promise, and you will be rewarded, very well rewarded.
    As you move up the firm, you need to look at the company as your private firm, and always look for ways to improve things.

    Cons

    Learning the fundamentals can sometimes be boring, but you are rewarded over time. You also have to enjoy working long hours, not as bad as Pblic but a lot more than Private industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, sell and let's grow the business. Don't be short-sighted.

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    Approves of CEO

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