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  • Protiviti update
    7 days ago

    In honor of Women's Equality Day, read about a female leader at Protiviti who has leveraged a flexible work arrangement to succeed in her career and in life.

    Flexible Work Arrangements Are A Win-Win

    Barb (far right) and family Protiviti is dedicated to promoting flexibility and a healthy life-work blend. As part of this commitment, employees can work with their HR leads, advisors, and managers to develop a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) that works for them. Options include part-time schedules, flexible workday hours, working from home, compressed schedules, and many more scenarios.

  • Protiviti update
    16 days ago

    We are very pleased to be recognized as a 2015 Nintex Partner in the Business Excellence category! ‪

    Nintex Announces 2015 Nintex Partner Award Winners

    4th Annual Nintex Partner Awards winners announced recognizing contributions evangelizing & driving adoption of Nintex's Workflow Automation platform worldwide.


Protiviti – Why Work For Us?


About Us

We believe that a career is about more than just working, providing deliverables, and being compensated for your efforts. The Protiviti Career is about opportunities to lead, learn, grow, and make a difference.

Through our network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, we provide innovative solutions for our clients across the following areas:

  • Business Performance Improvement
  • IT Consulting
  • Internal Audit & Financial Advisory
  • Restructuring & Litigation Services
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Transaction Services

Whether they are a FORTUNE 1000 company or a new, growing organization, we promise each of our clients that we will listen, collaborate, deliver value, and share best practices.

We make a similar set of promises to our people.

     -- Exceptional Development Opportunities

     -- A Global, Collaborative and Diverse Workplace

     -- Meaningful Rewards and Recognition

     -- An Opportunity to Have an Impact

     -- A Commitment to Our Communities

We asked our leadership team: "Why Protiviti?"  Click the below video to hear what they had to say.

To learn more about Protiviti and stay up-to-date with our latest reports, surveys, blogs, podcasts and more, check out our free mobile app, Protiviti Mobiliti.


At Protiviti, we recruit and hire the best talent. Then we develop it. But it doesn't stop there.  We are committed to helping our people achieve their career potential.

Classroom Learning
Our professionals have the opportunity to attend level- and skills-based training with peers from around the globe. Experiential learning schools like The Consultant Challenge focus on building full proficiency in key areas relevant to each level in our career model. Skills-based training such as Internal Audit Essentials allows our consultants to master crucial skills that are highly sought after in the marketplace.

Online Learning
To enable learning opportunities on a flexible schedule, we offer local training, self-study courses and online courses through our intranet site, Protiviti University.

A Network of Advisors
Through our unique advisor proram, every Protiviti employee is a member of a structured mentoring community. Advisors assist with career planning and goal setting. Advisors also provide real-time advice on how to tackle the day-to-day obstacles of life as a consultant.

Professional Certifications
Professional certifications help to develop deep competencies in our people, which in turn helps us better serve our clients. Protiviti offers all employees, pre-hires and interns certification support by providing discounts and reimbursement toward exam preparation materials and covering exam costs.

We develop high-impact people through mentoring, learning and development, performance evaluations, and goal reviews at every level of the Protiviti career ladder.


Click the below video to learn more about the paths that our professionals have taken to get to where they are today.


Our people are our most valuable asset and, just like our company, they are unique. At Protiviti, we strive to complement our diverse solution offerings with high-performing professionals from a variety of backgrounds. At the same time, we create an environment that is inclusive, and truly feels like a community.

Our success is shaped by the collective experience of our employees who live and work around the globe. By identifying, recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse workforce, we can better serve the needs of our multicultural, global clients and nurture the professional development of our people.

Our focused recruitment efforts put us in touch with professionals from diverse backgrounds. We support alliances and affiliations with organizations that promote professional development in the areas of our consulting expertise. Organizations include the following.

  1. National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
  2. Association of Latin Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
  3. Asian and Pacific Islander Leadership Organization (ASCEND)
  4. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
  5. American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)

Our employees have access to learning that covers topics such as adapting to the globalization of business, managing diversity, leading workforce generations, communicating with an international team and building intercultural relationships. Employees also have access to employee network groups, mentoring, and leaders who champion this initiative.

Finally, along with our parent company, Robert Half, we contribute to a number of scholarship programs each year.

Through these avenues, the principles of diversity and inclusion are integrated into the fabric of our organization.

Protiviti is truly an organization where every individual contributes to our success.  Click the below video to hear how our executives articulate that success.


Protiviti employees make a difference. This applies to our clients, our company, and our communities. We know that many of the things that inspire you exist outside of the office.

To support the community, Protiviti has left no stone unturned. We have biked and run hundreds of miles, hosted clothing drives, donated thousands of meals, sponsored college scholarships, and volunteered in classrooms. Every holiday season, Protiviti contributes to the American Cancer Society through a donation on behalf of our clients.

In every Protiviti office, you will connect with individuals who are devoted to planning and executing philanthropic projects, such as the Spirit of Community Civic Committee in Chicago, the iCare initiative in London, the Community Involvement Committee in St. Louis, and WeShare in Phoenix. These teams and events offer a unique way to get involved, to give back, and to advance causes you care about.

Below is just a sampling of the organizations that Protiviti professionals have supported recently.

Adopt-A-Family  Hope on the Slopes   Sacred Heart House  Alzheimer's Association   Houston Food Bank Kitchen  Salvation Army   American Heart Association  JA for a Day   Samaritan Inn Homeless Shelter  Autism Speaks   Junior Achievement  Save the Family   Big Brothers Big Sisters  Make a Wish Foundation   Special Olympics  Boys Hope Girls Hope   Multiple Sclerosis Society  St. Mary's Food Bank   Buckner Children's Home  My Stuff Bags Foundation   Susan G. Komen Foundation  Busters & Friends   National Kidney Foundation  Toys for Tots   City Harvest  North Texas Food Bank   Troops and Families  CureSearch   Packages from Home  UNICEF  Dress for Success  Rebuilding Together   Habitat for Humanity  Ronald McDonald House   Walk Against Hunger
Community involvement is an integral part of our office culture. To learn more about office life from the consultants who actually live it, click the below video.


"You are about to make one of the most important decisions of your life."

As you think about your internship or entry level employment options, you are likely hearing this from several people, and guess what? In a way, they're right. But don't panic yet. Through the campus recruiting process, you will discover what inspires you.

Follow Protiviti's Careers blog, The Protiviti Career, for event updates, employee profiles, and advice from our team of campus recruiters.

Click on the below video to hear from our executives on the advice that they have for students entering today's workforce.

Protiviti Reviews

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Protiviti President and CEO Joseph A. Tarantino
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    Left the Big 4 and haven't looked back since joining Protiviti.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than a year)


    Significantly improved work-life balance. Competitive salary and incentive structure. Company culture is hands down the best I've experienced. A truly collaborative organization filled with smart people who genuinely care about the professional growth of their peers and want to help each other. It almost sounds too good to be true - but in actuality, this firm is peaking. With earnings as high as they've ever been in 2014, and the company making its mark in Fortune 100's Best Companies to Work For list (albeit, #100 is "last place" but let's put into perspective just how young this company is and how quickly it ended up on this prestigious list for the first time since the company's inception).


    Hopefully, this streak of winning will continue for as long as possible. For now, I am enjoying the ride and re-invigorated with a new energy for my career - a certain spark that I felt when I first started out as a Big 4 consultant... only to see it quickly fade away and drown out in a sea of office politics, unclear performance review standards, two-faced management, subpar compensation/incentives, and broken career promises (i.e. "sure we'll try to staff you on XYZ project ... just stick it out with current ABC project for another year.") Some of these qualities are inevitable when it comes to consulting firms, and I'd be lying if I said Protiviti was an exception. However, what makes this firm awesome is that these are kept to the bare minimum. The firm continues to make a CLEAR effort to listen to its employees and REACT to the feedback provided, so that working here is a POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, Senior Recruiting Specialists! You guys have an uncanny ability to spot talent and filter out the fakes. My only advice is as the firm continues to gain traction in the media and the pool of applicants grows exponentially, it may be more difficult and even overwhelming to separate the "Yes's" from the "No's"... but please continue to maintain the same standard of quality control used to screen and filter applicants properly. Watch out for sociopath managers who are toxic to any team they join, they will start a domino effect of employee abuse that is irreversible. This will severely taint the unique qualities that make Protiviti's employees phenomenal people to work with.

Protiviti Interviews

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    Information Security Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Protiviti in July 2015.


    Was contacted through Linkedin by a recruiter. Had a first phone interview with that person. Then a a second phone interview was scheduled with the manager of the department that was hiring. Was given a rapid fire series of technical questions. The questions were smart and I'll reuse some myself when interviewing candidates. They then had the decency of letting me know by email 2 days later that they would not be continuing the process; i knew i would not be hired anyway because the 2nd interview made it clear they were looking for 100% contributor position while I was looking for 1st line management.

    Interview Questions

    • On your favorite Linux distribution, how would you check what version of the distribution is running?   1 Answer
    • On a UNIX system, how to set the following permissions on a file: read and write for the user, read for the group, nothing for other users.   1 Answer
    • What's the difference between a linked and enforced GPO?   Answer Question
    • What's the difference between a switch and a hub?   1 Answer
    • What's an ARP poisoning attack?   1 Answer

Protiviti Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For , Fortune, 2015
Best Firms to Work For , Consulting Magazine, 2014
Top 25 Consultants (Executive Vice-President Carol Beaumier) , Consulting Magazine, 2014
Best Place to Work for Recent Grads , Experience™ a ConnectEDU company, 2014
Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award (Intern Day of Service) , Consulting Magazine, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Menlo Park, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit, and has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. Protiviti and our independently owned Member Firms serve clients through a network of more than 70 locations ... More

Mission: To protect and enhance our clients’ enterprise value by helping identify and solve critical business problems.

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