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Protiviti ain't what it used to be!

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Current Employee - Associate Director  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY

I have been working at Protiviti

Pros

Working on different projects for different clients in a short period of time is very beneficial when starting your career. It is great experience in networking and the peopple are great for the most part.

Cons

Unless you are part of the old Andersen crowd you will be treated differently. A good example is the percentage of former Andersen people that were laid off. If you do not align yourself with the right people good performance is not enough.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to take a good look at the people leading the firm and be objective in determining who is capable of taking Protiviti to the next level. The answer should probably be some new names and not the same old ones. The firm needs to be more innovative and look outside the box.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Protiviti

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average Overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    Protiviti offers a lot in terms of opportunity to perform at a level above yours. There are many opportunities to receive leadership opportunities that, I think, would not be available at a lot of other firms. This is probably due to the relatively smaller size of the company. Also I think the chance to be a part of a growing company with the ability to forge your own niche is there. Like most firms, Protiviti offers good (not great) benefits, bonus compensation, and a good amount of paid time off. Protiviti has a somewhat entrepenuerial spirit because of the aforementioned size and place in the market.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with staff, in terms of what staff find valuable in work experience. Employees have little to no bearing over what experience they will receive and often have their wishes disregarded quickly after voicing them. Management within the company seems to lack the pedigree and experience of some other firms. While one would assume them to be the most motivated group in the company they often seem to be the least motivated (apart from a select few). Staff often both plan and execute work with little regard from management. This lack of care, oversight, and general will to work leads to finger pointing when things don't go as planned. Accountability is severely lacking outside of the staff level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on results instead of repeating the same boiler plater complaints about staff. Lead by example and hold yourselves accountable for project success. To executives hiring Senior Management, find intelligent, motivated management and find ways to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Get out fast.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Protiviti

    Pros

    Talented collegues, great "first time" exposure to the consulting world, commendable repository of knowledge, and research.

    Cons

    Unless you build a solid network of support for your advancement, you are on your own and will be amoung the first individuals to be considered expendable. In other words, expect to receive your pink slip first. It's sink or swim. If you are not a good politician or are not in a position to do so as necessary, expect to be thrown a brick if you are sinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get absorbed. Merge with another firm and give up the ghost. The model tweeking will not work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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