Protiviti

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Protiviti is a great starting point for your career

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Protiviti

Pros

The people and opportunities to advance in your career. Also, you are challenged frequently and there is a desire to learn among everyone.

Cons

Salaries appear lower than industry standards

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication should be more timely regarding company strategy and goals

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    New consulting methodology, same old audit firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    Like a lot of professional services firm, Protiviti offers a good place to start your career. You have an opportunity to gain practical work experience in a variety of industries and locations. The benefits package is decent and the vacation package is competitive.

    Cons

    Protiviti was late in adjusting its focus from SOX audit to general consulting services. Over the past two years, the local leadership has been predicting the decline of Sarbanes Oxley related work, yet no apparent shift or adaptation seemed to occur until after the economy began its decline. The firm has been reluctant to invest in it's resilient niche service offerings like IT security, opting instead to keep the entire firm in the same compensation and career model. Locally this has lead to a lot of resignations in the growth areas and a lot of layoffs in the stagnant areas. The shift to general consulting services appears to be more of a marketing move than an operational move, as very few offices and service lines are making the change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate the shift to the new consulting methodology. If the firm wants to build a general business consulting platform, then people with consulting experience need to be hired from the top down to foster this change. Resources with marketable niche skills like IT security need to be compensated competitively or they will continue to seek more rewarding employment with competitors and industry. Perhaps the old Andersen pyramid model should be left to the Big Four and Protiviti should work on adopting a model that allows for more diversification and deeper specialization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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