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Protiviti Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.6 19 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

Protiviti President and CEO Joseph A. Tarantino

Joseph A. Tarantino

(14 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Good work / life balance (40-45 hours / week is normal; lots of vacation days) (in 75 reviews)

  • Great place to start a career or grow (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Recruiting promises not kept (work-life balance, limited travel if needed) (in 32 reviews)

  • Pay is lower than Big 4 accounting firms, however you typically work 40-50 hours a week, much less than (in 21 reviews)

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    Technology Consultant Interview

    Technology Risk Consultant (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsLeadership:
    Protiviti is great because of the people. The culture is super inviting and friendly. People truly care about you and are generally laid back. As a former intern and now a full-time employee, I have full confidence in the management. The upper management, Managing Directors, are great.

    Compensation:
    As an intern, I was able to make more money than a full time because of the possibility of overtime.
    As someone who received an offer, I was offered more than my classmates who took Big 4 accounting jobs.

    Experience:
    There is no other experience like the Protiviti internship. The Internship Challenge is great and presents an opportunity to meet the company's executive leadership team. I did the exact same work as the entry-level employees and actually got to serve in a role with a Manager and MDI worked with high-profile clients and got to travel as an intern. My friends at Big 4 firms were errand boys. The company is relationship-oriented, so developed great, personal relaitonships with Managing Directors and Managers- something that doesn't happen elsewhere.

    Hours:
    Hours as an intern are just fine. 40-50 hours a week, though you want to get staffed more (as with any paid-internship) because of the possibility of overtime. Ultimately, the leadership really cars about you and will take care of you.

    Future:
    The company is growing rapidly and is here to stay. The size of Protiviti makes it flexible enough to tailor-make solutions to clients. This situation allows the firm to naturally cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit. Also, the internal landscape is not set, so it feels like there is more ownership on the lower levels. There are opportunities to be visible and advance quickly. Other, more established firms don't have as much of an incentive to advance you. Also, the company is not short on resources (especially since it is owned by Robert-Half) so you don't run into any sort of the problems that boutique firms run into. Huge career development opportunities.

    ConsThe compensation is better than Big 4, but there are firms that pay more (as a full time). The company has a focus on consulting, but does alot of internal audit work. As an intern, you may not get to stick around long enough to see the upside to internal audit (it's easy to get lost in the weeds). Not everything is straight consulting, so understand that. Internal audit is fine, but can be boring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote the benefits of Protiviti's internal audit practice and explain the growth strategy. Highlight the growth in cthe client base and name-drop. Put the firm's good people in the spotlight, while at the same time convincing recruits that they won't sacrifice compensation for working with "cool people". Introduce recruits to managers and managing directors and highlight the fact that they are accessible. Show people the entrepreneurial side of the company. In sum, show people the weakness of Big 4s and the attractiveness of Protiviti.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consultant

    Consultant (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsJust beginning my career here, but the benefits and vacation days seem very ample and promising. The training reflects real world scenarios and seems to be good preparation for the job.

    ConsI don't yet feel prepared to work in the IT specific fields. The training is highly focused on consulting with clients, so I don't know what to expect when I have to do IT related functions at the client site.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Protiviti Response

    Jul 24, 2014Texas Campus Recruiter

    Thank you for taking some time to provide current feedback on Protiviti. We are glad that you are pleased with our benefits package and our hands on approach to training. Regarding your concerns on ... More

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    Audit Firm Masked As A Consultancy

    Business Risk Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    Pros-This is great if you like to audit. You'll get plenty of opportunities to do so.
    -Work life balance is easily maintained here.
    -There are 1-2 excellent colleagues out of your class of 30-40
    -The pay is more competitive than Big 4, but it's quite low compared to most other places AND you do not get the Big 4 brand name on your resume. I'm not recommending Big 4's assurance or advisory divisions--I don't think they're worth it at all if you're putting in their hours (you might as well pursue IB or true Management Consulting).

    Cons-They tell you they do consulting--they really don't.
    -No one ever gets fired unless they're mentally ill; thus, you have some really unthinkably dumb superiors. UNTHINKABLY. This results in the mediocrity increasing over time as the excellent people all leave to pursue better opportunities and other future excellent people not wanting to come in due to the fact that Protiviti is getting dumber and dumber.
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    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement a 20/70/10 model like GE and others to fire bad people and reward your best people. It's not rocket science. You'll see your brand and product quality increase significantly over a few years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn & grow

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsPEOPLE!! I work with great people daily. I learn a ton from them and then have the chance to turn around and teach others on my team too. Great culture with forward thinking strategy goals.

    ConsVariable levels of leadership. Really important to get on a team with a great leader and then learn and then the sky is the limit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership & Coaching for all levels, continue open door policy and great culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work to get a variety of experiences.

    Consultant (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat place to work in a variety of industries on various projects. Work with smart people who have different backgrounds and expertise. Invests in training and learning opportunities. Set career progression.

    ConsTravel and long hours at times. Can be slow if not staffed on a project. I did not always feel challenged on my projects.

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    Up and coming company with great culture; however, the work is very boring.

    Consultant II (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Pros- People are genuinely nice
    - Young employees
    - Managing Directors are very accessible
    - The company is growing very fast and it is an exciting time to be there

    Cons- For a consulting firm, they don't do much consulting
    - Internal Audit work is very dry, repetitive, and arduous
    - Leadership suggests that you be open about your work preferences, but they do not appreciate it when you do this
    - Review process needs to be fixed

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with recruits, your company does not have much consulting work in some regions, let them know this before they sign on full time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Security

    Consultant I (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prospeople, pay, type of work

    Consthe city, the brand recognition

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good first job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Proswork/life balance, work culture (very young and fun), training (one of the best training programs), mentor program, opportunity for a lot of responsibility on projects, professional growth

    Consmanagement visibility (open door policy, but you have to seek them out), type of work (audit can get somewhat tedious and boring)

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to interact with co-workers of all levels both in and outside of work. Also, be more aggressive on the types of projects to get (seems to be heavily audit-focused)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsDecent work life balance
    great people
    sometimes challenging assignements

    Consrepetitive SOX work
    low pay compared to average
    lack of raises and incentive comp last few years

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people and pay more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's good for your first year out of college

    Consultant (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsWork/life balance, first year starting pay (but NOT raises!), laid-back peeps, friendly culture.

    Consbasically just an audit firm. work is very routine and mind-numbing after your first few projects. This is not really a consulting firm as much as it is an outsourced internal audit and finance/accounting service firm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing...your business model works well for everyone who doesn't want to jump on the crazy Big 4 bandwagon, but there's a reason why your top talents are leaving--there's essentially no defined path to get to the top and because the MDs and directors aren't forced to retire like they did at Andersen, you can be stuck at senior manager and senior consultants for a while.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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