Protiviti
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www.protiviti.com Menlo Park, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Protiviti Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Feb 23, 2014
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3.3 33 reviews

                             

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Protiviti President and CEO Joseph A. Tarantino

Joseph A. Tarantino

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent company to begin your career with

    Intern/Co-op (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat culture, people, projects, and clients; great opportunities to travel and work on an array of projects, even as an intern. Very satisfied with my experience. Was offered a job but turned down in order to further my education.

    ConsI struggle to find anything negative to say about my experience with Protiviti. The only slight downside would be that the arrangement for longer term client engagements could be a bit smoother (i.e. consistency of hotels) but that is a very minor detail.

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

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    Worked here for almost 2 years.

    Consultant II (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe people at Protiviti are Great to work with. When it comes to work/life balance I found that Protiviti was very flexible with that.

    ConsThere isn'tmuch to say except that depending on what project you are staffed on in the beginning, you may remain there for a very long time with little chance for change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for more flexibility with different clients and jobs would greatly help morale of employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is probably like other consulting firms. Whatever project we sell is staffed first come first serve.

    IT Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe people are the best part about Protiviti. Senior management seem like people who genuinely want the company to succeed.

    ConsBudget for the most basic elements of the job is tight. Many elements of the business runs like a startup-which can be good and bad. The small budget is one of the downsides.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate incentives which are not based on firm performance for example, saving the company time and resources.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quick Turnaround

    Technology Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe part of the company I worked for was clearly geared towards a younger crowd and mentality. If you are looking for a job that pays very well with folks who are eager or at least amicable towards the idea of drinking at happy hour, on the weekends and generally anytime they have free time you will be a good fit. Lunches are a communal thing, with group decisions the norm. You have the chance to work on engagements at a variety (somewhat) of firms and work with a bunch of different people. The people are generally easy going, out going and talkative. The hours are generally not excessive and can be potentially forgone in terms of being in the office (work from home opportunities). The expenses (mileage/food) you can deduct tact on to your salary, provided you are tactful. Promotion is fairly quick, with fast-track opportunities if you 'know how to play the game'. Pretty smart folks, if on the younger scale who form the grunt workers with middling ages above.

    ConsThe skills are inherently limited. Do not expect to transfer them beyond the world of Internal technology controls auditing. (Lots of Excel work though) From a project management and engagement perspective you will be able to spin them well if you are adept at this. The culture is essentially an extension of a college 'dorm', with drinking, 'crazy' stories (not really that crazy) and weekend escapades earning you badges of merit, and useful promotional indicators. Most jobs have circles and cliches; this one requires it. Assignments and engagements are based on who the managers want to work with- and hence your billable hours are based on literally who you know and who likes you. If you keep to yourself, are un-liked, generally different, etc, expect to be hard pressed to keep moving forward, or even sent on engagements. Though if you do show enthusiasm for the work, you will be valued regardless. The engagements can be short-term, and incredibly tedious, with conversational skills the determining factor as to the actual stars tagged to your lapel on the performance reviews.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone. For what the work entails and the generous salary, they are doing a fine job. For the type of work folks do here, and the pay that they provide, if you are of the 'frat- boy' or 'sorority-girl' mentality, you will fit in and like this company and the management; a lot.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work gets rewarded

    Consultant II (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood work life balance for consulting, acknowledgement of hard work and quick advancement, opportunity to be proactive about the types of work you are interested in, great office culture, strong internship program, structured training at all levels

    Conscompetitors have better compensation, mentoring from executives is lacking

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

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    Limited potential to grow your career

    Former Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros-Good work/life balance
    -Smaller size of project teams allow you to see bigger picture on engagements

    Cons-Lack of engaging projects
    -Incompetent management
    -Low employee morale
    -Top performers wind up leaving

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in fresh new upper management and put more effort into developing lower level employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and bad.

    Senior Consultant I (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros-- Talented and passionate teammates and interesting projects, if you get on the right team
    -- If you are lucky you will find a great team that cares about you, from the consultants that you work with all the way up to the MD
    -- Depending on the team structure, you can have opportunities to prove yourself and take on more responsibilities
    -- Days to work from home when you are on a long term engagement with a lot of travel

    Cons-- Sometimes finding a good project is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Very few real consulting engagements vs. internal audit projects
    -- Management has very little concern in keeping staff interested and learning. If a client loves you and you've been on a project for 1+ year, you have to fight very very very hard to go and learn something new, which is not why we joined consulting in the first place...
    -- Strong possibility of being thrown under the bus
    -- Internal initiatives go no where

    Advice to Senior Management-- Stop thinking of your personnel as just someone to plug onto a team.
    -- Keep selling consulting engagements.
    -- Get rid of the wall between all the different groups. Projects need diff types of knowledge and talents. You have the people with the knowledge, put them to use.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start your Career, but a bunch of jerks will ruin your spirit and too much politics

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood place to start a career.
    Good clients.
    Somewhat ok pay

    ConsArrogant Senior Consultants and Managers
    Do not understand your situations and do not care for it.
    If you go to one of their offices, they will treat you like an outsider as if you don't belong there.
    Politics interms of office transfer. If you can suck upto your manager and talk lot of football and basketball you are guaranteed anything you ask for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the needs of the employees. Don't look down upon new hires. Don't make them earn their title by making their job really hard, because if you treat them like crap, they will loose their motivation and do a terrible job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big upgrade

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe culture at protiviti is one of the best. The people you work with are fun, young, motivated, and looking to help each other out. Lots of solid team work initatives and fun internal projects. In addition, for someone looking to move around and try different things, protiviti is very open to offering those options

    ConsYou sometimes wonder if Protiviti really treats their star employees any better than their other more "standard" employees. They should really reward their star staff and promote them quicker than the average track.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't waste your time here...

    Senior Consultant II (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros- Pretty good reputation as an Audit Firm
    - Founding Managing Directors (former Andersen Partners) are well-respected by their peers

    Cons- Incompetent management
    - Inferior talent
    - No commitment to diversity
    - Will not hesitate to reduce headcount during rough times
    - Must play the 'political game' to progress (hardwork does not necessarily pay-off)

    Advice to Senior Management- Hire better talent
    - Don't market yourselves as a Consulting Firm (you're not)
    - Improve performance evaluation process
    - Increase morale
    - Get absorbed by a Big Four

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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