Protiviti Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Protiviti President and CEO Joseph A. Tarantino
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Pros
  • Good work / life balance (40-45 hours / week is normal; lots of vacation days) (in 88 reviews)

  • It's both a great place to start your career and a great place to stay (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Recruiting promises not kept (work-life balance, limited travel if needed) (in 35 reviews)

  • The company has a focus on consulting, but does alot of internal audit work (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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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

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    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).

    Cons

    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 <or something that better aligns with your interests>... just stick it out with current ABC project <or something that is in demand and needs more bodies ASAP> 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.

  2. Examiner

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Protiviti (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience and Five stars services

    Cons

    there is no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up Guys

  3. Great people, not enough resources

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people that you work with are wonderful and there is a sense of community. A place with upward growth.

    Cons

    Not enough resources on the IT side. Management keeps selling work even though there aren't enough resources to fulfill the work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more resources to complete all of the work that is being sold. Resources are being spread too thin.

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  5. Director

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

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Senior management are honest, care for employees and have created a good working environment.
    This is the best consulting company that I have worked for. I used to work for one of the Big-4. Compared to Big-4, Protiviti is close to Utopia. I am lucky I stumbled on to Protiviti. It's the best thing that has happened to me in a longtime.

    Cons

    Technical Resources are not at par with Big-4

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Protiviti is a great company. Let's spread the word.

  6. Great Provider of Top Notch Business Process Strategy / Education for staff

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Protiviti full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Educational institution for staff

    Cons

    Very little say in where you will travel on client engagements

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the training, be consistent with promotions. Allow full visibility to staff on scheduling/client opportunities.

  7. Great Consulting Firm, with a lot of very talented professionals.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protiviti (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They always know how to help their customers.

    Cons

    Can run into issues that a job could take a little longer.

  8. Been with the company for about three months now receiving an offer right after college.

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture and I enjoy working with everybody. The office reguarlly gets together for sporting events, happy hour, and other activities.
    Hours are great, working no more than 45 hours during the week.
    You get to work on a variety of clients and industries and management seems to really care about our interests.

    Cons

    Work can be pretty tedious, but that's auditing for you.
    Pay could be a little more competitive but for a new college grad.
    Health benefits could use some improvement.

  9. Fantastic Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate Responsibility
    Fast Growth Track
    Competitive Salaries
    Work Life Balance
    Down to Earth People
    Commitment to Community
    Company is Growing Like Crazy

    Cons

    Travel Requirements can be burdensome at certain points
    Excess Downtime during "Slow Season" of March-April
    Not as well-known, but has come far in just over 10 years as a company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide the job flexibility and environment that has made this a great place to work!

  10. Protiviti legitimately has an interest in you as a person not just a worker bee.

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

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Probably the best group of people I have ever worked with
    - Empower you to take on more difficult tasks if you take initiative
    - Opportunity to travel (though it may not always be the nicest locations, you get some good places)
    - Gives you a chance to be a part of a large firm that is still growing, so you can contribute to its success and not just be a bystander
    - Salary is very fair

    Cons

    - Most of the cons are just due to the nature of consulting (excessive travel, skin-deep on most processes, etc.) and not an issue with Protiviti itself
    - Benefits need to be updated drastically

    Advice to Management

    - Increase 401k match
    - Offer stock options of RHI, especially if you're going to talk about their stock price to us
    - Keep listening to your people and staying invested in them

  11. Consulting Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Protiviti full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn business processes, SOX compliance, and internal audit. Firm is very professional and provides good guidance for consultants.

    Cons

    Sometimes, you are expected to work longer hours (depends on what clients you are assigned to). However, if you want to gain experience, you just need to put in your time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide good guidance to consultants.

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