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Protiviti Overview

Menlo Park, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2002
Company - Public
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and our independently owned Member Firms provide consulting solutions in finance ... Read more

Mission: Teaming with clients to protect and enhance enterprise value by identifying, anticipating and solving critical business problems.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#23)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2016 (#35), 2015 (#40)

Company Updates

  • When people start their career with us, we have a unique approach to onboarding. Read about our award-winning Passport to Protiviti program via this blog from Paradigm, the company who helped us develop it.

    The Secrets To Success In An Unlikely Place

    One summer I worked for my hometown's street department, which meant every day at sunrise I was hauling trash from curbs, clearing brush, installing signs and more. It wasn't a glamorous job, but it certainly taught me some valuable life lessons.

  • Protiviti is proud to be named to the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces list again! #Achievers50

    2017 Winners | Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards

    The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards recognize top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.

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Protiviti – Why Work For Us?


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About Us

We believe that a career is about more than just working, providing deliverables, and being compensated for your efforts. The Protiviti Career is about opportunities to lead, learn, grow, and make a difference.

Through our network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, we provide innovative solutions for our clients across the following areas:

  • Business Performance Improvement
  • IT Consulting
  • Internal Audit & Financial Advisory
  • Restructuring & Litigation Services
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Transaction Services
  • Data Management and Advanced Analytics

Whether they are a FORTUNE 1000 company or a new, growing organization, we promise each of our clients that we will listen, collaborate, deliver value, and share best practices.

We make a similar set of promises to our people.

     -- Exceptional Development Opportunities

     -- A Global, Collaborative and Diverse Workplace

     -- Meaningful Rewards and Recognition

     -- An Opportunity to Have an Impact

     -- A Commitment to Our Communities

We asked our leadership team: "Why Protiviti?"  Click the below video to hear what they had to say.

To learn more about Protiviti and stay up-to-date with our latest reports, surveys, blogs, podcasts and more, check out our free mobile app, Protiviti Mobiliti.

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At Protiviti, we recruit and hire the best talent. Then we develop it. But it doesn't stop there.  We are committed to helping our people achieve their career potential.

Classroom Learning
Our professionals have the opportunity to attend level- and skills-based training with peers from around the globe. Experiential learning schools like The Consultant Challenge focus on building full proficiency in key areas relevant to each level in our career model. Skills-based training such as Internal Audit Essentials allows our consultants to master crucial skills that are highly sought after in the marketplace.

Online Learning
To enable learning opportunities on a flexible schedule, we offer local training, self-study courses and online courses through our intranet site, Protiviti University.

A Network of Advisors
Through our unique advisor proram, every Protiviti employee is a member of a structured mentoring community. Advisors assist with career planning and goal setting. Advisors also provide real-time advice on how to tackle the day-to-day obstacles of life as a consultant.

Professional Certifications
Professional certifications help to develop deep competencies in our people, which in turn helps us better serve our clients. Protiviti offers all employees, pre-hires and interns certification support by providing discounts and reimbursement toward exam preparation materials and covering exam costs.

We develop high-impact people through mentoring, learning and development, performance evaluations, and goal reviews at every level of the Protiviti career ladder.

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Click the below video to learn more about the paths that our professionals have taken to get to where they are today.

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Our people are our most valuable asset and, just like our company, they are unique. At Protiviti, we strive to complement our diverse solution offerings with high-performing professionals from a variety of backgrounds. At the same time, we create an environment that is inclusive, and truly feels like a community.

Our success is shaped by the collective experience of our employees who live and work around the globe. By identifying, recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse workforce, we can better serve the needs of our multicultural, global clients and nurture the professional development of our people.

Our focused recruitment efforts put us in touch with professionals from diverse backgrounds. We support alliances and affiliations with organizations that promote professional development in the areas of our consulting expertise. Organizations include the following.

  1. National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
  2. Association of Latin Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
  3. Asian and Pacific Islander Leadership Organization (ASCEND)
  4. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
  5. American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)

Our employees have access to learning that covers topics such as adapting to the globalization of business, managing diversity, leading workforce generations, communicating with an international team and building intercultural relationships. Employees also have access to employee network groups, mentoring, and leaders who champion this initiative.

Finally, along with our parent company, Robert Half, we contribute to a number of scholarship programs each year.

Through these avenues, the principles of diversity and inclusion are integrated into the fabric of our organization.

Protiviti is truly an organization where every individual contributes to our success.  Click the below video to hear how our executives articulate that success.

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Protiviti employees make a difference. This applies to our clients, our company, and our communities. We know that many of the things that inspire you exist outside of the office.

To support the community, Protiviti has left no stone unturned. We have biked and run hundreds of miles, hosted clothing drives, donated thousands of meals, sponsored college scholarships, and volunteered in classrooms. Every holiday season, Protiviti contributes to the American Cancer Society through a donation on behalf of our clients.

In every Protiviti office, you will connect with individuals who are devoted to planning and executing philanthropic projects, such as the Spirit of Community Civic Committee in Chicago, the iCare initiative in London, the Community Involvement Committee in St. Louis, and WeShare in Phoenix. These teams and events offer a unique way to get involved, to give back, and to advance causes you care about.

Below is just a sampling of the organizations that Protiviti professionals have supported recently.

Adopt-A-Family  Hope on the Slopes   Sacred Heart House  Alzheimer's Association   Houston Food Bank Kitchen  Salvation Army   American Heart Association  JA for a Day   Samaritan Inn Homeless Shelter  Autism Speaks   Junior Achievement  Save the Family   Big Brothers Big Sisters  Make a Wish Foundation   Special Olympics  Boys Hope Girls Hope   Multiple Sclerosis Society  St. Mary's Food Bank   Buckner Children's Home  My Stuff Bags Foundation   Susan G. Komen Foundation  Busters & Friends   National Kidney Foundation  Toys for Tots   City Harvest  North Texas Food Bank   Troops and Families  CureSearch   Packages from Home  UNICEF  Dress for Success  Rebuilding Together   Habitat for Humanity  Ronald McDonald House   Walk Against Hunger
 
Community involvement is an integral part of our office culture. To learn more about office life from the consultants who actually live it, click the below video.

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"You are about to make one of the most important decisions of your life."

As you think about your internship or entry level employment options, you are likely hearing this from several people, and guess what? In a way, they're right. But don't panic yet. Through the campus recruiting process, you will discover what inspires you.

Follow Protiviti's Careers blog, The Protiviti Career, for event updates, employee profiles, and advice from our team of campus recruiters.

Click on the below video to hear from our executives on the advice that they have for students entering today's workforce.

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    "Fantastic Growing Consulting Company with a very Positive Market Outlook"

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    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Personnel career advancement directly based upon effort, performance and willingness support the Firm
    - Healthy diversity at all levels
    - Family style consulting with an objective to grow everyone's capabilities and experience
    - Willingness to listen and action good ideas

    Cons

    - Ability to achieve client sourcing and budgetary needs
    - Lack of direct investment in high demand services and solutions
    - Limitations in clarity around career advancement

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to support growing service offerings
    - Better evaluate financial and non-financial benefits compared to Big 4
    - Consider spinning off from Robert Half, this will reduce some negative perspectives around staff augmentation concerns

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Protiviti Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Protiviti.

    Interview

    The interview process was quite standard, but the campus recruiter was clearly inexperienced. I had to reach out to her several weeks later for a response. She did not reach out to me. That should never be the case.

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Protiviti Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2017
  • Forbes America's Best Management Consulting Firms 2017, Forbes Magazine, 2017
  • Top 25 Consultants - Brian Christensen, Consulting Magazine, 2017
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