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"OK - everyone's experience will vary"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good core business in audit and IT audit. You could do very well and be successful if your specialties are aligned with Protiviti's core business. It can be tough if you have a specialty outside the firm's core business. People who stick it out and suffer through the lower ranks will eventually get promoted (sometimes rather quickly) and will get paid very well.... but you do need to suffer quite a few years first. If you stick it out, long term it's a great place to be.

Cons

Hours can be extremely long (nights, weekends, travel) and compensation doesn't necessarily match the commitment. People (in same peer group) are paid more or less the same (+/- 5K) regardless of whether you are top performer or bottom performer. Very little incentive to go above and beyond. You are incentivized to be mediocre and as a result there are very many mediocrities at the company. The bottom people often get laid off (up or out) and the top people sadly leave for better opportunities.

Advice to Management

Pay scale is disproportionate. The top management is very well paid ($$$ millions) and bottom staffers are barely paying their rent. Pay seems to be more based on seniority vs one's ability / performance. Other consulting firms of roughly equivalent size are not as disproportionate in pay. Joe Tarantino (CEO) is a real good guy though. He does care about his people. Many folks in senior management also genuinely care.

Other Employee Reviews for Protiviti

  1. "Well established"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mentor network, people take interest in getting to know interns, well established training program,

    Cons

    Internship cut in half without reasonable explanation

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (6)

    "You have better options"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Risk Consultant II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Risk Consultant II in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Protiviti makes noticeable attempts to build a community by communicating extra curricular activities to its employees. Unfortunately, many employees, with their distaste of Protiviti, to not attend; those that do attend are there more to "get ahead" rather than get to know fellow co-workers.

    Cons

    Upon becoming a consultant, it is not uncommon to work extended hours and begin to associate your home as a place you sleep and only see on the weekends.

    Management does NOT practice the philosophy, "I would never ask you to do something I wouldn't do."

    Lastly, and this is especially true during our current recession, there is a constant, underlying tone to eat hours.

    Advice to Management

    The reduction of staff and benefits within the last year was to be expected; the reduction of respect for those left was not.

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