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Protiviti New York Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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Pros
  • The best work/life balance of any consulting firm (in 180 reviews)

  • Excellent place to start a career for college graduates (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • And the work life balance makes it worth it (in 61 reviews)

  • Most new hires out of college are placed in the Internal Audit & Finance Advisory practice (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of leadership opportunities and there are plenty of other young and awesome people who work there. The people truly make the firm.

    Cons

    Work can be a little dry at times, but i'd assume most jobs have exiting parts and boring parts.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Good culture, bad projects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk and Compliance Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Risk and Compliance Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a small, private company you get to move up quickly. Work life balance is great, pay is in range with other consulting firms.

    Cons

    As a less well known company, it's harder to score big or interesting projects. Those projects usually go to a Big 4 Advisory or Big 3 Consulting, or even just more well known consulting firms. The recent graduates are from average universities, and overall the office is complacent with where they are within the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in better projects and talent. Your company has been around for 16 years and growth looks dismal.

    Protiviti Response

    Oct 5, 2016 – HR Leader

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Had I been aware of this feedback while you were still with the firm, I would have encouraged you to get involved in your local office as we have ... More


  3. "Great place to work, people-oriented organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Internal Audit in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Internal Audit in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Invested in developing your career.

    Cons

    No complaints thus far. 7 months and counting...


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  5. "Great people that really care about your career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant I in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant I in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance.

    Ample travel opportunities..

    Your co-workers truly become your friends which makes you excited to come to work.

    Compensation beats the Big 4.

    The sabbatical program is an unbelievable employee benefit.

    Cons

    Mostly Internal Audit in some of the smaller offices. Hopefully this changes as the company grows.

    Still developing brand recognition in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Do not change the culture as the company grows.

    Protiviti Response

    Aug 9, 2016 – Director, Rewards and Recognition

    Thank you for the positive review. Our employees value our commitment to work-life blend and our many benefits, including sabbaticals and flexible working arrangements, that demonstrate our ... More


  6. "Amazing company with great culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Internal Audit Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Internal Audit Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing People
    -Interesting Project Work
    -Great Work Culture
    -Good Pay
    -Everyone truly cares about your growth

    Cons

    -When you are not staffed on a project there is a lot of downtime

    Advice to Management

    Speed up the performance feedback process

    Protiviti Response

    Jul 20, 2016 – U.S. Campus Recruiting Lead

    Thank you for taking some time to provide feedback on your internship experience. We are glad to hear that you are enjoying so many elements of your internship! In regards to your client work, there ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start the career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start the career, many smart people and good projects to work on.

    Cons

    Not a good place to end the career.
    Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain the good folks


  8. "Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Protiviti is a great way to start your career. They offer great training and exposure to a variety of different organizations and companies.

    Cons

    A lot of travel involved. Some people might like this but it got tiring after a while.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the great training! Try to gauge interest in travel before placing people on engagements.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Little Consideration for Skillset and Years of Exp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There a few people at the management level who actually want to retain employees and make best efforts to retain employees
    - Flexible hours
    - Great culture

    Cons

    - Certain Risk and Compliance solution employees get promoted every year. There is little consideration for years of experience or individual potential. Promotions are a joke; only based on favoritism and not on performance.
    - Only Risk and Compliance practice members lead the high visibility initiatives and produce zero results. They leverage other people's work to go up the ladder. The Managers and Senior Managers in this solution are less knowledgeable and have less PM skills as compared to their peers in other solutions.
    - Projects are not very challenging and you may feel that you have been demoted 2 levels when you work on them.
    - There is no consideration for staffing on right projects and in often case it does not match your skill set at all. You can be staffed on these projects for months together as advisers only focus on keeping you chargeable.

    Advice to Management

    - There are other solutions which exist besides Risk and Compliance. Their peers may have more potential to work on global initiatives and projects than Risk and Compliance folks alone. Does not provide a feeling of one single company.
    - Politics exists at higher levels and one should get to the root of it. Otherwise the employees can be left demotivated and frustrated.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Process Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Process Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Learn a great set of technical skills
    -Given a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    -Not enough ability to travel
    -Long client engagements
    -Work becomes very mundane
    -Lack of opportunities to work on other projects besides SOX

    Advice to Management

    -Work to diversify consultants types clients within first 2 years.

    Protiviti Response

    Apr 25, 2016 – HR Leader

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Glassdoor. Protiviti has a robust advisor program and I certainly encourage you to speak to your advisor or someone in our resource management team ... More


  11. "NY IT Consulting Role"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our particular group may have a separate environment than the rest of the large Risk and Compliance and Internal Audit presence of the firm. ITC Tech Strategy and Operations pushes to be ahead of the market and we partner a lot with Business Process Improvement to do exciting strategic or transformative engagements. You have to learn a lot to be in this group and that's great. I am very close to my managing director and he gives me access to all parts of the practice. Refreshing from the political nature of larger firms.

    Cons

    The company is really lean, and though the parties and training and events are pretty amazing, on the day-to-day you'll experience more pain in managing expenses, hours, and project economics compared to other companies (however, there will be a new automatic tracking system this year so that's exciting). Prepare to be on a report tracking chargeability for mysterious reasons and no fault of your own except that the process is completely manual. With our group, as we are venturing into new spaces, much of the work is biz dev so chargeability is hard to come by, which hurts metrics at the end. Insurance benefits are also lacking.

    Advice to Management

    It is good to be transparent with the juniors on how the progress of sales are going, just hoping that accounts stabilize so we don't see everyone being pulled into 3 opportunities at the same time.



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