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Updated November 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance with flexible hours" (in 227 reviews)

  • "An amazing place to start a career without a doubt" (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • "keine Work-Life-Balance, sonst eigentlich nichts" (in 81 reviews)

  • "Most new hires out of college are placed in the Internal Audit & Finance Advisory practice" (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Where colleagues become family"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible culture, strong leadership, great opportunities for growth, amazing company, unique benefits available, strong focus on work life balance

    Cons

    High cost for healthcare, pay is OK/average

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing!

    Protiviti Response

    Jul 5, 2018 – U.S. Campus Recruiting Lead

    Thank you for taking time to leave a review! I could not agree more with the title of your review "Where colleagues become family", as many people at Protiviti have supported me professionally and... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Definitely a great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    The culture here is what makes the difference. There is a true sense of family - the leadership genuinely cares for the people. Communication is transparent and they are always trying to make improvements to areas that employees provide feedback on.

    Cons

    Though benefits are good overall (and there are a variety of benefits offered), the paid parental leave is not competitive with other firms. The paid parental leave needs to be lengthened considerably for both moms and dads.

    Protiviti Response

    Oct 16, 2018 – Director of Recruiting

    I am so happy to hear that you experience the same strong culture that I do at Protiviti! We appreciate your feedback on PPL will continue to focus on ways to provide greater benefits to our people... More

  3. "Senior Technology Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, visibility into upper management, investment in personal development, work life balance

    Cons

    The 401k benefit can improve


  4. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    People and culture, great work-life balance, great advice and help readily available from higher-ups

    Cons

    Staffing can be a bit behind at times; training not as thorough as it could be


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Unrivaled work-life balance for a consultancy
    -Great, flat, helpful culture in the BPI practice
    -Good diversity and inclusion support
    -Business case based training opportunities => gives you great flexibility on what areas you want to learn more about; as long as you can articulate the why, the "how" isn't normally an issue

    Cons

    -Exit opportunities are truly only good for Internal Audit / compliance or Finance/Accounting functions; if you're seeking more transformation/strategy roles, we do not have the reputation in the market to do so easily. It'd be an uphill effort.
    -Not a lot of intellectual property to leverage like bigger, more established firms; thus, we have to create the recipe every time, which could be a good and a bad thing...but from a client perspective, we could have two consulting teams providing advice to two different business units of a client and arrive at completely different conclusions; this would not reflect well on us.
    -Pay is benchmarked to internal audit (Big 4 IA practice) vs. actual consultancies (Consulting arms of Big 4 or McKinsey et al); thus, if not for the work life balance and good culture, people has few financial reasons to stay.
    -Having been in multiple solutions before, each solution is almost like a separate company; thus, we have work to do to standardize our knowledge/skills/culture across solutions at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    -Reassess pay to ensure competitiveness for non-IA practice to ensure we're using the same "basket of comparables" when analyzing our Compa-ratio...do not simply trust firms like Mercer or others to tell us that we have the right basket.
    -Consider acquisitions for non-IA solutions--we need more IP and non-IA/R&C talent to accelerate our differentiation in being more than just an audit shop
    -Lay out a plan for increasing our labor composition for all levels...especially our C-Suite. We've done a good job having two women Execs...but when someone external look at our C-Suite, we have work to do in terms of making it more diverse.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Fantastic Culture. Great opportunities to learn. Great mentorship structure.

    Cons

    In the first few years, performance is largely based on changeability (same as any consulting firm). This can be a little unmotivating. Protiviti does a good job of recognizing those giving excellent client service.


  7. "Well intentioned, but growing pains and management policy gaps are glaring"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You really are surrounded by great people, and the 40 hour workweek is real.

    Cons

    Extremely burdensome administrative processes spanning all aspects of the company from budgeting, to project accounting, to employee reviews. Heavy on the Staff Augmentation, when marketed as a 'management consulting' firm.
     A lof of internal politics surrounding which employees are forced into 'staffing company' type production work and lone staffing. Policies surrounded pay, time off and benefits very unclear, and struggled to be understood by most. Projects are widely underbudgeted, with most detriment directly impacting the management level and below, and not the director level.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the type of work that is actually won. Better internal systems would help as well.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protiviti (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, usually good work. Interesting clients.

    Cons

    Retaining best people. Mixed culture - some want to work like big4, others want less pressure, firms wants to keep both happy and therefore has a split. Bonus structure is low.


  9. "Internal Audit Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, variety of clients, great location

    Cons

    Lots of sitting throughout the day

    Protiviti Response

    Oct 16, 2018 – Director of Recruiting

    Thanks so much for your feedback! I encourage you to talk with your manager or career advisor about your working environment. We often have an option of a standing desk. Additionally, we would... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overrall good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    Fun internship. Fun first year. Most clients you work 45 hours a week tops

    Cons

    Might be put on projects over and over again you may not like. Different managers have different "personalities and expectations."

    Standard ladder don't expect to jump unless you bring in a lot of money.

    Protiviti Response

    Oct 16, 2018 – Director of Recruiting

    Thanks so much for your feedback! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your internship and I hope you are coming back to join us after you graduate! Please ensure that you are talking with your... More


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