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Protiviti Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance with flexible hours" (in 230 reviews)

  • "An amazing place to start a career without a doubt" (in 53 reviews)

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

  • "Internal Audit is my primary function and it is boring to the extreme, but there is a great deal of demand for it and the pay is decent" (in 77 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "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. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Consultant in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of travel to client sites

    Cons

    Difficulty with dry IT consulting

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! I encourage you to talk with your advisors about your concern related to the type of work you are doing. I would also suggest that you get involved in some of... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good firm, leadership could improve"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Protiviti full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Good projects
    Competitive pay
    Opportunities to be exposed to a lot of different areas in a short time period

    Cons

    Some members of leadership will sell work at any cost, including increasing turnover
    Long hours (70 hours week common)

    Advice to Management

    get input from middle management before selling work that can't be accomplished under the pretenses you sell it on - leads to more turnover due to long hours and poor management of client expectations

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback. I encourage you to share your concerns with your advisors and ensure you are giving perspective on how long it does take to do certain projects. I would also ask Talent... More


  4. "People-Centered Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Company really does make an effort to show they care about their employees. Office culture is usually very strong, with fun internal events happening often.

    Cons

    The work itself can be mind numbing sometimes. Depending on the time of year and the client, you may work a lot of hours and travel constantly.

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying your career at Protiviti. Related to the work, I encourage you to think broadly about the value you are and can deliver to... More


  5. "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people & culture of the Firm are top class. Company culture & company climate are quite aligned. It's very enjoyable to work with colleagues & there aren't huge egos.

    Cons

    Communication from management could improve as lack of transparency in some cases causes inefficiencies & uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ensure everyone is on the same page & facilitate greater transparency.

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    Thanks so much for your feedback. I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying working at Protiviti. Related to transparency, we try to be as transparent as possible in our communications and sharing... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not Agile Enough in the Technology Space"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are starting a career in consulting, and there is a sense of community among the employees.

    Cons

    As a technologist, I feel the company is not agile enough in adapting to the pace of change happening in all areas of information technology, especially in data and analytics, AI, machine learning, cloud computing, etc. Trying to fit a consulting model that works for the other practice areas onto the technology practice areas was not working. I felt stagnant in my career and left to pursue other growth opportunities.

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback. We take it to heart and are pursuing these areas fully. I encourage you to stay in touch with your former coworkers and we'd love to consider having you back one day!... More


  7. "Good place to start career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Sabbatical program
    Flexible work schedule
    Team dinners / events

    Cons

    Can be long hours depending on project / manager
    Work can be tedious

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you so much for your feedback! I am happy to hear that you've enjoyed working at Protiviti. Please ensure you are sharing your concerns about project work with your talent managers so they... More

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Hope you like IT Audit!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Protiviti full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. As everyone else says on here, the biggest thing that kept me at Protiviti for 3 years was the people. I met so many great people on all levels, and appreciated everything they did for me to start my career.
    2. Work life balance was OK, but can be difficult when you are sent to a different state and are expected to be there each week, Sunday - Thursday.
    3. They truly care about putting in a lot of effort to their trainings which everyone enjoys.

    Cons

    1. I joined the firm believing I would be doing Technology Consulting but found out very quickly that simply means IT Audit. If you're not stuck on the bench for 2+ months, you're most likely on a few weeks long Audit that doesn't interest you.
    2. Compensation is very sporadic. There is no rhyme or reason with how they pay everyone, especially after promotions. Pay is definitely not equal once you start climbing the ranks.
    3. They do not promote people based on time there or level of effort, it's mainly favorites, as others mentioned in there reviews. If you want to keep people, then promote everyone equally or else loyalty and morale will be lost.
    4. Robert Half is turning Protivitivi into a loan staff company. Many consultants don't want to be shipped out for months on end, traveling Sunday - Thursday week after week.
    5. Bonuses are handled very poorly. They are largely based on how chargeable you are, however, since that is completely out of your control. Most of the time you will never hit their expected numbers and as a result your bonus will be effected.

    Advice to Management

    Protiviti is not a true consulting firm. Listen to the lower levels and how they view/see the company changing, or else I believe more and more young talent will continue to leave to more exciting, true consulting positions.

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    I'm sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We appreciate you sharing your detailed feedback. We take it seriously and will reflect on the areas of concern.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Protiviti Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture, nice people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Boring work - a lot of production based/mindless audit work; doesn't feel like it's really consulting

    Advice to Management

    Win more interesting work

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    I encourage you to share this feedback with your talent managers and advisors, Whether it's different work, or a different way to approach your work I definitely encourage you to take action there... More


  10. "Great People, Good Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protiviti full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You’ll work with smart, ambitious people who make coming to work easy

    Cons

    Operations has room to grow

    Protiviti Response

    Mar 22, 2019 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback. I am happy you are enjoying working at Protiviti. I welcome you to share more specifics related to operations growth with your advisor or HR lead. Best of luck to you!