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Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • The best work/life balance of any consulting firm (in 198 reviews)

  • An amazing place to start a career without a doubt (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation is traded for work/life balance (in 68 reviews)

  • Most new hires out of college are placed in the Internal Audit & Finance Advisory practice (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

    Protiviti Response

    Apr 28, 2017 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for the feedback and review. You are right that we want to hear from our people and appreciate you taking the time to share your ideas and concerns. On the limitations around clarity in... More


  2. "I could see myself here for a long time"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Protiviti is an awesome place. I absolutely think I want to spend a very long time here. So far, I've had the flexibility of being on a few projects, and yes, Protiviti has a larger audit function than most consultants would prefer, but I am definitely learning a lot. There is excellent training and the support from senior management is second to none. The entire office (and company outside of my office) has been extremely supportive since I've joined and the adviser program is one of the highlights with great horizonal and vertical support from the team. I am excited to see how my first couple years go as I work toward getting projects that align slightly closer to my interests.

    Cons

    Overall, not many complaints, and even knowing these before I started, it wouldn't have changed my decision to accept. 401(k) match is below industry standard and I feel like adding a gym incentive / reimbursement would align well with G2E and be consistent with Protiviti's other goals for compensation. I do appreciate being able to expense some of my phone bill ($30).

    The only significant con I would suggest is work life balance is a bit too lax. This might be a weird sentiment, but I wish there was an opportunity to work 70-80hrs/week. I feel like I can bring more value to the table working more, which will allow me to continue to learn more and ultimately bring more value to the clients as well over time. As a young consultant, I would much prefer be swamped than have extra free time as my peers are working harder hours accelerating their development. This may be some fault of my own, so over the next few months I'm making it my goal to express this desire, and hopefully (working with the awesome staffing team) I'll have an opportunity to work more hours. And yes, I'm salaried, so the main benefit I would derive is more exposure to clients and internal teams and new projects and industries.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the excellent push for development in the company (internal members and selling more work).

    Continue the great development opportunities (TCC was outstanding).

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    Great people, relatively small so easy to utilize network

    Cons

    lower pay in comparison to other firms


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and people. Frequent office-wide activities that are actually fun (happy hours and such). Relatively younger employee-base which makes it a great work environment for starting a career out of college. Good benefits (insurance, paid time off, flexibility to relocate, certification reimbursement).

    Cons

    Relatively low compensation compared to industry average, especially considering the number of hours worked for most projects. The actual work is tedious, but that's more the industry and not Protiviti. The heavily advertised benefit of "great work/life balance" is not accurate for most lower-level consultants.


  5. "Internal Audit Consultant - Good work life balance SOX audits are not exciting."

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life "blend", flexibility, and firm culture. The firm really does care about the will being of their people. The people you work with are typically easy going.

    Cons

    The firm is young. It is often hard to find good strong mentors as everyone seems to be figuring it out as they go along. It works, the people are smart, but you really have to be a self starter and future out a lot of matters on your own.

    The feedback structure is SLOW and painful. It makes figuring out our career and what metrics to manage even more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Refine your mentorship program. The iPal/career advisor/executive advisor system is pretty broken. Train your leadership in mentorship.

    Fix your feedback structure. The review system was redone recently and it is even more painful and arduous than before. Force feedback to provide SPECIFIC goals your workforce and attain.


  6. "Pro"

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great work-life balance, superb management team, wonderful learning/career opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is average compared to other consulting firms however the work life balance makes it worth it.

    Protiviti Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Senior Manager

    Thank you for the feedback and review. We know our employees need balance along with challenging work and opportunity. The incentive compensation plan is a great supplement to our pay that... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Internal audit firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    -Good bonus for seniors
    -Good opportunity for client interaction

    Cons

    -This is an internal audit firm NOT a consulting firm. True risk consulting projects are far and few.
    -Leadership is not diverse
    -Weak management
    -Poor staffing model

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about the work we do during the recruiting process. Listen to consultants/seniors. Set a better tone at the top.

  8. "Brief review"

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

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

    Pros

    The people and open door policy.
    Work life balance.
    Flexibility with scheduling.

    Cons

    Work towards scaling practices.
    Develop internal audit methodology.
    Expand technical training's.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more insight into compensation ranges by level. Give employees and idea of future compensation at different levels (i.e., Director and Managing Director levels).


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work culture was good - people were nice.

    Cons

    very long hours. less flexibility


  10. "Fantastic Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IAFA Consultant
    Current Employee - IAFA Consultant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - awesome people
    - accessible management
    - diverse work opportunities
    - continual learning/development is fostered
    - good compensation and time off

    Cons

    - requires travel
    - client service means you might have to deal with some difficult people

    Protiviti Response

    Sep 1, 2017 – HR Project Specialist

    Hello! Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad to see that you are enjoying your experience here at Protiviti!


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