Technology Intern (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 8, 2018
I enjoyed my internship. Co-workers were extremely supportive and protivit treats their interns like to-be fulltime employees. highly recommend their intern program, but i can't speak to the onboarding experience once converted.
AML (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 11, 2018
The management showed me they were biased and friendly with some consultants and not equally transparent nor friendly with others. The environment appeared to be in constant chaos and changes, and project managers did not appear to have clear understanding of client's objective. People with '0' experience were put in positions to review the work of seasoned and experienced professionals. Very poor management and direction and management showed favortism towards mexicans and latinos
Typical workday can be unpredictable. You do learn very quickly, though. You will be placed in various situations that will challenge you mentally and will sharpen all of your soft and technical skills. I would say that management is not great at retaining their seniors, there is a lack of care and other "important" things to worry about than helping train your senior to be a manager it seems. Work place culture is very fun. You fill like a family.
Flexible work schedules, most people actually care about you, variety of learning experiences
not great 401(k) benefits, poor management, structure cannot handle growth
Consulting Manager (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 23, 2018
I worked there a long time ago, but my experience was that RHI treated its consultants like we were the temporary workers they that made up RHI, and we had very little autonomy. Also, revolvolving door of director level and up. At times I had no idea who I worked for/reported to.
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 14, 2018
The only thing I did not like about Protiviti is the flexible work hours, there were none. They did not give you the opportunity to really own your career and be independent. You had to be at your desk 8:30-5:30, or upper management would tell you about it. You are also not allowed to work from home unless it snows. This could have just been for the specific office I worked for though. If you are someone who is looking for more freedom and flexible hours in a consulting job, I would not work here.
Other than that, everything about Protiviti was awesome. Especially the people and salaries.
Internal Audit & Financial Advisory Consultant II (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 6, 2018
Great job for career advancement as there were well defined progression points for promotion and increased job role. Many people were the same age, which created a strong job culture. Company hosted many training sessions and after-work events. Typical day included traveling to client sites, sometimes up to 3 hours of commuting a day.
Projects are dependent on what leadership can sell
Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 25, 2018
I was hired to do something very specific, but haven't been able to actually do that since I started because none of those projects have been sold. The projects are fully dependent on leadership selling work, and because they are a smaller firm, the types of projects are limited. A lot of the work is becoming less-critical thinking and more loan staff.
inexperienced consultants made projects vefry difficult to manage
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 15, 2018
They wish to be competitive with the large public accounting firms by targeting graduates from accredited universities but the culture is unprofessional. If you want to advance in your career you need to basically sign over your first born. It is important to know that if you are an experienced professional going in, you will feel see and hear the culture differences between a lax organization and one that is professional. If you are fresh out of college this would be the place to work. Many of the engagement managers have zero experience managing people and their management style lacks professionalism. It is very disheartening. The client side is a breath of fresh air.
Director (Current Employee) – Central Region – February 13, 2018
Good environment to start your career. high growth opportunities to advance professionalism and your career. This is not your 9-5 job and OT and travel happens. Raises are decent and more than your 3% per year. Improving their benefits.
Senior Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 23, 2018
Worked here for many years. Company has experienced growth and for the most part treats employee well. Could do a better job with benefits and work life balance. Have numerous social groups and team building events
Senior Quality Assurance Consultant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 12, 2018
Protiviti provided me with many opportunities to get exposure to various industries and types of projects. Management was very approachable and made every effort to ensure your success and support you in any way possible. There are definitely strict deadlines and sometimes long hours, but overall, the company really focuses on making sure people have a life outside of work. Some projects may not be ideal, but they never last forever and you will likely end up doing something great in a few months.
Sr. Auditor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 27, 2017
a lot of traveling, there's both on the job training, in-house and seminars. depending what area of the company you worked would decide the type of management styles. there were a lot of recent college graduates which made for many small social groups.
the hardest part is not knowing where your next assignment would be. learning how to audit different industries.
Great Place to Learn, Network and Build Your Career
Director of ERP Services (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 2, 2017
I have worked at Protiviti for over 12 years. I can't say enough great things about the people and the work. The one thing that stuck out to me more than anything else, was that despite being consultants each and everyone's number one job was to bring the person below them up to the next level. Having worked at other consulting firms and having many people at other firms, you just don't see that. It is truly an employee first culture.
This organization is still growing and still has a long way to go. Many of the senior management team have been here from the start and have never left, which has created a "cult-like" environment. Most employees will only move up if favored by management, not for work efforts and skills; regardless how evaluations are scored. The CTO policy is great and there are many outside events, which creates a friendly environment. However, most employees only stay for 1-3 years and intend to transition to other organizations. Compensation is lower than other firms and you will work more than 45 hours a week.
management favoritism, long work hours, slow career development
IT Consultant (Former Employee) – Boston – September 15, 2017
Protiviti is boastful of an inclusive, progressive culture but it is painfully untrue. I found this organization to be managed by under-educated, stale, and discriminatory upper management. Not only do they not nurture your career, they systematically lie and lead you astray. If you're not a white/male/christian, I wouldn't recommend working here.
Consulting Manager (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – September 7, 2017
I joined and was immediately thrown into a project six months behind requiring 80 hour work weeks. No pat on the back when successfully completed on time and under the budget. It wasn't just on my part that the project was successful. It required individuals to spend week after week away from their family to accomplish it. Five of the people on the project have left in the past six months. At the end of it all, we were taken out to a sports event, which was really just another way to rub shoulders with the client. Lack of initiative to obtain new contracts because senior management relied heavily on the previous engagements that did not always come to fruition. I have friends that work in other offices; I believe this may have been localized to the office that I was employed in.