82% would recommend to a friend
(3177 total reviews)
Joseph A. Tarantino
91% approve of CEO
What people are saying about Protiviti
5 months ago
Is it worthwhile to make a transition to a bank from consulting? Protiviti has recently laid people off and I do not feel secure at my job at all. The pressure for chargeable hours is extremely high and the economy has been extremely challenging, and I don’t believe it will recover soon.
6 months ago
Anyone had any success transitioning from R&C (IA/SOX) work to Advisory (specifically FDD, Accounting Advisory or Deal Advisory)? I recently passed my CPA and don’t believe IA is the long term answer for me. My background is a year at GT in Controls Advisory, 2 years in industry IA and recently about a year at Protiviti as a Senior in their IAFA practice. Would love any input or advice for that transition!
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- "Great people to work with and young culture is excellent" (in 402 reviews)
- "Great culture if you are a young professional out of college looking for a play hard mindset!" (in 301 reviews)
- "Work Life Balance and Good Benefits" (in 271 reviews)
- "Management is good and supportive" (in 103 reviews)
- "Good benefits and learning here" (in 82 reviews)
- "Pay is very low at the entry level and projects are extremely boring." (in 114 reviews)
- "Low Salary : Salary offered at Protiviti is lesser compared to most of its peers." (in 92 reviews)
- "It logically follows that they offer employees little to no training on topics other than financial audit." (in 49 reviews)
- "Different managers have different 'personalities and expectations.'" (in 48 reviews)
- "Long hours for lower level positions to ensure that projects fall within budget at a lower cost." (in 40 reviews)
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- 2.010 Nov 2023ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 year
*Shard location *Travel allowance for manager & above
*Flexibility used to be a positive but the exec leadership are now pushing for employees to be in the office as much as poss *The company are very good at appearing to put in place positive culture initiatives so it looks appealing to the outside world, though these are not practiced in reality. Eg, automated pop ups appear in outlook if sending an email internally after 5:30, encouraging you to send during office hours, except you have the Directors & MDs messaging you in the evenings to complete RFPs & client work, not caring about your personal life. *The roles are becoming more sales focussed & target driven & less about doing a good job *Feedback system is floored where managers can dish out lots of improvement feedback, but there’s no opportunity to provide feedback on their management of a project *Management have their favourites *Promotion is fished out based on Protiviti tenure, without considering someone’s external experience. *Directors & MDs are very inconsistent re their quality and calibre, some are great & take the time to support their teams and show that they care & others really do not deserve their positions and do not have the dynamism, qualities & values expected at that level. *Very few SMEs & management have external experience & only worked at pro or in consulting only. *unfortunately you are very disposable at this company unless you want to sell sell sell1
- 3.022 Nov 2023ManagerCurrent EmployeeLondon, England
Colleagues will generally support you and not leave you high and dry Good opportunities to learn Company does try to be innovative
Lower pay than competitors Some meetings are unnecessary or are to long. Lots of messages could be distilled to 25% of allocated time CEO is uninspiring
- 3.025 Aug 2023Senior ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
Everyone under MD level are fairly nice and competent with a few exceptions (but that's everywhere) People generally try to do the right thing which is lovely. The juniors are great and eager to work and learn. Management is ready to let people who try tasks that are above their level, so you always feel challenged. Also, the MD I work with will take a stand on my behalf when necessary. I can't speak for the other MDs, but she makes it possible for me grow exponentially.
MDs in the internal audit solutions tend to overload competent people. The few non-competent people get booted out eventually which is good but all the work gets loaded on the rest of the team Internal payrises are very disappointing and promotions procedures are unclear.1Protiviti Response3mo
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review for us. We are proud of our people and culture at Protiviti, and recognizes that our people is the heart of our culture. It is great to hear that you are having a positive experience and we are pleased to have you with us. To continuously build trust with our people, we value the importance of transparency in our reward and recognition process and career progression. Throughout the year, our People and Culture team (P&C) provides various resources and training about our performance review process. I encourage you to review those resources and let your advisor and P&C representative know if you have any questions you wish to clarify. Your well-being is important to us, if you have any issues or concerns, please know that your advisor and P&C are here to support you.
- 4.01 Oct 2023Senior ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Great growth opportunities, freedom to work independently
not the best work life balanceProtiviti Response2mo
Thank you for your review! Continued growth, opportunity to advance, and empowering our people through trust are things that we value greatly -- we're so glad to hear you are able to live those! However, we want those without putting work life balance at risk. It is true that project work will eb and flow and some weeks will naturally be more demanding than others. When that becomes the norm, it puts you at risk of burnout. Please be sure to be talking to your TM and EM about your hours. Thank you for all that you do!
- 1.021 Aug 2023Senior ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
There is absolutely nothing good about working for this disgraceful company.
Protiviti UK is a very toxic place to work, full of nasty incompetent people. The leadership team are so far out of touch with employees and do not actually do any work. In addition, there are zero learning opportunities - the work you do is so mind-numbingly boring, that a trained monkey could do it. It's bad enough doing useless, meaningless tasks but when the people at the company are so toxic, it makes things a hundred times worse. The proof is in the pudding - since 2019, the company has been a revolving door for employees. People join and then within a few months they realise how terrible the environment is and leave. They are then replaced and the cycle continues. Have the leadership team been held to account? Absolutely not. I'm not too bothered about money but they also pay significantly less than the market rate. Every manager I had during my time (except one) was abusive and just generally vile. I was shouted at, humiliated and taken advantage of. Despite multiple complaints to HR, nothing was ever done. The leadership team are very dictatorial and do not care for the needs and preferences of their employees. For example, they spend hundreds of thousands of pounds each year doing "Strategy Days" and "Be your Best Self Workshops" despite 99% of employees despising them and getting zero value. There is one MD who doesn't even bother to learn any names and it is embarrassing when he is presenting and cannot remember the names of team members. There is so much nepotism in the firm and promotions are only given to those who are favoured by the MDs. If you are looked over for promotion, there is no specific reason given why to help the individual improve for next time - truly abhorrent. I could write a book on the failings of this company but for the purposes of this review, I just want people to know how bad it is to work here. Please, please avoid - you are much better than this and can get a job at a much better place where you will be valued and learn a lot more.1Protiviti Response4mo
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're sorry to hear about your experience with Protiviti. We hope you had the opportunity to provide more specific feedback and context during the exit interview with HR. We pride ourselves on a culture where our employees can thrive and are continually taking steps to improve Protiviti as a place to work. As part of this, we have recently launched a UK vision and charter, which clearly details where we want to head as a company and how we hold our leaders to account. We are also continuing to invest in our Advisor population to ensure they can support our employees to succeed.
- 1.018 Sept 2023ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Relaxed life and no one to challenge you. If you don’t like working too much, it’s great place to be!
MDs don’t have any technical skills or client relationships1
- 4.03 Aug 2023Senior ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Great culture and people and lots of exposure to all sorts of work and opportunity to grow.
Less advanced in tech and innovation that maybe it can be.Protiviti Response3mo
Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy that you value our people and culture. At Protiviti, providing exceptional development opportunities and being able to make an impact are part of our promises to our people. With innovation being one of our core values coupled with our strategic priority to scale our capabilities, we look forward to collaborating with you to further advance our technology and innovation offerings. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please don't hesitate to share with your advisor and solution team.
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Protiviti has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 3,708 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Protiviti to a friend and 74% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.
82% of Protiviti employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Protiviti 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.