Protiviti FAQ

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May 17, 2020

Does Protiviti offer health insurance?

Pros

The people you work with at Protiviti is the greatest part about the job. It doesn’t feel as “cut throat” as some other firms which makes going to work everyday enjoyable. You have access to different types of advisors. You get a “Peer Advisor” who is one or two years ahead of you who can be there for any and all types of questions, concerns, or advise. Then there is your “Career Advisor” who is usually at the Manager or above level who is your advocate when it comes to career progression, you will go over goals and have frequent career ins to make sure you are on track. Lastly you will have an “Executive Advisor” who is usually a Managing Director tied to the solution you are based. Besides the excellent advisor programs, Protiviti offers frequent trainings that are not only extremely valuable but also a great networking opportunity to meet other consultants at your level from across the country. Protiviti also offers incredible benefits such as 6% 401k match, 20 days off per year in your first year, 10 weeks paternity leave, and other incredible health insurance options.

Cons

Sometimes it seems that you can get “pigeonholed” into certain types of protects because of how difficult the timing and staffing of projects are. Being in smaller market areas may affect what types of projects are available to be assigned.

Protiviti also offers incredible benefits such as 6% 401k match, 20 days off per year in your first year, 10 weeks paternity leave, and other incredible health insurance options.

May 17, 2020

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October 20, 2019

Does Protiviti offer health savings accounts?

Pros

I have a few co-workers and a ton of friends - I didn't think it was possible. If you're in your 20's or 30's, you're going to love the people you work with. From new consultants to directors, most of your co-workers will be within 10 years of your age. In addition to work events, we have at least 4-5 non-work sponsored group events each year including ski trips, paintball trips, holiday parties, and beach trips. Open Door Communication - All middle/upper management are accessible and willing to meet with any employee at any level Strong work-life balance - Almost always 40-hour work weeks, 3-month paid sabbatical program, 10 week maternity/paternity for primary and secondary caretakers Good Compensation - Stronger or comparable to other firms/industry at all levels Diversity and Support - Prioritizes fair and equal employment of women as well as minority and LGBTQ+ groups. Outspoken internal support for women, LGBTQ+, and military group members. HSA - 100% match on first $1,000 of HSA contributions on high-deductible health care plans

Cons

Resume/Brand recognition - Less than Big4 or the largest consulting firms Below market 401k - 2% Match, Annually Funded, Initial 3-Year Cliff Strong Regional Differences - Office/Company culture, although never bad, is strongly dictated by the regional and specific office Managing Directors. Potentially Ineffective Middle Management - Middle management is the transition period from Project Managers to Sales Team members. Ineffective salespeople often stagnate at middle management, weakening the sales team. Bonus Structure - As industry standard, bonus structure is majority reliant on reaching chargeable hour thresholds. Staff level can be unable to meet chargeable hour thresholds (reducing total bonus) due to unavailability of work out of staff's control.

Advice to Management

1. Improve 401k. This has a high visibility to potential new hires. 2. Adjust staff-level bonus structure to not be reliant on staffing issues out of their control.

HSA - 100% match on first $1,000 of HSA contributions on high-deductible health care plans

October 20, 2019

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October 18, 2019

Does Protiviti offer a retirement plan?

Pros

Great people, great flexibility (depends on project), great culture

Cons

401k match is terrible; internal meetings/travel/client development are viewed as overtime and don't count towards your billable time

Advice to Management

Better consider benefits and align; travel is not rewarded enough

401k match is terrible; internal meetings/travel/client development are viewed as overtime and don't count towards your billable time

October 18, 2019

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February 26, 2019

Does Protiviti have a sabbatical or career break policy?

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

Sabbatical program

February 26, 2019

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October 21, 2019

Does Protiviti offer parental leave?

Pros

- Good system of support in place for your voice to be heard (executive advisor and career advisor). You need to persistent in talking to these advisors to get your needs met. Just like you, they are very busy in their role and if you are not persistent with your career needs, they will not be addressed. It'll feel repetitive and annoying to do, but you need to consistently bring up your needs to management. - Great people! The office is full of nice people that I'd be happy to hang out with outside of work. - Paternity and maternity leave were just upped from 1 week/4 weeks respectively to 10 weeks for both.

Cons

- Difficult to obtain a true variety of work. The SLC office is heavily audit-based with a large pool of SOX work. Some of the "variety" that is offered is not vastly different than the SOX work done by most employees. - Foundations program does not appear to be offering a true variety of work for its members. It is meant to give exposure to a variety of different solutions, but SLC foundations program members have only been on SOX projects. - The benefits are not great (i.e. health, 401k). They may be industry standard, I'm not sure about that, but they are still not great.

Advice to Management

- Find a way to offer a true variety of projects to your employees. Whether that's in the SLC office or through traveling/remotely working with a different office. Not many people are willing/able to work solely on audit work.

- Paternity and maternity leave were just upped from 1 week/4 weeks respectively to 10 weeks for both.

October 21, 2019

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