Protiviti Employee Reviews about "internal audit"

Updated Sep 7, 2020

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Protiviti President and CEO Joseph A. Tarantino
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  • "Clients are majorly Internal Audit(in 94 reviews)

  • "Not solely a management consulting firm, lots of other work they don't tell you about(in 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Low Salary / Career Progression"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Attempt at building a good culture (good marketing to attract new talent)

    Cons

    -Bad corporate culture in certain offices -They call you a consultant, but you're really doing Internal Audit and receiving lower than big 4 salary. If you get a big 4 offer, don't fall for HR's "our culture is better" scam, and go with big 4. -No salary adjustment for juniors until you're senior consultant (which could be at least 2 years). Slow career progression and obscure performance review system. -So called "Foundations Program" is just for show and you absolutely will not have an opportunity to work on anything else other than internal audit.

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  2. COVID-19

    "Really great experience despite pandemic"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Protiviti for less than a year

    Pros

    great people and culture work life balance

    Cons

    not much work on real projects not very interesting projects (mostly internal audit)


  3. "Gained good experience but too many politics"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gain good internal audit experience

    Cons

    -Work is mundane and boring -Regional offices are overrun by politics -Management only staffs on you projects if they like you, not merit -Salary was low compared to others -Sometimes on the bench waiting to be staffed

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Unprofessional organisation"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not applicable to this Co

    Cons

    Company's focus is on internal audit only, they hire you by offering a different role but once you joined here you have to do IA only irrespective of you experience and background, they judge the fish capability by giving a task to climb the tree, senior management do not have etiquette to talk to subordinates, we know that we are your juniors and wanted to work because we also have family to take care, but that doesn't mean we are your slaves, there is no tendency and TAT to approve or disapprove the submitted expenses, you can get a call to do a task immediately even at 11PM on Saturday night stating xxxx person need that urgently, but there is no urgency to approve the submitted expenses because it belongs to there so called slaves

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  5. "Fair Pay for Amount of Work Done"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great people and culture - Structured promotion process

    Cons

    - Hard to get off bad projects - Same type of projects (from Internal Audit Financial Advisory perspective)

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Find great talent and pay as little as possible"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Manager 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Protiviti

    Pros

    Great work life balance and overall culture

    Cons

    Collaboration across solutions is non-existent and controlled by the internal audit MDs. Revenue splitting / sales credit is a constant battle and does not reward employees for working with other individuals as a team. Pay is significantly below market and annual increases are always 3%. Leadership does not understand pay bands outside of the internal audit and strong talent walks out the door after discovering the ins and outs.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "High turnover of internal audit team"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    do not think there is any now

    Cons

    Terrible. You would regret if you join the internal audit team.

  8. "Solid Overall"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Consultant 

    I worked at Protiviti full-time

    Pros

    1. great company culture 2. solid work life balance for consulting 3. great upper level management

    Cons

    1. Clients are majorly Internal Audit

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointing benefits, okay work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Protiviti full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexible work arrangements (i.e. its up to the project manager to let you work from home, elsewhere. i've had little issues working from remote locations when needed) - Parental Leave: 10 weeks for either caregiver which is great. I haven't taken advantage but I know a few people who have and they truly benefited

    Cons

    - No insight to salary or movement within the company. Protiviti leadership oftens says how "clear" and "open" they want to make salary and benefits, and that they'd like to make them competitive to other firms and industry, however, we aren't given any insight to our own pay bands or what is considered "normal" for our position in our location. If you ask HR for the information they will not provide it. - Little incentive to earn certifications. Most of the certifications that earn you a bonus are for Risk and Compliance or Internal Audit. The Tech Consulting certificates are objectively harder, usually more expensive, but we aren't allowed to earn bonuses for the tools and services that we use every day. When I asked an HR rep why this was it was because "everyone should be cross trained in Internal Audit work." In my 3 years I have never touched, and never hope to touch, Internal Audit work. - Retention. I have seen many many many people leave this company, just within TC. We have a problem keeping people past 3 years because the pay does not justify the work, and management just has empty promises. - Diversity. We somehow keep winning awards for diversity and inclusion and I honestly don't know how. In my office within my group there are only 2 women above Manager. Of the 22 or so of us there are only 3 people of color. POC representation is even worse within Internal Audit where there are primarily white males all from the same college. I've spoken to many friends in other offices and I know they see the same issues.

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  10. "Senior Consultant"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

    I worked at Protiviti full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people in the Metro DC office are great to work with and very friendly. The team get togethers and committee activities are fun, and there are many opportunities to network with upper management in the office and at trainings.

    Cons

    Depending on the client, the internal audit-focused annuity work can be dry. Also, moving from one function to another can be difficult based on client/functional needs.

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