Protiviti has been and continues to be an excellent experience. The support structure is excellent, with an overall dedication to the development of its employees. Protiviti constantly refreshes training programs at the Consultant, Senior Consultant and Manager levels, infused with relevancy by relying on more senior level resources (Associate Directors and on up) in delivering the training design as well as facilitating the training sessions. Further, Protiviti has a structured mentoring and coaching model. At the end of the day, the people development is based on open and honest communication.
In my 8 years at Protiviti, I have led projects in our Internal Audit & Financial Advisory (SOX, J-SOX, Internal Audit Out-sourcing, Internal Audit Strategy and Public Company Readiness), IT Consulting (Application Controls, IT SOX, Data Management and ERP assessments - both SAP and Oracle), Risk & Compliance (Operational Risk, Regulatory Compliance) and Business Performance Improvement (Month End Close design, Business Planning & Forecasting design, Business Planning Software selection, Account Reconciliation design, Account Reconciliation Software Selection). I have developed subject matter expertise, and have advanced in the firm at a speedy clip.
Very clear promotion path - for the first few levels, along with performance, time is part of the path (seasoning). From the Manager level to Managing Director it really becomes about performance.
Clear and transparent incentive compensation - The metrics and associated metric goals are pervasively communicated, and each month a report of you current status for those metrics is generated and distributed. Further, a model is available to plug the numbers in to determine what your bonus will be.
Protiviti empowers its employees - the relatively smaller size allows for significant opportunities to develop expertise, but requires the individual to push themselves outside their comfort zone. The smaller size also enables access to all level of th