Deloitte Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
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  1. Deloitte

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture - supportive and fun. Good place to work if you're passionate about your industry i.e. audit / tax.

    Cons

    Lots of empty buzzwords thrown around by management. Classic business style driven by recovery, timesheets and utilisation etc. Your promotion more driven by 'perceptions' than actual technical knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out your utilisation issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Variety

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety
    Training programs
    Selection of quality team members

    Cons

    Admin
    Ability to focus
    Longer term projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less admin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good graduate position. Pay below market rate.

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    Current Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good graduate position. Exposure to different companies and industries. Supportive team. Great people.

    Cons

    Deloitte pays consultants well below market rate. No bonuses. Obsolete performance management system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. was an intern . they mentioned to select few students out that year for permanent job but they did not in the end

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    Former Intern - Intern in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Intern - Intern in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern

    Pros

    very relax culture where we get lots of access to information and manage our own time

    Cons

    lack of mentorship. very hard to seek for their advise

  6. Potential for personal growth, Lack of Leadership overall and poor local management

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    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good growth if you are able to walk the talk

    Cons

    Lack of leadership across the board, weak and uninspiring local management, no employee engagement, lack of team spirit, no focus on employee, only on profits, no culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a spine and compete, focus on employees, be empathetic, be sensible and use common sense

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    As long as you know what you want. Deloitte will open a lot of doors, and offer good growth opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Based on experience at Australian firm:

    * Timely & frequent reviews (every 3 months on a project, plus twice a year) = valuable feedback to grow & learn from
    * Surrounded by highly driven people
    * Good diverse projects (if you push for them - See CON)
    * Knowledgeable Partners
    * Inspiring Board / Leaders
    * Real focus on culture in recent years.
    * Pays attention to professional / career growth
    * Good opportunity to travel (if that's your thing - or a CON if that's not your thing)
    * Great for grads to launch career (especially the diversity of projects)

    Cons

    Based on experience at Australian firm:

    * Promotion not based on pure merit or capability - but on relationships & project success (rewards free-riders)
    * Consulting model works on maximising revenue from utilising your skills - which may not coincide with what you want to do - i.e. you end up trapped on bad projects / stuck with same kind of projects.
    * But if you know what you want to do, and is willing to put in the time on bad projects to build your credibility & relationships within the firm with long term view of doing work you want. Deloitte works for you.
    * You will be overlooked unless you shout loud - it's not a place where you can let quality of work speak for itself. You have to speak up to to build reputation in the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the politics, weed out the boys clubs. Attribution in Australian firm in recent years due to lack of respect for employees with skills. Promotions & rewards went to people who shouted the loudest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Great culture and diversity

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Good workplace culture
    Efficient management
    Helpful colleagues
    Open communication between management and employees

    Cons

    Remuneration package
    Opportunities for promotion
    Recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should provide more opportunities for career advancement and recognise the efforts of the staff.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. Deloitte...long hours...reasonable pay...flexibility

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    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Deloitte provide's good work/life balance opportunities in Australia. Especially for women who need a year off for the birth of a new child, or for those seeking to travel. I took a years leave of absence in order to travel the world. This was made easier knowing that I had a reasonable paying job to return to.

    That aside, the firm allows you to work from home when necessary. Because staff are provided laptops and wireless cards, you can complete certain work from home. Some staff even negotiate to work from home a day a week. However this will depend on your role.

    Lastly, I managed to meet some life long friends with, who I have traveled with and spent countless good times with outside of the office. If you're going to work with someone 8 hours a day, it's nice if you can enjoy their company.

    Cons

    The hours can often be demanding. I isn't unheard of to have to work 60 or 70 hours a week sometimes. Whilst this isn't the norm I would suggest that people looking to work 9-5.30 shouldn't apply for jobs at Deloitte.

    Secondly, the corporate ladder isn't very flexible. Once you have a position, you must work your way up each rung. Given the company has so many employees, they are unable to judge individuals completely on their merits.

    The pay is not as high as positions at the other big four accounting firms. And this salary is present with superannuation include...unlike other Australian companies. This makes the value seem higher than what it is. So be mindful of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some service lines I have worked for have leaders who are not very inspirational, and who don't have the respect of the actual workers. Given my role was very technology focussed it was worrying to see that the partners in this area of the business weren't very clued on about new technologies or approaches that could help our clients.

    I would also say that we generally choose work based on the value, as opposed to ensuring we keep our skill sets relevant for the future. Again, with technology it is important to make sure your staff are skilled in the latest and most applicable technologies. Without doing so, you create room for new, more skilled competitors to come in and take the work.

    No opinion of CEO

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