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Updated July 6, 2015
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  • Advanced attitude towards work-life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Probably a good place to start your career (in 167 reviews)

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  • Absolutely no work-life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • There is no Work-Life Balance at all (in 254 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (17)

    Captain of your own Ship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent salary, great benefits, ability to travel and build travel points, impressive professional versatility.

    Cons

    Unpredictable work projects - e.g. some engagements last weeks, or months; each employee is their own company (with their own brand etc) and greater emphasis is therefore placed on networking. If you're not good at networking, become an expert in a particular field or map out a systematic plan to network.


  2. Helpful (48)

    Excellent training, networking, office culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, fast paced environment with ample opportunity to learn and grow. Such a great place to own your career, set your parameters and develop a network. Smart people and endless resources.

    Great expense policy. Free meals, parking, mileage, coffee, professional dues, tuition.

    Cons

    The hours can become long, but you can work from anywhere. During busy season some people show up around 9am and work until 9pm, while others work 7-7pm depending on your preference. Of course, your schedule depends on the clients to which you're assigned.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Everyone's experience varies

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Colleagues can be first rate and great to learn from. Support for training is often excellent. As you advance, you are expected to provide rationale (a business case) for training that suits your goals. You can own your career and drive new experiences and opportunities.
    The corporate culture is designed to be appealing to recent graduates and mid-level management that drives the work that supports revenue. Upper management often works as hard as employees. Upper management is almost always professional and polished. The global brand is in great hands. Given the natural flow of new employees, the culture is constantly scrutinized and updated in useful ways. Opportunities are plentiful but do not always match the skillset, industry, or service line of an employee. Turn-over is expected to be high and skill sets are often balanced with hiring with no need for downsizing, although it does happen.

    Cons

    The experience is not the same for everyone. A person who may thrive in one service line can be ignored or even blocked in others. Your choice of counsellor determines your advancement to a much greater degree than is rational. Retention is low in technical fields because skill sets are not recognized as valuable. Skilled technical people are treated like commodity accounting graduates--rhetoric aside, anyone can be replaced. Advancement is based solely on a person's ability to conform to the accounting sales model (high potential entry level workers managed by experienced managers under sales and revenue driving leadership).
    The workload is staggering to many. When there is no work (briefly in most cases), metrics effectively make that your vacation. People will argue, but functionally, if you are not billing a client, you are burning a small reservoir of hours. If 85% of your time is expected to be utilized, only billable hours count toward that. The 15% is calculated based on training, holidays, time off, etc. As a junior staff member, you have little control over when you are staffed and when you are not. On a positive note, you learn how to network, promote your skills, and use official resources to minimize your unutilized time.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that some of the advanced skill sets you want cannot be obtained from a recent graduate or by blindly believing people's resumes. New hires are not always better than internal resources. Advancement and retention should be based on the skills you need to do the job and proven performance not to a model that does not track your service line. In other words, look at your business, not just the metrics and policy check boxes. Develop your talent with meaningful, leadership-driven opportunities, not rhetoric-driven fire and forget initiatives.


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  5. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    One of the best consulting firms out there ... great resources at your disposal and high level of aptitude among coworkers.

    Cons

    It's a big firm. Opportunities to shine as an individual can happen on the client site, but it's difficult to be yourself vs. being seen as "Green Dot"

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people who are ready to advance at the firm ahead of their expected promotion cycle and speak out for them to be promoted early. Too much good talent leaves the firm because Deloitte can't match the pace of individual practitioner development.


  6. Great but..

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great clients, and nice benefits (except the 401k, I have seen smaller companies with much better matching)

    Cons

    Year end assessment isn't fair. Once you hit manager and above your project delivery will mean nothing if you don't have high sale volume.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess how you perform year-end evaluation. Give project delivery at least the same weight as sales, at least on tough projects where managers don't have time to do business development work.


  7. Business Technology Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Pay is very competitive for consulting

    Cons

    Travel can be tiring, plenty of bureaucracy, high turnover


  8. Overall Top-Notch Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Bright colleagues with a passion for excellence
    - Room to grow if you are able to perform at a high level
    - Flexibility to take your career in many directions (though mostly within the existing opportunity set)
    - Opportunity to experience many different projects in a relatively short period of time
    - Access to brilliant experts in most any field
    - Very strong corps of Managers and Senior Consultants
    - Growing diversity among senior leadership (at least gender diversity)

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic processes
    - Risk averse culture
    - Way too much fluff in "Firm Initiatives"
    - Still a strong emphasis on "How Many Hours Did You Put In?" despite messaging to the contrary

    Advice to Management

    - Increase the focus on client delivery. That does not mean passive execution. Rather, we should redirect the energy we put into fluff firm initiatives towards innovating for clients and spreading that knowledge throughout the firm.
    - Get serious about reducing the emphasis on number/hours put into firm initiatives. Consensus panels are still harping on it. It is foolish to burn good people out on meaningless "contributions." Expect excellence where it matters - driving our business towards advantaged capabilities and positions.


  9. Hourly Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Deloitte as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture at Deloitte is unmatched by any other firm, and the availability to use Deloitte University for training is first class.

    Cons

    Travel. This may only be a con for some people but the travel to some clients can be difficult especially in certain cities where the traffic is bad.

    Advice to Management

    None, keep doing what you're doing, management is extremely supportive of their support staff and encourages their professional growth in every way possible.


  10. Deloitte AML Consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Flexibility and travel and PTO

    Cons

    Long engagements and travel and small bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Recognize outstanding employees by rewarding them


  11. So far so good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Deloitte (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Only been with the firm for about 6 months but everything seems to be what they made it out to be in the interview so far.

    Cons

    Though I have a Masters and came in as an experienced hire, I make about what a college new hire makes. This is partially to blame on a low salary history, though.

    Advice to Management

    Great communication, great opportunities, but could possibly have additional processes in place to ensure that employees are in roles that fit. A peer that joined the same day as me left within about 3-4 months due to a bad project and manager.



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