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  1. Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Deloitte

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

    Pros

    Great Vacation PTO. Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Poor structure on the global side. You might want to ask if you are part of the global team or US team. The US team is very organized with career paths, responsibilities and assistance. I joined the Global Finance team. I walked in to nobody. I had no assistance, an incorrect budget and it was planning season. I had to basically do what I thought was right and recreate the current budget and create the one for the next year in my first month. Again this was with no assistance. I would go through about 20 different financial plans for each group because right when all of your numbers were together leadership would implement a new change that basically required running everything all over again. At the same time leadership puts projects on you while you are in busy season to be finished in busy season. Ultimately Deloitte is a great company depending on whether or not your group is important or not. Performance means nothing in the Global groups. If you are in a front office position then you are good. If your job can be outsourced then know that it will very soon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a uniform structure for US and Global teams in the United States.

  2. Helpful (1)

    modern slavery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Hill, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Hill, PA

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    most of the projects r long term

    Cons

    No work ethics. Everyone sits in the office atleast 10 -11 hrs a day even if u have nothing to do, and they pay u only 8 hrs. Will have to work atleast 2 weekends a month

    Advice to Management

    Slavery was abolished 100 yrs ago

  3. Helpful (1)

    No work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Deloitte offers great salary and the benefits are decent. You have many opportunities to expand your skill set and professional network.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work/life balance. They essentially expect you to be 'on call' 24/7 via your company cell phone. Furthermore, though they promise 5 weeks of PTO, but you cannot take it because if you do, it is impossible to reach your utilization target and then you get penalized for not meeting this metric. Therefore, you have to make up any time you take off as PTO.

    For example, I took off time because I was sick; when I got back I had to make up the time that I had been out because I was not "billable" to my client while I was sick; consequently, I got sicker because I wore myself out working overtime (and not getting paid for it). Another time, I was sick for over a month because I simply could not get time off to get better. My doctor finally told me I HAD to take off work and gave me a doctor's note. It was quite ridiculous... I would NOT recommend this company to anyone.

    Furthermore, what they tell candidates in the interviews and during the recruitment process is incorrect. There are catches to almost anything they say. They promised me things and then never held true to their word.

    The culture is cut-throat and competitive. You cannot trust anyone because everyone is back-stabbing each other to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your utilization metrics. Most of the work/life balance is due to utilization. Furthermore, be honest and upfront with candidates as they come in the door. Give realistic job descriptions/previews, and hold true to your word. Don't make promises you cannot keep. This will stimulate an environment of trust and employee loyalty.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    One of the worst places I've worked.

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    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Document Review Attorney in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Deloitte as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of. It was a pretty bad experience.

    Cons

    Low pay, tons of rules to follow, disorganized management, bad location, no pay increases and you cannot use your cell phone at your desk. There is no cafeteria or break room to sit down in. They constantly monitor your work and they have you sitting right next to each other with very little personal space. They really pack you on top of each other. You are not paid overtime until you work over 50 hours per week and they try to keep you from getting over 50 hours by restricting the hours you can work. They terminate people right in front of their coworkers and one of the project managers restricted when people could use the bathroom. I would suggest only working here if your unemployment runs out and you have no other options.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with some kind of dignity and respect and start paying people a liveable wage. I would also suggest hiring project managers with basic social skills.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Work here to get some real hard core consulting experience and then run.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good
    Opportunities to work with great reputable clients across multiple sectors
    Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Peers are very competitive, and are quick to throw people under the bus
    When it comes the managers, it's really a personality contest, if they don't like you, the will simply give you a bad performance review
    Turnover is high- most people stay for a year or two and move on
    If you think you're going to have a work-life balance - forget it!

    Advice to Management

    Move oversight around how managers are treating their peers

  7. Document Review Attorney

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deloitte

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, very collegiate atmosphere. A good place to work for 3 months or less, then leave

    Cons

    "Team Leads" who have worked there for YEARS still don't know what they're talking about, are vindictive, insensitive, power-crazy. It's sad, they earn $29/hr as contractors for 4 years, are finally made perm Deloitte employers, then become nasty people with superior attitudes. DON'T stay longer than 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    None, it's hopeless.

  8. Adversarial Stance Toward Employees

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Deloitte is busy. Somehow they seem to capture one government contract after another. So, if you're out of work and need a job, you can probably find "something" at Deloitte.

    Cons

    1. QUALITY OF WORK
    Documentation quality standards seem to be non-existent (Especially those they produce for the State of Indiana Health System). Paragraphs are so poorly constructed that it is nearly impossible to understand what they mean. Quality is not important, they goal (Only goal) is to be paid for a deliverable. Sometimes it requires so many reviews for a single document that State reviewers simply "give up" and figure they can fix it later (which never comes).

    2. ADVERSARIAL STANCE TOWARD EMPLOYEES
    Deloitte HR and managers alike take an adversarial position toward their employees. Cameras with audio located in unseen or unnoticed locations are mounted everywhere throughout their offices. Employees are routinely monitored via these cameras. Captured video and audio (conversations, phone calls) are scrutinized for content. It is not unusual for employee reviews to contain the number of hours or minutes employees have spent on phone calls or non-work related websites. Infractions are dealt with harshly and often result in dismissal. In short, this is a place where you work to make ends meet. It's not a place in which you want to plan your career. It's just not a happy or pleasant environment.

    Advice to Management

    People are NOT human resources that you use and then throw away like plastic bottles.

  9. Demeaning work driven by a multiple personality client driving an inept program office.

    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were none so I can't sugar coat it. Do yourself a favor and avoid this company if you have half a brain.

    Cons

    Program manager had no control over the client and as a result there were no meaningful expectations ever expressed by this immature customer to meet. Customer is stuck in training mode with no functional areas defined and no projects that align with their missions. As a result zero improvement has been obtained after an eight year slog.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and hire people at the right level to challenge the client to come up with meaningful metrics to meet their high level goals.

  10. Make sure to ask what Consulting Service Line you are being hired for and avoid AMS

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    Current Employee - Associate 6
    Current Employee - Associate 6

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -The pay is above market
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -AMS is not consulting: Application Management Services is a service line of consulting. They will hire you on as a Consultant (Senior Consultant in my case) and then tell you that you are actually being placed in the AMS Associate model. This means you are locked into a single project. At one point one of the Deloitte partners came to tell us more about the AMS Associates model and actually said that there is no career growth for AMS and thus there is no pressure to perform so we should be comfortable with that.
    -Micro management is also encouraged from above and you will have zero work-life balance in AMS. So there goes that "No pressure" theory.
    -Tedious and lengthy review process: In general, the review process tiresome and overkill. Twice yearly, It involves writing an essay and backing it up with all sorts of emails and "proof" that you have been doing your job.
    -Probably the worst part is that you are locked into a single project and work in a call center type environment doing development or SI work and must track every hour of your day to include the 15 minutes you walk to Starbucks.

    Advice to Management

    -Provide a viable career path for "Consultants" in the Associate model.
    -Use a 360 review process
    -Truly make an effort to improve work-life balance
    -Do what you say, say what you do. Don't use a bait and switch during the hiring process.

  11. Mixed experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong client experience and junior talent

    Cons

    Need to be in the inner circle to make and grow as partner or principal

    Advice to Management

    None

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