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Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
6,945 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 167 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 254 reviews)

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  1. 19 people found this helpful  

    Overall positive, but the work-life balance is a huge negative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    They take care of their people in a professional sense; lots of growth opportunity, constant chances to worth your way up the ladder, excellent opportunities for networking. For those that don't mind the lifestyle, this can be an amazing opportunity.

    Cons

    But... the lifestyle. The fact that they shout so long and loud about how important a positive work-life balance is should be a hint that maybe, to them, it's not. If you want a job that will let you see your family with any semblance of frequency, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to support the work-life balance. You lose good people simply because of the lifestyle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ladder to What's Next

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great fringe benefits (with the exception of the 401(k) match), name looks great on a resume and the experience is typically helpful in navigating future professional endeavors.

    Cons

    Work expectations are stratospheric, as are expectations on hours spent at work or in the office. Depending on your level in the company pay may or may not be at market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Deloitte really the best place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - People: I have met about 90% of all my best friends at Deloitte. The caliber of people that Deloitte brings to the table is astounding. These are the people you want to work with, get drunk with, and be at your wedding (because of course they know your SO and get along famously). In addition, the managers I have worked with have always been easy to talk to, with few exceptions. I was lucky enough to find my mentor at Deloitte, who I think will be a confidant of mine well after I leave Deloitte (if I do end up leaving).
    - The Benefits: health fitness subsidy, great health insurance plans, travel benefits, the list goes on...
    - Growth Opportunities: Deloitte does invest in its people (as long as what you want to learn is in line with what the clients will want in the long term) but generally, I have found that the people at Deloitte genuinely care about my career and personal growth, even if that growth leads me to a different company and out of consulting. The genuine interest in me as a person, not just as a Deloitte employee is huge.
    - Travel: So many airline miles and hotel points. I traveled to Germany, NYC, New Orleans, Savannah from the client site for the weekends, and it was awesome.
    - Working with client senior leadership: This is something that is so unique about Deloitte and consulting in general; you get to work with senior leadership right out of college. How many college grads get to say that?
    -Work Life Balance: Work life balance can be tough, but as I say to the analysts below me, if you want it and set that expectation that you value your personal time, others will too.

    Cons

    - Work life balance: While you can have a work life balance at Deloitte, as with all consulting gigs, it can be tough to maintain when you are leaving on a red eye Sunday night and returning home on Thursday at 11pm (I did this for a year and a half), so dating becomes near impossible and you miss out on a lot of stuff that happens during the week... nature of the beast though. It's good while you are young, but I am not sure how people maintain it for the long term.
    - Maintaining a healthy lifestyle: Exercising and eating healthy is tough on the road, but do-able.
    - The Travel: While its awesome and there are a lot of perks, be prepared to crash at 7pm on the weekends.
    - In the Technology Consulting path, it can be difficult to move into a different service line or track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. In the Bay Area, we need to do something that keeps talent here, whether that is in offering consultants the ability to choose projects (client and internal) that interest them or letting them leave a project or service line that they are unhappy in. Deloitte needs to strategize around how to be more competitive amid all the tech and social enterprise companies in the Bay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great environment, great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    You have the opportunities to explore a lot of different areas

    Cons

    Project driven nature leaves you little chance to manage your work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great internal culture however some of the roles from analyst - consultant can be boring to extreme working hours.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Culture is excellent depending on which office you are staffed out of.

    Cons

    It is a lot harder to "own your career" then they make it sound

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Incredibly intense and a lot of travel!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Development, great brand and travel

    Cons

    Travel and a lot of networking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Learned a lot from the opportunity; however, high burn is difficult to sustain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Challenging environment which will push you to learn and develop professionally

    Cons

    Impossible to obtain a work life balance due to long hours for the client and firm

  9.  

    Senior Associate

    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, flexibility in where to work from, good coworkers, good upward mobility, good job security, well-recognized brand name.

    Cons

    Long hours, tight deadlines, low flexibility in work hours, compensation per worked hour is low compared to industry, but overall salary is reasonable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deloitte lacks Meritocracy

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, and above average benefits plan. Excellent top leadership.

    Cons

    While a good place to work, Deloitte is not longer a meritocracy. Promotion decisions are no longer based upon the merit of its personnel, but rather these decisions are increasingly made upon political considerations. For instance, personnel that were in leadership roles over very large projects that ran into difficulties are promoted. A lot of promotion decisions are based upon who likes whom, rather than the quality of your work and objective criteria. The CEO recently acknowledged that a lot of experienced personnel are starting to leave the firm. The reasons are self-inflicted in many cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk in the shoes of your personnel, and apply your policies consistently. Seek more anonymous feedback from your personnel.

    The process for putting someone "on deck" for PPD promotion is subjective and encourages political favoritism. Once someone is put on deck, the process is appropriate and objective. For instance, PPD's should be required to justify more objectively why one person is more qualified to be put on deck compared to another peer with similar experience and performance ratings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intense, Rewarding, and Needs Diversity (Based out of Detroit)

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    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    If your good at your job following your 1 year point you'll do great, and will advance if you can make Sr.

    Cons

    - Hard doing the work-life balance
    - Gets tiring doing so much work remotely
    - Diss like feeling like a minority
    - Big engagement are never fun, but you seem to always get by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring and promoting diversity. After working out of my location, and going to all of the different trainings all across the U.S I notice your organization needs more diversity of asian and indian population.

    I sometimes feel uncomfortable and distressed in your working class.

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