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Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
6,391 Reviews

3.6
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 425 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1093 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 221 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to start your career - Carefully read the cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AMS Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AMS Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    These folks know exactly what they are doing. They set high standards, and consistently deliver.
    Their project expectations and planning is excellent. The top level management folks are extremely smart and have a great sense of vision and planning. If you go to company social events (which are very frequent by the way), it is quite easy to have conversations with upper management people (Partners).

    Deloitte's hiring pattern is very consistent. For the young starters, they hire smart, well spoken, and subtly aggressive candidates. They have excellent training and knowledge management. They have a well oiled and empowered HR and Tech Support group. Things get done pretty fast.

    Their paid time off program is really great, and pretty straight forward. No messing about.

    They have a big social responsibility program that encourages volunteering. It also presents a great opportunity for youngsters to take event organizing responsibilities. This can be very very useful. Once, I volunteered for an event where we painted rooms for an orphanage center. There was a young guy who did the organizing. We were 10-12 people, with 3 senior executives actually doing paintwork. Quite unique.

    I have personally seen that Deloitte's top talents tend to start young, spend a 3-4 years, then take a hiatus to pursue a Graduate Degree (typically an MBA). The firm sometimes re-hires these consultants after their MBA with generous financial incentives. They offer much better packages to folks graduating from top universities. Sometimes they can offer huge joining bonuses.

    I worked in the IT consulting division.They tend to get top-end projects. On projects, the average age seems pretty low. A lot of 20-somethings, then there are a handful of 30-40 year old people and some senior Management folks.

    Beginner salaries can be a bit low. (which is expected. It takes some time to build credibility in the Consulting business)

    Overall, a great place to start your professional career. If you pay attention, you will get seasoned very quickly.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can become poor, especially during tight project timelines (This is expected in the Consulting Business). The employees have a significant amount of "firm-internal" training and knowledge contribution tasks. There are annual goal expectations. It can get tedious if you continuously work on high demand projects.

    There is intense competition, especially during targeted promotion/milestone years. There can be some backstabbing. It's part of the experience. It is not as bad as it sounds, and seems manageable.

    A lot of times, being young and inexperienced has it's flaws. The company has a simple way of seasoning consultants. They get pushed into high pressure situations, and they learn fast, and quickly start managing their own work. But they tend to be blind towards intricate details, especially in complicated IT product implementations. This has an interesting effect. If someone is able to do the hands-on work, everyone else tries to piggy-back on that person for their actual work. The hands-on guy gets overwhelmed, and others try to use him/her as a key resource.
    -- I personally went through a crunch project, and found a number of people "managing expectations" (piggy backing), while a handful of people actually knew the end-to-end solution and did the hands-on work.
    This created a lot more work and mental anguish than needed. Because of the expressed pressure, the hands-on guys have a hard time building and growing their reputation and subsequent performance evaluation rating. This also affects the project execution timelines.

    IMPORTANT: Make sure you thoroughly read through your employment agreement and understand the implications. In recent years, they have started hiring for specific projects ONLY. This falls under a particular "AMS service line". In this case, if your assigned project gets into a problem, you are exposed to the risk of employment termination.
    Their HR and Management are very helpful, and they will try to get you a new project. But there are several constraints like location, your skills, and limited time. I went through this, and it was somewhat unnerving. This was one of the reasons I ended up leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have high regards for the Senior Management in this company. I think they are the market leaders in the industry, especially with their consistent high standards.

    Personally, I think they should strongly encourage some "end-to-end" hands-on responsibility in the IT consulting division. There are very few hands-on guys. I have seen a lot of segregation of duties between people that causes endless heartburn during crunch project timelines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    fantastic job. #1 in Consulting World

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits.super projects. Talented partners. Steep learning curves

    Cons

    Awful travel. Too many high burn projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the momentum growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful and rewarding but takes very hard work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Deloitte offers excellent training and networking opportunities. You can meet the best and the brightest of the industry here and with the right attitude there is a great potential for growth. Even if Deloitte is not a long term career stop for you it still has a great brand value in the market (In the US as well as outside).

    Cons

    Work Life balance does not always work out, even though HR and the firm leadership do sponsor and advertise programs promoting a balance. Given that the organization is Projectized, depending on the project and client the level stress varies.
    Utilization plays a major part of your performance appraisal. If you do not meet your utilization target then other contributions dont matter much. If you meet your utilization targets then you need to have solid firm/people contributions to be eligible for higher YE ratings; which I agree with but in the long run can be exhausting since you get into an never ending rat race year after year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun culture with great people; values work life balance as well as professional development

    Cons

    Some long hours but not too different from industry

    Recommends
  6.  

    Intern experience

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    They really try to make it fun!! Good experience. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Not much work (nature of audit in the summer)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience so far.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth in your field.

    Cons

    Tough Work life balance, but manageable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Analyst at Deloitte Consulting's (technology)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Projects are always available
    - Analytical work at some projects
    - Travel (for those who like being on the road)
    - Leaders on the project know a lot about the industry
    - Heavy mentoring culture

    Cons

    - Limited project choice
    - Rolling off projects is hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for personal development, challenging work and a great working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Very bright colleagues that you can learn a lot from. Compensation and benefits package. Working towards a better work-life balance.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be hard to find, especially during crunch time of a project. Employees are given a lot of PTO, but it is very hard to get vacations approved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast-paced, challenging environment with great benefits, flexibility and support!

    Cons

    Work life fit can be a challenge if you don't communicate your needs to your leaders.

  11.  

    challenging

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    Current Employee - Audit Assistant  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    company perks, great vacation, flexible schedule, group work

    Cons

    long hours occasionally, tedious work at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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