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Deloitte Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
6,810 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 465 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 164 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1240 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 248 reviews)

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  1.  

    At Deloitte, the employee really needs to take control of his/her experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to volunteer.
    Annual salary increase.
    Bonuses.
    Ability to learn a variety of new skills. Continuous learning through inhouse training etc
    There's always an opportunity to meet new colleagues at networking events and on new projects.

    Cons

    The work environment is team-focused and your team members can make or break you (hence my reason for saying that it is important to take control of your experience).
    The evaluation process is too subjective; I don't feel that your work always speak for you. Instead, you need to really be part of office politics.
    Poor work/life balance; very long work days including weekends.
    Budget constraints on projects can make for intense pressure on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The evaluation process should be more objective and the practice of force-ranking should be reconsidered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work with great people but little opportunity to manage your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Worked alongside great team members who really have a team mentality and approach in getting work done.

    Cons

    HR does not take your interests into consideration. If HR focused a bit more on their people in terms of industry preference, service line preference, etc. employees would feel more satisfied. Compensation is not sufficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your people appropriately. Give employees more control over which direction their career is going.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Getting too big

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very good salary. The vacation policy is very good, and if you stay for a while the pension becomes a plus.

    Cons

    It is getting too big, some of the new practices have a very weak leadership. In relation with training, well establish processes to get the required training however it is very hard to transfer internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Just like ever other CPA firm in my opinion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Ability to chose the type of projects you would like to work on

    Cons

    Really really poor Work/Life Balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/Life Balance in unbelievably poor. Work nights, weekends, even on PTO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Solid first job out of school and got me into the MBA program I wanted to go to.

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

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people working there, and for the most part there is a very collaborative culture.
    PTO/benefits package was pretty great (20 days PTO with up to 5 weeks carrying-over).
    Depends on experience, but I was not really forced onto any projects I did not want and I was able to pick what opportunities/engagements I wanted to work on.
    I was able to find several good mentors within the firm that helped me navigate my career and my away around the company.

    Cons

    They do not treat experienced hires well (especially junior staff). Unless you negotiate well, you will be routinely making anywhere from 10% - 25% less than people at your level (including people with less experience).

    The amount of time they expect you to put into internal Practice Development work (not including 40 hours of training) is extremely frustrating, given how many of the efforts bring the firm no value and are literally just reduplicating ongoing efforts or something that has been done by firm practitioners in the past.

    You are either all-in on Deloitte or you are not. They force the brand on you at all times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Federal Discovery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    The federal discovery team is, on the whole, a pleasant group to work with. There is a friendly atmosphere among the rank and file employees.

    Cons

    Most of the employees in federal discovery are paid below the firm's average for their level and far below the current market rate. The way salary increases are calculated means employees can't catch up to their peers in the marketplace. The year-end compensation/bonus process results in lots of unhappy people, year after year.

    On top of client service requirements, promotion requires all employees to spend time working on proposals, business development, and internal firm projects. This can be the equivalent of anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of someone's time, in addition to time needed to perform client work.

    While leadership and interviewers will talk up the possibilities of career growth and movement within the larger Deloitte organization, leadership pushes back when people try to leave the group. This is in spite of the fact that Deloitte's culture as a whole promotes movement between programs.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    AERS Intern - Good learning experience, drink the Kool-Aid

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    Former Employee - ERS in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - ERS in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern

    Pros

    Great brand name for resume, opens doors. Lots of resources for students to learn how to network and prepare quality deliverables under ambiguity.

    Cons

    Company culture is driven by politics. Most employees are in for the name and experience and are constantly thinking of the exit opportunities. Counselors/mentors are doing their job just for the kudos and the advancement opportunities. There are some genuine people who are passionate in their work but they are rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage a culture of transparency and transformation. Acknowledge that working for a Deloitte is a means to an end (for most) and foster coaching relationships instead of avoiding the subject. Review managers' impact on their mentees and encourage 360 transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good hike and bonus if the business does well.

    Cons

    Long work hours, mandatory trainings and Firm activities and networking that are compulsory and contributes towards the Year end performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please rate the employees based on their project feedback from reporting managers rather than pure 'networking'.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good firm; Terrible Innovation team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    The firm is very large with a strong brand and smart consultants. Pay is fair and training programs are very good. The career mobility of the firm is generally good.

    Cons

    Stay away from the innovation team. This group has several political types who have been put in place by a C-level executive in the firm. They are pretending to innovate something. The group is constantly hiring and firing people. They will expect you to do as told, work weekends, edit documents over and over again. The work is done in silo with very little interaction with actual practice leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 21 people found this helpful  

    Is the Juice worth the squeeze?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    (1) Know what you are getting into. This isn't a marriage...Deloitte wants you because they can sell you and make money off the top (like a traditional staffing firm). They aren't there to baby you or hold your hands (200,000+ employees can't be THAT personal). Since you can't sell yourself and cut out Deloitte, you have to know that you are there for one of the following: $, the "experience", the network, or the name (most likely the name and the $$).
    (2) Use them as much as they use you - take advantage of the travel, the fitness reimbursements, the pay, tuition, maternity/paternity leave, the clients, mediocre training, certifications, and most importantly the network. The next real step after deloitte is to start your own firm, go to industry, join another firm, or undergo a career change.
    (3) The best jobs at deloitte are the innovation team, the visualization studio team, and then staffing team (or internal project). The first two because they are cutting edge firm initiatives that secure tons of client work. The latter because its a high paying position that can be done virtually.
    (4) Managers do the heavy lifting, SCs, Consultants, and analysts have the highest ROI and do busy work, Sr. Managers are there to win work and split time on engagements, PPDs are there for their network and sheep herding. Take advantage of this breakdown!
    (5) This company is a money making machine. If you like tech adoption or system integration (90% of projects)., you can make a killing here and be very happy.

    Cons

    (1) 95% of the time the projects aren't the least bit interesting. Everyone shooting for partner wants to make a buck on their bread and butter tech implementation. The only way to land a "cool" project is to spearhead the effort of have someone in your network pursuing the engagement. Otherwise, you will be staffed to the first thing that resembles a fit. Again 200,000+ employees - all need to be staffed.
    (2) The rating system is bogus. You get a 1-5 rating for each project. Kiss enough butt you can get a 2. 1 is literally not an option to select on your assessment! If you are on a 1 yr project for a short phase and deserve a 2, and even give yourself a 2, you will get slammed with a 3 since there are other people who will be on the project longer and they will cry if they don't get one of the few (LIMITED) 3's. I've been told in confidence that this was the case on two assignments I was on. Will I try hard on my next project?....
    (3) Its all about who you know. A true networking paradigm/ frat house/ etc. If you want to get promoted or recognized at Year end, this is how you do it.
    (4) Upward feedback is a joke. Want to rate your team/ superiors after each project (like you are evaluated)? Nope! You have wait till the week before your Year End submission to evaluate these guys. Guess what, they will be called upon for your annual evaluation a few weeks later and can surely pick you out of a review (good/bad) if it was done a week prior!
    (5) Commercial travel is the pits! I've traveled 6 days a week for 5 months (cross country) only to work 15 hr days, eat poorly, forget about exercising, and be treated like a lemming by the project leads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an environment where people can explore different service offerings. Have a 360 feedback system available after each engagement (PE). Have bonuses every 6 months to actually "pay for performance". The "bait and switch" routine is getting old: Intersted in Project A...come on aboard, by the way the scope just changed and the work is 2x as long, 1/2 the resources, and has nothing to do with Project A!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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