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Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
6,400 Reviews

3.6
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Excellent place to work and great benefits

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

    Pros

    The best most talented people I have ever been privileged to work with. It really is astounding. Keeps you on your toes, constantly learning and improving your own skills. Great support systems for women going into management with WIN. Fantastic training programs, online, at office locations and at Deloitte University.

    Cons

    Be prepared to bounce around a lot. From Healthcare to Housing, Military to Corporate. Sounds fun but it becomes a real drag after a couple of years. You never really have a job at Deloitte you are always lining up your next engagement and updating your resume

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems to be well managed structure, very fast paced and good corporate values. I have no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    In it for the network and exposure

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

    Pros

    Great place to meet high caliber professionals and learn a great deal - but only for the motivated individual. Nothing is handed to you so be prepared to create opportunities, align yourself with the people who will be 'in the room' during your evaluation, and go above and beyond to get noticed. Otherwise it's not for you.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on networking to staff people on projects - a bit hap hazard/ad-hoc approach to staffing once you are hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recently on-boarded individuals should be given some say on what project sectors or industries they are staffed on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great for career development or long term growth

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

    Pros

    Great for career development or long term growth

    Cons

    Will give you a Greencard but it does not have a great Greencard policy - be prepared to wait years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't undervalue international staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place for Launch a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great brand and a lot of amazing projects

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance may be Challenging, Expectations for Firm activity in addition to Client work if you want high ratings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce requirements for firm activity. Keep focusing on delivering client work and training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Collegial work environment and top tier talent

    Cons

    Success is based on strength of network, easy to get lost in size of firm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant - Your Mileage May Vary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant (Level IV)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant (Level IV)

    Pros

    My experience as an AA and an EA at Deloitte was overall extremely positive from a work environment, compensation, and benefits perspective. Depending on your region and marketplace, I believe that Deloitte probably offers the higher end of pay for AAs/EAs when compared to similar firms. While the workload is often heavy (each admin supporting 5+ professionals per desk), honestly none of the actual admin work was ever difficult - booking travel, managing calendars, answering phones, etc. None of the normal admin tasks anyone was ever asked to do really required any critical thinking or anything higher than a high school education.

    Benefits are really great and Work-Life Balance for Administrative Assistants is pretty good (would probably not say the same for Client-Service Pros in Tax, Consulting, and Audit practices) considering you are only expected to do administrative tasks during normal business hours. Deloitte has an extremely diverse workplace and is a great place for women to work in terms of maternity leave, diversity, and leadership opportunities.

    Your success can be highly variable and often dependent on the Partners/Principals/Directors that you support. The only way you can get the Deloitte Services Admin Managers at ANY level (from local Admin Manager to Regional Managers) to really consider your performance ratings and level-promotions is to have strong P/P/D advocates on your side. I was lucky in that I had P/P/Ds who invested in my work and advocated on my behalf to Admin managers and were willing to give me additional work, experience, and opportunities that some others (including my Admin manager) would not trust "just an Admin" to do. I will say that finding these supportive P/P/Ds can be difficult and not all are looking out for their admin's career development.

    However, as a overall majority, the people you work for and with are respectful, talented, and smart. You can build great connections and business relationships that benefit you going forward and Deloitte is a great name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Shared Services Managers were pretty inefficient at their jobs - they often had no idea what the day-to-day tasks of AAs/EAs were and just read from and evaluated your performance on the handbook/script provided to them from their upper level Shared Services management. A lot of micromanagement and nit-pickiness was common - what the Shared Services Manager thought was important did not often align with what a Partner wanted/needed/asked an admin to do.

    Career advancement for Administrative Assistants is solely limited to the possibility of becoming an Executive Assistant. Even then, this is often based on the career trajectory of PPDs you support and if they want to "take you along" with them.

    Ultimately, despite how helpful my PPDs were over the years, and all the additional responsibilities and experiences I gained, I was never able to break out of the Admin track. Once you start down the Administrative Assistant road, there are little to no opportunities to venture out of it. This is often true at many large companies, but an absolute at Deloitte. If you have been an Admin for 15+ years you may be able to move in to managing other admins as a Shared Services Manager - but only if someone retires. This often leads to why Shared Service Managers are so inadequate at their job - despite having worked as an admin for a long time, they have often lack actual management skills necessary to position.

    The lack of advancement and poor direct management by Shared Services were my ultimate reasons for leaving - I know this is the reason why many people in admin roles leave Deloitte.

    I would only recommend becoming an Administrative Assistant at Deloitte if that is where your passion and your career interests lie - you will have job security and there is some advancement within the Admin Assistant track (Sr. Admin Assistant, Executive Assistant, etc) - but you will never have a title outside of some version of Administrative Assistant.

    This role is not a stepping stone into any other job or opportunity at Deloitte, no matter if you have a college degree, previous experience, or diverse background in Tax, Audit, or Consulting. "AA" is definitely a scarlet letter on your brand internally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work, culture make a better professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compensation and overall benefits offered are good as compared to market trends. Work Flexibility offers great work-life fit and is encouraging to employees to deliver better.

    Cons

    No clear guidelines on roles/responsibilities as people with varying years of work experience may be at the same level or people with same experience may be in entirely different levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more learning opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Deloitte

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements and good benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are below market average

  10.  

    Lot of work, but good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - .NET Developer  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Harrisburg, PA

    Pros

    Challenging work. Good place to start.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much work. Hard to handle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Excellent training
    Great people

    Cons

    There's no work-life balance when the busy season approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look more into transferring between office polices and make them more flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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