Deloitte Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. ridded with toxicity, bureaucracy, and silo-ed business practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great name to have on the resume, great people in the lower/middle ranks.

    Cons

    toxic environment. the whole organization is encouraged to compete with one another to the point where people are constantly backstabbing each other and doing what they can to steal business and/or take credit for sales. unethical business practices in some cases just to sell. few real leaders.

  2. Not for everyone

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

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive...other benefits are so/so.

    Cons

    Deloitte advertises to its employees lots of opportunities for training, but realistically the good training sessions are few and far between as they fill up very quickly. It's also fairly difficult to get to Deloitte University unless you're a new hire or promoted to a new level.

    The "Consultant" job level qualifications are too broad. You have "Consultants" with 2 years of professional experience started directly out of college and those with 8-12 years that have MBAs. Both are "Consultants". Deloitte short-changes Experienced hires.

    Deloitte talks a big-game regarding culture and values for other organizations, but does not take care of its own housekeeping.

    Very cocky atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Prior to "Senior Consultant" the "Consultant" job should have an intermediate progression.

  3. Mental Health Discrimination

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

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

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

    Pros

    Deloitte Consulting pays well but in return they want absolute loyalty and effort. Depending on the level you are at, they expect 32 - 36 hours per week in billable time. In reality they want 40+ hours and then on top of that they want 5 - 10 hours of "firm work". Add to that, training time, (40 hours a year) and you'll easily be overwhelmed in short order

    Cons

    Deloitte Consulting is cutthroat. There's about a 20 - 25% turnover per year and they're quick to push out any who don't meet expectations. The company uses a matrix form of organization which means you do not have direct lines of accountability and reporting. I worked for them for almost 6 years, and was let go after being on a year of disability. Multiple requests were made for accommodation and they refused any and all accommodations and then fired me by calling me on the phone and informing me of their actions with only 2 days notice.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some compassion and treat people with basic dignity and respect.

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  5. Internship: great perks, stimulating and fun enviroment, exciting work, but mediocre salary on return offer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment with a lot of very smart people. The have a lot of great benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Very underwhelming full time salary offer. At times there can be lulls in work.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Deloitte Consulting - expect a lot from analysts. Say goodbye to your life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Capital Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Human Capital Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm in the consulting practice, and they offer great training - I don't plan on staying at Deloitte more than 2 years, but I know that the skills I take with me elsewhere will be valuable. All the Excel, Powerpoint, Tableau, public speaking skills, consulting skills, data analytics, etc. training opportunities that you could ever dream of.

    Cons

    They offer decent benefits, and tell you that you can take a lot of PTO - but what they don't tell you is that your utilization is based off of you working 40 hours every single week, 8 hours a day, 52 weeks a year - so in order to take any kind of vacation, you're expected to make up those hours. And when they send you to Texas for training for 2 weeks, you're also expected to make up those 80 hours on top of your 40 hour weeks. Also, there are not a lot of women in upper management - it's unfortunately a lot of older white guys. They have a lot of problems with retaining women at this firm once you get past a manager level.

    You're also expected to engage in "extracurriculars" on TOP of these 40 hours a week - such as writing white papers, working on a proposal, doing random things to make partners look good, which can be extremely draining.

    So not the best work life balance. I usually work 9-11 hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    Utilization should include vacation. Better focus on a work-life balance. Better compensation.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Federal Consulting: Excellent People, Sub-Par Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Federal Human Capital Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Federal Human Capital Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working 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

    Smart, engaging people
    Excellent maternity/paternity leave practices
    Opportunity to move to different clients every year or so
    Several career tracks
    Opportunity to expand your breadth of experience if you take the personal initiative to pursue stretch roles and personal development

    Cons

    Overall Deloitte Consulting, LLP:

    - The vacation/PTO system is misleading. You receive 5 weeks but each day of vacation, holiday, or sick time utilized counts against you by negatively impacting your utilization - which is a key metric in your year end performance evaluation and impacts your raise. Work life "fit" is emphasized in speech, but utilization targets are set very high.

    - Expectations for contributing to internal initiatives (beyond your client work) can add significant time to your work week

    - Company is enormous. The performance evaluation process is so far removed from individual projects that it may not accurately reflect performance.

    Federal consulting, specifically:
     - The government will often not take the recommendations needed to create true, positive change. This can make this type of work unfulfilling (this is outside Deloitte's control but is important to know when considering this type of client)
    - Deloitte practitioners execute at a much higher level than federal employees can; however, many roles filled by consultants could be staffed by much less expensive workers and billed at a lower rate.
    - Managers frequently attempt to keep practitioners on projects significantly past the mutually agreed-upon timeframe. The focus is on having a practitioner in the seat, rather than accounting for that practitioner's career development -- and employees who insist on the original timeline are not considered team players.

    Advice to Management

    Provide PTO that doesn't negatively impact utilization.

  8. Too many internal responsibilities

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart, experienced, professional people and a lot of opportunities with a host of different industries and clients.

    Cons

    The requirements for being promoted engender a zero sum, cutthroat, brown-nosing culture to grab any opportunity to differentiate oneself, many times for useless endeavors simply to show that you one has 'led' an activity. They pay lip service to integrity etc but when it comes down to it people cut corners and leave those who do the right thing to hang out to dry.

  9. Helpful (2)

    They will teach you marketable skills, but don't expect them to let you manage your own career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Federal Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Federal Analyst in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good, training is good, promotions are clear-ish, overall you'll learn, but you'll want to get out after a year or two.

    Cons

    I've spent a considerable amount of time growing my network, building my expertise, and finding projects that match my skill set, interests, and benefit the firm. When it came down to it, however, and I was offered a fantastic project opportunity that management would not let me pursue. In order to succeed here and get where you want you need to screw people over and that simply doesn't match my values. I'm very disappointed with Deloitte because I believe that the firm and it's people have a lot of potential.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. If you tell us that we can 'manage our own career' then let us do that when the opportunities arise. Don't be a hypocrite and force your employees to work against one another in order to get ahead.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Ok company- Management must care more for employees to retain talent

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good health and vacation benefits
    Good office culture

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance
    No office supplies at client locations i.e. water/snacks/coffee/stationary etc.
    Parking issues/out of the pocket costs at the Deloitte offices

    Advice to Management

    Management need to put employees first when negotiating contracts
    Match employees skills with right projects to increase their job satisfaction.
    Get rid of talent management if employees must find their own work as there is no need for talent management

  11. Helpful (2)

    Excessive hiring from one country

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Can't find much pros as the company culture is heavily changing to a particular south Asian country. It is a bizarre environment under the direction of current chief.

    Cons

    Long term degradation of an American enterprise. It is sad that you can circumvent hiring practices to favor one particular country and dilute branding.

    I would not want to be a part of this culture anymore. Ask the co levels and you will find out that they view Deloitte heading into the same direction as Accenture, IBM!

    Advice to Management

    Remove and centralize hiring within proper geography or insert critical reviews to question talent search, on boarding and retention.

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