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Deloitte Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
6,970 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern (less than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Federal Consulting: Excellent People, Sub-Par Culture

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide PTO that doesn't negatively impact utilization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Too many internal responsibilities

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    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Federal Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Federal Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Specialist Senior in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Specialist Senior in Arlington, VA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excessive hiring from one country

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    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    All that glitters is not...

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    Former Employee - Contracts Management in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Contracts Management in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Salaries are good. Benefits are decent. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Unless you are part of the Partner/Principal ladder, they tolerate you at best. You are held to standards that are not written on paper, but held against you nonetheless. Bad habit of hiring leadership from without instead of cultivating talent from within. Are moving to increased "hoteling" experience to increase "teamwork". Don't know about you, but it is not productive to have to find a new desk everyday; to work in an open area with all sorts of distractions and interruptions. Really just a "justification" for cheaper office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be inclusive of support services and let them do the job their career field demands. Recognize their contributions. You make mistakes as often as anyone else in your business (yes, we see it and we hear it).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not A Good Firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Pros

    The fringe benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Utilization is your worst enemy. I don't know why it is said that this is a great place to work. The layers of red tape between never ending progress reports and trying to keep your job is just too much. Also, it is not easy to switch counselors, when you get a bad one it is really bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent (HR) is not helpful. The entire system should be replaced. Once on the bench, it is really your job to network and find yourself another job. Talent will give you anything anywhere, if it does not work for you too bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of potential, but challenging to "own" your career

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, solid people, some interesting work (though tough to come by)

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with peers, PTO allowed is generous but impossible to take due to utilization requirements, very challenging to take control of your own project selection as a more junior-level employee, work-life balance can be very

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best talent is going to continue to leave after a few years if more is not done to allow them more control of their own career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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