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Deloitte Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.1 447 reviews

49% Approve of the CEO

Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria

(135 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    After just nine months, I couldn't take it anymore

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsCompensation is above-market, benefits are excellent, and the firm's outstanding brand reputation will raise eyebrows.

    ConsDeloitte likes to trumpet "You own your own career!". In reality, this means anybody can screw you, but that there is no one to advocate for you. Who you know matters much more than the quality of your work. Your raises, bonuses, and promotions are tied to your ability to play politics, not your ability to do good work. Deloitte is so full of itself and of its "brand" that the firm is closed to new ideas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPartners can and do exercise prerogatives, as well they should. But when you ask a practitioner to "take one for the team" and then screw him over at year-end for raise/bonus/promotion because that practitioner doesn't know all the right people, well then that practitioner is going to remember that partners are not the only people with "prerogatives".

    Deloitte leadership, remember this: anyone smart enough and savvy enough to get hired by Deloitte is smart enough and savvy enough to get hired anywhere else, too. Take care of your people by changing your assessment system, or they will leave, as I did.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I was hired as part of the BearingPoint federal acquisition and then not allowed to grow my own practice area

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Rosslyn, VA

    ProsWell rounded competency based delivery

    Conscliquish management of ratings and promotions, not conducive to experienced talent

    Advice to Senior Managementre-examine your adherence to ethical standards.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work.

    Business Technology Analyst (Former Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsCompetitive compensation, inclusive of perks & 'total rewards'.

    ConsExcessive expectations outside actual client service work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet it together.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company for those who don't have an active personal life

    Federal Project Controller (Current Employee) Rosslyn, VA

    Proslots of training, competitive pay, different ways to advance

    Conshorrible work-life balance, promotions are based upon what you do compared to everyone else which is difficult b/c they expect you to do 45+ hrs minimal and then do initiative work after that

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you work your life away, you will eventually get promoted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK at first.

    Engineer (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsGood Benefits, lots of networking and training

    ConsThey expect more from the average employee than any other defense contractor and the expectations aren't in line with what can be accomplished given market and Deloitte's parameters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Federal Practice needs to change the business model.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosgood salary but you will like ti

    Conshash management team but sometime good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not for the faint of heart

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsAmazingly smart and talented people; wealth of resources to grow your consulting skills and knowledge base; lots of coaching and mentoring if you have an engaged counselor/mentor

    ConsWork/Life balance is a joke; firm activity expectations are difficult to fit in with client work; some project managers are still stuck in the "butt in seats" mentality and don't allow or encourage working off site.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic about work life balance. While you say it's important, it's difficult to manage both client and firm initiatives effectively AND have a life outside of the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Audit Senior Assistant (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsYou gain experience quickly and have great opportunities after you leave.

    ConsHours are pretty terrible and most people used to getting straight A's and being considered top of your class will still be rated average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on employee retention and quality of life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Deloitte's Public Sector review

    Senior Consultant (Federal) (Current Employee) Rosslyn, VA

    Pros- Salary
    - Stability
    - Structure
    - Benefits

    I've worked in Deloitte's Federal AERS practice for five years and met some great Partner's.

    Cons- Boring work
    - Politics. Those who suck up will move up
    - Long-term engagement

    Although I've met great parnters, I've worked with terrible managers. As a CPA, my direct manager was a government major and I didn't learn anything from them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more recognition to staff level practitioners, make them feel like you can build a career at Deloitte. the expectation for many staff members is that you stay at Deloitte for 2-5 years and then you leave. You'd save alot of money if you invest in your people in the long term.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Benefits but Bad Leadership

    Solutions Architect (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsGreat salary and benefits. Probably a good place to start your career... then its easier to navigate through the company.

    ConsVery cut-throat leadership. People are used and tossed very easily. Not a good work/life balance. Emphasis is on getting billable hours in as opposed to gaining valuable skills and focus on customer quality. Technical skills are not valued. So perhaps a great company for people who are interested in business development and marketing. Stay clear if you have technical skills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to figure out whether they want consultants focused on selling or technical people who actually have skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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