Deloitte Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (51)

    The toughest job you'll ever love.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

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

    Pros

    --The people I work with are amazing. Smart, motivated, and willing to work together.
    --Opportunities grow on trees. Want training? Here you go! Want to lead an effort? Have at it!
    --Senior leadership is generally pretty approachable.

    Cons

    --If you're on the "PPD Track," you are required to put in hours outside your project work on "firm activities." It can feel like a lot, and it can feel like a distraction from client work at times.
    --Bait and switch--they give you tons of vacation time, but you can't use it without hurting your utilization. Utilization is high. It works out to about two weeks vacation, plus holidays, if you're capped at 40 hours per week (most Federal projects are)

    Advice to Management

    Let's get real about how much you can expect of people before they decide their lives are worth more. There's a lot of turnover because people get burnt out. Instead of cycling people through, why not pull back a smidge and see if you can get some of those folks to stick around? Most people treat this as a training ground for something else they want to do--suck out all the marrow and then walk away. Wouldn't it be better to realize the investments you put into people. All that training, walking right out your doors--it's a shame.

  2. Federal Consultant

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

    I have been working at Deloitte

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Mentorship Culture
    A lot of opportunities to tailor and own your career

    Cons

    Long term contract positions make you feel like staff aug at times
    Bureaucracy of the clients
    Navigating the internal politics of the firm

    Advice to Management

    Consider a cross over of commercial and federal practices

  3. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career progression is structured and rewarding

    Cons

    Politics can be a challenge and there is an aggressive culture to succeed

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  5. Love Deloitte

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

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

    Pros

    Best place to start out of college. Great training, mentoring, learning.

    Cons

    Pay is under market value.

  6. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Entrepreneurship culture gives self-starters an ability to make a lot out of your career if you're willing to put in the time
    -Great training opportunities
    - Very accommodating leave schedules for new parents
    - Top notch technical mentors from whom to learn high-end soft consulting methodologies and skills

    Cons

    -Federal practice has identify issues and an inferiority complex - tries too hard to be "act like commercial" rather than embrace the nuances of the Federal industry. Affects org structure and often moral of the rank and file.
    - Firm commitments outside of client delivery can be taxing and can lack purpose
    - Merit based pay increases can be small; outside of principles, the higher paid practitioners are external hires

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the challenges of the Federal client delivery model and develop the business model around the needs of this customer base. If Federal leadership is expected to grow their portfolios each year and the government tends to prefer the affordable option rather than the premium one, it can often create confusion for the workforce.

  7. Great work-life fit with some competition

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Deloitte truly cares about its employees and their lifestyles. My managers have always been supportive of my personal life and my personal goals as long as I'm able to perform well on my immediate project.

    Cons

    There is a bit of competition especially when you rise up in the organization. However, the competition is healthy. Firm initiative apart from client work can also add hours to the work week, but you choose how involved you want to be.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. I have been with Deloitte 7 years. It has been an interesting time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - working on different engagements
    - meeting interesting people
    - learning through practice
    - international assignments
    - promotion every year

    Cons

    - long working hours
    - salaries

  9. Senior Auditor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Most people were very friendly and easy to work with. Intelligent co-workers. Large variety of clients. Many travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Long Hours. Sometimes worked back to back busy seasons. A ton of PTO, but had to schedule it way in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the speed in which your employees complete tasks. Allow employees to work independently.

  10. Great Company, you can go far..if you're a type A go-getter

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for networking, team building, etc. There was always a Happy Hour scheduled and meeting new people within your company was encouraged.
     - Looks great on the resume. Top company, recognizable name.
     - Don't really remember the entire benefits package, but the paid time-off was excellent, even for entry-level like me.

    Cons

    - Easy to get overlooked if you're not outgoing, Type-A, go-getter
     - They make sure you feel important and what you're doing is of value...the downside? Everyone (even those inputting data into a spreadsheet for HR) has an air of arrogance. And it's draining. Once you realize everyone's a cog in a machine and not really making a difference, the glamour fades. Which is why I left for Med School.

    Advice to Management

    - Consider a way to appreciate you're Type-B personnel. They're usually the ones behind the scenes making sure stuff gets done.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Senior Manager

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company
    Access to boarder firm, network and service offerings
    Collaborative culture, access to any leadership in the firm and great mentors
    Pay is competitive with the market
    Excellent vacation

    Cons

    You need to work long hours to get good rating and bonus. There are different career opportunities if you want to balance between personal and professional life
    401k is just 1.5% of first 6% is very low compared to others
    You need network to get the right projects and recognition

    Advice to Management

    You should collaborate more between commercial and federal
    Base increases of 2 to 3% is not acceptable even though bonus are far with the market. Seriously consider revisiting this benefit. If a person works hard and gets 1 rating, a raise of 3% does not cover the inflation

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