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Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria

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    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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    Good company to start

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    Washington, DC

    ProsSalary/bonus, benefits, work environment, company culture

    ConsWork pressure, out-of-work required activities, management, cultivating of aggressive style of work behavior to get promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep cons and eliminate cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsReputation, opportunities, travel, benefits, Offices

    ConsOdd culture (not collaborative), regulatory compliance (you have to report everything about your financials)

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes the commitment to work life balance is just lip service -- act on it.

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

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    Washington, DC

    Prosit is a fancy company

    Consno really friendly for entry-level

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more women

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

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    Some good, some bad

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    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat place to start a career as there are many training and development opportunities available to employees. Finding an effective mentor and/or champion can make or break your career here. Generally speaking, your colleagues will be smart and hard working.

    Fairly decent compensation and bonus structure if you don't actually look at it on an hourly basis. :-)

    ConsDespite all of the lip service paid to "career-life fit" this seems more aimed at external organizations for the purposes of PR and recruiting. Note that it is not referred to as "work-life balance" because given the expected hours and contributions it is hard to demonstrate any balance.

    Performance reviews and promotions despite good intentions are still too dependent on who you know and how effective your career counselor is in their due diligence and presentation. Unfortunately this is not usually someone you work with on a day-to-day basis. Feedback providers can take advantage of this to prop up less worthy individuals as well as sand bag others without addressing concerns directly with individuals as it ideally should be. None of the current checks or balances of the performance review process adequately addresses this.

    There is also a stunning lack of diversity at the senior levels of the organization. I worked in an account space where all of the PPDs (~10 of them) were white males. It was noted and commented on frequently at the staff level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverhaul your performance review process. The cycle is excessively long and burdensome and lacks transparency as well as real checks and balances to ensure fairness.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for the kids

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsA good place for young professionals to gain skills.

    ConsEveryone is out for himself. The incentive model pits employees against each other. Everyone wants your knowledge and your assistance until you are obligated to ask for credit on the deal, and then you're cut out. In stead of getting the job done, workers are left on the bench unbillable because they are overqualified (too expensive for the Partner's net profit report).

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut the customer first. Don't be so risk adverse. Make Deloitte more personable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Firm will take all you can give, plus some more with Firm activities, never ending review cycles...

    Associate 7 (Current Employee)
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    ProsIf you find a good project - it will be challenging, rewarding, and impactful. Otherwise you will be stuck in a dead-end stifling role. You are 100% responsible for finding your next project. Which can be a pro, but if the timing is bad
    might not be much or anything available. A good project / client enables some work/life balance (but if does not really exist at Deloitte.)

    ConsYou are 100% responsible for finding your next project. Which can be a pro, but if the timing is bad
    might not be much or anything available. And if you are on the Associate path it could be the end of your career. For Associates, the last day of your project is the last day at the firm. Associates do not receive severance. But they do pay out all the PTO you earned, but were never able to take.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppear to be losing Federal projects because the Firm is too expensive.

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    Push harder for appropriate staffing level

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    ProsFull of young bring employees who are eager to get ahead.

    Has the feeling of an up-and-coming firm.

    Large investment in employee development. Built a large University which is cool when you first start.

    ConsRecruiters will try to push you down to a lower level. I was previously a Senior Consultant and they said "You would be better off being a Consultant". Push harder for keeping a higher level. It will be more pay.

    Not a meritocracy. Time based advancement and not necessarily based on ability. Minimum 2 years "promotion date" from start of work at company. This will be set halfway through your first year, so it will more accurately be 2.5 years before you will see a raise or title change.

    Be prepared for "Firm Activities". This includes extra work that you must find for yourself: bid and proposals, writing white papesr and newsletters, give-back. Basically the expectation is for 150-200 Firm hours that fall outside your normal business.

    Hilariously low 401k match. 1.5% which starts after your first year in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet more realistic expectations for advancement.

    A more legitimate 401K match.

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

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    Not what I expected....

    ERS Consultant (Current Employee)
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    ProsReallly smart people, main office, trainings, flexibility, and resource.

    ConsThe current project moves slower than working directly with the client. I have days without doing anything and others which I'm bombarded. I' ve to be asking for work and report my availability...
    Depends who you work with....

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare the workload so things can get done correctly and timely

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

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    What you do, and who you know.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsBig firm with good benefits. Depending on the project you're assigned to, and the team you're working with can be a positive working experience. There are a lot of opportunities for those who qualify, and meet the desired requirements.

    ConsBig firm challenges. Hierarchy of a big firm. In order to be recognized, and perceived positively by firm leadership you're gonna have to possess a valuable skill, or work your tail off and sacrifice your personal life to contribute to other firm related activities. Work essentially becomes your life, and identity. Corporate culture varies depending on project, but have observed, and experienced dysfunctional management styles where team members are disrespected, embarrassed, excluded for not "fitting in" to the group. The highly competitive culture creates an atmosphere where it's a dog eat dog environment. I assume this is prevalent in most big firms. Some are able to function well, and some aren't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead by example. Don't be so critical of new hires. Treat others as you would want to be treated. Belittling, disrespecting, and embarrassing your team members does not create a healthy working environment. People can only endure that sort of treatment for a finite period of time. I understand it's all about earning that promotion, and getting that increase in pay but doesn't mean you have to sacrifice human decency during the process.

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

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