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Deloitte Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
6,829 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 465 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 164 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1240 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 248 reviews)

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  1.  

    No professional or personal growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Data Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good work culture with work-life balance..
    Work from home for one day
    Lot of company sponsored happy hours and outings.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted.
    Try to keep you as the current level to reduce client and company cost per hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to award good performance & encourage people on good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great professional opportunities. Renewed focus on work/life balance, but still hard to achieve.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Strategy and Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst - Strategy and Operations in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    If you love to travel, you get all the perks: points, miles, and free meals while you're traveling. Deloitte is also excellent for recent college grads looking to get an accelerated experience in the professional world. I would recommend anyone who is willing to focus primarily on their career for their first few years out of college to consider working here.

    Cons

    Despite the renewed firm focus on work/life balance, I still find myself working 60-70 hours a week, which is viewed as needed in order to get better-than-average year-end reviews. Culture is different for each office, so it can be collegiate or competitive--you should ask people that work in the office where you're looking to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The firm should put dollars towards increasing hiring for support roles. By bringing in individuals to manage the internal firm tasks that are currently left for client-facing staff (e.g. updating internal sites, providing detailed non-public research, etc.), we commit to the renewed focus on better work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Blurry Vision for Controllers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Project Controller in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant, Project Controller in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for learning new skills delivered with quality.

    Cons

    Difficult to move around in the company if you want to try new things outside your starting function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For controller group - market and support controllers as part of the project team rather than keeping them mostly in back office roles. Integration and support for projects will happen best with controllers attending meetings with project leadership - becoming a trusted member of the team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work experience but long hours, no work-life balance, and low pay for the sacrifice.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work with a young, smart group of people, can start getting management experience very early in career (2nd year overlooking 1st years, etc). Good stepping stone job. I receive opportunity offers on linkedin on a weekly basis and you hear of people leaving the firm and getting great jobs out of the auditing profession.

    Cons

    Long hours, culture is very rigid, busy season sucks (although time does fly since you're very busy), hit a couple 80-90 hour weeks. Once you're on a certain client, even early on in your career there, it can be really hard to get switched to another client which is annoying for many people, as the chances of you landing the team you are compatible with is somewhat rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance needs to improve. Also, associates should have a better opportunity to see other clients/teams, it would reduce some turnover in my opinion as many people quit just because they don't like their team and not because of hours, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been able to grow developmentally thanks to a varied set of business opportunities across many sectors.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The ability to take Personal Time Off on my own schedule is very nice. Office culture is great as well, with most co-workers almost feeling like friends. The pay is competitive.

    Cons

    The firm often spends too much time emphasizing internal initiatives over client work. Many competitors provide bonuses to even their most junior employees: not at Deloitte.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time on internal firm initiatives, give holiday bonuses, and be more transparent in the staffing process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great stepping stone, but leave fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large network of people. Deloitte has it's fingers in everything, and building a nationwide network is easy. Career progression is good if you are willing to sell your soul to the company. Put in a few years and then leave.

    Cons

    Politics is EVERYWHERE. Your network defines your career progression, and not your actual work. Most of the work is boring and tedious. Deloitte does not care much about your worklife balance. Leadership can say one thing at the all-hands, but come crunch time, your project manager doesn't care. People are overworked, and there is little show of appreciation.

    Benefits are terrible. Deloitte gives a 25% match up to 6% of base. This is one of the worst matches I've ever seen.

    At the end of the day, Deloitte is run by partners that only care about selling more work. They don't care about the regular staff employees (i.e. sr consultants and below), and consider them pretty expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lack innovation, you lack vision, and you give very little respect to employees worklife balance. Take more risks in the market, and value your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Manager Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great project experience. Excellent clients. Interesting work. Very talented junior practitioners. They are intelligent, hard working and generally good people.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very challenging, particularly for consultants who have a family. The hours are long -- late nights and weekends are common practice. Deloitte does not have a lot of flexibility to work remotely, so constant travel is expected.
    There is a huge expectation that all consultants are actively contributing to "firm activities." All of these internal initiatives are nights / weekend work and low value add, but essential to getting a good performance rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce turnover by creating a more sustainable work life balance. Reduce the expectations on the low value added internal contributions. Focus on delivering great client work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I wouldn't work anywhere else!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collegial culture, smartest people you'll ever work with, level of professionalism.

    Cons

    Work and client demands can be vey challenging. Hours can be extensive and so can the travel. Organization is large and complex and with that comes it's own set of challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep with the transparent communication. It is appreciated!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Consulting: Well run, but employees are starting to feel commoditized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    - Well run, efficient organization
    - Scaling rapidly, highly profitable business
    - Good training opportunities if you know how to navigate

    Cons

    - Benefits have been gradually decreasing
    - New compensation structure (emphasizing bonus) is good in theory but has resulted in much lower pay for the top performers like me. I actually lost money YoY, which was very depressing
    - Partners continue to make the most money - at the expense of employees. It's all about making partner
    - I've been at the firm almost 9 years now. It's a different firm now. I feel less like an individual and more like a piece of meat on a conveyor belt. Performance reviews are mechanical, very frameworky. I do well because I tick the boxes, but this isn't personally fulfilling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create smaller P&L practices with greater autonomy
    Pay partners less, employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to hang a hat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Super people and projects

    Cons

    A few difficult partners to work for.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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