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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.5 6,205 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria

(1,260 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance(in 423 reviews)

  • Great place to start off your career to learn a lot of skills(in 143 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance(in 1082 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate(in 218 reviews)

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    Worst 4.5 years of my life

    Tax Senior (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsGood resume enhancer. That's it.

    ConsAweful untrustworthy environment. Smug, self important people. Politics from hell.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Potential, All Too Often Unrealized -- Disappointing for All

    Senior Manager - Services (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsDeloitte often manages to hire great people and to foster a culture that values people (as opposed to "human" resources or widgets). It offers loads of training and values outside certifications (unlike many firms of similar or larger size).

    ConsMarch 2014:
    1. DTTL: Does not function as a global firm, only a global umbrella, thus there is no "Deloitte." The current US head seems to be retreating from predecessor's efforts in that direction. Thus, too many Deloitte worldwdie entities cannot draw on the overall firm, because agreements are not in place to enable this. The basic reason for this continued disunity seems to be greed on a partner-by-partner basis -- a lack of partner/ principal/ director (PPD) consensus to act as "Deloitte."
    2. Deloitte US firms: (Of which there are 4 go-to-market members and at least 1 internal, back office provider) reputedly fight each other in the commercial marketplace and threaten to bring that mentality to the Federal practice (though the new Federal head may be well aware of this problem and likely to challenge it, if not preclude it).
    3. Deloitte Federal: Aims to bring in superior practices from Deloitte US now that BearingPoint buyout has finished but faces leftover bureaucracy, which politics for position and power rather than strive to provide top-quality services internally and thus is poised to poison new (commercial) Federal head's efforts.
    4. Employees: As is typical in any large firm, many great people find their hard work undermined by politicking office bureaucrats, which converts many people into "lane-swimmers" and actively demoralizes people from entrepreneurship -- ironically, despite the fact that the firm still follows a partner model. A guiding principle should be that all employees act like PPDs and thus merit reward; instead, the performance management system seems to function as 1) legal cover for bi-annual lay-offs and 2) personal cover for favoritism among the bureaucratic-minded.
    5. Bottom Line - Employees: Like most firms, if you come to the firm a desired talent and find yourself wanted and protected by one or more PPDs, you will do well over time. If a PPD has not pursued you to join, or if you have not "blossomed" to a such a degree or landed in a lucky position that makes you sought after by a PPD, then plan to work here 1-2 years and then move on, after exchanging long hours of your honest service for a good name, training, and benefits.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Read Pros and Cons above -- carefully
    2. Bottom Line - PPDs:
    2.a. Reward employees first and foremost who act as your PPD stewards -- after all, Deloitte is a partnership!
    2.b. Create real accountability for PPDs and lead the firm to a higher level with true leadership ("do as the captain says -- and does," not "do as the captain says -- not does")
    2.c. Un-clutter PPD schedules so they can provide the leadership needed
    2.d. End the double standards between PPDs and employee so they you gain meaningful buy-in and long-term employment out of people who will not otherwise become PPDs
    2.e. Start by providing (at a minimum) cost-of-living increases in benefits

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

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    Mediocre at Best

    ERS Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsAmazong work-life balance. Most of the time you have no work so you can enjoy life :)

    ConsNo challenging work, esp for MBA grads.. work can be compared to low-rung offshore IT services work. No career growth, very mundane projects, very ordinary employee talent, most of the partners are uninspiring. India office is a sham no matter how they want to pitch themselves.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust because you can afford MBA grads does not mean you should hire them and waste their career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst Management ever

    (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsI don't find any except that it adds a good brand to your career

    ConsDeloitte is a good brand as a whole, however, the TI practice in Deloitte India Gurgaon has the worst management with loads of false promises, lots of blame games, very low salary, almost 0 hike, always rates you an average employee even if you work sky high with high productivity and innovation.

    No motivation. No work culture. Will ask you to work 24x7 and then not only will they mark you as an average employee but they may blame you as a good for nothing.

    When you ask the management to justify why you were rated an average, they will simply blame it on the senior management and invent some weird non-sense theory (not the bell curve theory) to justify. They also think that the employees are stupid enough to fall into their traps.

    And when you take an auto from your place to a client site, they will never reimburse the full amount. They save every penny they can and make you spend as much as possible from your pocket.

    Honestly, I don't even know why Deloitte India TI practice in Gurgaon is considered a part of big 4. Should be a part of cheap 4.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice for them. Everyone is willing to leave your company, and by everyone I mean EVERYONE. They are just looking for opportunities.

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

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    Great name for your resume - Good luck getting out of there alive

    Recruiter (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros- Ahead of the curve in competitive intelligence
    - Progressive professional training library and Deloitte University

    Cons- If you're not a Partner, you never will affect the focus
    - Company will do ANYTHING to make Region 10 successful (India) including highjacking work completed in the US and attributing to the India office
    - Colleagues will literally throw anyone under the bus in order to keep their job
    - Place zero value on human life and will use you up and spit you out
    - Never will be a league with management consulting even though they think they are competing with McK, BCG, or Bain
    - Partnership really is Us vs. Them; they may offer salary plus bonus but NEVER pay out

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep yourself on track to hire 100,000 people in 4 years *statement made by CEO some time ago. You're going to need it to deal with the turnover

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

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    Federal AVA (Accounting, Valuation, and Analytics) is a practice of Audit Readiness, not Analytics.

    Consultant (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    Pros-A lot of the consultants and senior consultants are very smart, nice people.
    -For the type of work done, I felt that the pay was competitive.
    -It's very easy to advance in this practice.

    ConsAnother reviewer on glass door posted a review of AVA that I feel is very accurate. I'll rehash some of those points as well as add my own.

    - You will mostly use tools that no one in data analysis has any business using. A prime example is a program called ACL. I have used many types of software, and ACL is by far the worst. The management is under the impression that this is a useful tool. It is not. It is not able to handle data even at the GB level, and has a syntax that a small child might come up with. I can somewhat understand that on certain projects, the government provides this tool and doesn't have the funding for SAS, but even then there are many great open-source tools that should be used instead. However, the usage of ACL doesn't stop there. Instead, it is used on projects that have access to SAS, in spite of the fact that ACL is always much slower (and more prone to error) than SAS. Additionally, programming time is much longer on ACL, due to the poor design and clumsiness of ACL's syntax.
    - SAS is very underutilized in a practice that is built on summarizing and joining tables. PROC SQL is not allowed, and neither are WHERE statements. Both would speed up the reconciliation process greatly with no detriment.
    - Placement of consultants on projects is done extremely poorly. I cannot count the number of instances that a person who would be a good fit for an opening on a project is passed over for someone who would be a poor fit. This causes both the project manager and the consultants to be unhappy.

    Advice to Senior Management- Don't lie to people about the type of work that they will be doing during interviews. I think this is the number one reason for the high turnover in Federal AVA.
    - Ensure that your managers treat the consultants with trust and respect.
    - Don't use stupid tools for simple tasks. ACL is not a data tool, and no one in AVA should be using it. There are plenty of great (free and open-source) alternatives that are much, much better.

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

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    Not good if you are joining technology / SI domain/service line

    Business Technology Analyst (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    Pros1. Deloitte has some very good policies.
    2. No swipe in, No swipe out records for timing.
    3. flexibility to work from home and flex timings.
    4. laptop on day one.
    5. you can use pen drives, HDD, carry any electronic stuff around the office
    6. complete admin rights laptop given to you, you have all right to keep any data you want.
    7. keep you personal data in laptop, use it as your personal laptop too.
    8. If you negotiate real hard, you can end up getting good compensation while joining only.
    9. They also give high joining bonus and relocation if you ask for it in negotiation
    10. 30 leaves in a year as per record.
    11. Good compensation and perks at onsite too.
    12. Transport allowance above your salary
    13. Food and transport reimbursement if they call you on weekend.

    Consonce you have read all pros you might have thought i have given bad rating by mistake. No. please continue reading. but cons below applies for Technology/ SI service line. i am not very sure about other service line please ask extensive questions directly to HR relating to the cons i am writing before you join.

    1. There are policy on top of all Deloitte policy which manager and senior management quote for technology folks which overrides all Deloitte delighted policies above.
    2. Though swipe in and out is not recorded you, the estimations done in project level at senior level is very bad thus pressure pushes down and working hours for everyone pulls to 12-13 hours in average. i have seen this in all the projects across SI. Every minute and hour is accounted, you will have to give status everyday of every second in some projects. if time was gone is some analysis, you will have to explain how did that analysis took that time.
    3. Flex from working from home depends on project. While in some projects they do allow with lot of permissions and conditions in rare cases. In other, they do not allow at all.
    4. Laptop is only given, screens or desktop is not issued. thus you might suffer from backache and they don't care. and also most of the people get 12 inches laptops and there is no choice for laptop thus you end up coding in small screen all the time and it has very bad quality display.
    5. Yes, use you pendrives to copy projects, softwares, etc from you friends machine no team provides support for any installation and its your responsibility to setup your machine and moreover you will not be given extra time for that. do it in you personal time.
    6. enjoy the admin rights :D.
    7. compliance team will keep sending you unnecessary mail.
    8. everyone i know, who did not negotiated well end up in low compensation compared to others, no joining bonus and worst is wrong designation (lower than his experience), beware HR people here lie. like one of friend was told Deloitte has no joining bonus policy while other received upto 1 lack.
    9. negotiation with them very hard, they do it, you have to have another offer.
    10. there are 30 days leave but they don't approve your leaves. most of the people end up loosing the leaves in the end of year and also their encashment of leave is in basic salary.
    11. Deloitte gives equivalent to LCA of H1B which is bare minimum to technology people for other fields like audit, finance they go higher but they do give car rental perks extra. but remember onsite is very rare and only limited to people who stay long in organisation and become their slave for 24 hours a day.
    12. while negotiating they will keep on adding transport allowance showing your salary higher but it is not mentioned in annexure of salary. but no doubt they pay in monthly salary.
    13. Weekend : this is best part of Deloitte experience for technology guys, they tell you they work 5 days a week. but every friday SI folks receive a mail we will be working this weekend and you can't say no. and they do not give any comp off for that. no extra pay. only thing they will give you is food which is limited to pizza, burger, biryani. normal food is out of their budget.
    14. There is barely good technology projects, most of them are transfer solutions taken from one project written ages before, you keep on modifying them.
    15. you cannot say no to a project, they will allocate you a project without your consent and without asking your aspirations, project manager will not even bother to welcome you to project in many cases, go and start working.
    16. other than achieving your daily project tasks which will not be less than 10 hours work, there is mandatory 48 hours of english training + 40 hours of other domain training + min 40+ hours of activities which needs to completed.
    17. And the best part : in mumbai office, folks do not have place to sit. so you can sit anywhere at your friends desk when he is on leave. borrow meeting rooms chair and sit in middle of desk anywhere but complete your work.

    Enjoy Deloitte......

    Advice to Senior Managementi think the real senior management of Deloitte which sits in US is not even aware of the cons which is being implied in indian offices. please look to cons.

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    Waste of Time for your career Please do not join this company if you are an experienced resource

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsBenefits like insurance and transport are good.

    ConsNo worklife balance
    Too much of favourtisim and Group Politics
     No hikes
     No Projects
     Hire people unecessarily and ask them to do firm initiatives if no project is available
     Does not have a vision and very biased

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop Favouritism and do not encourage Groupism Politics and

    STOP that networking.Its no use.

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

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    Company for FAKERS

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood Pay
    Work from Home
    If you dont work, no-one will bother to ask

    ConsIf you can fake and are very good at boot polishing then this company is a heaven for you. Do not expect anyone to care for your innovative ideas or suggestions

    The biggest flaw that I found is that most of the managers and senior managers are hired from top level management firms.. IIM's and ISB's etc. They dont care about a technically sound resource.If a person is good at smooth talking they dont care if he is a fresher or a lateral. I have seen laterals with 7-8 yrs exp doing base level coding and a 1 yr fresher working on estimation.

    Join this company if you have a lot of oil with you. Do not expect any respect from anyone. Even the freshers show attitude to you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of technically sound people. Ask your freshers to be good team members first. Shed some ego.

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

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    If you are bright and talented, this is NOT the place for you!

    Services Manager (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsIf any, it would be networking and access to training provided through Deloitte University.

    Cons1. All the warnings in the world cannot prepare you for the internal dysfunction within this organization!
    2. The ethics hotline is useless when reporting violations because investigations are performed by internal Deloitte personnel who may and have had direct professional relationships with the employee being investigated.
    3. Favoritism and politics protect corrupt employees from reprimand or dismissal.
    4. Abuse of authority is common within Services management on all levels, and perceived as necessary in order to silence the voice of overworked service employees.
    5. Partners are fearful of addressing concerns or making waves internally because it may impact their ascent. As such, many are willing to ignore the suffering of other Deloitte personnel if there is no professional career gain in it for them.
    6. Changes made to the firms operating structure providing Deloitte Services oversight of administrative operations has been brutal on the moral across all functions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpward management feedback should be used to measure performance across all functions.

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

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