Deloitte Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Worked there for a couple of years before moving on to greener pastures. Great place to work - coworkers are smart, motivated, and hardworking.

    Cons

    It's public accounting - there are going to be some long nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Good start of career to build up technical skills. Lots of politics.

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Client facing. Fast-paced environment. The firm can help you navigate through different industries. Good start to build up both technical skills and interpersonal skills.

    Cons

    Very low pay for staff level. Lots of politics. Lack of recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the rating system. Do a 360 evaluation. Take upper feedback into consideration.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great place to start career as a consultant

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    Former Employee - Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    excellent learning opportunities
    Diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Too much focus on utilization
    Performance doesn't matter as much as the network. One has to be in the "know" of partners for better ratings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to fix the performance appraisal process. Round table meetings doesn't work as only the biggest voice counts in those

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Very happy with Deloitte Tax and it's culture. Worked at other Big 4 firm previously.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Management cares about your career - Coming from another Big 4 firm, this was a huge contrast that I was pleasantly surprised with. It has made all the difference.

    Excellent Technology - hardware and software - the best and most up-to-date out of all the Big 4 firms by a long shot. While not critical, this was a welcome change. The less technology issues, the better.

    Opportunity - Deloitte Tax in OC has a significant market share over the competition. This allows for many client opportunities to expand your experience.

    Professionalism - the partners and directors running this practice have it nailed down. Respect is given and received by all. Gossip is much less prevalent compared to my old firm.

    Challenge - related to opportunity, I have been challenged significantly more here than at my previous firm. This has kept me motivated and excited for the future in this office.

    People - OC office; couldn't ask for a better group of colleagues. Seriously. While this may change over time. I have a feeling that those who work here now will make every effort to continue the current hiring trends.

    Flexibility - it's real in this office, not just something that gets talked about by national.

    Cons

    Typical Big 4 hours = stressful. Deadlines are awful, but are unfortunately a large part of public accounting. Management does what they can to soften the pressure, but it is what it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Continue to treat your high performing employees well, and they will in turn yield desired results and keep a longer tenure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good for someone who accepts traveling and work under tight schedule and pressure

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for fast career progression who can devote their time and effort for work only. People who are good in making network will see success.

    Cons

    Work - Life balance could be a major issue. Demand for firm activities on the top of client work may cause performance issue as well as unbalance work-life.

  7. Great experience lots of smart people

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    Former Employee - Principal in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Principal in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many client relationships, good culture, many mentors are available on nearly any topic. Internally you have access to great training and resources.

    Cons

    The firm believes New York is the center of the world. As a west coast employee, a lot of travel is necessary for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    This isn't my job, this is a mutual investment.

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    Current Employee - Recruting Lead in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Recruting Lead in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    -There is opportunity at every point in your lifestyle, from single and adventurous to settled down.
    -Leadership seems interested in what you have to say.
    -The people make this place.

    Cons

    Expectations are always high so you need to be on your A game at all times. Not necessarily a bad thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    A great place for partners and directors but not a place for anyone who has a lesser title

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits such as health subsidy reimbursement. Company matching 401K plan. (However you have to pay for parking (subsidized) which can take a large chunk out of your earnings. Deloitte will soon adopt a plan where they will no longer subsidize parking, placing the burden upon the employee. Partners will still receive subsidized parking.)

    Cons

    Management treats support staff as if they are expendable. They are overworked, mostly overburdened with petty personal requests and grossly underpaid. For the past two years raises have only been 1%. Further, Deloitte realigned the job titles for internal support staff whereby the salary ranges have been impacted negatively. If you were a manager for instance, you are now a supervisor and your earning potential has been reduced or significantly limited.

    The turnover rate at the firm is alarming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with professionalism and respect and you will get the dedication and loyalty that will make your firm prosper further. Do not look at the contributions of the internal support staff as irrelevant. They are performing the tasks that managers and above do not want to perform. Althought support staff does not generate revenue for the firm directly, they do impact the bottom line by efficiently supporting those who do bring in the revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Postitve Experience

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    Current Employee - Director in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    Deloitte has some of the best peope in the industry and provides the ability to work with some of the most interesting companies in the world.

    Cons

    The schedule can be tough. Worklife balance is something we all strive for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Entering into Sr. Management can be tricky and at times political. It's not for the faint of heart, navigating through the organization is best done with a solid network of mentors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    by far one of the best places to work that I have ever been.

    Cons

    Lots of very demanding hours required to progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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