Deloitte Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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  • Advanced attitude towards work-life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Probably a good place to start your career (in 167 reviews)

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  • Absolutely no work-life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • There is no Work-Life Balance at all (in 254 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional growth opportunities galore. Excellent salary/benefits.

    Cons

    There are cons in every environment. Once we find people we like to be with and work that is meaningful, the cons are overshadowed.

    Advice to Management

    None to note at this point


  2. Tax Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You would have big four name on the resume, people you work with are educated and decent for the most part, clients are pretty good

    Cons

    You may be way underpaid for the work you do and the level you are in, work life balance is difficult and expectations are high

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees fairly, make sure the compensation is fair by level and within the individuals in each level, appreciate your employees


  3. Hard work, low appreciation, good teams, great learning

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

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

    Pros

    Connections, reputation, learning experience, team work

    Cons

    Long hours, you are a number, low appreciation of effort

    Advice to Management

    Be more afraid of having to few staff rather than to many. It's better to float a few staff periodically and provide great service and a better working environment than run overly lean and have high turnover on teams and in your offices.


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  5. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Keep up the great work


  6. 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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. 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.


  10. Great experience lots of smart people

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    Former Employee - Principal in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Principal in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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