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Deloitte Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 167 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 254 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Applications Management in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Management in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Wonderful atmosphere of diversity!
    Deloitte values and embraces experienced professionals.

    Cons

    .No employer is perfect; but this place is close.

    Recommends
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    Great Place to work - very diverse industries supported.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership that supports growth of employees. Great time off policies, if you can actually use your time off. Good perks based on individual projects you are working in. Firm activities in all areas.

    Cons

    Travel requirements while on project, can take a toll. Firm activity commitments.

    Recommends
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good people and firm, some bad clients or projects, hard for Jr staff to stand out

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    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The large majority of coworkers are intelligent, easy going, and all-around decent people. On average they seem to be less pretentious and more down-to-earth than what I've seen at EY or especially PwC. Deloitte wants to do things right, and the firm's culture is good though it still suffers from its size like any huge firm.

    The benefits are pretty good- especially the 5 weeks vacation/sick time that you can roll over for a year, and that they'll buy from you when you leave. Healthcare, dental, phone, $500 fitness subsidy are all good too (401k is not the best though- 1.5% max match w/delayed vesting). DU is also nicer for annual trainings than a random hotel conference center somewhere like the other firms use.

    Obviously it's a good name for the resume. Job security is excellent for at least your first 5 years if you don't do anything stupid, and job offers for decent industry positions will come to your inbox all the time (especially after 2 years when you are promoted to Senior). If you want to work in accounting, internal audit, financial reporting, etc for the long haul then you'd be crazy not to start in Big4 for 5 years. If your plan is to jump from audit to something else outside of accounting (consulting, financial advisory, MBA, etc), you'd probably be better off just starting outside accounting. There's not as much internal mobility across functions as some recruits seem to expect.

    I would choose Deloitte over other Big4 firms unless I wanted to work with a particular client or industry that wasn't Deloitte's strength in that city. PwC has a slower promotion schedule to manager, and KPMG is less desirable all around. EY is fine if you like tech companies and excess we-pretend-we're-cool enthusiasm.

    Cons

    Bonuses for junior staff are basically nil, and ratings for junior staff are likewise worthless. There is little opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peer group within your first 3 years- top performers don't get anything that bottom performers don't (this changes after 4 or 5 years, but most don't stay that long).

    There is also very little flexibility and choice on staffing. If you get a particularly nice or influential mentor then you might be able to switch to a more desirable client or project, but most of the time it's simply luck of the draw and some of the clients/teams are very undesirable. In my peer group, some people had 45 hour workweeks for 10 months and 60 hour weeks for Jan-Feb (a light schedule) while others had 45 hours for 4-6 months, 60 hours for 2-4 months, and 70-85 hours for 4-6 months. Public accounting comes with the expectation of busy season and obviously the firm can't always predict extra work needed on a certain audit, but there isn't any mechanism in place to meaningfully reward those who get the short end of the stick on staffing assignments. One team that was working 8am-2am for 3 months got $200 Amex gift cards or something at the end as a "recognition gift" and then the same review rating as all the others; it was like a slap in the face. At least some part of compensation should tie to billed hours, even for junior staff.

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    Consider flexibility for lower staff on choosing engagement teams, or at least give a generous bonus to teams or staff that have it particularly rough. Working 80 hours a week on one client while your friends work 60 on theirs is alot more tolerable if you get some sort of reward for doing so.

    Also, the 401k plan is a joke. A maximum match of 1.5% salary, which only fully vests after 3-4 years, is basically nothing. Get rid of the pension plan for rising employees and instead beef up the 401k match to at least 3% immediately vesting (or better yet 6% like auditors often see client companies offering).

    Finally, let people go out more at night while at DU trainings. It can feel a bit like a luxurious prison after a few days of being in there nonstop. A free night or two to visit downtown Dallas or Fort Worth or an outside event would make a big difference. Rangers games maybe?

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    SM

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    professional development
    strong network - people and community oriented
    flexible

    Cons

    rigorous path to partner
    competitive
    salaries at the SM level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great place to start career, leave once you start a family

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, tons of opps, latest technology for all employees, travel to great places. Tons of ways to get involved at work

    Cons

    Hard to work 60+ hours with a family, great place to be until you're married, no work-life balance. Management is very hourly rate conscious, networking within firm is a must

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop advocating for work-life balance when the senior managers don't support it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Very forward firm

    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I only did an internship program so I cant review actually working there but while I was there everyone seemed as if they genuinely enjoyed working for the company.

    Cons

    They kinda seem to pidgeonhole you into a specific role pertaining to whatever they want you to do, so its not a culture where you can do "your passion"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for talent not people to fill a role.

    Recommends
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    Excellent place for driven individuals

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    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Very high quality work with marquee clients- intellectually stimulating
    Extremely talented colleagues pushing you to be better every day
    A collegial culture with access to senior folks
    Generous PTO and benefits
    New drive to improve work-life balance

    Cons

    Like many consulting- long hours, but it is getting better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your focus on improving work-life fit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Associate

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work Atmosphere. Great place to start your career. Awesome training of staff. Good opportunities withing the company

    Cons

    Work Life balance is not good. Pay scale is not good for people following organic growth within the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    office culture is great
    opportunities are more
    personal-growth is given importance
    leadership
    diversity
    benefits

    Cons

    travel
    perks
    promotion increase in salary
    work life balance
    regional opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good beneftis and company to work for

    Cons

    Benefits are of could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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