Deloitte Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Very "institutional", impersonal type of work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent starting pay, good benefits, a few good perks such as stocked break rooms, coffee stations strategically located for convenience.

    Cons

    Deloitte touts a strong "work-life balance" and employee-centric image. That's not really the case. It's very cold, detached and feels very institutionalized. There are a lot of time wasters that are mandatory, such as early morning touch base meetings, with other department assistants, that are really unnecessary. The optional brown bag lunches seemed as though they'd be interesting but was never able to take part. Was also not able to take part in the Earth Day program. I was in a department that lacked any personability among the Partners, Senior Managers and the other EA I worked alongside. It was an extremely uncomfortable environment. Further, it was difficult to take full ownership of work processes as the company has different support departments (hoteling, catering, conferencing, travel) that basically do the bulk of the EA's work, while leaving each EA holding the bag if anything falls through the cracks. Transfer requests due to the department not being a good fit are also ignored. Parking is not subsidized. Poor raises.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to talk the talk, be ready to walk the walk, universally. It's not fair to espouse such a strong employee-centric culture when the lower level employees (administrative, facilities, etc.) are not listened to.


  2. Auditor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Auditor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Deloitte

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company culture and experience were pretty good

    Cons

    hours were horrible during business season

    Advice to Management

    need to pay more for hours worked


  3. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    SM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    professional development strong network - people and community oriented flexible

    Cons

    rigorous path to partner competitive salaries at the SM level


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start career, leave once you start a family

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Very forward firm

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

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    Look for talent not people to fill a role.


  8. Excellent place for driven individuals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue your focus on improving work-life fit


  9. Senior Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Compensation.


  10. Just as expected in a big company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    multicultural environment and offices around the world, possibility to relocate or to change projects, they encourage education and training.

    Cons

    As in any big companies in consulting, you are a star only when required or needed for a project, once the project is over it is needed to find other oportunities and challenges to add to your year evaluation...

    Advice to Management

    make it more personal, worry about the people, not to worry about them or considering them as a number or just a resource does not build trust in company.


  11. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good beneftis and company to work for

    Cons

    Benefits are of could be better

    Advice to Management

    Training



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