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Deloitte Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
6,627 Reviews
3.6
6,627 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 425 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1093 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 221 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate 7

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    Former Employee - Associate 7  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate 7 in Houston, TX

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very professional company, well managed and have plenty of self-training opportunities and certification.

    Cons

    Particular to ASSOCIATE model in Deloitte - Associates are hired based in project and would need to be billable all the time. You are given 4 weeks of time to find a new project (when your billing) is getting over and if you cannot be placed you will be terminated irrespective of your performance. HR folks will keep repeating the fact that there is no bench time in Deloitte. I was billable from start to end for almost 2 years and was laid off on my last billing day.
    This is a big pain for H1b employees where they need to find another job within couple of weeks as Deloitte would cancel H1b anytime from Week1 to Week 4 of termination and usually their attorney would start it after 2 weeks of termination (they call it separation). So I feel it is very dangerous to join Deloitte in ASSOCIATE model. Otherwise it is a good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ASSOCIATE model is a bad spot on a reputed company like Deloitte. This is purely hire and fire strategy and would put the employees working in this model in a tight spot. Many of them are H1b employees and you are playing with their future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to gain experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Houston, TX

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Firm reputation, training, company values, and exposure to high caliber clients are all positive reasons to join this firm. The hours can be a little long during busy season but the experience is worth it!

    Cons

    This environment may seem somewhat restrictive to those who want to run their own business. If you don't mind the regimented environment and the years to achieve your goal of becoming a partner it is a great place to build a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Great firm for gaining experience and contacts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience so far.

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth in your field.

    Cons

    Tough Work life balance, but manageable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    staff auditor

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    Current Employee - Staff Auditor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great resume builder; become well rounded but not an expert; interesting work

    Cons

    hours; busy season is pretty much year round

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience and excellent brand value

    Cons

    Challenging work life balance, Networking !!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, people and there are a lot of different opportunities

    Cons

    You can be engaged in other kind of projects that are not of your interest in the case that there are lack of projects in your expertise area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    overworked, underpaid

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    PTO policy, flexible work environment, project management experience

    Cons

    long hours, low compensation, employees with different work ethics results in unbalanced workload without compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your best employees that they are valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Diversity of experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Ability to get a lot of experience quickly.

    Cons

    base salary is low and you end up putting lots of work hours which can get tiring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good overall experience, but it was not without it's obstacles

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    Current Employee - Specialist Master  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Specialist Master in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I found the consulting world great and the access to education and activities outstanding. The overall challenge was great

    Cons

    The major issue is that there was a lot of red tape around you as your career growth. Also, I think the way you start the project search needs to be completely reworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A revamp of the model of how things get done from an individual perspective needs to be addressed as well as looking at the group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Really great company but I have issues...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Benefits
    Great People
    Latest Technology
    Flexible
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    I'm in a support role and I'm pretty sure they've worked hard to keep our salaries low over the years. The 1% raises aren't cutting it anymore.
    No upward mobility in my role.
    Lack of opportunity to branch off into other areas of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really needs to be more opportunities to grow into roles with better pay, higher title, and more responsibility. The rating system is also unfair and antiquated. A rating system that's not based on performance is senseless. To set goals your employees aren't given an opportunity to reach is also unfair and senseless.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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