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Deloitte Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
6,680 Reviews
3.6
6,680 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 459 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 163 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1207 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 244 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A deliberate time & life consumer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Some talented individuals, a great place to learn soft skills and how to communicate with clients and maintain relationships. This where this company really shines. They strive to make sure their clients are happy and will do anything to maintain their client relationships. The pay is very good and is how they attract so much of their talent.

    Cons

    This company does what it does through sheer willpower and force instead of doing things the smart way. This is simply because thats the way things have been done, and will continue to be done. Because this firm is private and partner-run, there is very little room for new ideas and things don't seem to evolve in this company.

    Staffing is a real PITA. Unless you have a well established network within the company expect to stay on the bench for 4+ weeks waiting for some project in dire need of bodies to staff you. Then expect long hours of tediousness and cleaning up a mismanaged project.

    After being at Deloitte for 2 years, I haven't met a single person that is happy with their work/life balance or has any semblance of a personal life. Everyone here is one-dimensional and knows nothing other than Deloitte. The company will ask you to work 80-100 hours a week, and then expects you to commit to firm activities (expect 200+ hrs a year for a half decent rating). I use to work at accenture, and people there had their own interests and hobbies. Here nobody does. The people that are managers and above will do anything to get their ratings and hit their goals, and are willing to over promise to clients to make that happen.

    Do yourself a favor and don't make the mistake of getting hired at Deloitte, unless money is your only objective. It will take away your personal life and your professional skills (since you'll never be able to use them) and leave you a career consultant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For your technology folks, have them do more technology work. It will make them better consultants and will make your projects go smoother. Not everything can be managed with the only 2 levers you know (hours and people). If you have people that know the technologies, things will go better. Let your consultant do what they do best - help the clients and have dedicated teams for PRD's. You are overworking your staff which causes them all to be demoralized.

    There's a way out of this, you just need to tai eaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and diversify yourself and great opportunities. One will really learn consulting skills out here.

    Cons

    Politics as as usual like any other company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The best company I'll ever work for.

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

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Career development: ample training, many projects
    Allowed me to get into a new line of work upon asking
    Time and attention and great career advice from Partners
    Partners and Sr. Managers care about their people and want to develop them
    HIre older, more experienced people which clients appreciate.
    Teams work well together.

    Cons

    Constant travel
    If you're not a partner in 10 years, you're out. This is much longer than the others...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You're doing it quite well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    There have been no surprises and the experience has exceeding my expectations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    The Deloitte culture is fun and the people are great to work with. We work on significant client issues so the work we do has great impact.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travel, as there is with any major consulting firm. There is a great deal of significance placed on internal firm activities in addition to the demands of client work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the bureaucracy as much as possible. Train managers to focus on efficiency as teams spend too much time in redundant efforts for little added value.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Deloitte provided me with a wonderful internship experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    The company is very committed to its employees. Interns are treated just like full-time staff and given plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Deloitte is a big company and as an intern you are competing against 20-plus other qualified candidates for a full time position.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    administrative servies leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Leader  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Leader in Houston, TX

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Culture, People, reputation, ethicx, training

    Cons

    too large, no longer a true sense of partnership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep taking care of your intelectual assets (people)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work hard, earn hard, play :(

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

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Methodologies: Methodologies specific to technologies and domains.
    Organized and professional: Good hiring process and initial seminars to introduce to the firm. DNet (internal website) has lot of information that helps regarding processes and procedures and a job aid.
    Good Salary: This is my second of the big consulting companies and Deloitte pays well in comparison to its competitors.
    Own your career: Not much of intervention from anyone till your evals.
    Ingrainded functional vertical streams lead to specialized career.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Have heard work hours between 50-65 per week
    Ingrainded functional vertical streams may pose issues for some.
    Tough for some experienced hires Managers to find their initial projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need to establish programs or processes that can help augment new hires in the firm beyond the buddy system and the CC as they may not be very effective.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    A tough hill to climb before building a network, but once at the top, smooth sailing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    - You work with the best;
    - Privately held means profit sharing for all;
    - Strongh emphasis on networking results in "small company" family-style relationships with upper management.

    Cons

    - Expected extra-curricular activities are burdening on your personal time.
    - MCC profile seems to play little effect as to expected commitment.
    - Strange multi-tiered performance review system with little clarity, seemingly relying on strength of network / relationships more so than on merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - 360 Reviews shoudl be mandatory for all projects and relationships at Deloitte. Many times, new Managers are hired into the firm that are not apt for the role, making it difficult for those subordinate to them as these managers adjust.
    - Also, the performance review system needs a serious overhaul. Adding additional forms isn't an overhaul, but just more "red tape."

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Too much work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior  in  South Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in South Houston, TX

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Training, peers at a good level.

    Cons

    Low pay and too much overtime, turnover make work so hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good old boy strategy

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A lot of high-priced talent. ...but watch out for the fluff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Salaries for consultants & sr. consultants exceeds other comparable companies and position. There is a very clear career path that is outlined. Pretty good internal knowledge transfer and content repository. Positive work environment and generally good local office support and involvement.

    Cons

    In many cases, clearly inexperienced PMs or workstream leads work you like slaves. 7:00am conference calls on a Sunday morning is a bit ridiculous. There is wayyyyy too much emphasis on local office extracurricular activities. Learn how to sign business. ...way too quick to lay off. Do as you say and not as you do--i.e., your ethics policies...don't mislead your prospective clients on the qualifications of your project resources, or ask your staff to do the same. Watch for 'cliqueness' and pitfalls in this highly 'bubba'-oriented networking environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give equal credibility to your qualified industry hires, rather than relying on engagement leadership coming solely from those directly out of school & grown from within. Allow for 360 feedback. Show less emphasis on storyboards and more on delivering concrete deliverables to the client. Look for other skills and alternative ways to use your consulting talent on hte bench, rather than limiting them to one service line and domain, and thereby decreasing their value (and ultimately utilization), to the firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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