Deloitte Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Pros
  • Advanced attitude towards work-life balance (in 471 reviews)

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

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

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

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  1. Great but..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    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 company, great clients, and nice benefits (except the 401k, I have seen smaller companies with much better matching)

    Cons

    Year end assessment isn't fair. Once you hit manager and above your project delivery will mean nothing if you don't have high sale volume.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess how you perform year-end evaluation. Give project delivery at least the same weight as sales, at least on tough projects where managers don't have time to do business development work.


  2. Senior Consultant - Deloitte Advisory (ERS)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Prestigious organization. Intelligent colleagues & clients. Deep focus in one or two primary areas, developing industry expertise and eminence. Good compensation package & perks. Great career move if you can handle the lifestyle.

    Cons

    Long hours. Highly competitive organization. Highly networked environment, so sometimes is hard to understand who is responsible for what. Work-life balance is mostly propaganda. Utilization metrics require us to work 85-90% of available hours in the year. After taking out holidays and mandatory corporate events, it leaves no room for PTO unless one is willing to work overtime at some other points to cover the time lost in PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance is great propaganda and receiving all those emails about health and wellness are entertaining. But all the PR and marketing does't help when it doesn't get implemented. Hasn't improved much, despite being at the top of the list at the end of every Year-End corporate conference call.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Senior Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks and work flexibility. Great exposure to many industries and types of work early on in one's career.

    Cons

    Poor leadership in many project teams. Company doesn't have a fair and working mechanism to effectively recognize and retain talent. Average Pay.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the review and recognition process to make sure talents are truly appreciated and recognized. It doesn't make sense to keep making the announcement that "our compensation goal is not to be industry leading; we just need to be above the market...".


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  5. Great Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Solutions Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Solutions Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Clear, frequent communication from leadership. Great benefits. Tons of opportunities for advancement and improvement,. Feedback is frequent and invested in making employees feel empowered and fulfilled. Compensation is more than reasonable and great work gets recognized publicly. Frequent celebration of life events, stress on maintaining work-life balance, opportunity for flextime. Stability firm-wide and individually. Many chances to volunteer for charities on company time, genuinely people-oriented practices like a health and wellness stipend.

    Cons

    Sometimes struggle with understaffed groups. Communication between members of teams that are in different countries can sometimes be difficult. Relatively strict business casual dress policy.

    Advice to Management

    Particularly for global services groups, consider how different their culture might be from consultants. Attracting quality developers and product managers in the US may require relaxing rules about what to wear in the office, shedding some of the corporate structure.


  6. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory ERS Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory ERS Manager in Chicago, IL

    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

    Great environment for learning
    Dynamic teams
    Flexibility
    Great benefits
    Awesome training
    Company invests in you

    I really enjoy working at Deloitte. I would recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Unpredictability
    Turn-over can be high

    The cons are pretty standard for a big 4. Overall, a great place to work though.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving work life fit.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Company Review

    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Innovation in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Innovation in Chicago, IL

    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 supportive environment, excellent investments in innovation, analytics and technology. Great opportunities to explore new technology in the context of professional services.

    Cons

    Extremely large company, can feel like there is significant bureaucracy at times. Feels like pace of change within the company can be rather slow.


  8. Analyst Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Capital Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Capital Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience so far. Fantastic office culture. You really get out of it what you put into it. Great benefits. I really enjoy many of the people I get to work with. Very smart, very committed individuals that I am happy to call friends as well as co-workers.

    Cons

    Unpredictability and little consistency in the project types. Things change at the drop of the hat...that's understandable, but it's hard to preach "flexibility and predictability" in a professional services firm when our client demands are neither flexible nor predicable.

    The way Deloitte handles performance management could also use a facelift. It is my current understanding that that is going to be changed soon, hopefully for the better.


  9. Great, collaborative environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Deloitte

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, supportive leadership. Hard word is recognized and rewarded. Key to career success is building a strong network of support across all-levels.

    Cons

    Like any consulting job, can be long hours and lots of travel. This can be a challenge for everyone, even if you like traveling. Key to success is finding a balance between local and out-of-town engagements.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts for work-life balance. Leadership has been particularly strong the last few years evident in the firms success.


  10. Lack of management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Contractor in Chicago, IL

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good projects, the office locations is good.

    Cons

    Lack of management. Red tape. No communication between managers and developers. Some managers doesn't have the skills to lead a team.

    Advice to Management

    Speak more with developers. Improve your communication skills.


  11. Good consulting firm to work at if you can manage the travel and long hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Defined career path
    Competitive compensation
    Nice people, that are willing to help when needed
    Work is better than most industry positions

    Cons

    Most projects require 80% travel
    Long work hours - project work often extends into nights and weekends
    Non project work that doesn't add much value

    Advice to Management

    Improve work life balance



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