Deloitte Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. Great launchpad to my carreer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Auditor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Personal growth, training, opportunity, learned to use lots of great tools!

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes long commutes depending on client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, a great launch pad to my career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Strong, thoughtful leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership at Deloitte truly tries to constantly improve. While they don't always get it right, I rarely saw the same mistake twice. This is a testimony to why they've been providing services for over 100 years. Compensation is competitive.

    For a graduate looking for experience, it would be difficult to find a better ground for development.

    Cons

    The travel can be grueling, but this is a necessary trade off to gain the experience and develop a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management might want to consider reducing the remote management of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Business Technology Analyst Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Business Technology Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Business Technology Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Deloitte as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience into the consulting lifestyle, develop great networks, take ownership of a segment of the project, cliental interaction, work in interdisciplinary teams

    Cons

    No work given in first two weeks because team is still adjusting to you joining the team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Advisory review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    As of one of the big 4, the name carries weight that will be valuable to you throughout the rest of your career. They have great PTO policies and in my particular group, do a decent job with work-life balance.

    Cons

    The amount that retained employees are paid compared to outside hires is laughable. They don't take care of their own and end up losing their most talented professionals this way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your best employees are typically the ones who grew up in the firm. Take care of them first instead of overpaying for mediocre talent to increase size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Not so Deloitte-ian...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Trainings are excellent...lot's and lot's of training...You name a thing, they've got the stuff...You are never left out about a new stuff that's entering into market...

    Cons

    Mis-Management by people...No proper work flow...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasis on people & project management, whistle blower schemes..

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. Intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Deloitte as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    They really try to make it fun!! Good experience. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Not much work (nature of audit in the summer)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Experience, but note: Experience May Vary Depending on Service Area (Consulting, Audit, etc.) and Practice!

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

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

    Pros

    Variety of projects, co-worker's talent, huge focus on development and growth, opportunities to lead and create, supportive community and co-workers

    Cons

    As with all organizations, challenges with year-end/rating/compensation processes and making them "fair", work-life balance can be an issue for many people, easy to get pigeon-holed into one practice/project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the bar for non-standard talent hiring (e.g. direct-hire consultants, specialists), and allow more flexibility on project types as needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Flawed Performance Evaluation Process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Engagement Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Engagement Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    All the great things (talented co-workers, excellent learning opportunities, a culture promoting innovation and hard work, etc.) you would expect from a solid management consulting firm

    Cons

    1. Messy leadership structure - not sure who is in charge of what.

    2. Top-heavy org structure: some stats to share - 8 partners and 2 senior managers share the credit for a project run by 1 manager supported by 2 senior consultants and 2 consultants.

    3. A flawed performance evaluation process based on mis-aligned performance metrics

     - Way too much weight is placed on firm activities, which in most cases add minimal, if any, value to the firm/people other than creating extra stress to the staff.

    - Top performance in client services is not properly rewarded - even if bringing in a full year's worth of client business as a SC/Manager would not qualify you for a 1 or 2 rank at the year-end unless you have done something (supporting his/her internal initiatives which may be low value-adding to begin with) for the decision makers.

     - It all depends on how your performance is presented: Ironically, even if a consultant had organized a high-profile and successful internal event, if his/her counselor didn’t present him/her well at the year-end review meeting, he/she wouldn’t be rightfully recognized either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you would advise a client - align performance evaluation process/metrics with the value proposition of the firm, i.e., creating measurable value to the client, which subsequently brings in both and follow-on business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Their technology is one of the best out of Big 4, giving you an ability to work from home on occasion. They have great training program that give you exposure to not only your own service area but other types of work as well. Smart people to work with. The experience from here will continue to apply to future jobs.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. The performance review process was lacking in depth discussion on what you did and did not do well, how you can improve, what else you want to do. The company-wide meeting is more of propaganda then actual learning experience and felt like waste of time when you are busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes, what you preach is not what you do. Whatever policy/culture you want to implement need to be evaluated at each department level and make sure that is really happening. Otherwise, keep up the good work with training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Step for the next career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Training opportunities
    Being in the worst working condition, the next job is always better

    Cons

    Constant fear of losing job

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