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Updated Jun 29, 2014
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Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria

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

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flawed Performance Evaluation Process

    Consulting Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAll 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

    Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementDo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start your career

    Senior Tax Consultant (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsTheir 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementSometimes, 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience lots of smart people

    Principal (Former Employee)
    Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsMany client relationships, good culture, many mentors are available on nearly any topic. Internally you have access to great training and resources.

    ConsThe firm believes New York is the center of the world. As a west coast employee, a lot of travel is necessary for advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Step for the next career

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

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

    ConsConstant fear of losing job

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    Relatively low pay, but great place to start

    Advisory Associate (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Pros- great industry exposure
    - friendly working environment with flat culture
    - working remotely allows flexibility in work/life balance
    - great place to start your career

    Cons- relatively low pay with low to non-existent bonus. this translates into high turnover rate, especially among high performers.
    - the firm focuses too much on staff's utilization rate
    - not enough firm-wide eminence initiatives

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more generous to your high performers with compensation/benefits as it is much depressed and not competitive with market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsNice perks. healthy work environemnt

    Conslot of work in no time

    Advice to Senior Managementgood job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFriendly work environment. Some flexibility to work from home occasionally. Lots of room for growth within the company and fair compensation.

    ConsLong hours, answering to multiple bosses (can be good or bad depending on who they are), expectation to be available at all times, pressure to meet certain client service hour goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow flexibility and concern for individual needs of employees and they will continue to be happy, loyal, and more productive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its ok

    Tax Consultant II (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLarge firm with diverse clients

    ConsOutsourcing makes it hard for new staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntegrate new hires more into consistent client work

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    Not consistent ... depending on office management your career may grow or flatline.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsTop tier consulting firm
    Opportunity to work with high caliber people
    Engagements quite diverse and interesting
    Working with outstanding clientele

    ConsPartnership character runs hot and cold
    Very subjective evaluations
    Advancement based on who as well as what you know

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of dead weight within partnership ranks
    Improve consultant mentorship program and career advancement development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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