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Deloitte Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 460 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 165 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1227 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 251 reviews)

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    Deloitte

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    career oportunity, taking an experience, strong management

    Cons

    no benefits, no work and life balance

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 52 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to start your career - Carefully read the cons

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AMS Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AMS Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    These folks know exactly what they are doing. They set high standards, and consistently deliver.
    Their project expectations and planning is excellent. The top level management folks are extremely smart and have a great sense of vision and planning. If you go to company social events (which are very frequent by the way), it is quite easy to have conversations with upper management people (Partners).

    Deloitte's hiring pattern is very consistent. For the young starters, they hire smart, well spoken, and subtly aggressive candidates. They have excellent training and knowledge management. They have a well oiled and empowered HR and Tech Support group. Things get done pretty fast.

    Their paid time off program is really great, and pretty straight forward. No messing about.

    They have a big social responsibility program that encourages volunteering. It also presents a great opportunity for youngsters to take event organizing responsibilities. This can be very very useful. Once, I volunteered for an event where we painted rooms for an orphanage center. There was a young guy who did the organizing. We were 10-12 people, with 3 senior executives actually doing paintwork. Quite unique.

    I have personally seen that Deloitte's top talents tend to start young, spend a 3-4 years, then take a hiatus to pursue a Graduate Degree (typically an MBA). The firm sometimes re-hires these consultants after their MBA with generous financial incentives. They offer much better packages to folks graduating from top universities. Sometimes they can offer huge joining bonuses.

    I worked in the IT consulting division.They tend to get top-end projects. On projects, the average age seems pretty low. A lot of 20-somethings, then there are a handful of 30-40 year old people and some senior Management folks.

    Beginner salaries can be a bit low. (which is expected. It takes some time to build credibility in the Consulting business)

    Overall, a great place to start your professional career. If you pay attention, you will get seasoned very quickly.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can become poor, especially during tight project timelines (This is expected in the Consulting Business). The employees have a significant amount of "firm-internal" training and knowledge contribution tasks. There are annual goal expectations. It can get tedious if you continuously work on high demand projects.

    There is intense competition, especially during targeted promotion/milestone years. There can be some backstabbing. It's part of the experience. It is not as bad as it sounds, and seems manageable.

    A lot of times, being young and inexperienced has it's flaws. The company has a simple way of seasoning consultants. They get pushed into high pressure situations, and they learn fast, and quickly start managing their own work. But they tend to be blind towards intricate details, especially in complicated IT product implementations. This has an interesting effect. If someone is able to do the hands-on work, everyone else tries to piggy-back on that person for their actual work. The hands-on guy gets overwhelmed, and others try to use him/her as a key resource.
    -- I personally went through a crunch project, and found a number of people "managing expectations" (piggy backing), while a handful of people actually knew the end-to-end solution and did the hands-on work.
    This created a lot more work and mental anguish than needed. Because of the expressed pressure, the hands-on guys have a hard time building and growing their reputation and subsequent performance evaluation rating. This also affects the project execution timelines.

    IMPORTANT: Make sure you thoroughly read through your employment agreement and understand the implications. In recent years, they have started hiring for specific projects ONLY. This falls under a particular "AMS service line". In this case, if your assigned project gets into a problem, you are exposed to the risk of employment termination.
    Their HR and Management are very helpful, and they will try to get you a new project. But there are several constraints like location, your skills, and limited time. I went through this, and it was somewhat unnerving. This was one of the reasons I ended up leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have high regards for the Senior Management in this company. I think they are the market leaders in the industry, especially with their consistent high standards.

    Personally, I think they should strongly encourage some "end-to-end" hands-on responsibility in the IT consulting division. There are very few hands-on guys. I have seen a lot of segregation of duties between people that causes endless heartburn during crunch project timelines.

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  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Overall positive, but the work-life balance is a huge negative

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    They take care of their people in a professional sense; lots of growth opportunity, constant chances to worth your way up the ladder, excellent opportunities for networking. For those that don't mind the lifestyle, this can be an amazing opportunity.

    Cons

    But... the lifestyle. The fact that they shout so long and loud about how important a positive work-life balance is should be a hint that maybe, to them, it's not. If you want a job that will let you see your family with any semblance of frequency, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to support the work-life balance. You lose good people simply because of the lifestyle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Our Clients and People

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Optimal balance of client and people needs.

    Cons

    High travel to meet client and people needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to retain great clients and people.

  6.  

    It is a great company to be work with. i have enjoyed working with them.

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    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Camp Hill, PA
    Former Employee - .NET Developer in Camp Hill, PA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The single biggest advantage of a large company is resources — of all kinds. Money-wise, while large companies do generate a lot of overhead, they also have the money to cover it. That manifests itself in all sorts of ways. If business slows down, you still get your wage at the end of the month.

    Cons

    With all of those resources and processes come bureaucratic red tape. You’ll have a tough time having any ideas heard, let alone ones that are outside your pay grade that you think might improve “the company” as a whole. The larger a company gets, the more risk-averse it becomes — deviation from standardised practices is rarely tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even in the hardest moments, like letting someone go, treat all your employees with kindness and dignity. You have the power in this relationship, and that comes with the responsibility of exercising it with reason and decency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Capital Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Capital Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing travel opportunities, incredible people to work with, great culture

    Cons

    work-life balance can get out of hand during some weeks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Smart people, relatively efficient infrastructure, revolving door, work/life no balance

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great street cred on your resume. Smart people. Decent training on paper. Decent bonus on paper.

    Cons

    You are one of 10,000+ employees. Management direction changes annually. Constant battle between prioritizing Service Delivery and Business Development resulting in poor performance. They talk "work/life balance" but implement it poorly and or it is frowned upon. Total burnout with the 80% travel. Work day is not 8 hours but 10 to 12+.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something that truly retains employees; not just say so. Improve communication of important information and not just "drink the kool-aid" propaganda.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great firm, very supportive, excellent benefits, very demanding

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. The firm is very supportive of its management and staff. Availability of training and learning opportunities is abundant. Benefits are great, with very good compensation.

    Cons

    Very demanding, beyond client responsibilities. Firm contributions are expected in large quantities of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Very smart individuals; many opportunities to expand your technical knowledge and exposure. Great work place culture

    Cons

    Needs to enhance diversity, specifically Hispanic and African American populations in the audit space. Needs to improve work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  11.  

    Deloitte ERS

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Consultant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, career advancement, opportunity, engaging

    Cons

    work life fit is not possible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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