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Deloitte Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
6,819 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 465 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 164 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1240 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 248 reviews)

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  1. 37 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to start your career - Carefully read the cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

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

    Good people, mediocre work, great benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, not as competitive than McKinsey, but reasonable compared to the other Big Four competitors. Great benefits. Attracts driven people.

    Cons

    Not much flexibility to migrate between practices. Once you're signed onto technology (vs. strategy or human capital) or a particular practice area (e.g. health care vs. energy etc.), it's a cumbersome process to migrate. You have to work hard to network internally to get new work. Expects long hours while on client site, especially if you don't have a good project manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit - First step to a meaningful career in accounting

    Former Employee - Audit Manager
    Former Employee - Audit Manager

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

    Pros

    Public accounting is an amazing opportunity to work with extremely talented and driven individuals straight out of college just like you. You can't get better training anywhere else - from classrooms at DU to on-the-job challenges, you are constantly expanding your skillset. The amount of responsibility and meaningful leadership given to employees with little to no work experience is phenomenal.

    Cons

    You have to decide if public accounting is the right career choice for you at every stage of your life. Reassessing your long-term goals is crucial as staying in public accounting longer than necessary to get where you are going is taking years off of your life for little to no benefit. This job is absolutely no joke as the hours are long, the stress is unimaginable, and your friends and family will forget what you like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your highest performers through monetary compensation at least equal to what valued accounting personnel will make in their market. They take on more than enough to justify the wages. Make sure your managers are valuable. The easiest way to lose quality staff is to put them on a team with an underperforming manager. It can be difficult to determine quality people managers looking from the top down, but it is crucial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    People - you can find mentor

    Cons

    hours - long hour, hang out with co-worker for more than 10 hours a day or worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep people please don't just focus on getting new client - the analysis needs to be a cost/benefit analysis instead of just revenue analysis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Personal Leave

    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    A caring environment: personally, I have had a great experience with management actually caring for my well-being and giving me time to attend to personal matters.

    Cons

    It is a large organization with clear systems.

  7.  

    Strong growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for challenging work and fast development. A bit more implementation focused than some of the strategy firms out there, of course, but strategy without execution is dead. As junior staff, there was plenty of room for professional development and leadership is very supportive of employees across all levels of the firm.

    Cons

    It's not investment banking, but it can still be a grind. Firm is making efforts to allow for a bit more balance, but it's very dependent on who you're working with on any given project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to build career, very high integrity

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

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, Good learning opportunities, focus on integrity, good leadership with sound strategy, flexibility, smart people, wonderful culture, diverse and inclusive

    Cons

    Work / life balance could be challenging, Career growth preparation is stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    the experience was superb

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    personal growth, company values, new hirings, great internal network, chance to work with fortune 500

    Cons

    training, no work life balance, HR didinot care, internal politics, no extra benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    time off policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong, thoughtful leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

    good firm, great benefits, no real work/life balance although they try

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, pension, people, time off

    Cons

    work/life balance they equip you with the best technology so you can be contacted at any time of the day and you are contacted. they hire the best but then you have to work tirelessly to get a higher than average rating even though you were hired because you are exceptional....
    get great amount of time off but no time to take it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication....we hear it last often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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