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Deloitte Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
6,679 Reviews
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for personal and professional growth. People are friendly, helpful and fun to work with. Great parties as well.

    Cons

    Discrimination among different service lines when it comes to annual hike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please review the current system and treat all service lines at the same level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 44 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
  3. 5 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    One of the best places to work.

    Cons

    Nothing negative about his company.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wroking with highly motivated, intelligent people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    The people in the office are incredibly nice and have no problems accepting a newcomer since many of them are not locals either. The general morale and attitude is very positive which makes working in teams a lot easier and more pleasant. The company has massive Intellectual Property, which enables employees to learn best practices and established methodologies based on real life experience. The variety of projects performed allows employees to find the areas they want to focus on and specialize in and broaden their general horizon.

    Cons

    Long hours of working are considered normal, although the weekend are usually completely work free. Expectations are high and people who are not performing are identified early due to diligent evaluation process performed throughout the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus should be on reducing administration as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities

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

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Great work culture. People are really helpful and supportive and take interest in the progress of your career. Opportunity to work with Fortune 500 clients

    Cons

    I had a great experience overall. As mentioned above, people are really helpful and supportive and take interest in the progress of your career.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good opp's for advancement

    Cons

    Long hours, bad clients, travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on the number of hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pleasant interview process

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Challenging and cohesive working environment

    Cons

    Long working hours, difficault projects

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but high burnout rate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Great place to start a career, as learning opportunities are limitless. Deloitte also resonates from a resume-building standpoint and can open up plenty of doors to outside opportunities.
    * Good benefits
    * Firm is making an effort to increase work flexibility / work-life balance, though difficult in client service

    Cons

    * As with any client service position, work life balance is major issue. At the mercy of clients, so schedule can be completely unpredictable depending on service line. This is not unique to Deloitte...same issue at any Big 4 firm. Beyond that, it is a positive place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While a lot of efforts to overcome the work-life challenges have failed (somewhat impossible given line of work), I think the alternative is to compensate employees accordingly for the sacrifices, especially at the junior levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    DTBA Business Valution winter intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    More valuation focus. Pay is good

    Cons

    Technical, cold in philly. Big 4

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