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Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
7,198 Reviews
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 167 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 254 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A challenging and rewarding place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    The people. Deloitte is focused on hiring the best and brightest, and it shows; the people are amazing. It is a very intelligent group of people that are committed to doing excellent work for their clients. It can be challenging working with such smart people, but it is very rewarding. It is also a young population of employees. Deloitte does a lot of hiring directly out of college, so there is a constant group of young professionals joingin the firm. Deloitte also promotes quickly from within -- the average age of new partners is around 37. This young average age creates an enthusiastic atmosphere. I really appreciate my coworkers and have many life long friends from my current and former Deloitte coworkers.

    Cons

    The biggest problem about working for Deloitte is the work / life balance. Deloitte has made a lot of headway in this area, but it is a consulting firm after all. This isn't a 9-5 place to work. Many of the people who leave Deloitte do so because they want a job that has regular hours and allows more time for family or other pursuits. Working for Deloitte means often having to work late nights or weekends to get the job done. It is all about being focused on the client and being available when they need you. However, if you have a passion for the work, this isn't that bad of a thing. Deloitte is very flexible with when and how you work. I get plenty of time to play golf (I just have to have my cell phone on in case a client or coworker needs to get a hold of me).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the focus on diversity. Keep up the focus on work/life balance. Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 80 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 a 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. 19 people found this helpful  

    The toughest job you'll ever love.

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

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

    Pros

    --The people I work with are amazing. Smart, motivated, and willing to work together.
    --Opportunities grow on trees. Want training? Here you go! Want to lead an effort? Have at it!
    --Senior leadership is generally pretty approachable.

    Cons

    --If you're on the "PPD Track," you are required to put in hours outside your project work on "firm activities." It can feel like a lot, and it can feel like a distraction from client work at times.
    --Bait and switch--they give you tons of vacation time, but you can't use it without hurting your utilization. Utilization is high. It works out to about two weeks vacation, plus holidays, if you're capped at 40 hours per week (most Federal projects are)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's get real about how much you can expect of people before they decide their lives are worth more. There's a lot of turnover because people get burnt out. Instead of cycling people through, why not pull back a smidge and see if you can get some of those folks to stick around? Most people treat this as a training ground for something else they want to do--suck out all the marrow and then walk away. Wouldn't it be better to realize the investments you put into people. All that training, walking right out your doors--it's a shame.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tax Manager

    Current Employee - Tax Technology Manager
    Current Employee - Tax Technology Manager

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

    Pros

    Relaxed hours, good learning opputunity

    Cons

    pay is not good, competitors pay more

  6.  

    Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Good company much wow super

    Cons

    No con very nice maybe number of recruitments now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Challenging yet rewording

    • 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

    The People, the opportunities and clients

    Cons

    The hours and the grind

  8.  

    Great opportunity

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

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Decent compensation, good benefits, nice people

    Cons

    Quantity of work is heavy. Fewer admin and same amount of work anticipated mean you put in more hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Business Technology Analyst

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

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    Perks
    Large amount of responsibility

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Work outside of client hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase flexibility and predictabiity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazingly broad, diverse array of talented people

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

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

    Pros

    Top talent and clients and projects

    Cons

    Travel, balance and competitive cultire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Sr. Consultant

    • 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

    Very collaborative work culture, great platform to learn about various market offerings, great place to build network and career growth.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance, unpredictable schedule and 75% travel. No great bonus and no perks and stock options.

    Approves of CEO

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