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Deloitte Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.5 6,251 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria

(1,275 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 425 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1093 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 221 reviews)

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    Good place to work, if you're a professional consultant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong culture. Great benefits and straightforward career path acknowledged

    ConsPay is average comparably. Unsure of bonus structure but am told it is minimal compared to salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay in touch better with your direct reports. We know you are busy but that is what it takes to be a manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Launch Career

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood projects, great people, high standards of business practices, and good training

    ConsToo much travel, work life balance is non-existent, many days are 14 hours and it lasts for weeks at this pace

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

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    Great Opportunities

    Audit Assistant (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsExit opportunities and on the job learning are fantastic

    ConsThe hours are miserable and so is the pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity to start a career at a reputable company

    Audit Intern (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great starting point for recently graduated students
    -Lots of responsibility for first years
    -Training is great (Deloitte University is Deloitte's own facility in Texas, which is unique to this firm)
    -You meet SO many smart and motivated people

    Cons-Long work hours and hard to manage work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great start to a career!

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsTeam is amazing, people are very hard working and motivated, very team oriented work, experience to vast array of clients. Benefits are great, time off is unheard of.

    ConsLack of career growth opportunities

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

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    Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant - Your Mileage May Vary

    Executive Assistant (Level IV) (Former Employee)

    ProsMy experience as an AA and an EA at Deloitte was overall extremely positive from a work environment, compensation, and benefits perspective. Depending on your region and marketplace, I believe that Deloitte probably offers the higher end of pay for AAs/EAs when compared to similar firms. While the workload is often heavy (each admin supporting 5+ professionals per desk), honestly none of the actual admin work was ever difficult - booking travel, managing calendars, answering phones, etc. None of the normal admin tasks anyone was ever asked to do really required any critical thinking or anything higher than a high school education.

    Benefits are really great and Work-Life Balance for Administrative Assistants is pretty good (would probably not say the same for Client-Service Pros in Tax, Consulting, and Audit practices) considering you are only expected to do administrative tasks during normal business hours. Deloitte has an extremely diverse workplace and is a great place for women to work in terms of maternity leave, diversity, and leadership opportunities.

    Your success can be highly variable and often dependent on the Partners/Principals/Directors that you support. The only way you can get the Deloitte Services Admin Managers at ANY level (from local Admin Manager to Regional Managers) to really consider your performance ratings and level-promotions is to have strong P/P/D advocates on your side. I was lucky in that I had P/P/Ds who invested in my work and advocated on my behalf to Admin managers and were willing to give me additional work, experience, and opportunities that some others (including my Admin manager) would not trust "just an Admin" to do. I will say that finding these supportive P/P/Ds can be difficult and not all are looking out for their admin's career development.

    However, as a overall majority, the people you work for and with are respectful, talented, and smart. You can build great connections and business relationships that benefit you going forward and Deloitte is a great name to have on your resume.

    ConsShared Services Managers were pretty inefficient at their jobs - they often had no idea what the day-to-day tasks of AAs/EAs were and just read from and evaluated your performance on the handbook/script provided to them from their upper level Shared Services management. A lot of micromanagement and nit-pickiness was common - what the Shared Services Manager thought was important did not often align with what a Partner wanted/needed/asked an admin to do.

    Career advancement for Administrative Assistants is solely limited to the possibility of becoming an Executive Assistant. Even then, this is often based on the career trajectory of PPDs you support and if they want to "take you along" with them.

    Ultimately, despite how helpful my PPDs were over the years, and all the additional responsibilities and experiences I gained, I was never able to break out of the Admin track. Once you start down the Administrative Assistant road, there are little to no opportunities to venture out of it. This is often true at many large companies, but an absolute at Deloitte. If you have been an Admin for 15+ years you may be able to move in to managing other admins as a Shared Services Manager - but only if someone retires. This often leads to why Shared Service Managers are so inadequate at their job - despite having worked as an admin for a long time, they have often lack actual management skills necessary to position.

    The lack of advancement and poor direct management by Shared Services were my ultimate reasons for leaving - I know this is the reason why many people in admin roles leave Deloitte.

    I would only recommend becoming an Administrative Assistant at Deloitte if that is where your passion and your career interests lie - you will have job security and there is some advancement within the Admin Assistant track (Sr. Admin Assistant, Executive Assistant, etc) - but you will never have a title outside of some version of Administrative Assistant.

    This role is not a stepping stone into any other job or opportunity at Deloitte, no matter if you have a college degree, previous experience, or diverse background in Tax, Audit, or Consulting. "AA" is definitely a scarlet letter on your brand internally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Pay

    Associate (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsGood culture, interesting projects,great work environment

    ConsNot much to find, atleast I didnt find any

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat going

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning environment. smart coaches

    Consultant (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsSuper smart people and very approachable

    Constravel is tough when you are trying to settle down

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep hiring smart people

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

     

    Great experience to jump start career

    Tax Consultant II (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to start career
    Surrounded by smart, experienced people
    Offered lots of online training
    Fast promotions for top performers
    Good health insurance

    ConsLong hours during busy season although they were working to accelerate things out of busy season before I left
    Tracking your time can be arduous in the tax

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    great company

    Corporate Finance (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgreat benefits, work life balance

    Consdifficult to advance within organization affecting retention

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

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