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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great money, but you pay.

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Pay is excellent, people are good to work with, in general. The benefits are good, and there are opportunities to "opt out" of being a partner. However, you need to be aware that there is a price to pay for "opting out" of that path. You will never realize the respect that those who didn't "opt out" have.

    Cons

    A partnership is a pyramid, in general. You need to know this, going in, and be willing to sacrifice a lot in the name of devotion to the people at the top of that pyramid, and recognize that if you are not clearly pursuing being at the top of that pyramid, you will NOT survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't honestly know. They've made a decision on how to run the company, and they're living by it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Watch Out!

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Continueing education and overall compensation

    Cons

    no loyalty and lack of organization of assigning projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for people who love to work long and hard hours with lots of stress for some payoffs of money and career growth

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

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    You will find lots of opportunities to grow professionally and you will get to work with a large and diverse number of people. You can also quickly gain leadership positions. Plus the salaries and benefits are good.

    Cons

    In order to be successful at Deloitte, in a client service role, you need to devote nearly all of your waking hours to your job. You need to be ok with lots of travel. And you need to be ok with lots and lots of administrative duties and constant scrutiny from your bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to realize that your perceptions are not always accurate. Please stop pretending that work-life balance is a priority at Deloitte because it is not a priority at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    For Consulting: Trade-off is slightly higher pay, but lot of travel from home, long work hours & poor work life balance.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Typical consulting benefits of variety (due to moving from one project to the next), smart (but competitive) people, and travel (which can quickly be way too much time away from home).

    Cons

    In consulting field, offers typical jobs oriented around client project based work with significant travel (typical week is travel out on Monday and return on Thursday evening) plus have to a lot of other "work plates spinning" such as sales targets, client utilization, recruiting and face-time/networking with the Partners to get ahead. Promotions are definetly based on how well you are liked versus so called performance criteria. In the end, it's time for money. And, you work so many hours the amount you really earn is not the much compared with industry jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on how-well you are "liked", versus how well one performs. Reduce the amount of time needed just to complete all the 'adminstrivia' associated with job.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Deloitte Consulting - Not actually strategy consulting

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Tons of vacation, if you can find time to use it.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of work/life balance. More emphasis placed on in-office activities then client work in annual reviews. Almost no real "strategy" consulting, everything is operational and implementation work. A project may include a 6 week "strategy" assessment and then the next 2 years are operational work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to better manage younger generations

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Deloitte does not have a good work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    It is a large company with a good reputation

    Cons

    It gives unfair promotions and pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more direct communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get on your plane and go to work

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    Current Employee - Consulting Director  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    It has to be the money, it can't be the people because we hire anyone who can touch the bar. The culture is good in good times and cut-throat in the not so good times. If you are short on revenue this year, watch out because the axe-man wields a sharp edge.

    Cons

    There are too many slacking and low revenue principals being carried around by their senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take yourselves less seriously, it's just consulting - you're not really changing the way our clients do business, they are. In the tough times, we look so hard in managing the bottom line that we overlook the opportunity to double-down on our investmest (people). Stop paying lip-service to training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Deloitted to work there - at first

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Location, benefits, pay depending on job category, teamwork if you were fortunate enough to be on a helpful team, looks good on your resume when you move onto another employer, were some in middle management who cared about you as a person and not just an employee number.

    Cons

    Office politics at many levels, those who kissed up the most got promoted, hard-working individuals who gave more than 100% to the company were let go, rollout of new software systems were chaotic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps consider consolidating the layers of middle management.

    It is wonderful that many are promoted to senior positions but the administrative support ratio is strained and unevenly balanced. There should be a uniform, consistent limit as to how many senior-level people administrative staff supports.

    Also, consider doing away with the matrixed support structure as it leads to confusion and divided loyalties.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Chance to learn and grow, as long as you are willing to suck up to the right people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    Possibly interesting projects, smart people, something new to work on and possibility of acquiring new skills.

    Cons

    Partners are too stuck in the mud, kissing ass is the only way to move forward, stellar work at client engagements is not appreciated as much as dumb "internal projects" that get you "visibility" with the Partnership.

    Internal fighting and conflicts between consulting, capital markets & ERS for managing client relationships pits employees against each other. Each group is very provincial and there is no "single firm" beyond the marketing and sales spin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to be constantly aware of which side their bread is buttered. If they keep the staff that works on internal projects and sucks up to them over star performers at clients, they will lose more and more talented consultants and be stuck with people better at making them feel better about themselves rather than making them money...

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, but some things lacking

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Of all the consulting firms I've worked for, Deloitte is the most receptive to trying to maintain some semblance of a work-life balance. Compensation is above average and is something that doesn't cause a lot of heartburn among practitioners. Other benefits, including PTO and leave, are top-notch and Deloitte walks the talk when it comes to supporting diversity and women's initiatives.

    Cons

    I've been kind of suprised that Deloitte doesn't utilize the "work hard, play hard" mentality that I have seen with a lot of other firms. There is definitely less of sense of community with Deloitte than other consulting firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a stronger sense of community in the consulting practice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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