Deloitte Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people
    Good Pay
    Significant investment on practitioners and training

    Cons

    Significant travel required
    Can be too big to navigate
    Not as popular as McK, BCG or Bain for Consulting

    Advice to Management

    Investments required for small firm feel will reap rewards.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Great way to build experience and your career

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Generous benefits (healthcare, disability, 401K, etc.)
    * Copious PTO (although finding time to take it can be a challenge!)
    * Wealth of career development, mentoring/counseling, leadership development, and training opportunities
    * State of the art training facility/hotel (Deloitte University) in Westlake, TX (whenever you get sent to training at DU, you're excited about it!)
    * Project-based work means you're always working with a different team, client, problem, setting, location every few months/years so you don't get bored (challenging work helps you build a lot of great experience)

    Cons

    * Work-life balance: If you're in a role where you travel to client sites, the travel can get overwhelming (80%+ travel)
    * Performance management requirements can be annoying, overwhelming, administrative (you have to have yourself and others evaluate you during and after every project, and at the midpoint and end of the fiscal year. If you're on multiple projects, this can be a lot of evaluations!)
    * Project-based staffing is not yet entirely considerate of your desires (e.g., being in a certain location/region or being on a certain type of project). You basically need to go wherever they send you

    Advice to Management

    We're starting to discuss work-life balance more (especially in Consulting) and implement flexible/predictable work practices that are outside of the typical "travel to the client site every week" (3-4-5 schedule), however, I have not yet seen these practices implemented on the project level. Incentivize Partners/Principals/Directors and Senior Managers to have conversations with the client about how to make sure their team does not burn out!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great variety of experiences, work-life balance feels like 98% work 2% life.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Deloitte offers a wide breadth of services to a diverse group of clients; which allows practitioners to develop a diverse skill set.

    Cons

    In addition to working 50-70 hours a week (not including travel time), expect to work an additional 10-20 hours on mandatory firm initiatives.

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  5. Best company all around.

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    Current Employee - Advisory Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is actually a thing here. Some may have it worse but I got extremely lucky and have a ton of flexibility. You just have to put in the work up front and you will be trusted to work remotely once a week etc. Depends on a lot of factors but its possible. The pay is decent in almost every state. In SF, it's a bit hard to live on this average given the high cost of rent but its manageable. The people are amazing. Everyone is so kind, smart, and has amazing work ethic. Very professional all around and these people will be your colleagues for life.

    Cons

    You have to do a ton of networking to get noticed. Everyone that works here is doing a great job so you have to work extra hard to set yourself apart. So this can also be a "Pro" but it takes a lot of time and prep to email, set up lunch dates, quick meetings, etc. Effective networking can get you very far here. Other than that, there are absolutely no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at all. They do everything just right.

  6. Best place to launch career

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand
    Excellent learning opportunities
    Proven processes and methodologies to prepare employees for success

    Cons

    Huge company - sometimes difficult to understand your place in the organization
    Unvaried work - most consulting work is project management focused
    Stack ranking - if your utilization isn't at goal you won't be promoted. To get to the goal might mean being on a long boring project for a year or more.
    Compensation looks attractive out of college. 3 years later most of your peers will be out earning you.

    Advice to Management

    Put my pressure on counselors to help new hires get integrated. Obviously you have to build a network, but you should be given the tools to build that network when you start your career.

  7. It was a good learning experience...

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    Former Employee - Administrative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Office culture is good, There is a lot of learning. Benefits are good....

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance is very hard to maintain, and no transparency on policies. Promotion necessarily does not mean increase in Salary

    Advice to Management

    Bring more transparency in your management Style

  8. Great skill development, motivating and bright people but be aware of office politics

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    Former Employee - Audit Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Deloitte invests in the people and you can gain a lot of meaningful relationships at the firm. It has a strong sales culture because of its consulting focus so the people there go on to lead important roles after exiting the company. The company does its best at maintaining an elite image among the big four (again because of its consulting focus). As a result, Deloitte as a brand name carries great weight on resume.

    Cons

    Because of the sales culture, the people at Deloitte are less down-to-earth compared to people at other big four and this can impact the level of satisfaction at the workplace. People constantly try to compete in terms of building the right relationships, resulting in office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Improve openness and be consistent with what you set out to do in talks and how you actually carry yourself around the office.

  9. Audit Senior

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company
    Great Market Value
    Big 4 recognition
    Good pool of people
    Working is fun mostly

    Cons

    Poor pay package
    No work life balance
    Superficial innovation savvy and superficial employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    Introspect, Core values of firm is superficially adopted.
    Great organization to start your career, a mistake to continue.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great firm with smart, talented and dedicated people. increasingly building a strong presence in the market. You get to work on touch problems and learn a lot.
    Many opportunities to build and navigate your career internally as Deloitte is a massive organization with a lot going on at any given time.
    Leadership is great - they have very clear priorities and are communicating them clearly.

    Cons

    Work life fit (we've pretty much given up on balancing work-life, now we're trying to make sure it fits...) is a challenge though leadership is making real efforts to address that. But this is consulting, to it would be no worse than the rest of the pack.
    The Deloitte brand is not as strong as McK, Bain, BCG
    Deloitte puts a lot of emphasis on firm contributions. You're expected to contribute beyond client work, which adds to the workload. The flip side of that is that it gives you the opportunity to get closer to people who do the kind of work you would like to do, and that you may be gaining experience in a fairly low risk environment. But it still sucks to have to work on a firm initiative after 14 hours of client service...

  11. Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, positive company culture, excellent training.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult. Long hours and travel.

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