Deloitte Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Heartless and WAY TOO MUCH Office Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QRM in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - QRM in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers; volunteer events (Impact Day); firm values; firm's investment into their employees

    Cons

    salary, office poitics

    Many people take credit for work other people really did in order to advance in the company or to protect themselves from lay-offs.

    It doesn't matter if you 're a great employee or a poor employee. All that matters is that your manager thinks you're working (even if you spend 30 hours a week on Farmville). It's more important to spend 40 hours being friends with your manager than it is actually doing your job, especially if your manager is a PPD (Principal, Partner, Director)..

    Deloitte will not hesitate to fire you OVER THE PHONE despite a satisfactory performance review. Deloitte is trigger happy with the at-will employment option. Deloitte will shut down your account so you don't even have a chance to look for other opportunities with the firm or say good bye to friends.

    Deloitte does not want women in their 30s who may have babies. Even upon their return, many women are terminated after a year or not given any assignments so that they can be up for termination due to "performance issues" (e.g., you're utilization sucks even though it's because the person assigning you work is too busy travelling around the US to suck up to PPDs).

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that people claiming credit for their work actually worked on it rather than just "project managing" (e.g., watching the progress of work product by others and being the first to claim credit or throw people under the bus).

    Make sure employees who do their job remain with the firm and employees who abuse the telecommuting are investigated and ferretted out.

  2. Great company to start your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    People.
    Young environment.
    Strong learning experience.
    Great clients.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Tight deadlines.
    Stress level during busy times.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Deloitte Consulting is not a great place for industry hires.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of training class offered for junior employees, very social environment. It's a great place for fresh graduates but not for experienced hires.

    Cons

    It's all about connections and who you know in the firm. How much have you contributed to the client success and the firm's bottom line is secondary.

    Advice to Management

    Stop politics.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful firm with great people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

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

    Pros

    The people are truly genuine and great to work with. Partners really care about you as a person.

    Cons

    Busy season hours can be long, but as expected and only one quarter out of the year.

  6. Tax Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant II in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture - promotes working from home, and even allows this during busy season; Love my co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season; Evaluation system doesn't really allow differentiation between employees, so people are less motivation to work hard; Don't think we are compensated enough for all the hours we put in

    Advice to Management

    Fix the evaluation and goal hour system so that people who are efficient and work hard will be compensated, or else they will just leave

  7. Great place to start your career - but there are trade offs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, Travel opportunities, Invest a lot in their people through training opportunities. Most of the people here are very bright and many have the "work hard; play hard" mentality.

    Cons

    Work life balance is almost non-existent due to the long hours and travel. The culture is focused on doing whatever it takes to get the job done and depending on the phase that could mean working 65+ hour weeks for a couple of months.

  8. Overall Positive experience

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to different inductries

    Cons

    Too much work pressure. hard to achieve work life balance

  9. Great place during initial years

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented people, wide exposure, develops finest soft skills

    Cons

    Total lack of work-life balance, work gets monotonous after a point, do not build expertise in any 1 area

    Advice to Management

    Let employees work in different service lines, and do not pigeon hole them in their initial years!

  10. Excellent place to start or ultimately end up after a career in industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, great culture - focused on advancement and growth

    Cons

    A lot of hard work - can burn out on travel

  11. Great culture, overall a wonderful place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Culture, opportunities to develop your career, training

    Cons

    performance review process - not enough real-time feedback

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in compensation, better incentives

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