Deloitte Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
59 reviews filtered by
  • Sydney, Australia Area (Australia)
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.3
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Cathy Engelbert
4 Ratings

Pros
  • Advanced attitude towards work-life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Probably a good place to start your career (in 167 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work-life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • There is no Work-Life Balance at all (in 254 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

59 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company with lots of great opportunities but poor work-life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Love working with smart colleagues / senior management, diverse tasks, opportunity to change career direction within the firm, dynamic environment, easy to find mentors, lots of initiatives to get involved in.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, high stress tolerance needed, demanding job, low pay vs. high input at junior levels.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain talent by better remuneration and focus on people management


  2. Senior Consultant, Sydney, Australia

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive partners if you are deliver on key account projects and also make an effort to get involved in practice development - this can be quite time consuming, though

    Cons

    Not very well remunerated especially compared to the industry coutnerparts you work with everyday. It is a considered choice, the opportunity cost being offset by the fast pace of learning

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the path to salary raises. Certain promotions e.g. manager and director promotions will lead to significant pay increases, however this isn't broadly known


  3. Good company but depends on the partner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice environment, smart people and the firm wins great work

    Cons

    I had a partner who wasn't very good and demoted eventually. Ruined career promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and ensure all partners have the people skills to ensure success


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great learning environment, high performance expected but flexible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, highly intelligent colleagues, strong culture

    Cons

    Complex and a lot of red tape in processes

    Advice to Management

    Cut down complex processes


  6. Helpful (1)

    Hard work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, respected Big 4 Firm, nice offices and good staff amenities, interesting clients.

    Cons

    Looooong hours, high staff turnover, outdated systems and processes, pay not reflective of hours worked, no work/life balance, all about the numbers and gaining new business - not providing good service to existing clients. Arrogant Partners mostly out of touch with staff and/or the real world.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your existing clients....they are your bread and butter. Look after your staff....all your staff.....don't just talk about Deloitte being a good place to work...do something about it!


  7. Oxford Graduate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good cuture. Friendly people and good progression

    Cons

    Work can be hard and the team culture can differ from team to team


  8. Good learning experience with frustrations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

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

    Pros

    Good people, good exposure to a number of large organisations and senior people within these companies. Good potential for cross border moves

    Cons

    Strong financial focus which often detracts from the 'culture' of the organisation. The lack of bonus payments and the bias of financial reward to the partnership group are a deterrent if intention is not to get to that level

    Advice to Management

    Consider financial reward more in terms of recognition, push people to strive for better performance rather than settling for an ok performance


  9. Experiencing the culture and having it on your resume would be something valuable. A decent stepping stone.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Auditor in Sydney (Australia)

    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

    - generally smart colleagues but annoying clients
    - makes your resume looks nice
    - you get to know your physical limit

    Cons

    - do not expect work-life balance whatsoever
    - if you just keep your head down executing the assigned tasks, you tend not to learn anything

    Advice to Management

    Focus on recruiting team oriented person who actually would first prioritise the team over their personal commitment. I have met people who think they are too smart to collaborate with the team.


  10. "Culture beats strategy"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical training - you will learn a lot about accounting

    Looks good on cv - the endless performance reviews and long hours means future employers know you can tough out challenges

    Cons

    Extremely Hierarchical to the point of absurdity; no jokes in the office, junior staff members cannot put forward their own ideas or ask questions.

    The low pay means that people are only looking to progress, and for some, that means stepping on others - even at the expense of the client.

    Not a client-centric firm; Deloitte consulting will say whatever the client pays them to.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the directors who remain from the "sick puppy" days. This culture has no place in a modern workforce.


  11. Good start of career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, young people, gain experience really fast, exposure to various industries and clients

    Cons

    At the end, as with all professional services, you might end up with insufficient skills to do anything else

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation, better coaching and mentoring programs needed



Showing 59 of 8,521 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.