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Deloitte Reviews in Sydney, Australia

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
6,579 Reviews
3.6
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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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  1.  

    Fantastic organisation to work for

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great career ops,
    strong mentor / development structures
    op to work snr mgnt early in career
    constantly evolving / dynamic job
    innovative approach to work
    ops to work with vast array of coys

    Cons

    std professional services issues
    - pay (we all know commerce is better)
    - work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good training, but you won't enjoy it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training, good name to add to your CV, usually they will fund further study, as it is a large organization you are likely to make good contacts

    Cons

    Low pay, VERY hierarchical; it is a very formal workplace (may be a pro for some people) so you need to watch what you say in front of partners/senior managers (no jokes), very long hours with very little recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Never-Again

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

    I worked at Deloitte as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    None really. Doesn't compare to the other big4's yet thinks its the best

    Cons

    Too much politics. Managers and above review your every move and a slight hesitation here and there will see you out of the company. I chose DTT above another big 4 and regretting my decision all the way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Disappointing

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

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Work-life balance
    * Met some great people
    * Learnt and got required training to get the hell out of Deloitte

    Cons

    * Too much politics at Deloitte
    * Overlooked on certain promotional opportunities because I do not kiss bottom's
    * A lot of people getting promoted who aren't actually skilled, but just good at kissing bottom's and rubbing partner's egos
    * Unequal opportunity when you see a staff promoted every six months in National Finance, from assistant accountant to financial controller of Risk and doesn't know anything and falls flat on her face, cries because the partner abuses her for her lack of knowledge and reporting incorrect numbers.
    * Harsh reality, the performance reviews mean nothing, partner's already choose who they will promote a few months before the performance reviews even finalise
    * Varying salaries even on different staff levels, some senior consultants earn as much as a manager.
    * CA Program has been changed and no longer provides the choices it used to.
    * Due to tough times in financial services, a lot of staff are being 'pushed out' using methods of natural attritions, no promotions, perform them out - ugly truth!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Get rid of certain partners, alternate your internal partners the way you alternate your audit partners.
    * Long standing staff with complaints against them should be reviewed
    * National Finance directors/partner's are useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Deloitte Sydney - A Technology division that actually works as one

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Responsibilities shared. On the job training available allowing cross skilling

    Cons

    Technology division still very male dominated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture, equal opportunity employer but a lot of politics to deal with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Deloitte for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to clients and business environments is fantastic. Deloitte is not seen as a great pay master but at least 2-3 years of experience at Deloitte is great on the CV. Paid parental leave is significant for Manager and above. Deloitte is highly respected in the industry, so the business card will take you places.

    Cons

    A hell lot of politics to deal with, especially between Partners. You need to have alignment to key senior folks who will watch out for you and take care of you. If you are unlucky to be in a position where you are "orphaned" it is hard to navigate the organisation. One has to spend a lot of time building relationships, watching one's back and dealing with the politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better mentoring opportunities to create a cross service line, "holistic" experience for the candidate and make sure they are recognised for the contribution they are making in terms of their willingness to work and their attitude, NOT their utilisation alone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High performance culture
    Focus on employee development
    Team culture
    Young employee base
    All in all a perfect place to start a career in finance

    Cons

    Poor pay relative to market
    To much focus on signals culture
    No employee ownership before partner level but this is common in accounting firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch D.Academy - I found it to be a waste of time but that is just my humble opinion.
    Otherwise doing a pretty good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great rhetoric, poor delivery

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

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

    Pros

    Good brand, US and UK firms are significantly better.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Partnership structure. Teaming (or lack of)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort it out. Get some from the US or UK firms to show you how its done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Deloitte is a great innovative place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, Amazing culture, work life balance and very open leadership.

    Cons

    Partnership makes it an interesting place to work sometimes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people going through same thing

    Cons

    Very political at manager level and above, and just like other big 4

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