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Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
6,483 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok company- Management must care more for employees to retain talent

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Senior  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Specialist Senior in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Good health and vacation benefits
    Good office culture

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance
    No office supplies at client locations i.e. water/snacks/coffee/stationary etc.
    Parking issues/out of the pocket costs at the Deloitte offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to put employees first when negotiating contracts
    Match employees skills with right projects to increase their job satisfaction.
    Get rid of talent management if employees must find their own work as there is no need for talent management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit Senior Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    You gain experience quickly and have great opportunities after you leave.

    Cons

    Hours are pretty terrible and most people used to getting straight A's and being considered top of your class will still be rated average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employee retention and quality of life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    All that glitters is not...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contracts Management  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Contracts Management in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Salaries are good. Benefits are decent. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Unless you are part of the Partner/Principal ladder, they tolerate you at best. You are held to standards that are not written on paper, but held against you nonetheless. Bad habit of hiring leadership from without instead of cultivating talent from within. Are moving to increased "hoteling" experience to increase "teamwork". Don't know about you, but it is not productive to have to find a new desk everyday; to work in an open area with all sorts of distractions and interruptions. Really just a "justification" for cheaper office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be inclusive of support services and let them do the job their career field demands. Recognize their contributions. You make mistakes as often as anyone else in your business (yes, we see it and we hear it).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deloitte's Public Sector review

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant (Federal)  in  Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant (Federal) in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Pros

    - Salary
    - Stability
    - Structure
    - Benefits

    I've worked in Deloitte's Federal AERS practice for five years and met some great Partner's.

    Cons

    - Boring work
    - Politics. Those who suck up will move up
    - Long-term engagement

    Although I've met great parnters, I've worked with terrible managers. As a CPA, my direct manager was a government major and I didn't learn anything from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more recognition to staff level practitioners, make them feel like you can build a career at Deloitte. the expectation for many staff members is that you stay at Deloitte for 2-5 years and then you leave. You'd save alot of money if you invest in your people in the long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    - A lot of online training
    - Seems to be a lot of opportunity for different projects
    - A private entity
    - Gym/fitness subsidy
    - Provide you with an iPhone
    - Paired with a counselor

    Cons

    -Unlike at other competitors all of your PTO goes against your utilization, but you can take it all as long as you bill 45 hour work weeks which is the expectation on the federal side
    -Roth 401K match of 1.5% is extremely low but the pension kind of subsidizes this to a degree. Still overall retirement package could be higher
    -Health benefits are pricier than old employer where there are more monthly out of pocket premiums and the coverage is not as good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let PTO not affect one's utilization rate, so there is no controversy and then just make it mandatory to bill 45 hour work weeks if that is necessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter place, incredible learning experience, but will burn you out

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Federal Business Technology Analyst  in  Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Federal Business Technology Analyst in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Pros

    the experience is priceless - several different projects, everyone gets immense responsibilities, there are various types of clients and opportunities in any industry you can imagine (in Deloitte consulting)

    in the federal market place hours are not bad, mostly a standard 40-45 hr work week. Mentorship is incredible, and they encourage you to network and find mentors within the firm.

    Cons

    The firm expects a lot of you outside of normal work, you must do 400+ hours o f"firm activities" a year, outside of client work. It is usually very pointless like being on silly committees. The firm is also big on basically who is the best at sucking up and getting on high visibility intiatives. ratings are also unfair and on a bell curve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop asking for more, more, more. Quality over quantity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Benefits but Bad Leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Probably a good place to start your career... then its easier to navigate through the company.

    Cons

    Very cut-throat leadership. People are used and tossed very easily. Not a good work/life balance. Emphasis is on getting billable hours in as opposed to gaining valuable skills and focus on customer quality. Technical skills are not valued. So perhaps a great company for people who are interested in business development and marketing. Stay clear if you have technical skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to figure out whether they want consultants focused on selling or technical people who actually have skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not A Good Firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Pros

    The fringe benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Utilization is your worst enemy. I don't know why it is said that this is a great place to work. The layers of red tape between never ending progress reports and trying to keep your job is just too much. Also, it is not easy to switch counselors, when you get a bad one it is really bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent (HR) is not helpful. The entire system should be replaced. Once on the bench, it is really your job to network and find yourself another job. Talent will give you anything anywhere, if it does not work for you too bad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deloitte is full of many challenges and opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Deloitte offers over 250 services that are offered to most every type of client.
    Great place to start a career in your 20s..

    Cons

    Deloitte works as a large, complex, ineffiicient company with many subcompany owners (ie: Principals and Partners) to keep happy.
    Principals and Partners line their pockets at expense of lower level staff.
    No accountability by Principals and Partners to keep high performing staff or any staff.
    Not a good place to work if you are over 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deloitte's product is it's people. Delloite needs to do a better job keeping top notch people. To do this Deloitte needs to implement a Resource Management system that really works to keep people from having to network to find next available job. Networking in such a large company is very time consuming.
    Mid-Year and Year End Performance Evaluation process is labor intensive with a lot of rating inflation based on popularity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Deloitte is a great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great company to grow and accelerate your career at. They offer competitive salary as well. Deloitte has a great promotion structure. You will get promoted every two-three years as long as you do what's required. Heavy emphasis on training and it's mandatory for all employees to attend Deloitte University in Texas.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work 45-50 hours minimum. Most Consultants work well over 50 hours. Additionally, you are required to put in anywhere from 150-200 hours in to firm contributions (outside of client related work).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get away from the firm contribution!!! This should be an optional thing just like it is with other Consulting firms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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