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Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
7,198 Reviews
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 167 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 254 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    An excellent career choice for an aspiring partner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Leader in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Specialist Leader in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Deloitte is a partnership. The culture and incentives of a partnership are very different from that of a corporate environment. You will be required to build the skills that will make you a business partner (communication, flexibility, diversity of thought and skills, planning, sales, engagement delivery). But it's also in every partners' best interest to grow more partners, so you'll find a mentoring/apprenticeship culture. The Firm has, in recent years, become even more aware and encouraging of work-life fit, though the experience varies greatly within the Firm.

    Cons

    Like many professional services firms, Deloitte will consume you if you allow it. Individuals who do not do well in setting and managing boundaries experience burn out, and there won't be many people (if anyone) to stop this from happening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, but don't be naïve.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Assistant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Audit Assistant in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    The people are intelligent, and you will learn a great deal in a very short amount of time. A wild ride that is quite enjoyable. Large company with awesome resources. Excellent to have on your resume.

    Cons

    You have to always cover your own behind, because that is top priority for everyone else. If its you or them, lets just say its going to be you.

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great People and Great Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant - Strategy & Operations in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant - Strategy & Operations in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Flat organization, lots of really smart, really great people, leadership is very personable, a ton of opportunities to join high-visibility projects, opportunities to lead.

    Cons

    The work-life balance here isn't the greatest (you work 40 hours some weeks, and 65+ other weeks), compensation structures is really frustrating, you don't have time to use all your vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better base raises and focus less on bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic first step in starting a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Services Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - IT Services Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    You will be on-boarded and have lots of information thrown at you.
    It is a very structured environment that will reward you in theory if you work very hard.
    There is a lot of networking opportunities and sense of community

    Cons

    Feedback can be hit or miss.
    You can work excessive hours and not be compensated for them.
    very little small margin of error
    Expectations are not always communicated well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to get to know who you are hiring and how to make employees feel less alienated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn new things, meet new people, and stress a lot!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Training (especially Deloitte University), employees have good backgrounds and are typically smart/work hard, Traveling is the best!

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employees, PTO is "given" to employees but no one is actually able to use it because it will affect your utilization, the Federal Arm of Deloitte needs a lot more work to be up to par with the Commercial Practice. Additionally, if you join the company with experience (and sometimes already a graduate degree in hand), you will not be compensated for all of that - Deloitte wants to mold you in their own way. That's why it is best to join as a new hire, right out of school!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all employees! They are the ones who make the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk management consultant for the federal sector

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Provides training and good experience.

    Cons

    The pay is more on the lower end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your compensation for those who don't match to their peers or even this site.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    In it for the network and exposure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to meet high caliber professionals and learn a great deal - but only for the motivated individual. Nothing is handed to you so be prepared to create opportunities, align yourself with the people who will be 'in the room' during your evaluation, and go above and beyond to get noticed. Otherwise it's not for you.

    Cons

    Too much reliance on networking to staff people on projects - a bit hap hazard/ad-hoc approach to staffing once you are hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recently on-boarded individuals should be given some say on what project sectors or industries they are staffed on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to start out at and get industry experience and name recognition on your resume.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FAS Associate in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - FAS Associate in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Pros

    Deloitte offers a number of benefits. In addition to an above board starting salary, Deloitte caters to an aggressive and outgoing professional. Along with a strong compensation and benefits package, Deloitte offers a number of continued education programs and provides its employee's with a healthy amount of extracurricular activities to build your own professional brand. Lot's of free professional perks, outings, and get togethers.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so you have to make a name for yourself. Office culture can be a little stubborn at time, but with a little socializing and networking you make your own career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to better its work-life fit model and not penalize employees who have earned PTO from taking it. Utilization is important, but it should not factor in holiday time or earned PTO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work and great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    The best most talented people I have ever been privileged to work with. It really is astounding. Keeps you on your toes, constantly learning and improving your own skills. Great support systems for women going into management with WIN. Fantastic training programs, online, at office locations and at Deloitte University.

    Cons

    Be prepared to bounce around a lot. From Healthcare to Housing, Military to Corporate. Sounds fun but it becomes a real drag after a couple of years. You never really have a job at Deloitte you are always lining up your next engagement and updating your resume

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems to be well managed structure, very fast paced and good corporate values. I have no complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for junior staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Rosslyn, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people; Would have loved to have moved from federal to commercial

    Cons

    when your contract ends, you're on your own to find your next assignment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good people by making it easier to transition to opportunities across segments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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