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Deloitte Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 13, 2014
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3.5 262 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria

(72 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance(in 423 reviews)

  • Great place to start off your career to learn a lot of skills(in 143 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance(in 1082 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate(in 218 reviews)

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    Associate (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosit is a fancy company

    Consno really friendly for entry-level

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more women

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some good, some bad

    Consulting Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat place to start a career as there are many training and development opportunities available to employees. Finding an effective mentor and/or champion can make or break your career here. Generally speaking, your colleagues will be smart and hard working.

    Fairly decent compensation and bonus structure if you don't actually look at it on an hourly basis. :-)

    ConsDespite all of the lip service paid to "career-life fit" this seems more aimed at external organizations for the purposes of PR and recruiting. Note that it is not referred to as "work-life balance" because given the expected hours and contributions it is hard to demonstrate any balance.

    Performance reviews and promotions despite good intentions are still too dependent on who you know and how effective your career counselor is in their due diligence and presentation. Unfortunately this is not usually someone you work with on a day-to-day basis. Feedback providers can take advantage of this to prop up less worthy individuals as well as sand bag others without addressing concerns directly with individuals as it ideally should be. None of the current checks or balances of the performance review process adequately addresses this.

    There is also a stunning lack of diversity at the senior levels of the organization. I worked in an account space where all of the PPDs (~10 of them) were white males. It was noted and commented on frequently at the staff level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverhaul your performance review process. The cycle is excessively long and burdensome and lacks transparency as well as real checks and balances to ensure fairness.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for the kids

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsA good place for young professionals to gain skills.

    ConsEveryone is out for himself. The incentive model pits employees against each other. Everyone wants your knowledge and your assistance until you are obligated to ask for credit on the deal, and then you're cut out. In stead of getting the job done, workers are left on the bench unbillable because they are overqualified (too expensive for the Partner's net profit report).

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut the customer first. Don't be so risk adverse. Make Deloitte more personable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Firm will take all you can give, plus some more with Firm activities, never ending review cycles...

    Associate 7 (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsIf you find a good project - it will be challenging, rewarding, and impactful. Otherwise you will be stuck in a dead-end stifling role. You are 100% responsible for finding your next project. Which can be a pro, but if the timing is bad
    might not be much or anything available. A good project / client enables some work/life balance (but if does not really exist at Deloitte.)

    ConsYou are 100% responsible for finding your next project. Which can be a pro, but if the timing is bad
    might not be much or anything available. And if you are on the Associate path it could be the end of your career. For Associates, the last day of your project is the last day at the firm. Associates do not receive severance. But they do pay out all the PTO you earned, but were never able to take.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppear to be losing Federal projects because the Firm is too expensive.

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    Push harder for appropriate staffing level

    Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsFull of young bring employees who are eager to get ahead.

    Has the feeling of an up-and-coming firm.

    Large investment in employee development. Built a large University which is cool when you first start.

    ConsRecruiters will try to push you down to a lower level. I was previously a Senior Consultant and they said "You would be better off being a Consultant". Push harder for keeping a higher level. It will be more pay.

    Not a meritocracy. Time based advancement and not necessarily based on ability. Minimum 2 years "promotion date" from start of work at company. This will be set halfway through your first year, so it will more accurately be 2.5 years before you will see a raise or title change.

    Be prepared for "Firm Activities". This includes extra work that you must find for yourself: bid and proposals, writing white papesr and newsletters, give-back. Basically the expectation is for 150-200 Firm hours that fall outside your normal business.

    Hilariously low 401k match. 1.5% which starts after your first year in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet more realistic expectations for advancement.

    A more legitimate 401K match.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great reputation, but strong internal politics can make your experience terrible

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsSolid pay for the field, great reputation as a big 4 consulting firm, talented people

    Consstaffing works primarily through networks, strong internal politics, if you don't come into the firm in a strong position it can be difficult to advance, management will work you into the ground and not think twice about it. Federal consultants are second class citizens.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people at lower levels that are not talented enough to be partners someday

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High visible work working with high achievers to produce top quality deliverable in tight timelines

    Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsQualified and smart consultants, high quality work, top notch experience, excellent network, matrix driven, own your career, lots of training opportunity

    Constight timelines, pressure, high visibility, stringent quality and performance measurement

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep rocking with values of customer focus, high quality, excellence, team work, brand

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Consulting

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsVariety of job options, great training

    ConsI don't have any cons for working at this company. If you understand consulting....its is what it is.. The good, the bad the ugly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well run company

    Specialist Track (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsBe prepared to be continuously trained and challenged. Busy environment. Exciting work sites. Travel if you want. Wide range of benefits. Nice corporate offices. Excellent Enterprise Social network.

    ConsAwful performance review system, employees rate each other and some have hang-ups. Don't have a bad year or you're out. Engagements may only last a few months. Company is always the highest bidder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding: could be better

    Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsOpen door policy to meet partners - All partners were open to discussions

    Open culture - The culture is very open and accomodating; more so than the other large organizations

    Decent pay - Average to above average based on informal knowledge

    Great benefits - 5 weeks vacation (everything together)

    ConsLong hours - expected work hours to meet expectations are definitely more than 60 per week.

    Vacation conundrum - Can never take all the vacation (5 week per years at my level) per year unless you do not want a bonus that year.

    Too much focus on sales - Everything is about meeting numbers. Only good delivery folks need not apply.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTackle the expectation of working long hours and lose the under-performers fast! After all, others are taking their slack up to deliver.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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