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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 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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    Money is good, but not worth the price of your soul. Not for everyone.

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsSalary is good, co-workers are helpful, perks are nice

    ConsWorking hours are long and arduous. No support system from upper management or Talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the great consultants by helping to staff them correctly

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

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    While it sounds cliche, Deloitte is a place where you own your own career.

    Management Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros-Great mentorship/counseling model
    -Good pay and benefits
    -Energetic and motivated people that are very collaborative and team-oriented

    ConsIf you are the type of person that wants to work 9-5 and then go home and not talk to other employees, then this is not the place for you. They encourage you to get involved with firm initiatives, eminence, and building the practice, and you must do so in order to succeed. Examples are recruiting, white papers, proposal work, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on the people and recruiting the best and brightest of them. It's the only way a professional services firm can survive long-term.

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

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    Deloitte has been a great company to work for. There are significant opportunities to grow as a professional.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsFlexibility; training and mentoring program; dynamic client opportunities, Deloitte University, Great team to work with; challenging assignments, learning experiences, opportunities for growth; compensation is fair and employees are treated well; solid reputation in the community; Deloitte has spent a great deal of time building up the practices in the geographies; partners support career goals and help support talented individuals

    ConsDeloitte is short of resources and in particular experienced resources which puts pressure into the system regarding all of the client projects which need to be completed. Ratings tend to be on a bell curve

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to grow the talent base and make investments in growing the business; continue to develop the team

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

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    No standard experience.

    Data Analytics Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros- Love the people that I work with
    - Great salary
    - Some interesting work
    - Lots of support for trainings

    Cons- TONS of corporate compliance paperwork and administrivia
    - No women in leadership
    - Unfair performance measurement standards (coming from someone who's been successful.. you get heavily penalized for taking your time off or by circumstances out of your control)
    - Priorities are rarely on client success... it's usually just top priority to sell more work

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter manage staff's expectations of the type of work they'll be doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied, Good work

    Consultant (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsA lot of people, a lot of knowledge

    ConsCompany runs like a machine

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace more value on employee loyalty and tenure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly, Fun, With hidden objectives.

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThere are a ton of learning resources. They attempt to make the job 'fun'. If you are just out of college this is a perfect place for you.

    ConsThe hiring process is tiring and the onboarding play places are confusing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit trying to make the job fun for everyone. Give a fast track with documents new hires read over and submit!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sucks...

    Senior Consultant - Consulting (Federal) (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsBenefits. That's pretty much it.

    ConsLong hours and pay scales under the industry average. They will tell you that the pay ranges are the same (even with their new push to go more towards bonuses) but this is not true when you closely examine their competitors. Furthermore, the best titles to be in this company are Partner or Director. Anyone under them is basically expendable. This firm will chew you up and spit you out. Which is why there is such as high turnover rate. You not only have to have a 90% utilization rate but you also are judged upon how much "PRD" work (firm activities such as white papers, proposals) you do. They don't set the amount of hours you have to meet and you are not allowed to know what others in your consort are doing even though at the end of the year you are judged by what others with your Title have done. So if you did 50 hours of PRD work but the average is 150 hours, you not only don't get a good rating, your rating will actually GO DOWN!! If you do 150 hours the next year and the average is 300 hours, your end of year rating with GO DOWN!! I know because this happened to me. The best part of this is that they don't just come to you and say "I have these activities that I'd like you to do". You only discover them by networking and chasing after them. So, to sum up, you not only have to do your job and make the client happy by working a ton of hours. You then have to spend another 10-20 hours a week finding someone who has enough PRD hours and the right kind of PRD (because not all hours are equal). Once you've found the hours to be able to put in, you then have to do them. This company is only good for people just out of college who want to get their feet wet in Consulting or people who have worked elswhere who want to come to Deloitte and skip to the Sr. Manager, Director, Partner levels. Very few of the college grads who start with Deloitte actually rise up through the ranks to make it to Partner.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying about Deloitte respecting work/life balance (you know you don't). Start paying your employees more and stop treating them like the equivalent of the copy machine that can simply be replaced. Yes, the benefits are nice. But golden cages are still prisons and those "benefits" come at the price of health/home life and lower salaries

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, nice offices, well defined career development model

    Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros1) Good people - highly educated, motivated, Type A
    2) Career development model is clearly defined
    3) Offices are modern and upscale
    4) Good reputation in the industry

    Cons1) Work/life balance does not exist. Too many expectations to work on weekends in addition to late night meetings and early morning meetings
    2) Travel expectations are no longer realistic; need to move to a model that requires less onsite travel for project work

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement more virtual project work. Allow project consultants to work remotely. Web meeting tools are more than effective by this point. In many cases you end up traveling to the client site then working individually anyway, causing great frustration.

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

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    Be careful what you ask for.

    Specialist (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosgood salary and benefits. clients expect a lot and make the work fun and interesting.

    ConsWeak and diffuse management. Nobody is in charge or accountable.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore partner accountability also more weight should be given to client inputs during the evaluation process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Competitive pay with great benefits; lacking in work-life balance; huge company, lots of red tape

    Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsCompetitive pay
    Great benefits
    Good name

    ConsHuge company
    Lack of work-life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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