Deloitte Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  • Advanced attitude towards work-life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Probably a good place to start your career (in 167 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work-life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • There is no Work-Life Balance at all (in 254 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (38)

    Captain of your own Ship

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, great benefits, ability to travel and build travel points, impressive professional versatility.

    Cons

    Unpredictable work projects - e.g. some engagements last weeks, or months; each employee is their own company (with their own brand etc) and greater emphasis is therefore placed on networking. If you're not good at networking, become an expert in a particular field or map out a systematic plan to network.


  2. Analytics Consultant

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    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, experience, networks, projects, clients, etc...

    Cons

    work life balance, underpaid and overworked


  3. Top tier consulting, very competitive

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    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top talent Vast network Great training through Deloitte University Rewarding client work

    Cons

    Work-life balance Very competitive No sense of "belonging"

    Advice to Management

    Establish mentoring programs between Partners/Principals and Managers/Senior Managers. Mentor, coach, train the future firm leadership


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  5. Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Deloitte (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work; very professional office environment; opportunity to explore other areas of professional interest within the organization (including other geographies).

    Cons

    Quality of life trade-off is rough -- especially the longer you are there. Competing views and mixed (arguably, conflicting) messages from executive management about what is important, possible, valued, and rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees -- especially those who have 10-15 years of experience with your organization (like I did) and understand why they choose to leave. You might be surprised to learn that you have some significant "blind spots" ... that, if addressed properly, could improve productivity, reduce employee turn-over costs, and mitigate business/economic/reputational risk to the organization.


  6. gone downhill in a hurry

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything about this place turns on a dime when consulting work is plentiful or not. Can be lots of fun when this go right.

    Cons

    When work cycles into lower gear -- fewer big contracts up for grabs -- this place will turn on you and treat many 'valued employees' like garbage.

    Advice to Management

    get real


  7. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Fantastic people who turn from colleagues into friends - Fair total compensation and benefits - Exemplary development opportunities and facilities

    Cons

    - 24/7 "on" culture


  8. Helpful (1)

    Entrepreneurial and exciting but with some caveats

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and career-building options; smart, hard-working colleagues; interesting work that requires creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit rules the culture

    Cons

    They are trying but work-life balance is a struggle at times - especially given the travel requirements; again, they are trying but the performance management system communicates the firm only cares about the top 20% of employees - as defined by their standards of 'top'

    Advice to Management

    Level the playing field a bit


  9. Amazing place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart, smart people everywhere - helps everyone step up their game. Countless opportunities to learn - just remember that you own your destiny (no one will look out for you like you can look out for you).

    Cons

    Deloitte is great for the first half of your career. At more senior levels, it can get pretty competitive - if you're well liked, partners will make sure you 'make' your numbers, if not, it could be difficult to advance. BIG contrast between Commercial and Federal work. Commercial is very fast paced and can be overwhelming - by the time you're comfortable with a role, the project is over, and you're starting all over again (this may be a Pro for some personality types). Federal work is typically a bit more stable - big contracts and much longer engagements. If the role is not ideal, it can be difficult to move to something that better fits your goals. Longer engagements can be great if you're performance is rated highly, but it can really hurt your year end rating (and comp) if there were any missteps.. A poor rating could also be because of

    Advice to Management

    Don't hesitate to weed out lower performers - they may deserve second chances (maybe the role was a bad fit, maybe they were having some personal issues, etc), but constantly trading them around to other projects only serves to hurt others.


  10. Flexible Firm

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Federal Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte is a company that will be what you want it to be if you are willing to work for it. Love the opportunity that exists at Deloitte.

    Cons

    Compensation model is not as competitive as some peers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide AIP bonuses for Analyst pool to reduce attrition


  11. Helpful (2)

    Advisory Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Many opportunities to try new things or switch market offerings or industries. Many professional development programs for high performing professionals.

    Cons

    Difficult for minorities and women to get ahead - hard to find sponsors - work-life balance is a huge challenge at all level, but especially the Manager level. While many programs are available for advancement and professional development, all are geared towards high performer, leaving out those that may actually need true development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus should be on not just high-performers but also those mid-range performers that could also be high performers if a little support was provided.



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