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Deloitte Reviews in Washington, DC

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. 1 person 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 for 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.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely fulfiling at lower levels, no so much at higher levels

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Own your own career
    Great place to start your career

    Cons

    Cut Throat Environment
    Tough environment
    Your work funds overpaid partners
    Low yearly increases
    Extremely long hours
    Extreme amount of extra curricular activities required
    Extremely poor work life balance
    Not good place to finish your career
    Promote not keeping technical due to extreme amount of overhead type work
    Independence is horrible (force types of investments you can own)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop setting goals so high so you can actually meet target
    Stop with the firm activities and extra stuff
    Allow flexible work schedules

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    Best place to launch career

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

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

    Pros

    Training, collegian atmosphere, variety of experience, fast-paced, benefits

    Cons

    Feeling as if always "on-call"; emails never stop; demanding, poor life-fit balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience- can be a career or just gain valuable experience for a few years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented and passionate practitioners, every resource at your disposal, broad opportunities to do whatever you want and make your experience what you want.
    Great training and personal growth opportunities available, high level clients that are decision makers.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a myth (however that's probably true for most companies like this).
    Advancing to manager level and beyond to PPD level is extremely competitive. This isn't necessarily a con. However if you want to do your job and go home this isn't the place for you. Kiss your nights and a good part of your weekends good-bye if you want to succeed at these higher levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for 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
  11.  

    Deloitte Consulting

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

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about business. Get billable as fast as possible.

    Cons

    You have to find your own projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find projects for people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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