Deloitte Reviews

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  1. deloitte sr consultant

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    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    federal side has good work-life balance

    Cons

    the pay is ridiculously low they say you are "free" to float and try new projects after a year at each one, but they really bully you into wherever they need

    Advice to Management

    you have to be your own advocate and try to get yourself out there


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    manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and work life balance is okay. great place to build a career

    Cons

    senior management seems incompetent at times and shows favoritism towards younger employyes


  3. Totally Depends...

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

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

    Pros

    Everything depends on client and placement within the firm. The biggest split in the firm is by "Function". Consultants in Advisory, Audit, or Tax are compensated very differently (less) than Consultants in "Deloitte Consulting". In the Federal sector, work-life balance is mostly good, but this won't apply to other industries. It's difficult to research these different sections on public websites, so talk to several people inside the firm before applying or accepting an offer -- it's the only way to get a sense of what area you are getting into. Such a large firm provides some great horizontal opportunity. If you want to switch industries or move across the country, it can be done (with a little work) without leaving the firm. The size of this firm also provides much greater job security than much smaller consulting firms. A lost bid or contract does not mean your job is at risk.

    Cons

    There is a wonderful steer-your-own-ship attitude with regards to horizontal movement, but this does not apply to vertical movement. Almost every consultant I've met has been promoted after exactly three years, regardless of ability, and this trend seems to continue up through the ranks. If you work hard to network and continue learning, you will eventually get to work on interesting projects in the field you want, but this does not mean you will be promoted any faster or paid much more. As with any consulting firm, there is a much greater emphasis on business development (sales) and billable hours than quality of work (although I think Deloitte may take a little more pride in quality/brand than some firms). Many aspects of the work-environment are at the whim of the client. Some clients stuff 3 consultants in a cubicle and don't let them park on-site. Others will fly consultants across the country every week with hotel and per diem so that they can spend time with their families on weekends. Again, it just depends.

    Advice to Management

    Performance reviews (especially at lower levels) should be performed by direct supervisors, not by partners who talk to counselors who talk to project managers who talk to direct supervisors. Keep up the investment in continuing education, Deloitte University, and internal trainings. It is appreciated by those of us still early in our careers!


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  5. Lacking long haul vision

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    Former Employee - Tax Staff/Team Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Tax Staff/Team Administrator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mix of very bright people. Great benefits, but not a lot of time to take advantage of them.

    Cons

    Blind sighted layoffs cut production and viability. New top managers moved in and couldn't adapt to different business plan of team, totally destroyed it, huge layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Let the experts of the team manage the team, don't bring in know it alls who don't understand it.


  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. Senior consultant

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great networking Awesome benefits High caliber coworkers Flexible work schedule. Project dependent Gain invaluable skill sets

    Cons

    Firm contribution requirements are ridiculous Politics to gain favor of partners and directors Sometimes straight up staff augmentation Long hours


  8. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Deloitte has a great culture - very collaborative and diverse. The size also means that Deloitte does everything - you just have to network and find the right people. Our brand also gives us the opportunity to work with some great companies on their toughest business problems.

    Cons

    Deloitte asks a lot - work life balance is still not a great fit. Also, unless you are brought on directly from school the comp and ben is not what it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Management should make sure that they practice what they preach. If we are all about our social values to retain the best talent, then everyone should be able to take those opportunities when they come along.


  9. Decent

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good location, good clients. The firm was flexible with hours to a certain extent.

    Cons

    Inner politics of the firm were overwhelming. It seemed as though everything was done behind people's backs and with a lot of deceit.


  10. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some of the work is for myopic clients.


  11. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    One of the best consulting firms out there ... great resources at your disposal and high level of aptitude among coworkers.

    Cons

    It's a big firm. Opportunities to shine as an individual can happen on the client site, but it's difficult to be yourself vs. being seen as "Green Dot"

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people who are ready to advance at the firm ahead of their expected promotion cycle and speak out for them to be promoted early. Too much good talent leaves the firm because Deloitte can't match the pace of individual practitioner development.



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