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It was educational experience and made of alot of friends

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

Pros

-Senior Managers are helpful
-Project controller position makes your feel part of the team and projects
-Nationwide projects
-good reimbursement for your expenses

Cons

-compensation was ok
-disorganize
-Hiring process almost 6 weeks
-once on a bench, its hard to find a new project

Advice to ManagementAdvice

take an interest in financial management of the project
be more accessible to your team

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK so far - close to quitting now

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    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    - Looks good on the resume - great place to start your career
    - If you are lucky, you'll work on some really good projects with nice folks - sr managers/partners who'll really care about your personal and professional development

    Cons

    - Pays are below par, atleast for analysts to manager level. Bonuses are a BIG joke.
    - for foreign workers, deloitte's immigration policy is a farce. they'll keep you in a limbo for as long as they can. Everybody below manager is automatically filed in EB3 even if you have a masters and the position qualifies for EB2 filing.

    The BIGGEST Problem - the way technology projects are sold. The firm and the technology practice specifically tends to heavily underbid on projects - and guess what, the people who are selling are not going to be delivering the project (to quote a PPD verbatim -- 'I dont care about the timeline, I am not delivering this anyways') --- shocking!! so if you are one of the guys who ends up delivering this project... well, tough luck.

    PTO is good - but whats the point if you can never really take it. All projects are always on a condensed timeline (see below) and the team is always in a crisis mode - so when am i supposed to take my PTO? and then you get these ridiculous emails at the end of each calendar year - asking you to NOT take all your PTO and that its not all 'vacation time'. B#@$Sh%# - the PTO is part of the compensation package and i am entitled to every single day!!!

    And Lastly, Don't even bother trying to understand the review process - 5 yrs in the firm and i still dont get it. its ridiculous to expect your people to have 100% utilization and still have 200-300 hours of 'Firm' initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the firm needs to get back to basics - look after your people first. It takes balls to say the right thing, even if its your client. PPDs need to address the over-the-top importance of firm initiatives.

    Things need to change fast or you will keep loosing your best people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunities for personal/professional growth...difficult to attain work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    -People who care about you and your development; with both hard and soft skills.
    -Hands-on experience, online training, and vendor training for some of the hottest technologies are readily available.
    -Simply the best in terms of talent...you're working with the best and brightest in the workforce.
    -Great client exposure.
    -Salary is extremely competitive.
    -Benefits are extremely competitive.
    -Great resume-booster.
    -This place is the embodiment of capitalism. All about competition. The slackers and those who don't add value stick out like a sore thumb. And the firm is the better for it. When everyone you work with is motivated to do a great job on everything they touch, things get done. They get done well and done quickly.

    Cons

    -90% of your satisfaction with the firm depends on your project (e.g. if project is understaffed or poorly-managed, you can be stuck in a rough spot for several months...granted you can always add value by performing at a high level in your role, success rarely hinges on a single analyst's ability to add value).

    -Continuing education classes, compliance training, practice development activities, firm activities, Impact Day, recruiting, all-hands events, service line meetings, Deloitte holidays, government holidays, all count against your utilization. Utilization refers to your requirement to spend 95% of the 2080 hours in the year (52 weeks * 40 hours/week) on client work, which doesn't include any of the things listed above. Usually everything totals to anywhere between 50 and 70 hours per week of work, and the non-client work actually ends up forcibly distracting you from your client work, which is supposed to be a priority.

    -Retirement benefits are practically non-existent...vesting and accrual start around year 3, with puny matching contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're bringing in a bunch of analysts who have proven they're bright and will work their butts off to do a great job. When you throw a bunch of competing priorities at them though, without counseling them on how to balance client work with all of their other responsibilities and requirements, some quality people can get burned-out. Instead of leaving them to figure it out, provide more structure to the firm activity and practice development components.

    Approves of CEO
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