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Deloitte Federal chose revenue over brand

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA

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

Pros

Great training, development, and some fantastic people

Cons

Federal has gotten into the "butts in seats" model of doing useless work on site for federal organizations to drive up revenue. Has nothing to do with strategy, advisory services, or any other useful skill, and drove rates down and quality suffered. Also forced us away from true competitiors like McKinsey and some of the top firms, and down to typical government contractors. Quite unfortunate. You also end up with AERS and S&O selling very similar (but different of course) solutions to the same client. Walking somewhat of a fine line.

Your year end review is completely based off who you know and how you played the game. Has far less to do with your previous work and merit than one assumes, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but gets lost in the web that is the partnership. If you play the game for 2-3 PPDs, you may come to realize that at the end of the year, they didn't hold enough power, or weren't the right PPD to align to. Most counselors do not seem to understand this, and it becomes an 'every man for himself' environment with regards to promotions and career development. In addition, the inner circle takes care of itself through shared sales and revenue, allowing lower performers to be taken care of by those who control RTRAK (sp) by way of being the 'third manager / SM' who gets credit for the sale.

While Deloitte is still a fantastic firm, and one of the best places to START a career, especially coming out of the military or college, the game grows old on those who continually perform, and a number of strong managers and consultants have been heading for the door recently, and others are just waiting until bonuses to eject.

Bottom line: I found it to be too much BS and game playing for a marginal comp package.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on quality and returning the firm to what it should be, and what you sell it as to recruits.

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    I'm always working my butt off to meet incredibly high expectations

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Incredibly prestigious, great culture
    Work with the best and brightest from industry and the consulting world
    Read about the impact of your work in the news everyday
    Extracurricular opportunities abound - community service, white papers, firm initiatives and more
    Company sponsors MBA for top performers

    Cons

    Incredibly high extracurricular expectations
    Can be very political
    Big company feels even bigger at times - hard to stand out
    Pay is good, but could be better
    Intense

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to start your career, but make sure to leave in a few years!

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    -Teaches you strong work ethic
    -Makes you immediately marketable after leaving
    -Great name recognition on your resume
    -Predictable promotion track
    -Rotating onto various clients allows you to learn new things in short time

    Cons

    -Long work nights and weekends
    -Underpaid for contributions
    -Sometimes work long hours on things that are non-value added
    -May get stuck with lazy, less competent teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partners need to pay their employees better and stop hoarding cash

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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