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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 a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (5)

    A deliberate time & life consumer

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some talented individuals, a great place to learn soft skills and how to communicate with clients and maintain relationships. This where this company really shines. They strive to make sure their clients are happy and will do anything to maintain their client relationships. The pay is very good and is how they attract so much of their talent.

    Cons

    This company does what it does through sheer willpower and force instead of doing things the smart way. This is simply because thats the way things have been done, and will continue to be done. Because this firm is private and partner-run, there is very little room for new ideas and things don't seem to evolve in this company.

    Staffing is a real PITA. Unless you have a well established network within the company expect to stay on the bench for 4+ weeks waiting for some project in dire need of bodies to staff you. Then expect long hours of tediousness and cleaning up a mismanaged project.

    After being at Deloitte for 2 years, I haven't met a single person that is happy with their work/life balance or has any semblance of a personal life. Everyone here is one-dimensional and knows nothing other than Deloitte. The company will ask you to work 80-100 hours a week, and then expects you to commit to firm activities (expect 200+ hrs a year for a half decent rating). I use to work at accenture, and people there had their own interests and hobbies. Here nobody does. The people that are managers and above will do anything to get their ratings and hit their goals, and are willing to over promise to clients to make that happen.

    Do yourself a favor and don't make the mistake of getting hired at Deloitte, unless money is your only objective. It will take away your personal life and your professional skills (since you'll never be able to use them) and leave you a career consultant.

    Advice to Management

    For your technology folks, have them do more technology work. It will make them better consultants and will make your projects go smoother. Not everything can be managed with the only 2 levers you know (hours and people). If you have people that know the technologies, things will go better. Let your consultant do what they do best - help the clients and have dedicated teams for PRD's. You are overworking your staff which causes them all to be demoralized.

    There's a way out of this, you just need to tai eaction


  2. Helpful (4)

    Its a good place to start if you are out of college

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With world wide presence, the possibility to move anywhere appears exciting

    Cons

    - fluffy culture with no ethical intention to provide honest value-added services to client, rather the attitude is to cash in on the ignorance of the clients
    -people leading projects , managers, sr.managers etc have no specific skill set, but their only few skills that take them up to that position are: their networking skills, gift of gab and working long hours because there are no processes defined or followed due to which they end up working long hours and in turn earn reputation of hard working consultant
    -typically only two sets of people are found and only these set of people survive:college hires (who don't have required knowledge to question why certain tasks are performed so inefficiently ) and the college hires promoted to higher positions after certain period of time, so basically if you are hired after college you can grow with this firm.
    - unlike other big corporations where HR is independent and unbiased , here the HR is only for placing you to different projects. , any personal issues you encounter and want HR intervention , they never take the stand and fight for right cause, rather side with partner ( perhaps due to the fact that they bring business to the firm).
    -they say that 'you are your own manager' it's actually contradictory, the counsellor they assign you works like your manager with one real danger that since they are not on your project they get your performance related info from the project managers you work with, any info provided by them is believed as they have no intention to fight for you with their peers and spoil their relationship with them.
    -there is too much of mediocrity which is apparent in the way projects are handled, out of box thinking will spoil your networking opportunities and thus your future. Emphasis is given to group lunches , so if you are the kind who prefers to have a quite lunch / save $, you will get branded as not social . These petty things are considered when your are evaluated for your performance.

    Advice to Management

    Instill some real values when serving the client
    Deempasize the culture to network so that the time spent in networking is spent on enhancing knowledge and skills which are of real use to the client than the networking skills


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