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4 people found this helpful  

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

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A deliberate time & life consumer

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Have an exit strategy when you start unless you want to be a partner or director.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great opportunities to learn and grow.
    -This job will teach you how to network and why that is an important thing to do, even if you hate it.
    -Lots of exposure to different clients, industries, and higher level executives.
    -The travel perks can be nice.

    Cons

    -It's a burnout cruise. Make sure you have friends and a life outside of work before you start. This job doesn't leave you a lot of time to develop personal relationships and hobbies.
    -Internal politics, it's not what you know, it's who you know and what they think of you. Evaluations and promotions seemed like a popularity contest.
    -Lots of insecure people who are full of themselves, and have nothing to talk about outside of Deloitte work life.
    -You will get lots of time off, but you only get to use it when Deloitte says you can (not very often). It's hard to plan real vacations without them being cancelled or rescheduled.
    -The constant travel gets old quickly, especially if you're flying across the country every week.
    -Internal firm initiatives you are forced to participate in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone else said "practice what you preach" and I agree with that. There is a lot of lip service about "work life balance" but it's hollow. The partners work the hardest, they never stop. Show your people that you really care about them by making sure they are well compensated, and giving them time to recharge that they can actually use.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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