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Deloitte...long hours...reasonable pay...flexibility

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Former Employee - Consulting Manager  in  Melbourne (Australia)
Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at Deloitte

Pros

Deloitte provide's good work/life balance opportunities in Australia. Especially for women who need a year off for the birth of a new child, or for those seeking to travel. I took a years leave of absence in order to travel the world. This was made easier knowing that I had a reasonable paying job to return to.

That aside, the firm allows you to work from home when necessary. Because staff are provided laptops and wireless cards, you can complete certain work from home. Some staff even negotiate to work from home a day a week. However this will depend on your role.

Lastly, I managed to meet some life long friends with, who I have traveled with and spent countless good times with outside of the office. If you're going to work with someone 8 hours a day, it's nice if you can enjoy their company.

Cons

The hours can often be demanding. I isn't unheard of to have to work 60 or 70 hours a week sometimes. Whilst this isn't the norm I would suggest that people looking to work 9-5.30 shouldn't apply for jobs at Deloitte.

Secondly, the corporate ladder isn't very flexible. Once you have a position, you must work your way up each rung. Given the company has so many employees, they are unable to judge individuals completely on their merits.

The pay is not as high as positions at the other big four accounting firms. And this salary is present with superannuation include...unlike other Australian companies. This makes the value seem higher than what it is. So be mindful of that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some service lines I have worked for have leaders who are not very inspirational, and who don't have the respect of the actual workers. Given my role was very technology focussed it was worrying to see that the partners in this area of the business weren't very clued on about new technologies or approaches that could help our clients.

I would also say that we generally choose work based on the value, as opposed to ensuring we keep our skill sets relevant for the future. Again, with technology it is important to make sure your staff are skilled in the latest and most applicable technologies. Without doing so, you create room for new, more skilled competitors to come in and take the work.

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    Pretty decent place to work

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

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Decent salary and 4 weeks off paid vacation (when you can schedule time between projects). Smart, driven co-workers and energetic leadership.

    Cons

    Recently the firm has gained a bean-counter mentality. Practitioners are held to strict metrics such as utilization without regard for non-client work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to the Deloitte I was promised when I came on board. Caring for others, more transparency, more focus on the firm as a whole instead of strictly client service.

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