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Deloitte is out of Touche

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Former Employee - Strategy & Operations Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
Former Employee - Strategy & Operations Consultant in Rosslyn, VA

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

Pros

1. Good place for recent graduates to start their career
2. Compensation when you start is competitive
3. Great training programs available
4. Easy to get a higher paying job once you are ready to leave

Cons

The following comments apply to experienced hires in the Federal practice based out of Rosslyn, VA. My understanding is that people have had more positive experiences in Commercial.

1. The only way you will succeed at Deloitte is by embracing it as a life style. Want to become a partner/principal one day? Don't expect to go home at 6 pm and be done for the day and have a separate life after work. Your friends will need to be Deloitte employees, the activities you do will need to be Deloitte sponsored, the words you use will need to conform to Deloitte culture (e.g., what's your elevator speech; how are you building "eminence", have you defined your personal brand?).

2. Just a fraction of your year-end evaluation is based on the work you do for the client. Leadership without a doubt cares more about "internal contribution" than actual consulting. Meaning you don't have to deliver spectacular results to the people who are really paying your salary, but you do have to write white papers (which no one reads), do proposal work, and perform community service. I understand that every job has superfluous tasks, but at Deloitte you are really expected to do at least two full time jobs.

3. Leadership is non-existent. I was on several projects and there was virtually no interaction with people at the director level. After several years at the firm I still had no idea what they even did as I slaved away. To their credit, once in a while, e-mails from executives I'm supposed to know would stream into my Inbox touting the great sucesses of the firm. The nail in the coffin was when I resigned. Deloitte no longer has an exit interview process; they clearly don't even care about why people are leaving in droves and what they can do to make it a better place to work.

4. Performance increases are dismal, except for those who get the highest possible year-end rating (corporate drones who have dedicated their life to the "green dot"). If you choose to join, be sure to negotiate a really good base salary because it won't be going up much.

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Become more human.

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    6 years with experience as a business analyst.

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Deloitte offers a challenging environment to grow professionally along with a flexible working environment.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for advancement.

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    Provide more opportunities for high performers to be promoted.

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    Every experience you have depends on your team leadership.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Pros

    - A wealth of internal resources with a heavy emphasis on knowledge sharing and networking.
    - Opportunities to take on leadership roles in all kinds of activities.

    Cons

    Opportunities to get involved in all kinds of activities are not always optional. Your project work is only part of your job, you will be expected to work on proposal development, planning office activities, recruiting, etc. in addition to your client commitments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that some project managers and partners are great because they build trust with their clients and teams through personal relationships and excellent service, and are consistently sought out by clients for every new project - we like to work for these people.

    And some leaders are viewed as successful because they run profitable projects with high profit margins - this is because they nickel and dime every decision, bleed the client dry, and demand long hours while subtly suggesting teams bill based on estimated hours per week rather than actual, while forgoing sleep and a personal life. - no one wants to work for these people, and, if they have a choice, clients don't seek them out the next time they have a project/problem.

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