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First class company, dog-eat-dog competitive

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Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Smartest people
Most interesting project
Well known brand that opens doors

Cons

Turnover
Lack of loyalty
"Me first" mentality

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward collaboration instead of individualism.

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    Inefficient management but good introduction to the work world

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Focus on building variety of soft skills such as presentation/public speaking, client relations, time management, resource management, and writing documentation.
    The proposal process is very impressive and clearly shows how Deloitte wins as much work as it does.
    Overall friendly environment with approachable partners and managers.
    Variety of opportunities available outside of client work.
    Great stepping stone to either business school or a fantastic industry job.

    Cons

    Overall Deloitte employees are there to do a job. They do it very well because of the sheer number of hours and people that are put to each problem. However, there is little passion in the job or work itself. The growing technology company culture with enthusiastic individuals excited about their work and their effect on the world has not reached Deloitte. The culture doesn't look to be changing anytime soon either considering how traditional the majority of partners think. Maybe the new school of partners will enable even the most basic of advanced development (agile perhaps?) and understand that happy, passionate workers create quality products in the same or less time.

    The technology consulting division is diverse and every experience in every industry is different however switching between industries is rare and difficult for all levels. Technology consulting projects are naturally longer, especially in Deloitte where often the projects are end to end (requirements through implementation and maintenance). Not a place to go to if you want varied experiences.

    Also the technologies used in the majority of projects are old and outdated. Dont expect to work with very innovative products. The "emerging solutions" and "deloitte digital" groups are the two that work in newer technologies. However they are not only the smallest divisions, they also have the few projects per employee and lowest pay rate. In comparison to SAP, Oracle, and Systems Integration, these innovative groups barely touch 1/10 in size.

    In the end this is not a place for those that enjoy technology or creative solutions. It is an effective machine built to reuse proven techniques and teach newcomers how to implement these techniques.

    The culture, while enjoyable at times, is also very work/party focused and heavily male dominated. Much of the networking completed will be done at the bar. Great for the drinkers, not so great for those who decline to take a shot.

    Finally, the lack of bonuses or overtime for the first three years is no longer competitive in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deloitte Technology Consulting has managed to develop a fantastic reputation over the past decade. This has resulted in hiring from an elite group of universities at all levels. Many of those students come with specialized degrees. These students should be matched to industries or projects that utilize these skills.

    After hiring there is zero effort taken to match new hires to their interests. Often this results in a serious lack of passion the employee has for their job. while the excuse given is often along the lines of "you are here to try new things..." it can easily be refuted by the fact that every project offers its team members a variety of skill building opportunities beyond their main role.

    With such a high caliber of employees entering, and the turnover rate rising of "principle school" candidates. something has to be done to retain top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Fun and frustrating at the same time

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant (Consulting) in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant (Consulting) in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    - Good travel opportunities
    - Work with smart individuals, might even pick up a technical skill along the way
    - Paid better than most people in consulting, but wide variation for people at the same level can bread resentment
    - Great place to start your career
    - Flexible to move around either in career or location

    Cons

    - Mediocre when it comes to tech delivery
    - No one cares how good you are at your job, it's all about your network
    - Expectations to do 'firm activities' are ridiculous
    - Operates like a sorority (petty, people are overly sensitive). People have a high need to be liked.
    - Poor review process (everyone rates themselves first in the review process and guess what? - everyone thinks they're great)
    - Leadership is overly optimistic and will talk about how great the company is doing and how there is so much opportunity in the pipeline, but come salary/bonus time you'll see that all of a sudden there is more uncertainty.
    - Huge resistance to challenge people in authority. Sr. Manager is the weakest level - don't expect much in terms of delivery or for them to stand up to a partner or client.
    - Not a place for people who want to do a good job and be rewarded for it. You need to constantly be unselling yourself and skills. (i.e. if you can spell SAP - just put it on your resume) and doing firm activities no matter how little effort you put into it just to say you did it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't rely on other people's opinions, form your own
    - HR made me want to quit before I started. Luckily most of the company isn't like that.
    - Stop telling people at QSMs that you're working to get more work/life balance. People appreciate honesty. Just tell them they'll be on 3/4/5 schedules forever.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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