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Tax Sr Mgr

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Current Employee - Tax Senior Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Tax Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Deloitte

Pros

Strong national presence and international network

Cons

Unnecessary titles and leadership roles for non-client partners

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Minimize administrative partners who do not carry client responsibility.

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Other Reviews for Deloitte

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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to very knowledgeable people and leadership. A huge emphasis on teamwork and leadership. Excellent benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Although the firm has many tools and trainings in place to ensure adequate competencies for job responsibilities, it appears that promotions are very difficult to achieve despite accomplishments and contributions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication from leadership to the ranks on organizational changes and issues.

    Approves of CEO
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    Good Tools, Good Learning, But Over Worked

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    A big Microsoft shop, so they use the most current Microsodt development tools and operating systems. Good support for personal development and professional training. Good benefits package. Above average in number of vacation days.

    Cons

    Deloitte claims to have work life balance standards and family life understanding in place, but falls woefully short in practice. Expect to be shunned and have little to no career advancement if you try to take advantage of any work life balance programs.
    High burnout rate as senior management puts on pressure to work much more than the typical 40hr work week. Guess this is expected as most seinior managers have come out of the accounting practice where it is commonplace to work 50+hrs at times. Can expect to be asked to work on Saturdays at least a few times a year because project managers underestimate development time or they misrepresent project status to senior management..
    The yearly review process is extreme and can take over two days to complete.
    Can be tough to get answers from senior management about high level direction, as these kind of questions must always wait to be answered at the next partners meeting. I've seen cases where one requirement that needed an answer held up product development for six months.
    No bonus plan. Yearly raises are given out on a curve and has a hard cap, even though HR and management say's otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not treat IT, and software development folks like accounting and accountants. These are two different types of projects and two different types or employees. Accounting projects have hard, fixed deadlines and standards set by the government while your software development projects should not. When you ask IT to work lots of extra hours, please reciprocate and you will reduce turnover and burnout. Remember that accountants have a not-busy season, and IT do not. Work-Life balance to IT is different than work-life balance to accountants.
    A much more open and public method of providing raises and bonuses would go a long way.

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