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Elite consulting firm with ponderous culture

Current Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA

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

Pros

Firm resources are fantastic for conducting one's work and developing yourself (e.g. Deloitte University, which is great)
Personnel at all levels are smart and motivated - best collective group I've ever worked with
Firm contributions - when led by a strong PPD - are great for professional enhancement
Even 'met expectations' ratings at year end can get generous AIP

Cons

Client service is secondary to demonstrating your knack for operating in the culture, such as performing firm contributions (aka voluntary 9th/10th hour assignments)
Matrixed collaboration-based model promotes non responsiveness/lack of accountability almost at an epidemic level
Performance evaluation process is broken. Although based on due diligence, rating process is subjective and brand/eminence criteria has morphed into a measure of popularity more than impact
Since so much face time is needed to succeed (in this case, Rosslyn VA HQ), Deloitte doesn't embrace folks who sit at client sites
Since nothing is written down (org charts, policies for example), no one understands how to succeed in the culture except by word of mouth or after you've stumbled

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Address performance evaluation process and document what the tactics of success are (such as a performance accountability matrix or promotion criteria specific to a title)
Embrace the diversity of work performed across all Segments; right now if your job has RPH less than $130, it and the people working it are labeled as staff aug almost like an epithet

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    World class training, good benefits, smart people, and poor project placement practice.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. The firm offers world class training in hard and soft skills. Makes one of the best places to work if you are just starting your career.
    2. Offers above average benefits and compensation.
    3. You may get very good exposure to a diverse set of industry projects

    Cons

    1. They will continue to hire new staff with same skills even if you are on bench for a long time.
    2. If you have over 2 decades of industry experience, you will be the last one to get hired on projects. And if you are on bench for over a certain number of weeks, you will be asked to leave.
    3. Its a game of musical chairs to get billable on client projects.
    4. Work life balance - one of the worst in the industry. Expectation is - put work before everything else including family.
    5. Outside the firm exeperience is rarely respected. It is better to grow from entry level position to top. In other words - not a place to be for experienced hire.
    6. Even if you are a very experienced professional , a junior colleague may write your performance reviews.
    7. It does not matter how talented you are , if you are not well "networked" you will be on bench for ever.
    8. Aggressive sales and poor execution of client projects
    9. Very hard to please management. Quality rarely matters, where as quantity (number of hours, number of papers) do matter.
    10. You are always compared to your peers for performance. If your peers put 80 hours per week, and you put only 60, you are rated "poorly performing".
    11. You are always judged by your current numbers , and NOT by your potential or previous track record.
    12. Due to exorbitant growth, the firm has become a wholesaler of technology practitioners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is something every one has unique talent that they can offer to business community. Know that talent early on and deploy the staff accordingly. Treat each practitioner uniquely and not as a widget.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of PTO if you can stand the moral depravity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Deloitte offers a lot of vacation time. The Manager level starts with about 4 weeks of PTO in the first year.

    Cons

    If you are not an auditor or consultant, Deloitte does not care about you or your career. All other roles are seen as administrative and not strategic. There is also a pervasive problem with misogyny, sexual harassment, and adultery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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