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Good place to start your career

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Former Employee - Audit Staff  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Audit Staff in Boston, MA

I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than a year

Pros

There are many learning opportunities provided

Cons

It's challenging to maintain work life balance.

Recommends
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    Very flexible organization that offers an opportunity to work with some very talented people

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Very good work culture
    - Talent colleagues
    - Offers flexibility (work / life)
    - Transparent Performance Evaluation
    - Good clientele and reputation in the industry

    Cons

    - Below average salary / compensation
    - No active support for career growth (help available, you need to seek it out)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apart from offering a challenging work environment, provide proactive support to coach and mentor high performers and assist them in their career progression. Create role models in senior management that can cater to wide audience and enable / push them to proactively identify and mentor senior leaders.

    Recommends
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    Only as good as your last project

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You have ample learning and development opportunities, and you will work with interesting, smart people. You will gain useful experience in management consulting, which you can use in any profession.

    Cons

    You will have no life outside of Deloitte. Yes, on paper you have five weeks of vacation - but you will quickly learn of the dirty word, "utilization," which ensures that you never get to take a proper vacation. Not that you would have any time anyway - not only are projects poorly staffed, so that often you'll be working long hours, but you will need to add on an extra 10 or so hours of "firm activities" to your work week.

    However, the worst aspect is the poor matching of consultants to projects, with little thought to whether the consultant can actually do the job. Oh, you're a senior consultant? Then you're supposed to "figure it out." Eventually, most consultants land on horrible projects, receive poor ratings, and are forever tainted. The leadership line that x consultant "received a poor performance rating and then turned it around" is a cruel joke and doesn't match reality. And, it's worse in Federal now that sequestration and shutdowns have hit. Forget taking risks or trying something new to get experience - just keep your head down and do your work.

    The performance process also is a joke. It all depends on timing - if you had a poor project rating early on, then landed on a project where you did well, you'll be okay; if your final project rating is poor, then that's what leadership rates you on - and good luck trying to overcome that bad rating. You'll be gone before you know it. Also, the process is only as good as the managers on the project - if the managers are poor, and they blame you for your "poor performance" on your project evaluation, then you have no recourse for getting a fair evaluation. There is "best practice," which Deloitte leadership espouses to follow, and there is reality.

    Finally, Deloitte changed its compensation structure last year to lean increasingly on variable pay, which means you are screwed if a.) you do poorly; b.) your department does poorly; or c.) the firm does poorly. You assume more of the risk, and if you go elsewhere, your base pay will be lower and you will have more trouble negotiating a higher salary. Thank you, Deloitte.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about the poisonous culture that's developed in Federal. Look around - nobody smiles, nobody is happy, and the attrition rate should be your wake-up call. Deloitte is already becoming synonymous with "sweatshop."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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