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Worst 4.5 years of my life

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Tax Senior in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Tax Senior in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good resume enhancer. That's it.

Cons

Aweful untrustworthy environment. Smug, self important people. Politics from hell.

Other Employee Reviews for Deloitte

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Potential, All Too Often Unrealized -- Disappointing for All

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Services in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Services in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte often manages to hire great people and to foster a culture that values people (as opposed to "human" resources or widgets). It offers loads of training and values outside certifications (unlike many firms of similar or larger size).

    Cons

    March 2014: 1. DTTL: Does not function as a global firm, only a global umbrella, thus there is no "Deloitte." The current US head seems to be retreating from predecessor's efforts in that direction. Thus, too many Deloitte worldwdie entities cannot draw on the overall firm, because agreements are not in place to enable this. The basic reason for this continued disunity seems to be greed on a partner-by-partner basis -- a lack of partner/ principal/ director (PPD) consensus to act as "Deloitte." 2. Deloitte US firms: (Of which there are 4 go-to-market members and at least 1 internal, back office provider) reputedly fight each other in the commercial marketplace and threaten to bring that mentality to the Federal practice (though the new Federal head may be well aware of this problem and likely to challenge it, if not preclude it). 3. Deloitte Federal: Aims to bring in superior practices from Deloitte US now that BearingPoint buyout has finished but faces leftover bureaucracy, which politics for position and power rather than strive to provide top-quality services internally and thus is poised to poison new (commercial) Federal head's efforts. 4. Employees: As is typical in any large firm, many great people find their hard work undermined by politicking office bureaucrats, which converts many people into "lane-swimmers" and actively demoralizes people from entrepreneurship -- ironically, despite the fact that the firm still follows a partner model. A guiding principle should be that all employees act like PPDs and thus merit reward; instead, the performance management system seems to function as 1) legal cover for bi-annual lay-offs and 2) personal cover for favoritism among the bureaucratic-minded. 5. Bottom Line - Employees: Like most firms, if you come to the firm a desired talent and find yourself wanted and protected by one or more PPDs, you will do well over time. If a PPD has not pursued you to join, or if you have not "blossomed" to a such a degree or landed in a lucky position that makes you sought after by a PPD, then plan to work here 1-2 years and then move on, after exchanging long hours of your honest service for a good name, training, and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    1. Read Pros and Cons above -- carefully 2. Bottom Line - PPDs: 2.a. Reward employees first and foremost who act as your PPD stewards -- after all, Deloitte is a partnership! 2.b. Create real accountability for PPDs and lead the firm to a higher level with true leadership ("do as the captain says -- and does," not "do as the captain says -- not does") 2.c. Un-clutter PPD schedules so they can provide the leadership needed 2.d. End the double standards between PPDs and employee so they you gain meaningful buy-in and long-term employment out of people who will not otherwise become PPDs 2.e. Start by providing (at a minimum) cost-of-living increases in benefits


  2. Helpful (1)

    Work/Life Balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, and the benefits Deloitte offers are great. I like where the building is located, and it's a beautiful view

    Cons

    Wish there was more work/life balance. It's hard when you have such harsh deadlines and such a large amount of work. I feel like we get stretched thin and we don't get compensated for it.

    Advice to Management

    Work on work/life balance. Don't stretch people in small offices so thin, consider the little people.


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