Deloitte – Boston, MA
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I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)
Wonderful company with a stellar marketplace reputation. Deloitte consistently hires the best individuals and is a great place to start a career. The firm offers multiple continuing education opportunities and many challenging work assignments to help grow your career. The pay is good and the benefits offered (healthcare) are the best in the industry.
Work/life balance is a joke. The firm prides itself on its people and it does a good job recruiting talent, but not a very good job retaining it. If you don't work in the typical accounting busy season model, you can expect to be "always on" and available 24/7/365. I've had several holidays interrupted or canceled entirely due to projects that "couldn't wait." You earn PTO at a pretty good rate, but cannot cash it out at the end of the year if you don't use it all, and can only roll over a fraction of the built-up time. Leadership exhorts you to use your PTO at the same time it judges you and your career based on time billed and spent in the office.
Advice to Management
"Work/life balance" has to be more than a corporate mantra; when your employees want to use time off, let them. At some point top talent starts to figure out that they can earn the same pay for less billable time at other firms - and they leave.