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Deloitte Audit Assistant Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  • "Often difficult to manage appropriate work-life balance" (in 4140 reviews)

  • "there is no work life balance - a vacation an year is not what a person may be looking at - weekends are meant to be holidays" (in 864 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offer you good opportunities to get ahead and advance your career. Work with many different teams and in many different industries. Work with many people your same age.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough. Work has a lot of travel involved, with travel happening around the country. It can be tough to stay on top of local and personal things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to maintain an understanding with employees. It is important to keep communication open between different teams and to make it feel like there is good connection. Learning and development are a large part of this job.


  2. "The best firm to springboard your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The training, networking, methodology, and client base. It’s a great line on your resume. The scale of the firm allows for resources that simply aren’t possible at other firms. Cathy Engelbert is a superb leader.

    Cons

    Expectations can be unreasonable. Consistent with public accounting in general, all engagements are understaffed. While some people sit unassigned, others are working long hours. Too much reliance on third year professionals to provide feedback to management about staff.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my time at Deloitte.

    Take a moment to evaluate the influence given to inexperienced seniors over the careers of staff. This is often the first professional leadership experience for them. Their inexperience is sometimes projected onto the staff, and it can cause significant harm.

    Keep pushing the cutting edge tech and employee initiatives. This is a great firm.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really bright colleagues and vast resources available. Great clients and opportunities to advance within the firm. Wonderful springboard for your career.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season without overtime or additional compensation. Not much autonomy first few years. Check the box type of work.


  4. "Deloitte Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -generally nice people to work with
    -generous PTO and holidays
    -flexible schedule and working situation at times, dependent on engagement team

    Cons

    -pay is well below industry and doesn't really coincide with performance (i.e., the pay difference between high and low performers is small)
    -no bonus potential until after you have been with the firm for 3 years
    -depending on your schedule, can be busy at all times of the year

    Advice to Management

    Make a better effort to reward and compensate high performers before they leave. Also, be more flexible in allocating resources to distribute work more evenly across engagements.


  5. "Great resources but very bureaucratic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The access to resources, training, and networking

    Cons

    Pretty understaffed and busy season it usually longer than expected.


  6. "Senior Assistant Accountant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, awesome environment, top-tier training

    Cons

    Smaller market compared to other offices

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  7. "Staff Auditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of great people to work with and constantly learning new things. If you can manage to stay and complete your CPA, you are basically set.

    Cons

    Zero work-life balance, especially client dependent. If you get stuck on multiple year-end/out-of-town clients you will begin to slowly lose motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule better

  8. "What you'd expect in Big 4 public accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Assistant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Assistant in McLean, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous PTO package, Very Smart Coworkers

    Cons

    Work life balance, Unreasonable hours


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Deloitte wins"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, amazing perks, great corporate culture

    Cons

    Hours will destroy you. My busy season was 9am-2am some nights. That made my hourly pay less than a McDonalds employee.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain your people, pay them more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Audit Assistant (1st Year)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional development. Personal growth. Industry experience. Management perspective. Meals are paid for during busy season. Great opportunity to learn from the most talented individuals.

    Cons

    Long hours. Interns make more money than staff. Seniors don’t have time to teach. Must learn by failing. No respect as staff.

    Advice to Management

    None.