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Deloitte Chicago Reviews

Updated October 3, 2018
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  1. "Leading edge consulting firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Deloitte Digital in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Deloitte Digital in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tremendous commitment to professional growth. Highly collaborative. Supportive of work/life balance. Many opportunities for advancement throughout career. Great clients and brilliant people.

    Cons

    Going through changes with new Operating Model. Have spent considerable effort to manage it effectively and communicate expectations. Not a regular occurrance like other firms most notably Accenture that adjusts every two years on average.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good. Continue to manage and set clear expectations for team members.


  2. "Great Place to Build a Career and professional identity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - M&A Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - M&A Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, surrounded by highly qualified and polished professionals who motivate you to be the best you can be.

    Cons

    Long hours at times but this is not a secret.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to have a personal life and the perception of work/life balance will improve. It seems people are scared to disconnect sometimes.

  3. "Tax Senior"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great company that cares about its employees

    Cons

    work life balance is not ideal


  4. "Manager, Corporate Citizenship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary; great benefits; flexible work/life balance; opportunities to work on many different projects

    Cons

    Very large organization, can feel overwhelming at times


  5. "Great company, good benefits, culture is fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Learning Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Learning Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and colleagues become colleagues for life

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Analysts are sold on the shiny higher than average salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Endless pool of SMEs. Some pockets of good management.

    Cons

    Dog eat dog. Management only looks out for themselves. Analysts, Consultants, senior Consultants are interchangeable at will with little regard to their future or setting them up for next engagements. 1-2 reviews written at the end of a project can eliminate all the good work you’ve put in for the team and clients. HBR awarded year end review system that is even more convoluted and a black box than before. No personal life. Don’t expect to ever use your 5 weeks PTO unless you want to ruin your utilization and chances of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good and a lot has been changing but the people it really impacts (I.e., BA, Consultants, SC) get no say.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Office culture"

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    Former Employee - Asso in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Asso in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Provided with excellent technical tools.

    Cons

    Expectations not always communicated downward.

  8. "Specialist Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Specialist Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Specialist Leader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company
    Participation
    lack of Infrastructure

    Cons

    Pigeon hole employees
    Lack of training
    Difficult Infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Don't pigeon hole employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Talk the Talk, but don't Walk the Walk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best co-workers you will ever have!
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Becoming more and more bureaucratic.
    Continuous over promise and under deliver:
    - Disconnected PTO is not feasible with their hours push
    - Owning your career is likely only an option if it aligns with leadership’s decision
    - Investing in digital transformation when leadership cannot effectively communicate what that means
    - Lack of understanding/connection between leadership and lower staff level


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Political Rat Race"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    great benefits, decent pay, national staffing model so you have access to an office in most major US cities

    Cons

    review process is convoluted and promotions are highly political. Additionally, it doesnt make sense for a team not based in your home office and who you dont work with on a day to day basis decide your fate in terms of promotions, raise and bonuses


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