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  • Great work life balance across the board (in 1182 reviews)

  • fantastic place to start / grow your career (in 415 reviews)

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  1. "Not the best paymasters"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte provides for breadth of learning experiences and encourages employees to take lead. As a graduate it was a fantastic opportunity to learn and do things.

    Cons

    like other firms, doors are in many cases only open if you know the right people and are of certain age to go through. not the best paymasters

    Advice to Management

    cut the bureaucratic culture and to make i more flat in other words more enjoyable..


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    "Abrasive working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well respected. Seriously clever people. Decent renumeration. Exciting projects

    Cons

    Many very nice people individually but horrible internal people skills. Very slow and resistant to change. Very set in it's ways. Not good at integrating new people. Terrible performance management. Very little feeling that anyone has any vested interest in you doing well - everyone is just out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Consulting isn't that big, start behaving like a dynamic, agile business. Allow your employees to feel valued and part of the team - not just a number

  3. "Very positive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, forward-thinking, lots of opportunities for professional growth, good performance is rewarded. Plenty of opportunities for career advancement if it wanted.

    Cons

    Slararies are generally quite low.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries tend to be quite low.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training opportunities and good brand recognition

    Cons

    Poor feedback, no praise, lack of communication, poor line management


  5. "Great people, and if you get work hard enough/get lucky you can make a great career"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Some of the world's biggest names as clients
    Looks good on your CV
    Obtain an extra qualification- ACA
    If you do make Partner, you're rolling in it
    Flexible working

    Cons

    Very political
    Some experienced hires are debatable
    Senior Management keen to delegate(pass on stress) to Manager
    Not guaranteed a desk until you're a Manager
    Pay should be higher

    Advice to Management

    Try to recognize and reward higher performers more!


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    "Great people and partners"

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    Former Employee - Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with some great colleagues and meet lots of intellectual people who are willing to help
    Good benefits programme in place as a manager

    Cons

    Hard to get requested client projects as you tend to be put on a project without having much say in the matter

    Advice to Management

    Once I left Deloitte, I realised that I was being underpaid however I stayed mainly due to loyalty to the firm and the fact that I really enjoyed working with the people. I suggest that you review the pay


  7. "Good place to train"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are generally very capable and fun to work with. The firm does invest in staff training quite a lot

    Cons

    Pay is poor below Partner level. Too much depends on what clients you end up with - some are better than others

    Advice to Management

    Take more of an interest in junior staff as to how they want to develop rather than seeing them as labour in the short term

  8. "Not the worst place to work but pay is not great because partners take home such huge pay. We won't all make partner!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Market leader in some areas, interesting work and big clients. Good opportunities training wise, most people on the graduate scheme will be put through a well respected external qualification and further study is usually paid for, with study leave provided in addition.

    Cons

    Pay is not good for the commitment, talent, and hard work expected. Partners take home phenomenal pay - but we won't all make it partnership. Deloitte don't always make the most of people's individual talents, its easy to get overlooked if you don't fit quite a boring/narrow mould. Promotion and recognition prospects are hugely varied - some departments are generous about performance evaluation, others require a lot more for you to progress. You have to be really quite senior before you get any sort of opportunity to genuinely build up real client relationships - junior contact is often limited largely to emails, a few calls, and very very occasional meetings where there is usually no chance for you to speak/contribute/interact, so little chance to engage with the client. There's no sense of end game when developing people - I have often got the impression that they would rather have a lot of consistently reliable mediocre people than help you focus your talents and help you to make them work for the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic about pay. You are hiring graduates in London from top universities, who are highly talented, ambitious and motivated, but you are not competing on salary with either law firms, accountancy type in house roles, or the wider finance/financial service sector. There's high turnover at certain levels, for good reason. It is hard watching a partner take home an enormous salary following a profitable year, and get paid little more than people in far less demanding jobs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dreadful Company, Dreadful Projects and Unhappy people!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in City of London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You got paid at the end of the month and thata about it.

    Met a handful of really great people, but to be honest the culture breeds a hideous environment to work in and most people appear to be really unhappy or back biting!

    Cons

    Dreadful Company
    Dreadful Projects
    Unhappy people
    Ridiculous yearly review process
    Horrific amounts of administration
    Long hours doing mind numbing work

    Advice to Management

    Try not to treat your people like trash!
    Have a bit of backbone and defend your people from unreasonable clients
    Pay the going rate


  10. "Good place to work, but more can be done for the people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Social outings
    Some great team members

    Cons

    Minimal compensation
    Long hours at times
    Too much focus on sales, less on people development

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your people more by showing more tangible benefits


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