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Updated June 21, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different types of projects, so you can choose what you like/dont like.

    Cons

    Limited exposure to client, very hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that staff gets exposure to many projects (limit long term staffing) and basic client exposure


  2. "Love it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - great team working environment
    - travel
    - work/life balance
    - the people!!! the upper management really supports you in what you would like to pursue
    - work is rewarding
    - lots of opportunities to own your work and take leadership
    - the culture that the company sets
    - the events Deloitte sets up to get people more involved

    Cons

    - busy season
    - travel

  3. "Tax Consultant II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience, Expertise, Coaching, Benefits, Opportunity, Flexibility

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, Pay, Flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  4. "What you make of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Deloitte has endless opportunities to advance your career, learn new things, and get involved in mentorship/volunterism.

    Cons

    It's all about your network and who you know. If you are willing to work long-hours you can probably get paid/rewarded for it.

    Advice to Management

    The company is so large it's hard to make anyone feel like anything other than a number. Don't make senior staff counselors. They are too busy and basically worthless yet have such an impact in your career advancement.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Networking
    Great benefits for family leave

    Cons

    Performance feedback are not based on knowledge and expertise
    Ratings and promotion are based on internal networking, not based on performance

    Advice to Management

    Measure performance feedback based on individual contribution to project work


  6. "A Great Start to Growing your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Advisory Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Deloitte is a great company for growing your career. There are many trainings you can sign up for. You can learn technical skills as well as softer skills, i.e. leadership and facilitating consultative sessions. It's all about building relationships with your managers and clients. The path to promotion is always clear but not always straight-forward or easy to make happen (other factors come into play, besides your performance)

    Cons

    Health benefits are not great. Generally, people judge quickly and size you up. Work life balance is not existent.


  7. "Expect to not work as much as a strategy consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome people, and competitive salary

    Cons

    Long working hours, lots of travel potentially, and politics

  8. "Transfer Pricing Consultant at Deloitte"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transfer Pricing Consultant
    Current Employee - Transfer Pricing Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    1. Large firm with a good reputation, well-known worldwide;
    2. Very good benefits: insurance, well-being subsidy, gym access, paid time off, maternity leave, tuition sponsorship, professional exam fee reimbursement, etc.;
    3. You do see female partners and managing directors' presence, at least here in my practice; comparatively speaking, the place is not super male-dominated;
    4. Diversity: I have co-workers of different skin colors and from different countries; co-workers all respect the fact that people are different. The firm also promotes diversity in terms of LGBTQ.
    5. I think it's a very decent place to start your career - maybe stay for 1 year or so. I definitely see lots of professional development and improvement in myself throughout my time here. I was very fortunate to have met a few great managers who deeply cared about my career and trained me profoundly. I do thank Deloitte for that.
    6. Fun activities and social events all year around.

    Cons

    1. Some partners and managing directors have an illusion that the practice is running very well. Unfortunately, that is not true. Some of them just do not see the many many problems deeply embedded here. They do little or none to try to change the situation.
    2. Very high employee turnover rate. Nearly half of the people in my practice left within the past few years. The practice lost almost all of its talented, nice, and compassionate managers. Why did they all leave? The practice emphasizes too much on chargeable hours, managers and seniors are all burnt out, PPMDs are not doing much to try to stop the talents from leaving, no one has the extra capacity/time/energy to care about others, the money is not good enough either.
    3. Learning curve gets flat pretty quickly.
    4. Ph.D. new hires are immediately given the seniors' title right after they join the practice, while they know nothing about transfer pricing and some tend to have very poor management skills. Junior people who work under those people tend to suffer.
    5. There is really not much creativity involved in this job. There are set ways to do things - anyone can be trained to do the job. I feel bad for people who have a J.D. / PhD. degree - it's really a waste of talent.
    6. The pay is not good. The raise is not good either. Not good.
    7. Some managers have poor management styles that make consultants suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Do something to keep your talents from leaving. Pay more money to those who deserve. Give your employees a break - stop the unbelievable emphasis on chargeable hour goals.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Tech Senior Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, and opportunities to grow are in abundance. Pay is pretty good as well as recognition which results in additional monetary compensation.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult as you get older and more responsibility is added to your personal life such as growing your family or pursuing other opportunities to support your personal happiness. This company reviews performance by comparing you to your peers with no consideration to the fact that everyone has different circumstances. Builds a stressful environment with overly competitive peers, backstabbing and premature promotions for friends of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Measure performance on a set criteria instead of comparing peers. The culture is dangerous and not sustainable for millennials. You will lose your talent faster than ever before if you don’t start thinking about building a more healthy culture fostered on collaboration instead of competition.


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte is a great company that fosters mentoring and employee development. They really care about their employees and offer great benefits.

    Cons

    Being a professional services firm, utilization makes for a tough work/life balance.