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Deloitte Edinburgh Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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  • Work life balance is challenging like most consulting companies (in 3135 reviews)

  • No work-life balance during busy season (in 628 reviews)

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  1. "While on Secondment to Deloitte LLP, Edinburgh, UK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Secondee (Deputy Manager) in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Contractor - Secondee (Deputy Manager) in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been seconded 3 times for continuous years to Deloitte Edinburgh Office, for short periods of 2-3 months each time in 2013, 2014 and 2015. It was a delight to be working alongside some top notch professionals who knew the art of delivering quality work without compromising on personal values. The cultural enrichment that I imbibed while working there has made me a better professional today. The top management has a vision, is sorted and is able to convert plans into execution with impression. The professionals are closely linked to other offices across U.K. which gives one an opportunity to travel and learn more. In all, I would go back if given an opportunity in a blink.

    Cons

    Concentrated on very few big clients is the only downside I noted. If the clientele can be expanded, the office will be at par if not better than other Deloitte offices across U.K.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. They are focused, determined, passionate and driven. Increase their portfolio base of clients and see them grow.


  2. "Audit Assistant Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Financial Services Audit in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager - Financial Services Audit in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides flexibility in work and offers time-off from work.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to become a focus for the years to come.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for new clients and opportunities


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good points and and bad points"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of experience and exposure to big clients from day 1
    - huge learning curve, given lots of responsibility and always challenged
    - exam support
    - lots of young, sociable people

    Cons

    - severe lack of work-life balance, a good day would involve only 2 hours overtime and actually getting a lunch break
    - constant pressure
    - low morale stemming mainly from people feeling unappreciated

    Advice to Management

    Spending a bit more time focusing on keeping good people - this would surely pay off in the long term. All the best people seem to gradually become jaded and leave.


  4. "Overall very positive with some dips along the way."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, decent clients to work with. Management take an interest in your career. Social scene is good.

    Cons

    Unsocial hours are part of the job. Lack of experienced and capable staff. High turnover of staff but this is reducing.


  5. "Corporate Tax"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly place to work
    -Working arrangements can be flexible
    -Knowledgeable and smart colleagues
    -Listens to concerns you have as an employee
    -Quite flexible (you are not stuck if you don't like the particular service line)

    Cons

    -Salary is quite low in your first 2 years before qualification
    -Bonus pot is small

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary


  6. "Auditor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for secondment abroad

    Cons

    Busy season and low salary

    Advice to Management

    i have no advice


  7. "Poor life work balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow profesionally if you don't have any experience, lots of projects.

    Cons

    Most of your superiors have no idea of their jobs and expect you to do everything, say goodbye to your social life if you get in here.

    Advice to Management

    They are already aware of it, I doubt they will change anything.


  8. "Positive. Plenty of opportunities."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for early responsibility and interesting work.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be hard to strike. Not unreasonable but moving in terms of location, projects and service lines are dependent on the demand for that move.


  9. "Comfortable life, lacked challenge and excitement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice and friendly people
    Pay and benefits left nothing to be asked for

    Cons

    Work was not as stimulating as I would like


  10. "Lots of travel - home office immaterial"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Market Rates Paid
    Strong Brand and reputation

    Cons

    Lots of Travel
    Very Hard to gain promotion from regional offices

    Advice to Management

    More ex London focus required


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