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Deloitte London Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work - you get out what you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative culture that allows you to form an idea and run with it;
    Reasonably 'flat' rank/grade structure
    Gain leadership early

    Cons

    Salary is beginning to be less competitive
    Culture of doing more with less is creeping in

    Advice to Management

    Focus on leadership - many of the very very capable young leaders are exceptionally academic, but lack good solid leadership


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting client and challenging work

    Cons

    Large corporate entity , which can make it hard to get noticed

    Advice to Management

    Greater transparency on pay and benefits

  3. "Deloitte Scholar"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Scholar in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Scholar in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Care about your progression
    work with great people

    Cons

    will be stuck with boring stuff


  4. "Great people network"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and flexibility of the job

    Cons

    Bonuses are pitiful at younger grades


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not the most pleasant stay"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Please note that this is purely from my experience in one department and doesn't necessarily reflect other departments, or even other Deloitte firms globally. I will omit my department for identity reasons.

    * If you enjoy travelling lots, there plenty of opportunities going

    * There are some decent benefits and discounts which you can make the most of

    * For the most part the people are quite fun and friendly and there's little in the way of fighting against each other for recognition

    Cons

    Please note that this is purely from my experience in one department and doesn't necessarily reflect other departments, or even other Deloitte firms globally. I will omit my department for identity reasons.

    * The work they produce is actually quite low quality and there isn't to be much drive to improve from those in higher positions.

    * It's easy to get caught up in partner politics which in turn affect you negatively.

    * Your personal development comes surprisingly low down on the list of priorities. I have also developed a lack of trust after being promised one thing and then receiving another.

    * The amount of work you do for the compensation is highly disproportionate at the lower levels. To add to this point; the quality of work itself seems to hold much less value than the quantity of work when it comes to rewarding you.

    * Often the balanced between internal development pieces and client work is poor. Far too often it is 100% of the latter rather than a healthy balance which would help develop the department and its processes.

    * To continue an earlier point; you are often rewarded for time, not quality. An example of this is promotion; a lot of managers that I have come across lack appropriate management (and, almost as bad, technical) skills and appear to be there purely because they have committed enough time to achieve that status.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise your employees wants and needs and find a healthy balanced between them and the department's needs. Forcing an employee to be unhappy and suffer (especially for months on end) purely for partner political reasons is appalling and will not encourage those employees to stay.

    Encourage more development work and create a better environment for it to take place. Make sure that when an employee has a bright idea and wants to develop it, you should give them to opportunity to realise it (given it is appropriate and sensible, of course). More importantly, if they did develop something and put hard work into it in their own time, don't shoot it down without any consideration. If it's a poor idea, then have a proper discussion about why that is the case and so on. If it's simply dismissed with the wave of a hand it will hurt that person's morale and discourage them from coming up with new (and potentially great) ideas.

    Move away from the top-down management style that the firm is very fond of and look towards a more level playing field which will bring the most of your newer employees. If you are going to hire very bright graduates for roles which are purely an amalgamation of menial tasks then you aren't making the most of them whatsoever. They will not feel challenged enough in what they do.


  6. "Flexible employer"

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

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

    Pros

    very flexible with staff accommodating personal circumstances where possible

    Cons

    no major issues to mention


  7. "Great for CV but not long term"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good for your CV. But they tend to throw you in to projects with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Asa senior manager, you’ll only progress by bringing in hundreds of thousands in revenue. And even if you meet those targets, the reward is to double it for next year.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more. I got a £40k payrise to move into industry.

  8. "Good opportunities but lots of politics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn and exposure to different clients

    Cons

    Lots of politics involved in decisions

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible and agile :)


  9. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Good and professional people and helpful teams. Lots of possibilities of getting new knowledge and improving your skills

    Cons

    Work hours might be quite long especially during the busy season


  10. "Transfer Pricing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Transfer Pricing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Transfer Pricing Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learning Curve. Multi Company and Industry Outlook, contact with Legal, Accounting and Audits. Growth opportunities.

    Cons

    pressure, excess work, long hours and touh schedule, over 55 hours per week, reporting work per hour,

    Advice to Management

    none


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