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Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Awesome Firm to work for with good work/life balance (in 1121 reviews)

  • fantastic place to start / grow your career (in 399 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance required to be managed (in 3063 reviews)

  • Lot of politics no work life balance (in 618 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good culture and flexible times

    Cons

    work involves travel and good for bachelors


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great foundation for a career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will not find smarter people anywhere else, except other Big4 firms. The opportunities to learn on the job are tremendous. There is a chance at world travel, depending on the client. The experience will teach you so much more than just how to serve a client; it will teach you about yourself - who and what you are.

    Cons

    After 150+ years (which they brag about), the business model hasn't changed. Everyone, including Partners, is measured against "chargeability". I saw another post on Glassdoor that implied how this contributes to bad behavior. It's particularly true at DC, since they are not truly relationship driven; they are more project driven. A good career strategy is to begin at DC and then look to move over to DT for a while. Also, adjust your expectations about making partner. You've got to put up with A LOT and for more than 8 years, maybe 10, to get "on deck".

    Advice to Management

    For goodness sakes, listen and learn from your Millennials! Also, you're smart enough to keep Fortune Global 100 from making bad business decisions, yet haven't yet improved on the consulting business model? (It's more than staff augmentation) Also, why is there still a high degree of complaining about work-life-balance?


  3. "Good place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great resources and training, exposure to c suite and senior management, work on interesting projects in a fast paced environment. Work with very smart people.

    Cons

    The "network" isn't as helpful when you leave the firm, pay lip service to work - life balance / diversity and inclusion initiatives, but when it comes to execution, they are poor at following through. Over time, the culture has turned very professional and thus impersonal. Culture driven by promotion / competition. If you are not able to get promoted to the next level, your time with the firm is limited

    Advice to Management

    Pay more than lip service on Diversity, inclusion, and work-life balance. Do more to build a sense of community. And see the value in professionals beyond the bottom line.


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  5. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with lot of opportunities

    Cons

    work life balance and compensastion


  6. "Working at Deloitte"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great firm, smart, motivated people and peer group, great culture of mentoring

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. "If you're looking to get hired by working as a temp, forget it."

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    Former Employee - Temp - Senior Resource Management Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Temp - Senior Resource Management Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company, Employee Perks are good, work life balance, Some managers are pretty decent and make an effort to help you.

    Cons

    Being a temp employee sucks, they say they will hire you but they don't. Once you're assignment ends (3-5 mons) with a particular team, they try to pass you around to a new team and you have to learn their modes operandi for another 3 months and then pass you around again. Felt like I was a substitute teacher coming into a class and then leaving. No benefits (medical/dental/vision) as a temp employee, but if you don't need them then you'll be fine (I have insurance through my hubby). Earned sick time but that's the only thing you earn as a temp employee, no VAC. Also, the folks who handle them temp employees are not helpful at all. You're basically a 2nd class citizen.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your temp employees better, don't get their hopes up by telling them that you're going to help them get hired and then turn around and just tell them they have to look for another job.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to launch your career and learn the grind."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Interesting projects at times.
    -Travel benefits
    -Firm is very focused on personal growth. Very transparent promotion process.
    -Great pay.
    -Great place to start a career. You will work for many clients and quickly develop expertise in your field. Definitely suggest consulting for anyone coming out of college.

    Cons

    -Work life balance sucks.
    -Heavy on travel, would not advise this job if you have personal commitments at home.
    -Your personal growth at Deloitte heavily depends on networking. This is hard for the introverted types like myself.


  9. "Great learning experience, good benefits, smart people, but underpaid for the amount of hours"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You learn a ton in a short period of time
    - Many benefits to working at a huge firm. It's not like a start up where you get free lunch everyday, but I would say you get a nice lunch at least once a week. During busy season all dinners are paid for and sometimes lunch for the whole week as well.
    - You get to work with really smart people that have a lot to offer in terms of knowledge and experience.
    - Depending on how proactive you are, you can work on a variety of different clients from large SEC clients to small private clients.
    - The opportunity for advancement is there. As long as you're doing a good job, you will systematically keep moving up. There are also opportunities outside of audit which you can pursue. One thing to note about opportunities outside of audit is that they make it seem like it's an easy switch, but it's not. It's actually very difficult. It can be done but you have to be highly rated and the timing has to be right.

    Cons

    - The hours are way too long for the amount of pay. The hourly rate ends up being pretty low when you calculate it using your actual hours worked.
    - Some of the partners/managers only care about the bottom line. Although the firm as a whole says one thing, the individual partners are really what determine your experience at the firm. This could go either way depending on who you're working with. Watch out if you get stuck with someone who only thinks about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Even with the large amounts of cons, I still value my time at Deloitte and everything I learned. I'm glad to have had the experience. One thing I wish they changed is that the tone at the very top sounds like music to my ears, but sadly it never trickles down to the individual teams. Implementing a system of holding partners/managers accountable for not following the rules would be greatly beneficial to the firm.


  10. "Audit Senior"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. The raises y-o-y are about 10%, which is pretty nice.

    Cons

    As true for most other corporate jobs, the politics are a horrible part of the job. The 401k matching is essentially non-existent.


  11. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal people and culture.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.


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