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Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Top notch consulting firm, demanding but rewarding career for the best of the best"

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

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

    Pros

    - Career development like nothing else; amazing projects, deep exposure, and accelerated learning. You won't find a better start to your career than in management consulting and Deloitte is the top of the Big 4 for a reason. The learning is fast paced but you'll become 5x more seasoned than your peers who went into industry.
    - Brand name recognition. Deloitte on your resume allows you to go anywhere. This is because from the very first project you'll be thrown into meetings with senior leaders and executives. You won't be treated like a college intern and the learning curve is steep.
    - Salary. You start at a much higher salary than your peers who went into industry with an accelerated career track. Raises and bonuses are generous depending on individual and firm performance (10% +).
    - Growth opportunities. They push you to advance. There is no such thing as a 50 year old Consultant at Deloitte. Grow, learn, and advance or leave. This is hit or miss depending on your personality.
    - Travel. Both a positive and negative. You'll travel around the country and even have opportunities for global deployment.
    - Brilliant colleagues. Seriously. Stanford, MIT, UCLA, Berkeley, USC, Duke, you name it. Deloitte has surgeons, nurses, PhDs, engineers, etc. Lazy and stupid don't survive here very long. I've had the absolute pleasure of working with some of the most brilliant minds.

    Cons

    - Intensity. Consulting is industry on STEROIDS. Work/life balance can be poor, you're on call all the time and traveling Mon-Fri if not more days. You're expected, in addition to client work, to help with internal initiatives like proposals, engagement letters, and client pursuits.
    - Inflexibility. There is no movement in Deloitte to different industries and specialties once you've been on a few projects unless there's a business need. It's not like changing majors in college, there has to be justification. Due to this you can get stuck in a vertical you don't want to stay in-- choose wisely when accepting a job offer.
    - Certain colleagues can be unpleasant depending on where in Deloitte you are. This goes with any huge organization -- align yourself with people who share your work style and personality.
    - Projects are not your choice. Partners will sell work that have staffing needs and sometimes you'll be staffed on something not as exciting. Be sure to network internally as much as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Work with staff to better align projects with their career goals and allow more movement between industries and specializations. It's better to allow people to pursue new interests and industries than to lose them to other firms.


  2. "Very good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, fun projects, smart people

    Cons

    Major travel. I traveled 4 days a week for almost 1 year.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience, benefits, culture, growth, networking

    Cons

    Hierarchical, long hours, lots of documentation


  4. "Great learning opportunities but very political"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great learning opportunities
    - Interesting client projects
    - Smart colleagues

    Cons

    - Travel heavy lifestyle (could be a plus for some)
    - Political environment
    - Inconsistent clients and project managers

    Advice to Management

    Deloitte is such large company, it's hard to implement changes from the top down. "Culture" is a funny word when you have 200,000 employees. There's enough information out there about Deloitte that you probably don't have to read it in this review.


  5. "Senior Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, learned a lot, well prepared for my next job.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes work is tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Try to staff people on jobs near their homes.


  6. "Cutting edge, great benefits, no work-life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Working with Deloitte Digital, you are always at the forefront of technology, digital, IoT and analytics. Good pay and great benefits, amazing people. Great opportunities if you're the type to go after them.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a huge problem. Leadership is trying to make it better, but projects are always understaffed to lower costs and the team has to make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with training and coaching, find a way to make work hours more reasonable for technology projects


  7. "Full time Sr. Mgr in Consulting"

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

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

    Pros

    Clear career path and expectations per each role. Good mentor and counsellor model to help with career growth and formal/informal advice network

    Cons

    Long Hours and unpredictable travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  8. "Senior"

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

    I worked at Deloitte (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great company to start off with if you're interested in staying in accounting post Big4. Pay is decent, receive 50% health fitness subsidy, meet talented other individuals. Great hands on experience in understanding/knowing a company since you're pretty much thrown in and expected to learn quickly.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Can be on small private jobs throughout the year so you're in busy season all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with your team members and build relationships, otherwise, lack of bond = no motivation to stay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "ERS Consulting"

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

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

    Pros

    Deloitte is a great company that offers good benefits, flexibility in determining your schedule and working remotely, as well as autonomy to execute on projects that you own. The people at Deloitte are generally helpful and there is a strong, positive culture at the company. You will be provided with many opportunities to advance, as well as network with other people within the company to navigate the work that is being performed within the ERS space.

    Cons

    Salary is pretty low and once you get past the Sr. Consultant level, it takes quite a bit of time to move up in the ranks. Work schedule can be quite demanding during audit busy seasons. It can also be difficult to get off of IT audit projects when you are pegged as an IT Specialist within the Assurance workline.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with more opportunities to explore avenues outside of the IT audit space within Assurance. While this space provides a great foundation of learning of how to work in a large company, stick to deadlines, manage budgets, work in a team setting, and more, it would help talent retention by providing exposure to other types of work when employees express interest in doing so.


  10. "Great Firm - Incredibly Competitive Environment!"

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

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

    Pros

    Prestigious firm usually attracts top tier clients. Great resume builder.
    Great exposure to Deloitte University and great tools .
    Life long relationships and the alumni for life.
    Very intelligent people and if you get onto the right projects, you can work with great teams and collaborative environments.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get staffed. The resource people should all be axed, they are completely useless.
    Very team specific. You can end up on great projects and have a great experience or work on horrible teams have a horrible experience.
    They decided to do away with the performance management system which was horrible so that is good.
    Working on nights and weekends is expected. Work-life balance is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to move laterally if there isn't work in their area. You are a large firm. Allow that flexibility.


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