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Deloitte McLean Reviews

Updated September 2, 2018
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  • "Very few - you have to manage your work/life balance but the firm supports you well for that if you are a good employee" (in 3988 reviews)

  • "favouratism, no work life balance etc" (in 827 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great firm and best place to learn real consulting that involves both strategy and implementation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Firm focuses on having consultants not only work on strategy, but also, on implementation as well. At Deloitte, you will be working on both strategy and operations and you will be accountable and responsible for the recommendations that you give. I think in the long-term, the experience that you gain from doing both strategy and implementation is invaluable. This is a major difference when comparing to other firms such as McKinsey, Bain, or BCG where they try to separate people that work on strategy from operations.

    Cons

    The firm is very large and the experience that you have can vary greatly depending on luck. Depending on what client projects are available, which senior managers need resources, and who you meet when you first join, it can either be an amazing experience or a negative one if unlucky.

    Advice to Management

    The greatest advantage that Deloitte Consulting has is access to other branches of the firm and in having the same consultants work on both strategy and implementation so that they are able to learn from mistakes with higher stakes and develop into better professionals than at other firms that just focuses on strategy or implementation or tries to segment the two.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great on resume
    Good pay, lots of miles and airline status
    Rigorous work and so you learn a lot
    Ability to network into different teams and projects

    Cons

    Structured so that partner lands a client, partner pulls in a manager to run do the work, manager pulls in consultants and business analysts to work for him/her.
    This incentive structure leads to a lot of churn and burn. Pulling people onto projects and then removing them.

    Managers constantly state that the project is just temporarily 'crazy' and that they temporarily require extra hours from you, but in the end this is always the case.

  3. "Great Company to Work for!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and Deloitte makes a huge effort to keep employees informed about what is going on in the company. Having continuing education/development with Deloitte University is a huge plus as well.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't that great. If you want to move up in the company you have to put in the extra work to do so. It is a very competitive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership isn't defined about how much money an individual generates for the company, its how they take care of their people and develop them while building the company. I think the partners value profit more than taking care of the employees at times.


  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Projects, ever challenging, can never get bored

    Cons

    Travel is tuff and have to deal with variety of people


  5. "What you'd expect in Big 4 public accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Assistant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Assistant in McLean, VA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO package, Very Smart Coworkers

    Cons

    Work life balance, Unreasonable hours


  6. "Great Starting Point"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, fast paced environment, tons to learn

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, hours are high and busy season is now year-round.


  7. "Deloitte Technology Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Experience, networking, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Work-life balance and stress level.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Bad, Stay Away, Corruption, Politics, Nightmare, Unethical"

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    Former Employee - Lead Specialist in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Specialist in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    D Deloittle = D DUMP
    Over work under paid
    Travel will kill your life

    Cons

    - They give PTO but expect to work more to cover the PTO hours so that company can make more $ and Deloitte violate the Dept of Labor Law
    - Corruption with State contract
    - Uneducated People,
    - Deloitte had huge data breach
    - 0% growth
    - Layoff every 4 month
    - If no project they will layoff people
    - Unskilled staff
    - sugarcoating

    Advice to Management

    DO not lie to your client, please no corruption, have the ethical business, stop your cyber security business because deloitte cannot secure itself . the deloitte was hacked and had huge email breach check on BBC News . Fire Cathy Engelbert !


  9. "Supportive and ethical"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally supportive and ethical people

    Cons

    Boring projects and poor work-life balance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Start Your Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration with extremely bright, driven and talented people
    Potential to acquire a lot of experience quickly because of rotation to multiple projects
    Excellent development and mentorship of entry level employees (Analysts)

    Cons

    Work/life balance is difficult to maintain, especially when trying to start a family, and particularly difficult on women
    To be staffed on challenging and interesting projects there are many times that who you know is more important than your capabilities
    Employee review process not transparent enough

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in addressing work life balance concerns for employees, which can help reduce employee turnover due to family reasons
    Employee rating and compensation approaches need more transparency


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