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Deloitte Montreal Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Montreal, QC, Canada Area (Canada)

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  1. "Senior Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, great benefits and you get to work with some great people

    Cons

    Office politics, you have to know the right people to get on the best projects that can be a bit annoying. Also expect long work hours

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. they are working on that


  2. "Good internship & perks but staffing to be standardized"

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    Former Intern - Junior Staff, Auditing in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Intern - Junior Staff, Auditing in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Gym at the office. Free coffee/tea/hot chocolate/milk at the office.

    Cons

    Great differences between the staffing of the interns (some always super staffed, others with not much to do).

    Advice to Management

    Improve staffing for interns (so that everyone has a more or less similar experience)

  3. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Workflow Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Workflow Coordinator in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office, the office, the office.

    Cons

    Location is not the best when you have a family and live outside the city. But they accomodate some people by working from home.

    Advice to Management

    Too much managers for the numbers of professionnal.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Consultant (Strategy & Operations)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing network of people. Highly skilled and intelligent coworkers.

    Cons

    No work/life balance.
    Salary is low compared to other consulting firms in the area. Bonuses are a joke.
    Often feel like a pawn in the game. Upper management doesn't really care about your objectives and career goals if they don't fit in their immediate plans/projects.
    Project timelines are often crunched to lower budget which leads to long hours and mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Stop acting surprised when most of your experienced consultants leave. You don't pay them nearly enough or show appreciation.


  5. "Senior Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work, prestigious, opportunity to travel. Structured advancement.

    Cons

    Too many hours, barriers to transfer to other departments.


  6. "Workaholics Paradise"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant I in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant I in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -learning everyday
    - Given responsibility from day 1
    -Very young environment energetic
    -Sky is the limit for opportunities and growth
    - Gain experience in many different industries, will be offered jobs at clients
    -will make some life long connections

    Cons

    -Very long hours
    - always chasing management for support. Teach you how to swim by throwing you in Hawaii ocean with no life jacket type of mentality.
    -Pay is ok for a first job however does not make up for the long hours
    - 6 month busy seasons at 60hrs plus a week
    -Under budgeted mandates! Never ending work
    -Performing well (good) will cause seniors to over delegate. Get stuck working longer hours while seniors coast or catch up on other mandates. Better to perform mediocre during first couple of years as pay increases for high performers are only marginally greater than low performers as staff


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Support staff member"

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    Former Employee - Support Staff Member in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Support Staff Member in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Wonderful talent you can really learn from
    Fantastic team of people you can always count on
    A great place to get your experience and positions you well for next job.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Very hierarchical
    Poor work/life balance takes a toll on your health after awhile.
    Pressure to do overtime
    No time off granted for admin staff during busy period, which lasts about 6-7 months
    Salary increases are small
    Vacation blackout period for admin staff is unreasonably long (Nov1-July 1)
    Generally understaffed
    Deadlines are unrealistic and quality is sometimes sacrificed over volume
    Year-long evaluation process is time consuming

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to take up to 1 week off during this period. This would improve morale during the long busy period and would reduce burnout. provide more useful training opportunities for non-CPA staff. Audit needs more staff.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great school, but their glory days are in the past"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    - Looks good on CV
    - Great new agile offices
    - Plenty of mobility opportunities if you know the right people
    - Reimbursement of studies

    Cons

    - A lot of cuts as unrealistic targets were set for 2020. It's going to be grim moving forward.
    - The bonuses are calculated differently every year so that no one knows how they come up with the number. Basically, if Toronto had a bad year, the whole practice has a bad year. This is despite the fact that your team might have outperformed... doesn't matter.
    - Performance reviews are based on the whims of your partner. Each partner is the spokesperson for their team members. If your partner doesn't think much of you, you'll never get that promotion despite the fact that you do more than other people in other teams. Note: the whole performance review process was changed this year. Hopefully it gives everyone a fair chance.
    - Partners have NO say on your salary. It's decided by people who have never met you. So if you're a new higher, negotiate for a high salary! If not, they'll always keep you in the low ranges of your level and you can never negotiate once you're in.
    - Extremely long and tedious to change teams.
    - Best practices are NOT shared. Also, same teams in different offices will work differently and deliver different products for the same job! Extremely difficult to find templates (if there are any).
    - No IT service. They use Service Now and cut a lot of staff. When I left they were working on one month old tickets. There is NO service.
    - In some teams you're expecting to work until 6:30-7:00. It looks bad if you leave at 5:00.
    - Some teams are still very much a boys club. I was sometimes asked to "fix" a Power Point presentation because I was a girl and therefore must be good with visual presentations. It's hard to stand out or fit in if you don't have that cocky attitude which seems to impress many people in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    I was told that in the past new employees were all sent to a training center to learn about the company and best practices. This is now gone. It would be worth it to invest a minimum in training new hires. Also, it's very discouraging to hear every quarter that we didn't hit the targets. Maybe they're set a bit too high!? The 2020 targets seem very unrealistic.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good firm overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Learning
    Opportunities to take on more
    Working with smart people

    Cons

    a lot of internal politics


  10. "Audit senior"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot in a short amount of time
    Work with great and driven professionals

    Cons

    Work lot of hours
    Deadlines Can be unreasonable

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better work life balance


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