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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. "Great way to launch accounting career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ton of PTO (5+ weeks starting)
    occasional flexibility and working from home
    travel optional
    builds great accounting base experience
    promotion to senior level is pretty much assured after 2 years

    Cons

    long work hours in winter/spring, and occasional long or unpredictable work hours throughout year
    limited ability to choose clients/career path (partly luck-based)
    work content not very exciting to most people

    Advice to Management

    some offices have management that can be brutal, rude, cutthroat, or extremely demanding. I did not experience this in Portland but I had some of it in LA.


  2. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training ground. Strong infrastructure. Clear path to future growth. Lots of opportunity to be part of committees and engage with others. They say 1 year at a big 4 is worth 3 at a private firm- I would agree that the exposure and learning opportunities are amazing.

    Cons

    One of the reason you can progress at a 3 to 1 rate (compared to private industry) is because you can work the equivalent of 2 years in a 365 day period. Long hours- but there is also the option to work a 'flex' schedule.

    Advice to Management

    The soft skills of some of the younger management could use some refining and compassion. That being said there is plenty of strong leadership within the firm.


  3. "Overall positive, but very Machiavellian"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to develop yourself (skills, etc.), move laterally, work on 'headline' projects

    Cons

    You are the resource (it's a people business) which can be unsettling, you will have to travel (which doesn't work with kids).

    Advice to Management

    Fix the eval process to reduce favoritism; it suffers from compartmentalized myopia.


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  5. "New Hire"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation time is a great benefit

    Cons

    Hours worked per week are very high for pay


  6. "Great resume booster"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - High potential for learning tax technical skills
    - Exposure to large companies in need of sophisticated tax planning
    - Strong name for resume
    - Great networking contacts

    Cons

    - Pay is not commensurate with opportunties at other companies/firms, especially when number of hours are factored in

    Advice to Management

    - Leadership at Deloitte tends to be fairly strong; however, retention is difficult due to long hours and pay that is not competitive


  7. "long hours, low pay but good starting spot"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learn a lot, looks good on a resume. although tough you learn rigor and how to put in extra hours

    Cons

    awful benefits and low pay. long hours at times

    Advice to Management

    it is a revolving door of junior people. you could keep more experienced people if you engaged them more. once you rioll off a client that manager doenst keep an active interest, so you dont feel like you have a true mentor or someone fighting for you


  8. "A little audit feedback..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The acquired knowledge from on the job experience is priceless. There are few jobs that develop a sense of autonomy, critical thinking, and problem solving, as an exposure to the overall audit process. It also provides a unique chance to interact with businesses and industry leaders. Networking opportunities abound.

    Cons

    While there are programs in place at the national level to encourage a good work life balance, it is difficult to always maintain a good perspective because of the nature of the work. "Busy Season" (October - March/April) is not conducive to a healthy personal life because of work expectations and demands.

    Advice to Management

    A good work/life balance needs to be continually emphasized in order to ensure retention of the best and brightest within Deloitte.


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