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Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (428)

    "Great Place to start your career - Carefully read the cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AMS Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AMS Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    These folks know exactly what they are doing. They set high standards, and consistently deliver.
    Their project expectations and planning is excellent. The top level management folks are extremely smart and have a great sense of vision and planning. If you go to company social events (which are very frequent by the way), it is quite easy to have conversations with upper management people (Partners).

    Deloitte's hiring pattern is very consistent. For the young starters, they hire smart, well spoken, and subtly aggressive candidates. They have excellent training and knowledge management. They have a well oiled and empowered HR and Tech Support group. Things get done pretty fast.

    Their paid time off program is really great, and pretty straight forward. No messing about.

    They have a big social responsibility program that encourages volunteering. It also presents a great opportunity for youngsters to take event organizing responsibilities. This can be very very useful. Once, I volunteered for an event where we painted rooms for an orphanage center. There was a young guy who did the organizing. We were 10-12 people, with 3 senior executives actually doing paintwork. Quite unique.

    I have personally seen that Deloitte's top talents tend to start young, spend a 3-4 years, then take a hiatus to pursue a Graduate Degree (typically an MBA). The firm sometimes re-hires these consultants after their MBA with generous financial incentives. They offer much better packages to folks graduating from top universities. Sometimes they can offer huge joining bonuses.

    I worked in the IT consulting division.They tend to get top-end projects. On projects, the average age seems pretty low. A lot of 20-somethings, then there are a handful of 30-40 year old people and some senior Management folks.

    Beginner salaries can be a bit low. (which is expected. It takes some time to build credibility in the Consulting business)

    Overall, a great place to start your professional career. If you pay attention, you will get seasoned very quickly.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can become poor, especially during tight project timelines (This is expected in the Consulting Business). The employees have a significant amount of "firm-internal" training and knowledge contribution tasks. There are annual goal expectations. It can get tedious if you continuously work on high demand projects.

    There is intense competition, especially during targeted promotion/milestone years. There can be some backstabbing. It's part of the experience. It is not as bad as it sounds, and seems manageable.

    A lot of times, being young and inexperienced has it's flaws. The company has a simple way of seasoning consultants. They get pushed into high pressure situations, and they learn fast, and quickly start managing their own work. But they tend to be blind towards intricate details, especially in complicated IT product implementations. This has an interesting effect. If someone is able to do the hands-on work, everyone else tries to piggy-back on that person for their actual work. The hands-on guy gets overwhelmed, and others try to use him/her as a key resource.
    -- I personally went through a crunch project, and found a number of people "managing expectations" (piggy backing), while a handful of people actually knew the end-to-end solution and did the hands-on work.
    This created a lot more work and mental anguish than needed. Because of the expressed pressure, the hands-on guys have a hard time building and growing their reputation and subsequent performance evaluation rating. This also affects the project execution timelines.

    IMPORTANT: Make sure you thoroughly read through your employment agreement and understand the implications. In recent years, they have started hiring for specific projects ONLY. This falls under a particular "AMS service line". In this case, if your assigned project gets into a problem, you are exposed to the risk of employment termination.
    Their HR and Management are very helpful, and they will try to get you a new project. But there are several constraints like location, your skills, and limited time. I went through this, and it was somewhat unnerving. This was one of the reasons I ended up leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    I have high regards for the Senior Management in this company. I think they are the market leaders in the industry, especially with their consistent high standards.

    Personally, I think they should strongly encourage some "end-to-end" hands-on responsibility in the IT consulting division. There are very few hands-on guys. I have seen a lot of segregation of duties between people that causes endless heartburn during crunch project timelines.


  2. "Good Company to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, Good Projects, Lot of Learning Opportunities

    Cons

    the Round Robin for promotion gets very frustrating sometimes because you can't make everyone happy every time.


  3. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with very intelligent and driven people. Great benefits and will provide many opportunities for your career.

    Cons

    Some managers and seniors are very hard to work for.


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  5. "Cyber Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    pays less than what employees deserve


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tremendous brand, tremendous perks"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great CEO, many great people, tremendous brand. Good work life balance depending on where you work in the firm.

    Cons

    Arrogance of those in higher positions; some of the leadership style or lack of skill to support the position of power they are in seems from another era and doesn't mesh with the engagement they are trying to promote.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the senior leadership can be damaging the brand you are striving so hard to promote both internally and externally. There are many great people, but there are some that are really challenging and you wonder how they made it to where they are. Those bad apples can be toxic to both internal and external engagement. Provide more ways to provide real time feedback so that issues like this can be addressed. You have a great brand, are a tremendous place to work, but if you care about engagement you have to truly demonstrate that. There are a lot of people that may not have the senior title that have good insights that might surprise you.


  7. "Business Technology Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Good clients, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not that I know of.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Deloitte Consulting Strategy & operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - S&O in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - S&O in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good variety of projects. Added value to profile as Deloitte S&O alum

    Cons

    Compensation is not the best in the industry even though the quality of projects and other opportunities are.

    Advice to Management

    allow more flexibility to work from remote locations


  9. "Opportunities abound, work-life balance isn't just a buzzword"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility!
    Respectful, sharp people
    Great benefits

    Cons

    To succeed you need to be entrepreneurial and self-driven; some people struggle with this
    Sometimes you don't have a lot of choice in projects you're given

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on well-being. It's appreciated.


  10. "Specialist Master"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist Master in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Specialist Master in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, increasing employee benefits

    Cons

    work-life a challenge if you want to advance


  11. "Business Technology Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Varied projects, lots of valuable internal trainings

    Cons

    Learning new skills can be slow - work and skill building gets stagnant if the project is not the right fit



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