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Updated January 22, 2018
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Pros
  • Excellent Work life balance fit (in 1347 reviews)

  • Very good work culture and highly performance driven environment (in 811 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 3565 reviews)

  • no work life balance for the employees (in 743 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (38)

    "Great company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Solution Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! The sky is the limit in terms of career growth potential . You are in charge of your career. Free coffee as well.

    Cons

    None so far other than 401k can be a lot better.


  2. Helpful (566)

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

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    • 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.

  3. "Great consulting company to start career, or to join with purpose of expanding your knowledge and skill set"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very driven environment where you work with very smart people.
     You will learn a lot the more years you stay.
    They are continuously trying to improve work/life balance.
    They are continuously innovating in new technology and staying ahead of market trends.
    They are always looking at ways to make the performance evaluation process to be better (hard to say if it will ever be great-- but that is probably for every company).

    Cons

    Very long hours. Leadership tends to let client get away with a lot more work than we should deliver, to ensure long-term client support (which is probably all of consulting). Have to work a lot of hours outside of actual client projects, through internal initiatives, to get higher ratings (the quality of the initiatives and activities you work on is very hard to judge, so it makes for a very unbalanced year-end review process).

    Advice to Management

    Tell clients the hard truth about what they are not delivering , when the client promises to do work, but they end up getting us to do it for free (but at cost of extra hours of our own resources).

    Invest more in the compensation of your experienced employees, that will prevent many good people from leaving in order to get a better salary bump elsewhere.


  4. "Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Work with some very intelligent people on a daily business and receive great mentorship about career progression. The pay is fair and there is a respect for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Utilization is a top priority. It's nice that Deloitte offers great vacation benefits but that doesn't change the amount of hours that you need to work on client engagements.


  5. "Challenging role"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Offers unique opportunities to be on interesting projects and work with diverse and motivated teams

    Cons

    Very demanding and need to have that mind set prior to going into the role

    Advice to Management

    On the right path trying to promote work life balance but not always possible with client commitments


  6. "Audit Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    25 PTO Days off minimum for audit

    Cons

    Could find higher salary elsewhere


  7. "Learning Experience"

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

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot about work ethic and meet a diverse group of people

    Cons

    long hours during busy season, overworked and underpaid

    Advice to Management

    more exposure for first years in order to find their interests

  8. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, young people and enjoyable projects

    Cons

    Consulting controlled by auditing and now focusing too much on IT services


  9. "Conculting Intern"

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

    Pros

    People are willing to help you, giving you ideas and advice regarding your task and career development

    Cons

    Very intense, sometimes overtime and couldn't think of other cons


  10. "Senior account"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Always get support from management team.

    Cons

    Some time with extra hours.


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