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Updated May 23, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "A terrible place for consumer-facing digital innovation"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some really smart and kind people at Deloitte. These people do some difficult and worthwhile work. Deloitte delivers a lot of value for a lot of people, and some people can make a great career here.

    Cons

    This is a terrible place to work if you want to make innovative, compelling, consumer-facing web or mobile experiences. If you are a developer or designer who wants to work on leading edge experiences, do not come here! It is nothing like leading digital agencies (e.g. AKQA, Razorfish, R/GA etc...). Deloitte Digital is just a rebranding of the old, vanilla enterprise tech consulting services Deloitte has always provided.

    Most of the work Deloitte is involved in tech wise is extremely vanilla and not at all innovative (i.e. call them if you need an Oracle or SAP package architected and configured, nothing else). There are very few US-based engineers who actually get their hands dirty, and very few designers. US-based folks with engineering backgrounds are powerpoint deck makers and project managers.

    Deloitte will put any warm body on any project (it doesn't matter if you're a front-end developer, you might end up leading a QA team for an Oracle financials implementation, or writing status reports for a client's PMO office).

    Selling work is everything at Deloitte, and as a result they often present people to clients as experts who are not even remotely experts (e.g. have never used the technology, have never designed or built anything).

    Deloitte leans a lot on their IP. Most of their work products are PPT decks modeled on other (often poorly understood/contextualized) PPT decks. Sometimes, entire projects are run by someone with very little or any experience with the process or knowledge domain, based on a set of deliverable templates created years ago.

    Deloitte is also a place where charming sociopaths (who present a great face upwards to their managers, but make their direct reports lives hell through ambiguity and incompetence) can thrive.

    Deloitte operates on a 'farm team' model, value extraction at its maximum. They recruit a bunch of smart, insecure, ambitious young people each year, get the most they can out of them by treating them as endless fountains of cheap (to Deloitte,) billable hours, and the ones that don't wash out after a couple years, rise through the ranks to extract value from the next generation.


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, decent compensation, location, and young workforce

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward movement available, promote based off of tenure not skills, can be toxic working environment, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Tenure is important, but not as important as creating a healthy work environment and having the correct skills to manage.


  3. "Manager, S&O"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with multiple clients, Good network, Excellent peer group, Good perks (e.g. 4 month paternity leave)

    Cons

    Travel, Poor work-life balance, Skewed towards implementation work


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on quality
    Great entry level experience
    Smart and driven colleagues

    Cons

    Toxic culture
    Poor leadership
    Leadership does not support career development if it does not align with her own goals / priorities


  6. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - ERS in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - ERS in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Lots of exposure to different clients, industries, personalities, responsibilities

    Cons

    pay is not the best given the amount of work put in. You have to get lucky in being aligned with a good team, management, and projects that you click with in order to stay happy.

    Advice to Management

    conduct more technical skill training and offer more broadly


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tax Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Tax Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fringe benefits/soft factors: in-house food, travel accommodations, liberal use of corporate card; ability to work remotely, technology, reputation

    Cons

    hours expectations; lack of transparency in decision making; never-ending amounts of mundane/administrative work; unnecessary meetings

    Advice to Management

    keep junior employees informed


  8. "NOt a Bad Place"

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    Current Employee - Retail Management Trainer in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Management Trainer in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Has great benefits, nice people, fantastic per diem

    Cons

    Makes promises not kept, work life balance is very difficult

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more honest with your employees


  9. "Tax Manager"

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    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There are numerous opportunities for professional development and advancement.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is not great.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strategy and Operations Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +large amount of PTO
    +work from home on Fridays
    +career "accelerator" before you go back to industry

    Cons

    -below market compensation
    -high burn out rate, minimum of 45 work weeks with avg about 60-65
    -traveling every monday to thursday

    Advice to Management

    -hold senior managers accountable for implementing F&P instead of just saying it
    -crediting ppl PTO hours if working weekends
    -dont tell your ppl to eat hours


  11. "Business analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to industries and leaders in those companies

    Cons

    People are overbearing, and can micro manage


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