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Deloitte Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • Great work life balance across the board (in 1191 reviews)

  • fantastic place to start / grow your career (in 420 reviews)

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  1. "meh..."

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    Former Employee - Scrub
    Former Employee - Scrub
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    able to put big 4 firm on your resume. offices everywhere so if you get good reviews, you could even transfer overseas for some time to see the world.
    Cons

    Cons

    long hours, often more than 80 hours/week during busy seasons (which apparenty run about all year long). too much travel...if you don't work in an office in a LARGE city, you will be travelling quite a bit of the time for months at a time.
    Advice to Senior Management

    Advice to Management

    please be upfront with new hires about the actual travel they will be expected to do....don't say 25% and really mean that 25% to be the time you will be in town.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unless you are a "Class of"......Run"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development
    Current Employee - Business Development

    Pros

    Great Benefits - if you can last long enough to take advantage of them

    Cons

    Filled with long tenured "Slackers" - And Ego Manic Partners

    Advice to Management

    Hire some people that know how to sell - and fire the slackers - there are 100's of them.....

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Deloitte, good for training, bad for working"

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Deloitte, as with all the other Big 4 Accounting Firms, has great chances for employees to take training and CPE courses. They have nice offices but unless you're in Tax, you won't spend much time there.

    Cons

    Deloitte is a very political company, in order to advance you have to be very chummy with everyone, especially Partners/Senior Managers, they would be your "guardian angels" who would protect you during reviews. Sometimes strong performers are laid off because they didn't establish any solid relationships with Partners/Senior Managers.

    Furthermore be prepared for busy season! Busy season is long and not always busy. The client is not always ready and you may have to sit on your hands for several weeks. Seniors vary in quality some are just swamped and will not assist anyone, others will help.

    They recent lay offs were very contentious in that management does not communicate criteria for layoffs, this is related to the first comment above about Deloitte being a very political place to work at.

    Advice to Management

    Less ambiguity with advancement and promotion, more focused training on leadership and development of talent rather than advancement of personal career.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Watch Out"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand name
    High professional network
    Existing client base

    Other than this everything is on the negative side. Look for following sections.

    Cons

    No respect for peers
    Biased senior management
    No fairness for upward growth, it is driven by networking and not by the skills
    Unusual performance management

    Advice to Management

    You are constantly loosing some of the best talent, and you know that very well, however you do not care about it. Only time will tell how only a brand name can survive your business.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Yikes"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid compensation package, fair benefits, some interesting projects, competent colleagues, opportunity to get engaged in variety of firm initiatives for those who wish to do so.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, partner level is not approachable, lack of honesty and transparency on part of senior management, boys club

    Advice to Management

    It is key to address your employees with honesty when addressing the future of the firm. Many times, senior management failed to honesty and accurately address the direction of the firm, and it continues to mislead its employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't say you weren't warned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office facilities were extremely nice.

    Cons

    Bad people who are only concerned with meeting their bottom line. Partners and Principles are egotist and could care less about their employees. Employees were "thrown under the bus" when something went wrong so the partners would not look bad in front of the client. It is all about making the client happy, even if that means not supporting the consultants for making the right decision.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees when they make a difficult decision instead of using them as a scape goat only to make the client happy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I would recommend another Big 4 accounting firm..."

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    Former Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only reason I would recommend, is that the salary is competitive. That being said, you can get a public accounting salary at any of the Big 4 or mid tier. You should consider other options.

    Cons

    Questionable business practices, especially in human resources. Poor staffing decisions, and inability of management to communicate effectively across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Consider changing and improving your hiring practices to avoid undue harm to prospective employees (with job offers extended) who relied on your word and "contract" for employment. I hate to use the cliche, but treat them how you would like to be treated...with RESPECT.

  8. "Dead end job and horrible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Deloitte is one of the Big 4 and it looks great on your resume. They also offer a fairly decent benefits package.

    Cons

    It is an extremely negative and stressful work environment, where diversity is not respected. I am not sure how they consistently end up on the best place to work lists.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management needs to consider the needs of individuals at all levels in the organization. For the most part, the initiatives that are offered only benefit the client service/professional staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Run like hell"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a job
    my last day is/was soon

    Cons

    no diversity
    you have to attend happy hour at least 2 times a week to get noticed
    your project depends on your security clearance level, not your skillset

    Advice to Management

    Get some diversity at the top and stop recruiting these silly out of college kids with tattos everywhere to become managers


  10. Helpful (4)

    "No work/life balance = Unhappy employees"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Name recognition on the resume
    - Benefits
    - Good for developing entry level employees

    Cons

    - No work life balance
    - Minimum 60 hour work week
    - Unpredictable hours
    - Sweatshop mentality, all so that a rich partner/principle can get a little richer
    - Lauded work/life, womens' initiatives, etc. are just lip service'
    - Everyone is miserable

    I've worked at several different companies, and this has been the worst. I'm willing to work hard, I've always done well, but all I ask for is to be able to spend some time with my family.

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating employees like indentured servants. There's more to life than making a buck.


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