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Updated October 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Deloitte Masters in Perception Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Oracle Practice in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Oracle Practice in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for interns and launch early career...

    Cons

    Deloitte is a master in perception management. When I joined Deloitte 3 years ago I had other offers but decided to join due to their brand. The whole culture (or cult) of perception has been indigenously developed and followed religiously without questioning it. They are experts in exploiting various external instruments to create a brand in market, its just amazing how Deloitte fabricates things like "Best place to work", Women initiatives, social contributions, etc... There is a constant ugly struggle within Partners and senior management .. who BTW completely lack substance and are extremely shallow.

    There are limited growth opportunities, not intellectually driven, really depends on how you can make "partner happy". I have attended several employee review calls and the whole rating process is irrational. The pays are competitive materialistically, but when you look at negative impacts to personal life, mental stress and no intellectual growth, then compensation is not that great.

    To summarize, I would suggest weigh your options before joining Deloitte, because trust me its all based on your utilization hours with client. They always hire in anticipation of a upcoming project or even for short duration project. And don't believe whatever they say, if that projects does not materialize or once its over then you are an expense.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management.. it is a collection of individual partners at regional and local office levels.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Deloitte, a place where young people burn out"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Zero control over one's schedule as a staff or senior
    Unbelievable hours during busy season
    Expectations to use incompetent staff in india

    Advice to Management

    Pay for performance, work life balance is an absolute joke.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "They pick you because you are the "best", then treat you like dirt"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ERS Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ERS Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of PTO (at least gets paid when you leave)
    good name to have on resume
    good if you have no other real skills besides going to college - you'll see a wide variety of 'business'
    it's good if you want to make partner - just make sure you have some rich parents who will pay for you to live in the City for 3 years until the firm compensates you adequately
    you COULD end up with some phenomenally smart managers who are also career oriented and make a career based on having a good team

    Cons

    you will basically get abused
    personally, i felt like a white collar prostitute- every morning - it was monkey work and i hated doing it
    would rather have been a poor artist - doing something fulfilling - accounting work is generally not fulfilling - that's not really Deloitte's fault, though - but they set it up so that all the incoming consultants do all the monkey work - depending on the team, you could end up with 99% monkey work and 1% interesting work
    talent leaves very quickly - as people just get treated at below human-being level
    in my opinion, the people who stay are normally very boring people - but that may just be because it's 'accounting' - not the fault of the firm
    in comparison to other companies I have worked for, the quality of the people as just human beings is not very impresive (many just have a lack of respect for others because they haven't ralely been treated with respect, either)
    you could end up with some not-so-bright managers who THINK they are really bright and make a career based on screwing people who work for them over

    Advice to Management

    treat people better
    reward senior management for being good managers
    i have to say it again, you lose a lot of talen because you just let your management treat people like dirt. it doesn't take any mroe time to talk to someone with a basic level of respect.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Deloitte,The Good, the Bad, and the ....."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big Four Brand Name
    Resume Builder
    Huge Training budget - so great place to obtain all your professional qualifications
    Opportunity to attend Industry Conferences etc.
    Opportunity to work on a variety of career enhancing projects.
    Opportunity to work with blue-chip clients and government agencies
    Challenging and Exciting work
    Extremely smart and capable colleagues

    Cons

    Many partners in the Federal Government Practice are very self-centered, and are primarily focused on personal success, rather than team success. Many expect junior practitioners to worship them, otherwise your chances of promotion are slim to none
    Wildly political, pathologically stressful, cut-throat environment. Partners of different divisions are always competing against each other.
    Many PPDs (Principals/Partners/Directors) do not respond to emails, are often economical with the truth, insincere in their interactions with staff.
    Promotion is relationship based, not metrics based. The political savvy tend to do very well in this environment, at the expense of the not too political savvy and possibly more deserving

    Advice to Management

    Promotion should be metrics based, not based on personal relationships with the Principal, Partner, Director group. Increase 360 degree feedback coverage for PPD group


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Keep Looking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training and knowledge sharing
    Benefits
    Charity Participation
    Work is challenging

    Cons

    Two-Faced Staff
    Politics
    Don't work here, keep looking as you will be stressed to no-end
    Back-biting behavior and upper management is deaf to your complaints

    Advice to Management

    Additional training needed for management and supervisors
    Stop playing games with the staff and be more honest


  6. Helpful (3)

    "This place is way overrated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    On the job learning
    Opportunity for responsibility

    Cons

    Horrendous hours (all nighters), low pay, incompetent seniors/managers, boring work, ungratifying work

    Advice to Management

    Have a little respect for your employees and pay them more than $12/hour


  7. Helpful (1)

    "work at Deloitte"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working as an auditor give you the opportunity to work in different industry and learn so much about the way they operate and how they are making their profits or losses.

    Cons

    Deloitte is such a big company know nationwide and internationally that is really good to have that experience on your resume. But the way they treat people if you are not like them can be really bad. As such two people working in this company can have two different experiences good or bad depending on if you look or act the way they want you to.

    Advice to Management

    You need to get friends at the senior level position who can back you up or else you are screwed up if you meet people who do not like you.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "#1 Worst Place to Work For in Chicago and Across the World!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is okay..but per hour and with overtime it means nothing. I'll get back to you and I'm still thinking.....

    Cons

    Deloitte's brand is a joke.
    There is no diversity, they have all these "intiatives" for minorities and GLBT individuals, but they really look down on you.
    There is ridiculous turnover and it amazes me how they get voted one of the best places to work....can you bribery.

    Management is just horrible and serioulsy unless you like living at the job, don't count on a work life balance and a family. Most people don't have families until they reach manager level...that's 8-10 years down the line.

    Advice to Management

    Management just needs to fix all of the issues. They are aware of it, but they just don't care and undertake superficial approaches to rectify the issues. They need to stop throwing the issues under the rug and address the concerns people are stating directly--maybe then people will stay with the firm. They reprimand those that state concerns, which hinders people from telling the truth. They use people at the lower levels, treat them like trash. Deloitte is truly a horrible place to work for and I have no problem telling anyone in leadership who works at the firm the truth aboutvit!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "EA or Admin? Run for the hills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand Recognition
    Tons of PTO time, just for showing up to work

    Cons

    If you are an executive assistant, do NOT work in their ASG (Administrative Services Group). Very unprofessional. I mean hello-daily meetings called Connections, where you are required to pass a rubber ball to the colleague you think has the most team spirit. I did cartwheels when I found another job.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate ASG managers, you'll save money and improve moral 1000%


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Letdown"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for training
    Plenty of On-the-job experience very quickly
    Quick to hand out large areas of responsibility to young staff

    Cons

    There are several fundamental challenges with working at Deloitte which can be a blessing or a curse depending on your personality and your ambitions. They include:
    -No room for challenging the status-quo (keep your ideas for your team and firm improvement to yourself),
    -If you are the entrepreneurial type this is not the inspiration you’re looking for,
    -If you think you will be recognized for working harder than others, you will not,
    -If you think you will be compensated according to industry averages or based on merit, you will be let down,
    -As mentioned on other accounting sites, the firm is short staffed, Partners over promise to their clients, and team members are underpaid,
    -If you’ve heard about a work-life balance, be warned that that means sacrificing a life for work with no prospects of one

    Advice to Management

    Realize that just because the firm has been around for as long as it has doesn't mean you can’t run it into the ground today. Management's lack of connection with the rest of the firm is causing a serious cultural riff and all of the promising talent is leaving for more pay and a better work environment.


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