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  1. "Deloitte does not have a good work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large company with a good reputation

    Cons

    It gives unfair promotions and pay

    Advice to Management

    Give more direct communication


  2. "Good place to start your career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are what make Deloitte a good place to work. Individuals who work at Deloitte are looking to solve the next challenge. The technology provided to employees are top notch and the latest software are provided to the entire firm. Flexible work arrangements and diversity trainings are good. For those who like to travel, a request can be put in to do a secondment. In addition, engagements that travel outside of state are also an option for those who request this opportunity. Vacation days of 4 weeks cannot be beat for Manager on up - esp when compared to industry.

    Cons

    The hours can be tough. For those who get put on an engagement that travels extensively, the travel makes it a little more tougher - especially for work/life balance. I have had to work through holidays and cancelled vacation plans to make a client deadline. Management appreciates the extra effort and rewards you - but I know that I will never get that time back again. There is also a lack of sales training for Managers. This skillset is best learned through mentoring relationships with partners who are open to taking the time to take Managers on sales meetings. Making time to include the managers will benefit the entire organization.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and honest with the group especially during these tough economic times. Rumors are rampent and requires Senior Management to communicate more as to what is going on with the Firm as a whole.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Get on your plane and go to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consulting Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It has to be the money, it can't be the people because we hire anyone who can touch the bar. The culture is good in good times and cut-throat in the not so good times. If you are short on revenue this year, watch out because the axe-man wields a sharp edge.

    Cons

    There are too many slacking and low revenue principals being carried around by their senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    Take yourselves less seriously, it's just consulting - you're not really changing the way our clients do business, they are. In the tough times, we look so hard in managing the bottom line that we overlook the opportunity to double-down on our investmest (people). Stop paying lip-service to training.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to gain some experience"

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    Former Employee - Tax Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    big name, client base, and global network and resources

    Cons

    politics, sometimes you dont see the bigger picture. The coorination within the team can be bad. Some manager level people very difficult to deal with. Same thing with partner level. But these people have more influences, making it worse, especially if you need to work direct with them.

    Advice to Management

    Some partner level people are nice and easy to work with , some not so.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good Career Path that gives you the chance to progress quickly if you do well and understand how to navigate well.
    - Strong People from a variety of backgrounds.
    - Diverse projects across numerous industries: healthcare, energy, telecommunications, government etc..
    - Excellent for College hires who are able to work in a collegiate environment that offers support for its employees

    Cons

    - Reliance on Networking to progress makes it challenging. It is often who you know as much as the work that you do
    - Mentorship is luck of the draw in terms of career councillors

    Advice to Management

    Keep the hiring bar high and attract and retain the best talent.


  6. "Chance to learn and grow, as long as you are willing to suck up to the right people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Possibly interesting projects, smart people, something new to work on and possibility of acquiring new skills.

    Cons

    Partners are too stuck in the mud, kissing ass is the only way to move forward, stellar work at client engagements is not appreciated as much as dumb "internal projects" that get you "visibility" with the Partnership.

    Internal fighting and conflicts between consulting, capital markets & ERS for managing client relationships pits employees against each other. Each group is very provincial and there is no "single firm" beyond the marketing and sales spin.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be constantly aware of which side their bread is buttered. If they keep the staff that works on internal projects and sucks up to them over star performers at clients, they will lose more and more talented consultants and be stuck with people better at making them feel better about themselves rather than making them money...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Recommend Deloitte"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working here is great for the resume and if you're straight out of college, most of your co-workers are young so it can be a fun place to be. People are generally pretty motivated, have common sense, and social. There are a lot of smart/accomplished people in management and are resources for knowledge and developing contacts.

    Deloitte encourages you to use your vacation days and they also participate in community activities like Impact Day which is good.

    Cons

    The hours can be long. Sometimes while at a client, it's Friday and you're ready to go home, someone will ask you to do something at the end of day which you know will take you several hours to complete. There is a culture of always being a "yes" man, so if you care about your reputation and career, you have to say yes and get it done. Once you make management, it's great to have staff with that attitude, but when you're the staff it sucks at times.

    Pay is not the greatest. You hear people leaving the firm and getting huge pay bumps or there are people outside of the Big 4 in private who are doing the same thing you do but making more and working less hours. You always have to remind yourself that you're not there for the money and that the paycheck/reward will come later.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management does a good job of supporting staff by offering employees coaches and buddies to mentor staff.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Its a different experience for everyone."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Deloitte include the fact that people who work there are talented and easy to get along with. There are also promotions annually and if you perform well you will be allowed to take on many responsibilities.

    Cons

    The downsides of working for Deloitte are the long hours and the fact that some projects are not planned well enough from the beginning. There is a focus on staying busy and working quickly while there is not enough focus on planning.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should seek to leverage the competence of employees and rethink how audits are performed. The top down structure creates many inefficiencies and limits the contributions of team members.


  9. "Not a place for job security."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    broad range of clients and experience, great way to learn about new industries and companies

    Cons

    long hours, pay is not as high as within client firms, career advancement is based upon who you know more than competency. Morale is at an all time low right now. All staff are looking over their shoulders to see who is going to be the next to get fired. After many layoffs, everyone assumes that they are going to be in the next round. This is not good for productivity - especially watching the job market in New York at present which doesn't bode well for those who get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be short sighted - chopping talented people is not the way to develop the firm.


  10. "fine place to build breadth experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SPS in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - SPS in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and resume builder

    Cons

    Long hours, pay not as good as some of the other Big 4

    Advice to Management

    By and large, Senior Management is doing a good job. Senior Management should encourage programs that allow excellent Consultants and mid level managers to offer services with guidance from Partners.


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