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Deloitte Rosslyn Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "St. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities, challenging, professional, cutting edge.

    Cons

    The promote up or get out mindset is difficult at the SM level.


  2. "Poor work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal place to launch your career! Deloitte's internal learning programs enable practitioners to gain the knowledge and skills needed to outperform other consulting firms.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. Deloitte works better for those who are single with no children. Aside from client work, you're also expected to contribute to internal initiatives to advance the firm's capability offerings. This is where practitioners become drained and burned out.

    Advice to Management

    Hire technical writers to write proposals. Practitioners do not have enough proposal writing skills nor time. This why the proposal process often becomes a glorified editing experience.


  3. "Analytics Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analytics Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Analytics Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn, Soak in what you can from the good managers and learn what not to do from the bad ones, Will be placed in a lot of different projects so you gain a versatile toolbox

    Cons

    People tend to be robotic because you're always selling yourself, both internally and to clients. They tend to throw you to the wolves at first, Resource managers are terrible at matching positions with skills.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink you asset deployment model. It makes people miserable when they are forced to do work they aren't suited for or interested in.


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    "Good luck finding a project (that interests you), but otherwise its OK"

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    Current Employee - Consultant (Experienced PL/SQL Hire) in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant (Experienced PL/SQL Hire) in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    TL;DR:

    -great benefits
    -some of the smartest people i've worked with, from a technical perspective
    -good management at least on my project

    Deloitte is a good company, particularly if you have a passion for your work and manage to get onto a project (keep that in mind for later) that generally interests you. You can easily expect a yearly raise (this is a huge firm after all), especially if you put the work into your projects. I'm not exactly a social butterfly, but I haven't really met any people that acted unprofessionally. The team I work with knows when to get serious, and when to crack a joke, but we always manage to get our work done on time. Your work will get recognized if you put enough effort into it, and the firm will look for work for you if your current project falls through. They are trending towards having more work/life balance throughout the year, adding 1-2 more "well being" days for employees (essentially more days off).

    Cons

    And now for the cons. These cons are the only reason I didn't rate Deloitte 4/5 stars, but I have my reasons:

    -utilization metrics: you are expected to put in X amount of hours per years towards the client based on your job title. This can get tedious to manage; you will NEVER be able to reasonably use all your vacation days, and you will likely accrue way more than you actually use thanks to this system -- which makes it impossible to use all your vacation.

    -tedious oversight. You will have a "counselor" that you check in with occasionally, you are expected to confirm your work availability at the beginning of each week, you will need X amount of learning hours per year that you do on your own outside of these courses. You are strongly encouraged to "contribute to the firm" in some form in order to look better at the year end. You can work hard but only get recognized for average work.

    -networking can be a real pain. You are strongly encourage to network -- in fact you pretty much have to, if you want to find a project that you are interested in. Even then, it can be virtually impossible to get in touch with people that can get you onto a project you are interested in. You may spend days, weeks, waiting for an email reply -- but often you will have to bug people multiple times. Be ready for many dead ends. Talk is cheap but email is cheaper. This is easily my main con, as I have been trying to get onto a cybersecurity project for over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Be more responsive and respectful of people lower on the food chain (and actually respond to emails); maybe then the turnover rate won't be so high for people working more than 2-3 years.


  6. Helpful (163)

    "Captain of your own Ship"

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    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, great benefits, ability to travel and build travel points, impressive professional versatility.

    Cons

    Unpredictable work projects - e.g. some engagements last weeks, or months; each employee is their own company (with their own brand etc) and greater emphasis is therefore placed on networking. If you're not good at networking, become an expert in a particular field or map out a systematic plan to network.


  7. "Big Firm, Entered as an outsider from the construction/engineering industry"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Salary
    - Will reward hard work
    - Lots of resources available to you

    Cons

    - Large firm that is extremely tricky to navigate, you "own" your career here
    - You have to "find" you work or job after starting
    - Networking until you are blue in the face
    - Large "accounts" have a lot of junior staff that is difficult to learn great skills from since most of them are only 1-3 years out of college


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great growth opportunities!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte truly invests in its people for learning and growth opportunities, great Performance Management, great benefits, really encourages work/life balance!!

    Cons

    This is not a con; however, practitioners are held primarily responsible for getting staffed on projects - you do have Counselors and Resource Managers to help with the process, but you must possess great networking skills and the confidence and flexibility to expand your skillsets to be staffed on various projects. It is a great way to grow and gain broad KSAs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring rock stars.


  9. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for job growth (although not always matched with compensation) and top-of-the-line learning opportunities. There is a sector for everyone's interests. Very strong with work culture and i enjoy the majority of the people i work with. Very smart people and leaders in various sectors.

    Cons

    Onboarding leaves much to be desired; HR compensation is arbitrary; the company is somewhat bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Salary should be reviewed based off of the level of work. Consultants doing Manager-level work should have their salaries reconsidered. Many people burn out or leave because they the feel the firm is taking advantage of them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant - Workforce Analytics in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant - Workforce Analytics in Rosslyn, VA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, I worked with amazing people who were honest, fair, and helpful
    Benefits are nice

    Cons

    There's a whole lot of fiefdoms, to the point where my experience is probably a lot more representative of that fiefdom and not of the company as a whole (and yours might be as well, which makes trying to sort through reviews here to find applicable ones really really hard)

    Expected to spend a non-negligible amount of time doing non-client work. Granted it's consulting, so that's to be expected to a degree, but it's on you to not let that get out of hand.

    Really all of it seems to be a crapshoot, but one with decent odds overall. You could get a good counselor and a good project and a good manager, but you might not and you really don't have all that much control over any of that.

    Most of the work I did felt like the ultimate goal was selling work, not solving the client's problems. Again, it's consulting so that's par for the course, but it felt like it skewed way too heavily towards selling followon work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering the right thing now first. Making your clients happy in the near term is a good way of winning future work, making them just happy enough to buy more work means you're walking a fine line.


  11. "Great company with great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can chart your own career

    Cons

    Need to be a strong networker



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