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Deloitte San Francisco Reviews

Updated March 5, 2019
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Pros
  • "Most people look for work life balance which you can find in deloitte" (in 1662 reviews)

  • "Good work culture and work life balance" (in 999 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance needs a check" (in 4243 reviews)

  • "You will have no work life balance as you are expected to work a minimum of 65 hours some weeks" (in 887 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to challenge yourself"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Advisory Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic team effort. Never feel like you have to tackle things alone
    - Great PTO
    - Flex spending account for wellness related activities

    Cons

    - Long hours at time
    - Can feel very competitive with those around you
    - Getting to the upper management level is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Reward the good workers earlier before they are lost to recruiting efforts from other companies.


  2. "Great for travel, not so great for work/life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to work with clients in different industries
    - Great experience, especially if you are a new grad

    Cons

    - Not much of a work life balance
    - Traveling every single week can get very draining

  3. "Great team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - MATS in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - MATS in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to M&A - worked with large PE firms on noteworthy transactions

    Amazing team - very knowledgeable and friendly team, interested in helping me develop

    Cons

    Long hours - many times worked more than 70-80 hours a week.

    Travel required - can be a pro if you like to travel, once a month on average for a day or two

    Pay isn't the best - there are more competitive options to go to after working here for a couple years


  4. "Good Starting Point"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    *Learn "Best Practice" methodologies
    *Options to get involved in initiatives that you are interested in

    Cons

    *Not a lot of control on the types of projects you work on
    *Poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. There was a lot of talk about work life balance but it wasn't practice consistently.


  5. "Good place to start if it's right for you"

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    Former Intern - Audit Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Audit Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, personal development, PTO

    Cons

    Compensation, work, corporate environment, mindset


  6. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior TA in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior TA in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to laterally transfer throughout the firm. Good exit opportunities in accounting.

    Cons

    Compensation was low for the amount of hours expected.


  7. "Good finishing school"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great ecosystem and existing infrastructure

    Cons

    Never ending crazy work hours. 60 hours is a good week 70-90 plus travel is typical. I was doing this plus cross country travel and it really takes a toll on health and relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Take hours into account as not everyone is pulling their weight and others are pack camels who are suffering. Expectations are often unrealistic and unreasonable. As a leader see what is causing an employee to under perform as it’s probably exhaustion.

  8. "Great professional services organization"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Deloitte's San Francisco office in the audit practice. The office does a great job of hiring a wide variety of backgrounds but overall good people, leading to a great office culture. Employees are given responsibility early on, especially in the audit practice - as a "senior" you're partially responsible for running a small team.

    Cons

    The organization is so large meaning there is red tape and sometimes arduous processes to get things done. This is likely how all of the big 4 firms operate, though


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership is clueless on what the future looks like for the company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Compensation is fair
    Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    My leaders are absolutely clueless
    Most of the old-timers just hang around to retire and get their pension
    Most of the leaders have been in the company so long, they don't understand what innovation really means
     Insane politics and MDs behave childish
    No direction or vision provided by MDs
    Their yearly feedback in writing is given by a green dot in a 2x2 quadrant
    I have had the most clueless boss in my life over 15 years. I am not sure how she's reached this level and shes not the only one within the organization.
    Remote teams hardly engage with each other apart from meetings. Its like talking to strangers at times!

    Advice to Management

    Conduct a due-diligence on the leadership, especially MDs and Senior managers who have spent more than 10 years in the company and not producing any value whatsoever
    Walk the talk and take more risks with innovation, rather than thinking if you will lose your job by taking such risks


  10. "Senior Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, typically friendly / collaborative culture, lots of different ways your career can go (you can rotate in and out of roles easily), very easy to transfer or work remotely if you need to

    Cons

    Very large and hard to get decisions made; largely decentralized and can feel tough to navigate; leadership can be very political


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