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Deloitte San Jose Reviews

Updated December 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent Work life balance fit (in 1347 reviews)

  • Very good work culture and highly performance driven environment (in 811 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 3565 reviews)

  • no work life balance for the employees (in 743 reviews)

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  1. "Audit Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name value of Deloitte sure doesn't disappoint - even as a first year auditor, the learning curve is steep and you learn the ins and outs of the basic core of a business, how it runs, how it shouldn't run, and have the opportunity to interact with individuals ranging from staff accountant to corporate controller to VP of finance. For anyone with a business/economics/accounting background, this is an awesome start to your career. People on your team are extremely smart individuals who have stayed and are still employed for a reason. Granted, there may be differences of opinion and experiences depending on which client and team you are assigned to.
    But it really is what you make of it out of your own career, as no one is going to teach you how to steer your own ship.

    Fantastic experience so far, haven't stopped learning, and everyday is a challenge.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about


  2. "Audit Senior Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks and benefits (Marketplace, concierge for busy season, fitness subsidy)

    Cons

    Within audit line, there is no work/life balance which promotes burnout. There is a lack of understanding or empathy within resource management about personal circumstances (they send you wherever then want whenever they want to). Mobility can be a challenge, and your prospects depend highly on the teams you are on. Some teams within the firm are known to have a toxic culture, as is resource management, and performance metrics lack transparency, unless you have a team that is very invested in your personal development.

    Advice to Management

    Promote greater work/life balance and empathy from tenured performers in resource management to prevent high turnover among employees. Utilization rates and hours should be valued as less important than the actual value-add provided by employees. Performance should be measured and compensated with more transparency.

  3. "Deloitte"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, medical, siz weeks PTO, excellent 16 weeks full pay maternity

    Cons

    Bad work life balance, often work evening and weekends


  4. "Senior Consultant -"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will gain good experience working with challenging projects with different clients

    Cons

    Sometimes the project would be hectic due to deliverable, travelling,offshore coordination

    Advice to Management

    Firm initiative hours makes the


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    "Hit or miss... depends on your Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    - PTO
    - People within your class

    Cons

    - Salary
    - Hours
    - Stress associated with tight deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Try and employ Jeff Wiener's philosophy of empathetic management with regards to how you treat your staff. I understand everyone needs to "pay their dues" however employing bullying tactics goes too far. I want to emphasize that not all managers bully, but there are a good amount that do due to the nature of professional services.


  6. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture is awesome and perks are very good.

    Cons

    Travel may hit you so better off if you don't want that.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "Great place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vast network of knowledgeable professionals
    High-paced environment that encourages growth and learning
    Opportunities to ascend the corporate ladder
    Friendly colleagues who are always willing to help

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work/life balance during busy season
    Work processes can be hindered by bureaucratic policies
    Management politics are kept under wraps in the background
    Easy to burn out from constant work, emails, meetings, and phone calls

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more transparent about workplace issues instead of giving the "standard corporate answers" that people want to hear. This would increase trust, potentially reveal other issues that need to be addressed, and prevent gossip/hearsay that is inaccurate.

  8. "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to various clients across industries

    Cons

    Traveling, Evaluation on not only client project work, but also internal Deloitte work.


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good learning and project opportunities. Great Brand. Top clients.

    Cons

    Have to appease too many people in the management - You cannot keep everybody happy. You cannot jump from one technology to another unless Management (at least 5 PPDs !!) is really happy with you. Higher ups can say anything which goes against professional etiquettes and if you say something against it comes in your performance appraisal or goes against the concept of networking or maintaining relationships. With the new iRPM system one can only get feedback from his higher up and cannot write what all he/she has done all throughout the year.

    Advice to Management

    respect people who have contributed to the firm for many years in one technology. Think of people's careers when making decisions about merging or separating technologies (for god sake it is not strategy consulting) for marketing needs. Consider people who have contributed to the firm for many years as important and help them in their careers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Smart and talented people who really care about your career and success.
    - Great training and learning environment.
    - You get to work on large projects with big-name companies.
    - Good opportunities to network.
    - Excellent time-off and benefits- willing to work with flex-scheduling.

    Cons

    - This is a big company so if you do not enjoy corporate structures or hierarchy this is not the place for you.
    - They have a hard time retaining top talent when competing with the technology/start-up environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employees personally & professionally.


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