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Updated February 17, 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 Work - Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forensic Technology Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Forensic Technology Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start career in Professional Services

    Cons

    Not the fasted Career/Salary Progression

    Advice to Management

    More focus of Skills and work done when considering promotions rather than time at the firm.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and boundless opportunities to learn and try new things.

    Cons

    Depending on the engagement, hours can be terrible. On-boarding experience isn't the best.

    Advice to Management

    Much more needed to make the firm friendly to parents and those with care commitments.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Top Talent
    Interesting projects
    New offices

    Cons

    Long hours
    Some repetitive work
    Not adding any real value to clients

    Advice to Management

    Listen to concerns of junior grades


  4. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment.
    Good projects and client base

    Cons

    Long working hours and lack of recognition


  5. "Consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ACA in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - ACA in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training throughout my tenure

    Cons

    Formulaic to ensure consistency pf process

    Advice to Management

    Unlock more value


  6. "Audit Assistant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great offices and facilities. Newly built HQ which is pretty special, even for audit staff (it's mainly for clients and their associated key revenue-generating departments, like consulting and advisory).
    Access to the best and biggest clients in the world, something you don't get outside Big 4 accounting firms
    ACA fully funded
    Phone scheme is very cheap
    Prestigious name for your CV
    Excellent training as far as Graduate schemes go
    Good hours outside busy season and ability to work from home
    Opportunities to move internally or externally so you're never trapped (after you finish your ACA!)
    Job security. Never heard of anyone being fired for anything other than gross misconduct

    Cons

    Seen as a 'departure lounge' in audit. Most people don't stay beyond their first 4 years. The presumption of this leads to a clear lack of motivation across the department
    The pay is poor relative to other FS jobs. It's also the lowest of the Big 4. No proper bonuses. Work twice as hard as someone else and they'll give you £600 in your first year
    A LOT of time at the client site - I hated not being able to get into a proper routine / cycle to work / go to the gym

    Advice to Management

    I understand that the way that audit works. You do what you have to do. But you could help staff feel more relevant at lower levels by encouraging more socials and focusing more on the coaching system. Employees should be encouraged to get more out of Deloitte, which will help them feel more necessary and will in turn boost their motivation to give more back.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities, Difficult Lifestyle"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good quality socials (often with an open bar)
    - Diverse range of clients/sectors to work with
    - Working with competent professionals
    - Very employable after leaving + infinite opportunities within the company itself that you can explore

    Cons

    - The work can get quite samey
    - The support isn't always there when you need it
    - You're often rushed to finish work that winds up being low quality (much harder to take pride in what you do - this can be pretty frustrating)
    - There is a culture of working late, even on the rare day when there isn't a whole lot to do to keep up appearances.

    Advice to Management

    - Things are going to slip through the cracks if a job is seriously rushed (in audit this is particularly bad news)
    At the same time though, even the large firms are constantly competing to keep client costs down so they can offer a competitive price for the audit and win new clients (doesn't seem like there is a way around it - resources are always going to be scarce)

  8. "General"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte is a good company to start a career, you learn a lot and have the opportunity to see different companies in different sectors all around the world.

    Cons

    However, the staff recognition is really disappointing, the salary are surprinsingly low and the working hours long.


  9. "it is good to work as a temporary staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Investigator in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Investigator in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deloitte as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I do enjoy my current role

    Cons

    Staff worked with too much pressure

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more flexible


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Tax consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Tax Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good gym, location, work phone

    Cons

    Cut throat environment. People don’t invest in training you. Everyone is obsessed with own chargability and what goes on the code. Lonely place - can feel isolated. Hard to get work if new.


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