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Updated November 21, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (27)

    "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Solution Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! The sky is the limit in terms of career growth potential . You are in charge of your career. Free coffee as well.

    Cons

    None so far other than 401k can be a lot better.


  2. Helpful (547)

    "Great Place to start your career - Carefully read the cons"

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    Former Employee - AMS Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AMS Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    These folks know exactly what they are doing. They set high standards, and consistently deliver.
    Their project expectations and planning is excellent. The top level management folks are extremely smart and have a great sense of vision and planning. If you go to company social events (which are very frequent by the way), it is quite easy to have conversations with upper management people (Partners).

    Deloitte's hiring pattern is very consistent. For the young starters, they hire smart, well spoken, and subtly aggressive candidates. They have excellent training and knowledge management. They have a well oiled and empowered HR and Tech Support group. Things get done pretty fast.

    Their paid time off program is really great, and pretty straight forward. No messing about.

    They have a big social responsibility program that encourages volunteering. It also presents a great opportunity for youngsters to take event organizing responsibilities. This can be very very useful. Once, I volunteered for an event where we painted rooms for an orphanage center. There was a young guy who did the organizing. We were 10-12 people, with 3 senior executives actually doing paintwork. Quite unique.

    I have personally seen that Deloitte's top talents tend to start young, spend a 3-4 years, then take a hiatus to pursue a Graduate Degree (typically an MBA). The firm sometimes re-hires these consultants after their MBA with generous financial incentives. They offer much better packages to folks graduating from top universities. Sometimes they can offer huge joining bonuses.

    I worked in the IT consulting division.They tend to get top-end projects. On projects, the average age seems pretty low. A lot of 20-somethings, then there are a handful of 30-40 year old people and some senior Management folks.

    Beginner salaries can be a bit low. (which is expected. It takes some time to build credibility in the Consulting business)

    Overall, a great place to start your professional career. If you pay attention, you will get seasoned very quickly.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can become poor, especially during tight project timelines (This is expected in the Consulting Business). The employees have a significant amount of "firm-internal" training and knowledge contribution tasks. There are annual goal expectations. It can get tedious if you continuously work on high demand projects.

    There is intense competition, especially during targeted promotion/milestone years. There can be some backstabbing. It's part of the experience. It is not as bad as it sounds, and seems manageable.

    A lot of times, being young and inexperienced has it's flaws. The company has a simple way of seasoning consultants. They get pushed into high pressure situations, and they learn fast, and quickly start managing their own work. But they tend to be blind towards intricate details, especially in complicated IT product implementations. This has an interesting effect. If someone is able to do the hands-on work, everyone else tries to piggy-back on that person for their actual work. The hands-on guy gets overwhelmed, and others try to use him/her as a key resource.
    -- I personally went through a crunch project, and found a number of people "managing expectations" (piggy backing), while a handful of people actually knew the end-to-end solution and did the hands-on work.
    This created a lot more work and mental anguish than needed. Because of the expressed pressure, the hands-on guys have a hard time building and growing their reputation and subsequent performance evaluation rating. This also affects the project execution timelines.

    IMPORTANT: Make sure you thoroughly read through your employment agreement and understand the implications. In recent years, they have started hiring for specific projects ONLY. This falls under a particular "AMS service line". In this case, if your assigned project gets into a problem, you are exposed to the risk of employment termination.
    Their HR and Management are very helpful, and they will try to get you a new project. But there are several constraints like location, your skills, and limited time. I went through this, and it was somewhat unnerving. This was one of the reasons I ended up leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    I have high regards for the Senior Management in this company. I think they are the market leaders in the industry, especially with their consistent high standards.

    Personally, I think they should strongly encourage some "end-to-end" hands-on responsibility in the IT consulting division. There are very few hands-on guys. I have seen a lot of segregation of duties between people that causes endless heartburn during crunch project timelines.

  3. "Good Exposure. Bad Work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing People
    Powerful Teams
    Good Exposure to new technologies in diverse industrial environments

    Cons

    Low effort-to-pay ratio
    Hours are completely dictated by clients and could be very long

    Advice to Management

    Share a greater part of your margin with the employees to create more value


  4. "Great experience and lots of perks in office"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in East Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in East Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the perks and benefits of the office, lots of room for growth and development. And lots of opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Working remotely and globally is challenging with a company as big as Deloitte. Building connections and relationships is difficult via email and skype.


  5. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in India, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in India, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment
    Helpful colleagues
    Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Politics in process
    Difficult to move to a different process


  6. "information security specialist"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Drive to share and complement my experience.

    Cons

    Openness to absorb and give back.

    Advice to Management

    Openness in understanding client pressing issues.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Working there is what you make up it at Deloitte but best to be Single with no Family"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, latest technology, innovative, peers are the best I have worked with. More company wide Holidays so that everyone can have a real break from work.

    Cons

    Stuffy, bureaucratic, process intense, Work Life balance difficult at times. One PPMD with a problem is more important than 1000 non PPDM with another problem. Better to be seen working on a problem with no results than to sit down and have an open conversation on a solution. Buying of software too many times not based on the best Application but on which app can generate more money to Deloitte Consulting. Better to be extraverted and loud than introverted and a producer.

    Advice to Management

    Deloitte has a good culture of training it's employees. DU is a great facility where you can brush up on many managerial skills. Your co-workers are the best and really are top notch. However, You can bust your butt and do good work in your primary duties and never be promoted unless you take on a second job at Deloitte doing extra credit work. To advance at Deloitte, you must sacrifice your family, work on your PTO, answer email on the weekend and at nights, be at one meeting online and answering email in the background. You must over extended yourself. That is the Deloitte way. The goal is to see how much you can give of yourself to Deloitte before you crack and have to leave. Some never do while others leave after a few years. Now you don' have to do these things I mentioned but you won' t progress unless you do. Some will take these comments negative and some will not. It just what you want out of life. But i loved my time there. However, at Deloitte you do own your career. If you not self motivated and highly adapt a change you will not make it.

  8. "Starting my career at Deloitte"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with at Deloitte are phenomenal. One of the best places to start your career in accounting or professional services; there are so many great opportunities. Deloitte also invests in you and wants to help you grow as leader and help development your technical skills.

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult work life balance, but the company is becoming more flexible. Also compensation and benefits offset the longer work hours.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a really large organization, Deloitte tries to make it feel small. They urge frequent check-ins with employees and mentors. This allows for constant feedback and personal growth.

    Cons

    These guys work hard, but try to be flexible. However its hard to be flexible when the client/customer comes first and are going through an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Communication of strategy was great! Keep it up!


  10. "Good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte (More than a year)

    Pros

    very competitive environment, but very rewarding and you can learn a lot from it

    Cons

    sometimes you have to work very intensive hours

    Advice to Management

    great management and mentors


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