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  • "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. Featured Review

    Helpful (17)

    "Great company to work with, if you like traveling !!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to work on.

    Cons

    A lot of traveling, you need to sacrifice the personal life in traveling.

    Advice to Management

    Doing great !!


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn from some of the best people in the industry. It’s challenging but it’s so worth it. You’ll see.

    Cons

    Long hours, wish I were paid for all the overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating

  3. Helpful (751)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Demanding"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, pay is good.

    Cons

    Micro managing, very demanding, overwork everyone.


  5. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hyder, AK
    Current Employee - Manager in Hyder, AK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Vibrant Culture
    Scope to learn
    Work from home

    Cons

    Erratic working hours
    Work pressure
    No definite planning

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "Amazing talent, typical big firm issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best talent, compelling thought leadership, incredible resume builder

    Cons

    Weak middle management tier, limited value prop for giving so many discretionary hours, terrible and broken performance management process


  7. "Great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical training, opportunities and benefitis

    Cons

    Cog in the world, limited work life balance. Road warrior

  8. "Deloitte"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great Benefits

    Cons

    Bonus structure isn’t beneficial to most.

    Advice to Management

    Rethinking bonus structure to apply to senior managers across the firm


  9. "Public Accounting"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get exposure to all sorts of technology platforms and Fortune 500 companies

    Cons

    But you are going to work a lot of hours


  10. "Good place to start career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Network of people you will meet

    Cons

    The pay is not great, I believe PWC and KPMG pay more


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