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Updated May 24, 2018
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  1. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture, growth opportunities, great leadership

    Cons

    workload, long hours, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge when people do well and maybe they'll stick around longer


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    "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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Process Learning, early entry into management, your career is totally up to your ambition. Really sets you up to be a professional and find solutions in any environment. The people are smart and amazing.

    Cons

    Travel becomes grueling at times. Lots of politics to navigate. Turnover rate is high. Sometimes you don't have much to choose from as far as projects.


  4. "Exciting and Challenging Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest and most technically saavy professionals (tax), stay on cutting edge of technical developments, access to great client base, intellectually stimulating work, good benefits, flexibility in how and when to get work done.

    Cons

    Very demanding culture. Client service comes first except in a true emergency. You need to create your own work/life balance as best as you can.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to people's suggestions and concerns at all levels. Don't just cater to the youngest employees and assume that the more senior folks will "put up with whatever".


  5. "First Year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High investment in training
    great benefits
    high number of pto/vacation days

    Cons

    difficult to move within organization
    set promotion time frame


  6. "Good company to start a consulting career"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good client work opportunities. Great place for entry level and new grads to learn about different industries. Great platform for growth.

    Cons

    Competitive working environment. Everyone needs to be on the top of their game all the time, which can add pressure.


  7. "Principal"

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    Former Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Principal in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leading edge projects, great clients, very smart people

    Cons

    No work life balance, lots of travel, lots of cliques

    Advice to Management

    Localize teams to reduce travel

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tech Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, and opportunities to grow are in abundance. Pay is pretty good as well as recognition which results in additional monetary compensation.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult as you get older and more responsibility is added to your personal life such as growing your family or pursuing other opportunities to support your personal happiness. This company reviews performance by comparing you to your peers with no consideration to the fact that everyone has different circumstances. Builds a stressful environment with overly competitive peers, backstabbing and premature promotions for friends of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Measure performance on a set criteria instead of comparing peers. The culture is dangerous and not sustainable for millennials. You will lose your talent faster than ever before if you don’t start thinking about building a more healthy culture fostered on collaboration instead of competition.


  9. "Consultant Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are really smart and down to earth. Pretty easy to get along with. A very diverse office. Entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged

    Cons

    Politics can often get in the way. Promotion is more about who you know than your skill set or numbers

    Advice to Management

    Promotions should be more merit based


  10. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Learning and Networking Opportunities

    Cons

    There's no diversity at least in Tech. (Too many Indians)


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