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Updated October 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start, but be prepared to willingly be assimilated to acheive long term success"

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    Former Employee - Specialist Master in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Specialist Master in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company with a wide variety of opportunities.
    Involved in most every vertical possible.
    Excellent training resources for professional growth.
    Never-ending "opportunities to excel".

    Cons

    Never-ending "opportunities to excel".
    Although some recent improvement, work/life balance is still not great.
    Amount of "off the clock" contribution necessary for success can be overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit your oft-referenced "people first" credo, and truly take it to heart.


  2. "Great company, fantastic team"

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    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte is fantastic consulting company. It provides you with exposure to business challenges, from strategy to implementation. This is a bit unique and a larger footprint than some other business consulting firms. The company is excellent about development of its employees and providing a wide array of opportunities to grow professionally

    Cons

    Constant travel is hard to manage, especially with a family. Intense work environment and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Implement a no-travel consulting track

  3. "Intern Experience at Deloitte"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Friendliness of colleagues
    2. Chance to learn new skills

    Cons

    1. Depends on what project you are on.

    Advice to Management

    None so far. Good work! I enjoyed my internship.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Corporate America"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, projects allow independence at a low level

    Cons

    Male dominated leadership, internal client work glorified over client work, long hours, very project specific


  5. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Lots of variety in available opportunities.

    Cons

    You never know what might happen.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Smart, hardworking colleagues, not meaningful work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte provides myriad opportunities to gain business and project management skills that can be applied in many industries. My colleagues were incredibly hard working, smart, sharp people. Although I think that women and minorities are at a disadvantage in every organization, Deloitte is much more forward-thinking than many in terms of social and gender equity. Leadership has also allowed people to have more relaxed dress codes when possible and encouraged shorter meetings. The health insurance is fantastic and there is an excellent family leave policy, plus a health and fitness subsidy, a corporate card you are encouraged to use for work happy hours, and discounts from a bunch of vendors.

    Cons

    One of the biggest issues is that the onus of finding a project is on the individual junior practitioner, but the availability of projects is determined by the competence of leadership - so when people are "on the bench," it's not necessarily because they are turning down opportunities, but the performance model punishes people for things that are often outside their control. In the Federal practice, the projects tend to be very long and not particularly fulfilling. Despite the adage that "you own your career," you don't. You often can't roll off projects because it's more important to provide a consistent experience for clients. Despite the message from leadership to value a diversity of educational backgrounds, MBAs are paid significantly more than people with other masters or even doctorate degrees. Vacation days are extremely generous, but it's an empty benefit because utilization metrics are too high to allow you to take days off. The 401K matching is low (maximum is 1.5% of salary) and it takes 4 years to vest. There is a lot of what feels like busywork - internal projects that never go anywhere, proposals that get abandoned or are lost, coffee meetings that keep getting postponed. Organizationally, it felt like the loudest voice in the room always wins - it's not a place for introverts. It's also hard to figure out what exactly anyone does, because there's a lot of consultanese and self-promotion. Although the Federal practice is supposed to be less demanding than Commercial, I routinely worked 50-60 hour weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving transparency: ensure consistency in pay scales, that pay scales for different levels don't overlap, and have open conversations about the realities and expectations for projects. Reward people for what they actually do and how their expertise wins work, especially when it's something different than an MBA.


  7. "Specialist Master"

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    Current Employee - Specialist Master in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Specialist Master in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, increasing employee benefits

    Cons

    work-life a challenge if you want to advance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "St. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities, challenging, professional, cutting edge.

    Cons

    The promote up or get out mindset is difficult at the SM level.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Poor work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal place to launch your career! Deloitte's internal learning programs enable practitioners to gain the knowledge and skills needed to outperform other consulting firms.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. Deloitte works better for those who are single with no children. Aside from client work, you're also expected to contribute to internal initiatives to advance the firm's capability offerings. This is where practitioners become drained and burned out.

    Advice to Management

    Hire technical writers to write proposals. Practitioners do not have enough proposal writing skills nor time. This why the proposal process often becomes a glorified editing experience.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Get the name on your resume and then leave."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deloitte as a whole is a big company. Very well respected and the name brings many benefits. As of this review I have been working with Deloitte for 2.5 years and I can say that once you work here, finding another job will never be hard again. Other companies see it again give you a level of respect which makes interviews much easier than before. Also Deloitte is one of the FEW companies which offer a pension plan along with a 401k.

    Cons

    Where do I begin is the question lol For one, being a big company, the idiom "dog eat dog world"LITERALLY applies here. This company, is BIG on how much brown-nosing you do and how much of you personal life are you willing to give up. Those employees who kiss up and talk down to other and treat other like crap, are the ones who succeed and get promoted. Its almost like Deloitte has no standards as to how they promote people, which is sad because there are some VERY unqualified people in leadership positions (Senior Consultant, Manager, Senior Manager). The leadership at Deloitte are so title driven and will do anything to protect themselves from those they perceive as a threat (people with ideas, people who propose change, people who want to contribute)

    Deloitte also claims that they have "work/life balance" but that is all a facade. In order to be successful, you must be willing to work outside of the office (CPE hours, proposal writing, work longer than expected, work weekends). Its funny, because, during my tenure, there are people who actually have this mentality and think its ok.

    If you are deciding to work here, I would say take the opportunity if it comes. Again, it looks great on your resume and I think this the MAIN reason anyone should go work for Deloitte. Outside of the name, there are so many other companies that do the same type of work and offer MUCH less stress.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE change your process for determining those who receive leadership positions. You are electing people based on how well they brown-nose versus on how well they make those around them better.


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