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Deloitte Washington Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance across the board (in 1143 reviews)

  • fantastic place to start / grow your career (in 404 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work-life balance (in 3105 reviews)

  • No work-life balance during busy season (in 625 reviews)

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  1. "Manager, S&O"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with multiple clients, Good network, Excellent peer group, Good perks (e.g. 4 month paternity leave)

    Cons

    Travel, Poor work-life balance, Skewed towards implementation work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Start for Entry Level"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist Master in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Specialist Master in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    inexperienced team members get exposed to many parts of project management
    work with generally smart people

    Cons

    at executive level, managing extra curriculars is like having a demanding part time job
    going from one project to another is completely based on relationships

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A very mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    5 weeks PTO, 16 weeks family leave; opportunities for broad exposure; generally intelligent, considerate, and committed peers.

    Cons

    - Very much a "look at me" culture.
    - If you don't kiss up (*ahem* - "network/show your brand"), then no one at Senior Manager or Principal/Managing Director cares about you except as you affect their bottom line.
    - The combination of the two above results in some relatively incompetent self-promoters who promote quickly.
    - The firm considers "leadership" to be a combination of bringing in more money/managing more revenue with going through the motions of expected management practices.
    - Disingenuous salesman-y managers, senior managers, and principals/directors generally means unpleasant work for the people who actually have to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Create more robust mechanisms for upward feedback.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, innovative culture, good client relationships, excellent place to learn teh consulting ropes

    Cons

    Partner culture is hierarchical and very incsetuous since it is self selected

    Advice to Management

    Need to change the promotion criteria so that personality and cultural diversity can co-exist with partner culture


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, PTO, great perks, opportunity

    Cons

    glass ceiling, very competitive, expectation to work long hours


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very political and difficult place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Federal Strategy and Operations Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Federal Strategy and Operations Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sort of interesting work but it's consulting so it's a lot of crazy hours and epectations

    Cons

    Lots of extra work required that you don't get credit for (proposals), super political environment, utilization is the worst thing alive


  7. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you get on a good project with a good manager, it's great and you can be very happy

    Cons

    Lots of hierarchy, 'strategy' really isn't there for most of the client facing accounts. You need to do your due diligence on projects otherwise you can be a glorified admin.

    Advice to Management

    To retain top talent, give top talent the opportunities they deserve

  8. "Project Controller"

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    Former Employee - Project Controller in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Controller in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good PTO/Holidays
    May be able to work from home if project allows

    Cons

    Life work balance is hard, depending on your projects
    Utilization driven, not always fair
    When your project runs out, you better find another one


  9. "Love the idea of working for a big four, but hate the lack of personal value the firm placed on the individual."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The firm has lots of great resources that smaller firms don't typically offer.
    Professional development is important since the people are the product.

    Cons

    This firm is much like other giant corporations. They don't care about you as an individual. There are plenty of people that want a job here so you basically mean nothing to them.

    Advice to Management

    Care. Listen, don't just dictate. Compensate people at a level that reflecst their true value to the firm.


  10. "Consulting Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    above average salaries, challenging work environment, talented workforce

    Cons

    Politics, forced to adopt to culture to move ahead, client delivery means as much as firm contributions, ultra competitive workforce, terrible 401k match, overpriced health insurance premiums

    Advice to Management

    focus on rewarding those who deliver results versus those who show potential


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