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Updated November 21, 2017
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  1. "Senior Consultant"

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

    I worked at Deloitte (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a ton working with the smartest people in the world!

    Cons

    Lots of travel, and weekends working on proposals.

    Advice to Management

    Green dot!


  2. Helpful (24)

    "Great Benefits, terrible PE process"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great salary and bonus growth if you perform well

    One of the only firms around to offer up to 16 weeks paid paternity leave, if you can get approval for it (they're not required to approve)

    Cons

    The new RPM performance management system turned a well-documented year end process into an anonymous, undocumented, popularity contest. It's universally reviled within the firm by everyone who is not on the hook to provide reviews. The inside information is that it was created to save time and give more people lower ratings. Bottom line is that you now need to build friendships with your managers more than you need to focus on doing good work to get a good review.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Opportunity for the right personality, but Consensus/Performance Management Needs More Transparency"

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work across markets (federal, commercial, public sector, global). The only limit is your network. Generous PTO. Mentor/sponsor-driven culture. You own your career and you can create your own brand.

    Cons

    Non-transparent rating and performance review process. Consensus is more of a popularity/burn book contest and lacks fairness. Not really clear on what it takes to get a 2 vs a 3.

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency around consensus meetings by allowing people of all levels to invite a "huddle" to attend on their behalf- not just those up for SM. Utilize development plans and align them with level expectations. Be more clear with outside/industry hires about expectations at level. Diversify your hiring- having people of different professional and educational backgrounds (not just MBA campus hires) helps stimulate thought and makes us think outside the box. Ditch the PDM model on client-facing projects and hire those people through a third party. PDM people are treated like second class citizens and it causes tension with those of us on other tracks. We're also a consulting firm, not a staff aug firm so PDM isn't really what we do.


  4. "Experience Summary"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Good place to start. Learned many skills.

    Cons

    Poor 401k matching compared to industry


  5. "Great experience, great brand name, poor pay"

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    People are what keep you around and the brand name helps. Plenty of opportunities should you choose to leave. Solid company.

    Cons

    People aren't paid enough relatively speaking. Leaving the company would likely yield a 30% pay increase. Loyalty is penalized in that sense.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more


  6. "Great Internship!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Scholar in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Summer Scholar in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People at all levels are very accessible and are very willing to help you get exposure to different areas of the firm. The assignments you work on have a tangible impact on your project team.

    Deloitte takes really good care of the interns. They fly every consulting intern to Deloitte University in Dallas, which is a great place to meet fellow interns across the country.

    Cons

    I would like to see more transparency in the project selection process. In the federal space, the firm has a picky process for interns billing overtime hours even though many do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Great place to start your career"

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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

    Amazing people/culture with a real emphasis on diversity & inclusion, incredible resources and tools, real focus on development & training, ability to learn and work across multiple sectors/industries/service lines as long as you take the initiative to pursue it

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the sheer size of the company, can be difficult to break down silos, particularly between federal & commercial

    Advice to Management

    Make a clear decision on the brand you want to sell and where you want to play, and stop going after projects that do not align with that. Make sure you reward your top performers accordingly.

  8. "Great Place to Start Your Career"

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to take on work and learn, access to tons of training (e.g. DU), fun and smart coworkers

    Cons

    Unless you have a counselor that really is invested or a strong network in you it's very hard, if not impossible, to be rated well and be successful. There are tons of politics and games to play, and if you don't want to participate in that then this is not for you. Many times you are rated based simply on who you know not what you have contributed.


  9. "Strategy Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Easy to get behind the pay scale! Negotiate hard

    Advice to Management

    Pay people fairly


  10. "Talent is abysmal"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, interesting work, and good continuing education. Also, Deloitte looks great on your resume and provides plenty of good exit opportunities.

    Cons

    Talent is absolutely horrible. The new scatter plot touch point system for performance ratings does not capture nearly enough information as the old rating system. And compensation has become very flat -- top performers' compensation is not much higher than average employees.


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