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Deloitte Washington Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Awesome Firm to work for with good work/life balance (in 1121 reviews)

  • fantastic place to start / grow your career (in 399 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance required to be managed (in 3063 reviews)

  • Lot of politics no work life balance (in 618 reviews)

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  1. "Inflexible company getting by on brand name"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -- competent people
    -- flexibility because you choose your projects
    -- firm tries to create communities through various networking events (intent is there)
    -- computer/phone is a nice perk

    Cons

    -- EXTREMELY risk adverse which is counterproductive to the federal space
    -- good vacation time but using it risks your utilization, so it goes wasted
    -- experienced hires come in as consultants, so managers are usually younger, with less work experience and coming into their own
    -- does not take constructive criticism well; pretends to understand federal space more than it does which is a big liability
    -- chip on their shoulder. frustrating.
    -- focused on business development more than the client or employees

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would do not good because they won't take it.


  2. "Strategy Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a ton, work with some amazing people, do very interesting work (usually), good compensation

    Cons

    Hours can be brutal, don't always get your choice of work, performance management process is arduous, extra curricular requirements can be excessive, can be hard to move around to functions within consulting that are a better fit

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying well, watch out for managers who drive late hours just for the sake of working late


  3. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - ERS Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good quality work. Lots of different projects. Deloitte University is pretty epic.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. You're promotions are tied to "networking" which is just a nice word for knowing people that are useful. Hard to switch projects.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for people to switch projects. Let people's work speak for themselves and decide their promotion, instead of their connections.


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  5. "Empty promises"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are helpful, excited, interested, and competent.

    Cons

    Management makes promises on help in career progression, but they do not deliver.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth.


  6. "Senior consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and development opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, limited work life balance at times


  7. "Great place to launch your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - the people
    - generally, managers do have your back

    Cons

    - very political environment; you either learn how to navigate it or you don't
    - interesting projects are very hard to find unless you know the right people
    - lots of after work and weekend time is "the norm"

    Advice to Management

    there's an unwritten expectation enforced by senior leaders that Deloitte has to become your whole life - with even your personal relationships coming from the Firm. support people to explore their lives and selves outside work.


  8. "Consider Federal carefully"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PTO, people, culture. People work here and stay for the people. It is exciting to navigate and drive your own career.

    Cons

    Federal is not as exciting as it seems. The projects are much longer and require longer commitments.

    Advice to Management

    Help you peers find opportunities and streamline the staffing process.


  9. "Analyst Role"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Deloitte (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mentoring organization, lots of training

    Cons

    Work/life balance is difficult in this role


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior manger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly prepared for the future

    Cons

    Too matrixed around leadership which ultimately means you serve many masters


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Very political and difficult place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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