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"A deliberate time & life consumer"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Some talented individuals, a great place to learn soft skills and how to communicate with clients and maintain relationships. This where this company really shines. They strive to make sure their clients are happy and will do anything to maintain their client relationships. The pay is very good and is how they attract so much of their talent.

Cons

This company does what it does through sheer willpower and force instead of doing things the smart way. This is simply because thats the way things have been done, and will continue to be done. Because this firm is private and partner-run, there is very little room for new ideas and things don't seem to evolve in this company.

Staffing is a real PITA. Unless you have a well established network within the company expect to stay on the bench for 4+ weeks waiting for some project in dire need of bodies to staff you. Then expect long hours of tediousness and cleaning up a mismanaged project.

After being at Deloitte for 2 years, I haven't met a single person that is happy with their work/life balance or has any semblance of a personal life. Everyone here is one-dimensional and knows nothing other than Deloitte. The company will ask you to work 80-100 hours a week, and then expects you to commit to firm activities (expect 200+ hrs a year for a half decent rating). I use to work at accenture, and people there had their own interests and hobbies. Here nobody does. The people that are managers and above will do anything to get their ratings and hit their goals, and are willing to over promise to clients to make that happen.

Do yourself a favor and don't make the mistake of getting hired at Deloitte, unless money is your only objective. It will take away your personal life and your professional skills (since you'll never be able to use them) and leave you a career consultant.

Advice to Management

For your technology folks, have them do more technology work. It will make them better consultants and will make your projects go smoother. Not everything can be managed with the only 2 levers you know (hours and people). If you have people that know the technologies, things will go better. Let your consultant do what they do best - help the clients and have dedicated teams for PRD's. You are overworking your staff which causes them all to be demoralized.

There's a way out of this, you just need to tai eaction

Other Employee Reviews for Deloitte

  1. "Does not value Experienced Hire"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great exposure in short amount of time
    Smart people and slick client presence
    Leverages collective abilities of the firm

    Cons

    Brings people a shade below what they deserve
    Does not value experienced hire talent
    Too much emphasis on networking upward

    Advice to Management

    Learn to leverage people's background. Folks from the industry bring the depth that project teams usually lack. Stop deploying people randomly to projects. Clients hate it when we under-deliver.


  2. "Technology Consulting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior, Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior, Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of experiences across many clients

    Cons

    Extensive travel that can be national for long durations

    Advice to Management

    Retention of good people

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