Deloitte - Its a good place to start if you are out of college | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Deloitte
There are newer employer reviews for Deloitte

See Most Recent

Helpful (5)

"Its a good place to start if you are out of college"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

With world wide presence, the possibility to move anywhere appears exciting

Cons

- fluffy culture with no ethical intention to provide honest value-added services to client, rather the attitude is to cash in on the ignorance of the clients
-people leading projects , managers, sr.managers etc have no specific skill set, but their only few skills that take them up to that position are: their networking skills, gift of gab and working long hours because there are no processes defined or followed due to which they end up working long hours and in turn earn reputation of hard working consultant
-typically only two sets of people are found and only these set of people survive:college hires (who don't have required knowledge to question why certain tasks are performed so inefficiently ) and the college hires promoted to higher positions after certain period of time, so basically if you are hired after college you can grow with this firm.
- unlike other big corporations where HR is independent and unbiased , here the HR is only for placing you to different projects. , any personal issues you encounter and want HR intervention , they never take the stand and fight for right cause, rather side with partner ( perhaps due to the fact that they bring business to the firm).
-they say that 'you are your own manager' it's actually contradictory, the counsellor they assign you works like your manager with one real danger that since they are not on your project they get your performance related info from the project managers you work with, any info provided by them is believed as they have no intention to fight for you with their peers and spoil their relationship with them.
-there is too much of mediocrity which is apparent in the way projects are handled, out of box thinking will spoil your networking opportunities and thus your future. Emphasis is given to group lunches , so if you are the kind who prefers to have a quite lunch / save $, you will get branded as not social . These petty things are considered when your are evaluated for your performance.

Advice to Management

Instill some real values when serving the client
Deempasize the culture to network so that the time spent in networking is spent on enhancing knowledge and skills which are of real use to the client than the networking skills

Other Employee Reviews for Deloitte

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Consulting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Good work life balance
    2) Excellent Employees to work with
    3) Good policies

    Cons

    1) Strict deadlines
    2) Travel to distant locations

    Advice to Management

    1) Be flexible on travel policies


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing People!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Deloitte is a family. It is not a job, it is not a position. It is a life and a lifestyle. The people are amazing, care about you as a person, and they are truly committed to building the best people to help the best clients. Deloitte's leadership are real people who are committed to the business. Like no other firm, Deloitte RUNS the talk they make, they don't just walk it.

    If there is something you want to do in life, and Deloitte doesn't do it, and if there is a business case to support it, you can make up your own job. But chances are, Deloitte does it, or needs it.

    Three words: UH MAZE ING!!!

    Cons

    It is fast paced, and you must be very self directed. At the more senior levels, you will truly be expected to contribute to your people, your business, and your clients in new ways. You risk losing some of the team collaboration if you do not have th strength of relationships - just like in a family.

    Advice to Management

    More of the same 90%, and do a little bit more on acculturation senior people into the firm when they join.

There are newer employer reviews for Deloitte
There are newer employer reviews for Deloitte

See Most Recent

Work at Deloitte? Share Your Experiences

Deloitte
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or