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"Good Tools, Good Learning, But Over Worked"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Princeton, NJ
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

A big Microsoft shop, so they use the most current Microsodt development tools and operating systems. Good support for personal development and professional training. Good benefits package. Above average in number of vacation days.

Cons

Deloitte claims to have work life balance standards and family life understanding in place, but falls woefully short in practice. Expect to be shunned and have little to no career advancement if you try to take advantage of any work life balance programs.
High burnout rate as senior management puts on pressure to work much more than the typical 40hr work week. Guess this is expected as most seinior managers have come out of the accounting practice where it is commonplace to work 50+hrs at times. Can expect to be asked to work on Saturdays at least a few times a year because project managers underestimate development time or they misrepresent project status to senior management..
The yearly review process is extreme and can take over two days to complete.
Can be tough to get answers from senior management about high level direction, as these kind of questions must always wait to be answered at the next partners meeting. I've seen cases where one requirement that needed an answer held up product development for six months.
No bonus plan. Yearly raises are given out on a curve and has a hard cap, even though HR and management say's otherwise.

Advice to Management

Do not treat IT, and software development folks like accounting and accountants. These are two different types of projects and two different types or employees. Accounting projects have hard, fixed deadlines and standards set by the government while your software development projects should not. When you ask IT to work lots of extra hours, please reciprocate and you will reduce turnover and burnout. Remember that accountants have a not-busy season, and IT do not. Work-Life balance to IT is different than work-life balance to accountants.
A much more open and public method of providing raises and bonuses would go a long way.

Other Employee Reviews for Deloitte

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Deloitte is a great place to start your career."

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience for future positions outside firm. Many opportunities to network and to work with clients from diverse industries. Five weeks PTO.

    Cons

    Long hours, travel, doing inventories as a staff auditor, working on a client's schedule can be very demanding, I don't think the evaluation process is effective.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good, but..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating work. Most of the people you work with are bright and motivated. Great exposure to Fortune 500 clients and mid to senior level management within those organizations. The firm also provides an effective feedback process.

    Cons

    A very political environment accompanied by a rigid promotion structure. You can be smarter, work harder and be rated higher than your peers and be promoted at the same rate and paid very similar salaries (within 1-2% difference) as those who just show up and go through the motions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for performance. Those who work harder and take a vested interest in their career with the firm should be recognized and compensated more so than those who are along for the ride and re merely "meeting expectations". Top performers should be identified early and given more opportunities within the firm to succeed. Only then will competent staff and seniors someday become competent partners and senior leaders.

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