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"So far so good"

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Current Employee - ERS Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - ERS Consultant in San Francisco, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A mature firm with all the training you can get.

Cons

Sometimes there is too much red tape to get things done.

Other Employee Reviews for Deloitte

  1. "Instructional Designer"

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    Former Contractor - Instructional Designer in Arlington, VA
    Former Contractor - Instructional Designer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Deloitte as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Talented group. Lots to learn. Mature processes.

    Cons

    Few managers are very political and make it difficult for some folks to survive. Growth is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro management


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Do not drink the Deloitte Kool-Aid"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The only pro is that name recognition, yet compare to the likes of McKinsey, BCG, and Bain, Deloitte is only in the upper-middle tier at best.
    - Some at the very top management (e.g. Jim Moffatt) are true visionary, other low level PPDs (at least in the Federal sector) are nothing but glorified sales people.

    Cons

    - More than 70% of the people in the Deloitte Federal/Public Sector are former BearingPint people from the acquisition in 2009. Many in the BP management were made PPDs to prevent attrition. As a result you see rampant nepotism where those PPDs promotes those old comrades from old BP, or put those young, inexperienced old BP people as project leads. And during the so called "consensus meetings" (or performance evaluation) they flatter each other like old flames.
    - I guess this is true for other Federal contractors in the DC area, but Deloitte is nothing but a government milking machine. You should see some of the projects going on here where hundreds of consultants are staffed on a federal client project and doing nothing or just shoving papers yet billing $300-$500/hr. And many are long term contracts (5+ years). Talk about wasting tax payers' money.
    - The so called "firm activities" are nothing but free labor to the company. They track how many hours you spend your evening hours networking, writing papers or proposals, recruiting, etc. Those with family and little kids are penalized just because they value family times and cannot meet the stringent requirements. They call this "you control your own career".
    - Training is a joke. All the internal training is conducted by, you guessed it, internal consultants. You get firm contribution hours if you give training to other consultants. So you see people sign up to lead when they are not professional trainers or even qualified to do so. Talk about blind leading the blind.
    - Human Resources who's primary job is to staff people on projects are not doing their job. You see lots of people on bench and you are on your own to find your own next projects if there are no openings within your own network (which is often the case since the same opening will be competed among people who has the same network). I guess the mantra "you control your own career" is true.

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice in world that will change the mindset of the old PPDs coming from the defunct BearingPoint.

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