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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Deloitte

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Just a number to them"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    nothing comes to mind here

    Cons

    The culture is deplorable, the leadership even more so.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. People are your most valuable asset, yet they are treated like rubbish. There is a monumental disconnect between what your leaders say and what is actually done.


  2. "Good company and culture. Plenty of learning opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities
    Plenty of PTO
    Good Benefits
    Pension plan and other benefits are good
    Overall a good company

    Cons

    challenging to advance
    Some leadership personnel are unethical to work with

    Advice to Management

    Would encourage more 360 feedback. Find a way to eliminate fear of providing honest feedback to upper leadership.

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