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"Good Company"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great people to work with, travel opportunities, growth opportunities if you know the right people

Cons

Long hours, career growth get stunted if it doesnt align with projects that are available, too much politics.

Advice to Management

improve talent management to help professional career aligned with company's goals

Other Employee Reviews for Deloitte

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Potential, All Too Often Unrealized -- Disappointing for All"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Services in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - Services in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Deloitte often manages to hire great people and to foster a culture that values people (as opposed to "human" resources or widgets). It offers loads of training and values outside certifications (unlike many firms of similar or larger size).

    Cons

    March 2014:
    1. DTTL: Does not function as a global firm, only a global umbrella, thus there is no "Deloitte." The current US head seems to be retreating from predecessor's efforts in that direction. Thus, too many Deloitte worldwdie entities cannot draw on the overall firm, because agreements are not in place to enable this. The basic reason for this continued disunity seems to be greed on a partner-by-partner basis -- a lack of partner/ principal/ director (PPD) consensus to act as "Deloitte."
    2. Deloitte US firms: (Of which there are 4 go-to-market members and at least 1 internal, back office provider) reputedly fight each other in the commercial marketplace and threaten to bring that mentality to the Federal practice (though the new Federal head may be well aware of this problem and likely to challenge it, if not preclude it).
    3. Deloitte Federal: Aims to bring in superior practices from Deloitte US now that BearingPoint buyout has finished but faces leftover bureaucracy, which politics for position and power rather than strive to provide top-quality services internally and thus is poised to poison new (commercial) Federal head's efforts.
    4. Employees: As is typical in any large firm, many great people find their hard work undermined by politicking office bureaucrats, which converts many people into "lane-swimmers" and actively demoralizes people from entrepreneurship -- ironically, despite the fact that the firm still follows a partner model. A guiding principle should be that all employees act like PPDs and thus merit reward; instead, the performance management system seems to function as 1) legal cover for bi-annual lay-offs and 2) personal cover for favoritism among the bureaucratic-minded.
    5. Bottom Line - Employees: Like most firms, if you come to the firm a desired talent and find yourself wanted and protected by one or more PPDs, you will do well over time. If a PPD has not pursued you to join, or if you have not "blossomed" to a such a degree or landed in a lucky position that makes you sought after by a PPD, then plan to work here 1-2 years and then move on, after exchanging long hours of your honest service for a good name, training, and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    1. Read Pros and Cons above -- carefully
    2. Bottom Line - PPDs:
    2.a. Reward employees first and foremost who act as your PPD stewards -- after all, Deloitte is a partnership!
    2.b. Create real accountability for PPDs and lead the firm to a higher level with true leadership ("do as the captain says -- and does," not "do as the captain says -- not does")
    2.c. Un-clutter PPD schedules so they can provide the leadership needed
    2.d. End the double standards between PPDs and employee so they you gain meaningful buy-in and long-term employment out of people who will not otherwise become PPDs
    2.e. Start by providing (at a minimum) cost-of-living increases in benefits


  2. "High-quality firm that provides unlimited opportunities to those who are ambitious and ready for a challenge!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people abound at Deloitte and I was impressed with the operations of the firm from day one. Being such a large firm, the supporting resources (HR assistance, technical expertise for assistance on projects, etc) are quite extensive and I found myself constantly pushed to excel further than I had in the past. It was a very valuable experience overall and my time at Deloitte was professionally rewarding.

    Cons

    As with any large organization, the administrative and bureaucratic requirements can be a bit annoying (required training, endless counseling and goal planning, etc). While not enjoyable, these are very minor cons and not something that would keep me from recommending the firm to anybody interested.

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