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"Great potential be prepared to work hard for it."

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
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Pros

Great brand and access to high level executives at amazing companies. Lots of internal growth opportunites and potential to climb the ladder quickly. Excellent opportunities for self- motivated and self-starters.

Cons

Be prepared for long hours and lots of travel for at least a few years before seeing any of the work/life flexibility that is talked about so often.

Advice to Management

Be realistic with experience hires coming in especially re: travel and hour requirements. Though not spoken officially it is very obvious if you try to leave at 5 and the rest of the audit team is staying until 7.

Other Employee Reviews for Deloitte

  1. "Good place to start out and get experience"

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    • 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

    You learn a ton early on about the industry that you work in. Have access to high level people at the client in various departments. Are involved in discussions about new business strategies the client is working on. After my first year at Deloitte I had staff working below me so a tremendous amount of leadership experience compared to a lot of other places. TONS of training especially at low levels. You start with 25 days off a year (plus 10 holidays) and receive an additional 5 after you make manager. I don't know how I could go to a job where I only had 2 weeks vacation after this.

    Cons

    Busy season (long hours during the winter) - Can get repetitive or boring if you're not on the right client. Really depends a lot on the client you're on or the people you're working with. Some people end up on the wrong clients and have to work really bad hours but others work pretty much 40 hours a week except for 10 weeks of busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Promote work-life balance - give staff opportunties to learn and develop - pay for grad school!


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    "Mostly good, with some room for improvement"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work in Deloitte's Federal Practice. One of the better reasons for coming to Deloitte instead of a smaller government contractor is the variety of projects and clients across the federal government. The practice is growing at a relatively fast rate, so there are definitely good opportunities to make a name for yourself quickly.

    Compared with experiences I hear (second-hand) at other companies, I find Deloitte does an above average job of recognizing and rewarding job performance in its employees. The end-of-year review process is very thorough, if slightly prolonged.

    Deloitte has also done a good job of getting former SES's and high level military officials to work for the firm, adding to the already high brand recognition having Deloitte Consulting on your resume provides.

    Cons

    Deloitte's Federal Practice feels very separate from the rest of the firm. From recruiting, to training opportunities, to the types of engagements, you sometimes forget you work for a firm that still does the majority of its business with commercial clients.

    Engagements are typically longer than on the commercial side. It's not uncommon, even at the Analyst/Consultant/Sr Consultant level, to find yourself on a project for a year, or longer. This is not necessarily a bad thing - it forces you to develop some expertise in a functional area or a client. But beware if you are coming here thinking you will be on four different projects a year, as with the commercial Business Analyst program. Senior leadership is definitely looking to improve on this, but there is still much work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    In the Federal practice, keep improving on the experiences of the analysts in the entry level program. Things have definitely improved, but work to more closely mirror the programs and opportunities available to those in the commercial sector.

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