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Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
544 Reviews
3.6
544 Reviews
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 471 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 167 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 254 reviews)

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  1. 36 people found this helpful  

    The toughest job you'll ever love.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    --The people I work with are amazing. Smart, motivated, and willing to work together.
    --Opportunities grow on trees. Want training? Here you go! Want to lead an effort? Have at it!
    --Senior leadership is generally pretty approachable.

    Cons

    --If you're on the "PPD Track," you are required to put in hours outside your project work on "firm activities." It can feel like a lot, and it can feel like a distraction from client work at times.
    --Bait and switch--they give you tons of vacation time, but you can't use it without hurting your utilization. Utilization is high. It works out to about two weeks vacation, plus holidays, if you're capped at 40 hours per week (most Federal projects are)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's get real about how much you can expect of people before they decide their lives are worth more. There's a lot of turnover because people get burnt out. Instead of cycling people through, why not pull back a smidge and see if you can get some of those folks to stick around? Most people treat this as a training ground for something else they want to do--suck out all the marrow and then walk away. Wouldn't it be better to realize the investments you put into people. All that training, walking right out your doors--it's a shame.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Auditor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Most people were very friendly and easy to work with. Intelligent co-workers. Large variety of clients. Many travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Long Hours. Sometimes worked back to back busy seasons. A ton of PTO, but had to schedule it way in advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the speed in which your employees complete tasks. Allow employees to work independently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I have been with Deloitte 7 years. It has been an interesting time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in McLean, VA (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    - working on different engagements
    - meeting interesting people
    - learning through practice
    - international assignments
    - promotion every year

    Cons

    - long working hours
    - salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The firm asks a lot of its people, but also gives a lot back in the way of amazing benefits and career opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    True focus on development and embodies the apprenticeship model
    Opportunity to interact with client execs at very early stages
    Incredible benefits including ~3 months of paid maternity leave and can take up to 5.5 months using your paid time off bank

    Cons

    Work / life balance is very tough to achieve as often you are at the mercy of your client demands
    Previously required ridiculous amounts of internal firm contributions, have scaled these back and now require only 1-2 activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company, you can go far..if you're a type A go-getter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity for networking, team building, etc. There was always a Happy Hour scheduled and meeting new people within your company was encouraged.
     - Looks great on the resume. Top company, recognizable name.
     - Don't really remember the entire benefits package, but the paid time-off was excellent, even for entry-level like me.

    Cons

    - Easy to get overlooked if you're not outgoing, Type-A, go-getter
     - They make sure you feel important and what you're doing is of value...the downside? Everyone (even those inputting data into a spreadsheet for HR) has an air of arrogance. And it's draining. Once you realize everyone's a cog in a machine and not really making a difference, the glamour fades. Which is why I left for Med School.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Consider a way to appreciate you're Type-B personnel. They're usually the ones behind the scenes making sure stuff gets done.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Maybe or Not

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Consultant/Staff in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Consultant/Staff in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great variety, full on, fast-paced, intelligent colleagues, many are at the top of their game, newest equipment helped to accomplish more efficiently.

    Cons

    Politics spoiled teams. With such fast growth in pursuit of M&A, the crashing to a halt was immediate. Lacks long views of business development, hampered by immediate bottom line. Not utilizing enough of the full teams and overloading paraprofessionals with 5/6 demanding executives (travel, expenses, supplies, meetings, etc.) - no one can get anything done with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the meaningless 360s, so much effort is put in them, they lack real teeth and so many deserving of real raises/promotions are passed over. Look more at the long range, don't just put people in jobs as figureheads, have them DO the work. Management had its own troubles of following rules and setting standards. Why would new people be brought in who cannot accomplish tasks at hand?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    For those ready to put in the extra time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    If you know the right people, you can get ahead
    Offers a variety of projects to suit your interests
    Does offer training if you seek it out

    Cons

    * Get ready for extra work, they call it "give-back" or "emminence", but it's really just work that is done off the clock and it's not optional (bid and proposal, editing white papers, Community of Practice work)
    * Tough to get ahead because they give you a projected promotion date, then they push that out at least a year or two to suppress your salary and lock you into a pay grade for a few years
    * 401K is an absolute joke, 1.5 % that is only vested after 4th year with company. They do offer a pension, but only if you are still with the company after age 55 and have not been fired prior to that point. Good luck with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious with your 401k, I know the P/P/D level could spare some change to those that are not millionaires.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Leader in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist Leader in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company
    Access to boarder firm, network and service offerings
    Collaborative culture, access to any leadership in the firm and great mentors
    Pay is competitive with the market
    Excellent vacation

    Cons

    You need to work long hours to get good rating and bonus. There are different career opportunities if you want to balance between personal and professional life
    401k is just 1.5% of first 6% is very low compared to others
    You need network to get the right projects and recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should collaborate more between commercial and federal
    Base increases of 2 to 3% is not acceptable even though bonus are far with the market. Seriously consider revisiting this benefit. If a person works hard and gets 1 rating, a raise of 3% does not cover the inflation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    the salary is very good

    Cons

    the working time is not so good

  11.  

    Current employee - not going anywhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to own your own career

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, but "serious" issues always lead to flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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