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Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
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  • 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.  

    Good for career but job environment isn’t worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Assistant (Second Year) in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Assistant (Second Year) in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    * Resume builder (it is a 'big 4' firm after all)
    * Staff and seniors are generally, although not always, a young group of fun hardworking people
    * Structured career progression (vs. industry)
    * Depending on how many clients you have, you're not necessarily stuck at one place with the same group of people all year. So you get nice little changes of environment every few months or so (although that starts to go away at the Senior level)
    * Vacation time is great. And you're able to use all of it, in the Portland office anyways.
    * Hours during the summer are good. Not too busy.
    * Portland office is a good size (big yet small) so you get to know most everyone
    * Client base is diverse

    Cons

    * You definitely feel like a resource/body to be used by those above you sometimes
    * Management is not interested in creating a work environment for people to stay long term. Staying beyond 1-4 years is crazy even for someone who loves auditing and has great clients and support systems. It takes a super ambitious person who is willing to put up with a lot of downsides to stick it out and management is not interested in improving any of those downsides. From talking with my friends at other firms, this is pretty consistent across public accounting in general.
    * Pay is low and you can leave at almost every level for much higher pay for lower hours. Deloitte was the lowest paying of the larger firms in my city and raises/bonuses were poor.
    * Work-life balance during a big chunk of the year is awful
    * Audit Quality and Audit efficiency are conflicting goals. So you often end up in no-win situations where there is really nothing you can do to make your partner/manager happy.
    * People eat time all of the time. Managers/Partners know but don't really care and reduce budgets every year and then hold staff to those budgets.
    * Office politics
    * It feels like a pretty thankless job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relieve pressure on staff by staffing engagements appropriately and increasing unattainable budgets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start, but probably not a life-long career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Assistant in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of good training and exposure to many industries and different businesses. Easy to transfer to certain locations. So far my time on the west coast seems a little more laid back than the east coast however I have yet to go through a busy season.

    Cons

    We are salaried and are not paid enough for the hours we work in busy season--probably my biggest issue with the job is the salary. The self evaluations are probably the most annoying thing to complete and seem like a waste of time.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall positive, but very Machiavellian

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to develop yourself (skills, etc.), move laterally, work on 'headline' projects

    Cons

    You are the resource (it's a people business) which can be unsettling, you will have to travel (which doesn't work with kids).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the eval process to reduce favoritism; it suffers from compartmentalized myopia.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deloitte Portland offers an international firm with a local firm feel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Great people, work-hard play-hard mentality, high potential for learning, great opportunities, wonderful Partners and Managers who listen to staff, wonderful vacation time

    Cons

    Long hours, competitive "market" wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    New Hire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Assistant in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Vacation time is a great benefit

    Cons

    Hours worked per week are very high for pay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great resume booster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    - High potential for learning tax technical skills
    - Exposure to large companies in need of sophisticated tax planning
    - Strong name for resume
    - Great networking contacts

    Cons

    - Pay is not commensurate with opportunties at other companies/firms, especially when number of hours are factored in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Leadership at Deloitte tends to be fairly strong; however, retention is difficult due to long hours and pay that is not competitive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    long hours, low pay but good starting spot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at Deloitte

    Pros

    learn a lot, looks good on a resume. although tough you learn rigor and how to put in extra hours

    Cons

    awful benefits and low pay. long hours at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is a revolving door of junior people. you could keep more experienced people if you engaged them more. once you rioll off a client that manager doenst keep an active interest, so you dont feel like you have a true mentor or someone fighting for you

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Deloitte Good and Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, OR (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Great Career Launch Pad, Good Access to Management, Great Teams, Good Client Experience, Promotions, Benefits Package, Ability to mold your Career

    Cons

    Pay and Compensation, Travel Schedule, Work Life Balance, Hours Worked, Management Feedback, Leadership from top down is weak, Sales Training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your staff specifically on how to sell work and create proposals, Be on the front end of pursuing and winning clients rather than waiting for clients to come to you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Deloitte from a senior perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    1 ) Incomparable visibility into the internal workings of a variety of companies
    2 ) Possibilities for rapid advancement compared to other similar career options
    3 ) Post-employment clout given experience at a "Big-Four" firm

    Cons

    1 ) Compensation is not in line with the time/effort required and expected of employees both on a regional basis within the same firm and as compared to similar job opportunities with other firms
    2 ) Tendency is to treat people as a means to an end and the performance feedback loop leaves a lot to be desired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make feedback meaningful and make it possible for someone to stand out and be recognized for their abilities without having to cow-tow, resort to disingenuity, and eat hours in order to meet minimum expectations (even if the individual is more than sufficiently competent).

    Approves of CEO

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