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Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
6,487 Reviews

3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 425 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1093 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 221 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good graduate program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Good graduate program, steep learn curve

    Cons

    Very high expectation from senior people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The amazing people/

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    Current Employee - SVS  in  Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - SVS in Manchester City Centre, England

    I have been working at Deloitte as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Promotions are quick and fast. The company has great values. You will be treated like a person and have many different socials etc to get to know the people in your year groups.

    Cons

    You will work a lot more hours than you will be paid for. Benefits are ok but not all that great in the scheme of things looking at other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work and a place where they will really drive you to improve

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager (Consulting)  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Manager (Consulting) in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great place to hone your consulting skills and build experience of a number of companies in every possible sector.
    Deloitte is one of the elite consultancies in the world and will set you up with skills that any other company would would live to have.

    Cons

    You have to be in the mind-set that you will work hard to build your skills and better yourself, for your benefit and for the companies benefit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good training ground

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to gain lots of different experience in the shortest amount of time

    Cons

    Cut throat environment and limited career progression opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, some interesting work, ridiculously poor work/life balance, pay below market rate

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Partnership is much better structure than being public limited like Accenture for example; some very interesting work especially in the Digital area; very strong brand

    Cons

    Pay below market rate (despite what they try to tell their staff); no respect for time or commitments outside of work - you are expected to work long hours Mon-Thurs, and sometimes Fri-Sun depending on the project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realise the impact on attrition and morale of expecting staff to work 60+ hour weeks consistently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A front, that's it.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The ability to go to develop your presence internally and externally is a change especially if coming from industry where you have micro-management. There is lots of eager people, all willing to help and partners/directors supporting you, however. The working environment is really cool in London, the amenities are great. There are great opportunities to travel to meet clients. Challenging variety of projects not just in your industry who know so well, but for clients in other industries. This gives you breadth of experience which you would not get being in industry. Self development is left entirely up to you, and there are loads of courses to help you. You get to experience what and how consultancies operate in the market.

    Cons

    The people in the organisation have a huge ego, more prevalent in the younger generation (and even directors/partners) who have this notion that with little knowledge they know more than you with decades worth of valuable real-life industry experience. This I found is the nub of the organisation the lack of industry expertise. It is all a front of "we know this" and "we can do this" and so forth but lack the substance of "how to do it". It is a blame culture, and a very clicky environment. I found this off-putting especially when the focus should be in helping clients, leveraging invaluable experience and skills which is overlooked in favour of selling something which the client thought they are getting but actually didn't. They harp on how well they have delivered to clients, but not one comment from the client whether they were satisfied or not. My experience of talking to a client, was they were not. It is front, even down to how individuals look. The old cliche of "face-fits" well this place is just that with a dusting of ostracism. The final comment is for those considering moving from industry to consultancy, especially Deloitte, simply don't unless it is money motivated and even then it will be short-lived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the stigma and improve the culture rather than selling pretty people with no real skills and experience. Clients want problems solved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Salaries

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Good experience andGreat people

    Cons

    long hours and low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salaries be more competative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Deloitte Audit - UK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good client base, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not the best salary, the job can be quite monotonous at times

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Open, innovate and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Variety of clients
    Career opportunities
    Sharing and open community

    Cons

    Length of working hours (hours are Monday to Friday - all hours inclusive)
    Can be fairly competitive between internal employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's what you make of it + luck of the market

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    Former Employee - Not Quite Partner  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Not Quite Partner in London, England

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of talented people, an inspiring workforce and important projects. Teaches you that you get out what you put-in, and not to rely too much on being shepherded. The opportunities for interesting projects are there and it's a golden nugget on any CV.

    You're not molly coddled - so if you're not pulling your weight your peers will let you know and avoid working with you. This can make teams stronger if a little hard to get along with at times. Working units deliver great work.

    You will succeed by appearing to do what is asked of you while doing what is necessary to make your numbers - sometimes the two will align.

    Cons

    Expect to be kept well away from important client management until you're invited by a Partner. Be careful what you say as it will have a bigger effect than you realise. You will be expected to make numbers even when conflicted out of many market opportunities.

    It's a market for talent and projects and there is a fair bit of "positioning" by others designed to influence your perception of a situation. Getting good resources to your project is as hard as avoiding being staffed onto duff ones - until your personal reputation is established. Don't always expect to be told the whole truth and expect to have only the favourable aspects pointed out to you - you need to work the rest out yourself. Shock-horror sometimes people lie to get what they want.

    Expect to be left in charge of something, if it is a success be prepared to defend your territory as many will claim their right to your winnings, if it fails expect that to count against you come review time. Also watch out for falling debris from others' failures which has a tendency to be quite sticky.

    As with all Big-4 - don't expect a lot of post-mortems or admissions of weakness/failure, there is a definite bias towards self congratulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to say there's much wrong with management, given the nature of the firm which is a federation of enlightened self interested partners in national firms working as a network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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