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Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.5 6,229 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria

Joe Echevarria

(1,265 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Open, innovate and challenging

    Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Not Quite Partner (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsLots 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.

    ConsExpect 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 Senior ManagementHard 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Deloitte Summer Intern/ Work Experience Review

    Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsYou get looked after very well, you get paid internship and work experience

    Consthe commute and meeting new people, but everyone is super friendly so its not a problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging, stimulation and fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHigh calibre people and lots of opportunities

    ConsLack of operational structure adds complication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work too hard for no reward

    Assistant Director (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood contacts; good colleagues; changes to work on a wide range of projects.

    ConsExpectations of unsociable hours; no work-life balance; very difficult to work through promotions at higher levels unless you can pull strings; extremely political and back-stabbing atmosphere; basically no bonus scheme since partners are overpaid - and yet are the reasons for the poor working environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to seriously look at the reward structure - either increasing salaries and particularly bonuses, or reducing the expectations of hours. Someone paid £70,000 should not need to bring in £800,000 of work just to break even - the overheads are extraordinary, and much of that is partner profits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great name, but looks better with hindsight or from the outside

    Consultant (Former Employee)

    Pros- Good qualifications given
    - Decent progression
    - Potential for good salary when leaving
    - Drives your career in a very particular direction, especially within some service lines.
    - Values excellence and you will be surrounded by very intelligent people.

    Cons- Work-life balance is just jargon
    - Inflexible
    - Drives your career in a very particular direction, especially within some service lines.
    - Very, very boring work at times.
    - Relatively very poor starting salaries, and salary progression compared to industry work. Starting salaries have not increased - even with inflation - in over 5 years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Make the most of it and then get out

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat training, some great employees and a fun, supportive, friendly atmosphere

    ConsWork life balance is poor and seems to be getting worse, even management have expressed concern after this was reflected in surveys. It is not a bonus culture (unless you are a partner) so there is little reward for all the hard work they expect from you. I have worked with some very talented people at the firm, but also with some very poor performers who really made me question how and why they were hired. Promotion is very challenging and I have seen many top performers be denied promotions for seemingly trivial reasons

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the culture and high quality training but recognise that people need to be challenged and given opportunities. An example of this is how difficult the firm makes it to transfer to other departments or offices

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful cut-throat culture & work life balance

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGood for the CV.
    Training is good for technical and soft skills.
    Good exposure to some big clients.

    ConsCulture is harsh, dog-eat-dog! A lot of backstabbing and petty behaviour from people who will stomp on anyone to try to get promoted. It's uncertain whether you will get a trustworthy manager or not, there are way too many nasty people at this level lacking people skills. Anyone with enough intelligence and sense leaves for something better.

    You are just a resource.

    Expect to be in the office until 8pm+ and scorned at if you leave at a reasonable hour. It is expected that you "Become the brand", give up your social life and work like a dog for this corporate machine.

    Salary is rubbish when the working hours are taken into account.

    Promotions are rare.

    Bonuses are rubbish.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAccess to high quality clients and interesting projects

    ConsLate hours. Partners (and others) can be a bit pretentious.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people like you would like to be treated. Don't make snap judgements about people's capabilities.

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    Hard work, excellent people, lots of fun.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsThe work hard play hard mentality, the quality of the people employed, the flexibility and constant new challenges, few overly bureaucratic processes. The firm is generally very supportive when lifestyle changes come along, and do their best to accommodate all kinds of working arrangements and changes in role to better suit those changes.

    ConsLong hours, some challenges with not being in the top bracket of pay for the role, at times can feel like more emphasis is placed on working hard than working smart, but this is not often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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