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Deloitte Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
6,391 Reviews

3.6
6,391 Reviews
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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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager (Consulting)  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Manager (Consulting) in London, England

    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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    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
  3.  

    Good training ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    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
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  5.  

    Salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    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
  6.  

    Deloitte Audit - UK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good client base, good learning opportunities

    Cons

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

  7.  

    A front, that's it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    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.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    Some inspirational partners and most people are bright. Lots to learn

    Cons

    No work life balance. Lots of bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work too hard for no reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in London, England

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Expectations 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Open, innovate and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    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

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