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Deloitte Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
6,836 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

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 164 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1251 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 252 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work too hard for no reward

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in London, England

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Open, innovate and challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time (less than an 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
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  5. 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 (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
  6.  

    Deloitte Summer Intern/ Work Experience Review

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Deloitte as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging, stimulation and fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    High calibre people and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of operational structure adds complication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Make the most of it and then get out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    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
  10.  

    Awful cut-throat culture & work life balance

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Culture 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Access to high quality clients and interesting projects

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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