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Deloitte Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
6,858 Reviews
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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.  

    Good training ground

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

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (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
  2.  

    Salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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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 (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
  3.  

    Deloitte Audit - UK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A front, that's it.

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

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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
  9.  

    Deloitte Summer Intern/ Work Experience Review

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Challenging, stimulation and fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work too hard for no reward

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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