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Deloitte Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
7,210 Reviews
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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 167 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1260 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 254 reviews)

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  1. 19 people found this helpful  

    The toughest job you'll ever love.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    --The people I work with are amazing. Smart, motivated, and willing to work together.
    --Opportunities grow on trees. Want training? Here you go! Want to lead an effort? Have at it!
    --Senior leadership is generally pretty approachable.

    Cons

    --If you're on the "PPD Track," you are required to put in hours outside your project work on "firm activities." It can feel like a lot, and it can feel like a distraction from client work at times.
    --Bait and switch--they give you tons of vacation time, but you can't use it without hurting your utilization. Utilization is high. It works out to about two weeks vacation, plus holidays, if you're capped at 40 hours per week (most Federal projects are)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's get real about how much you can expect of people before they decide their lives are worth more. There's a lot of turnover because people get burnt out. Instead of cycling people through, why not pull back a smidge and see if you can get some of those folks to stick around? Most people treat this as a training ground for something else they want to do--suck out all the marrow and then walk away. Wouldn't it be better to realize the investments you put into people. All that training, walking right out your doors--it's a shame.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Deloitte provides a lot of flexibility with finding the job that's interesting to the employee. As a new hire you'll have the flexibility to find a project that's interesting and fits your needs.

    Cons

    The work hours are pretty hectic depending on the project. Some of the projects will require working more than 10 hours a day on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should not evaluate employees on extracurricular activities such as: recruiting, sales, and other firm activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Great Place to Start Your Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Human Capital in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant - Human Capital in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Deloitte has been and continues to be a true workplace of the future that, while asking a lot as any large organization or firm does, provides its employees with significant flexibility and predictability and a flat management structure that welcomes new ideas.

    Cons

    It's not always easy to move around internally or try new opportunities in other areas of the firm. It's best to come in knowing exactly what you want to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to try new areas, projects, networks, etc., especially high performers. Also more closely align compensation to the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Business Technology Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BTA in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - BTA in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    Perks
    Large amount of responsibility

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Work outside of client hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase flexibility and predictabiity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Extremely smart people, opportunities to succeed, hard on family life, great leadership opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte

    Pros

    Smart people to work with
    Challenging projects
    Opportunities to succeed
    Compensation for performance
    Reliance on building network to succeed

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Reliance on building network to succeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant->senior consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    The pro to working at Deloitte is the scope of projects and people. Also they really invested in training their consultants in innovative ways.

    Cons

    The cons focus around how hyper political some of the partners are. They can actually impede revenue growth through their need for control.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Important to become valuable to the partner on a client engagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Deloitte full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good news: While excellent performance is always helpful, the way to get ahead at Deloitte is to become valuable to the partner and client.
    If you get on the right project team, it can be a lot of fun and very rewarding.

    Cons

    Bad news: If you become too valuable in a specific role, you can find your advancement blocked by a partner or manager who doesn't want to lose you, so research how potential managers and partners treat their staff people before you commit to a project.
    Choose your starting place (function or practice) carefully, because it is very difficult to transfer internally between practices (Consulting to/from Audit/Risk) or major functions (Commercial to/from Federal)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop reorganizing the firm and do a better job of vetting the very senior partners.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great opportunities on client site, but that's only half of what matters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    there are really great opportunities if you are self-driven

    Cons

    there is not a "40 hour work week" here if you want to get good/high ratings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve work-life balance and re-evaluate the usefulness of "firm activities" (especially in federal)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - ERS Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    great for new opportunities and diversity

    Cons

    long hours and lots of requirements

    Recommends

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