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Deloitte Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
6,612 Reviews
3.6
6,612 Reviews
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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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    An excellent career choice for an aspiring partner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist Leader  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Specialist Leader in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Deloitte is a partnership. The culture and incentives of a partnership are very different from that of a corporate environment. You will be required to build the skills that will make you a business partner (communication, flexibility, diversity of thought and skills, planning, sales, engagement delivery). But it's also in every partners' best interest to grow more partners, so you'll find a mentoring/apprenticeship culture. The Firm has, in recent years, become even more aware and encouraging of work-life fit, though the experience varies greatly within the Firm.

    Cons

    Like many professional services firms, Deloitte will consume you if you allow it. Individuals who do not do well in setting and managing boundaries experience burn out, and there won't be many people (if anyone) to stop this from happening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Deloitte has been an intense working environment, but has provided me with tools and training that set me up for success

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Deloitte are:

    1) Name recognition - The firm is recognized across the industry as producing top talent
    2) Training - Amazing training opportunities that are free and part of your required work throughout the year (PMP, LSS, ITIL, SCRUM, etc.)
    3) People - The people I work with constantly challenge me and create a unique competitive working environment that forces you to adapt and grow.

    Cons

    1) The hours can be long and if you are looking for a 9-5 job, Deloitte is not for you
    2) You are constantly competing against your colleagues at year end for ratings and bonuses. As you get higher in the firm, colleagues may stab you in the back to get new business and ensure their own success at your cost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that the firm needs to examine the way they compensate people with clearances. They have finally recognized that compensation is necessary to retain top talent within the National Security Sector, however it still lags behind other firms in the amount awarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best of the Big Four

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Of the big four consulting firms, Deloitte probably has the best culture, investment in your training, and support your professional growth, and even your work-life balance Benefits and perks are very competitive. I've met a number of people now who are exiting Booz Allen Hamilton for Deloitte. That says something. From a CEO perspective, the company is aggressive in its focus on competing in the marketplace, too.

    Cons

    The only con is that if yo u want to be a big-time manager or even just manage 5+ people, you may have to wait awhile. Deloitte is an awesome place to start a career, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work of treating your employees well!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great People and Great Work

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

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

    Pros

    Flat organization, lots of really smart, really great people, leadership is very personable, a ton of opportunities to join high-visibility projects, opportunities to lead.

    Cons

    The work-life balance here isn't the greatest (you work 40 hours some weeks, and 65+ other weeks), compensation structures is really frustrating, you don't have time to use all your vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better base raises and focus less on bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good to gain a lot of experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate 6  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate 6 in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    A lot of business development opportunities. They give bonuses and promotions every year. A lot of opportunity for growth. Plenty of volunteer opportunities. Looks great on resume. Great health benefits. Great parental leave (100% paid maternity and paternity leave). They pay up to $500/year for health and fitness memberships. Opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    401K matching is practically non-existent. Depending on your level, the work/life balance isn't all that balanced. Although Deloitte gives promotions, it isn't all of that great. They will overwork you if you let them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Your ability to network effectively truly defines what your experience will be

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

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

    Pros

    For the most part, the people at this firm are amazing. It's a great feeling to work with people that are on par with you intellectually. Everyone who works here is motivating and stimulating and outgoing and most of the time more than willing to help. This is a huge firm with endless opportunities so while it's easy to get stuck or trapped on one project or in one area, the opportunities do exist for changing your entire career without ever leaving the firm if you're willing to work hard enough for it. AWESOME PTO benefits - starting at 5 weeks straight from campus.

    Cons

    Difficult to balance your time with such high expectations - sometimes feels like having two jobs when you need to deliver for your client as well as contribute back to Deloitte through business development and people and eminence contributions. Sometimes the "own your own career" motto can be feel untrue when the direction you want to go doesn't align with the direction the firm needs you to head in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider spending more time properly aligning incoming hires to areas aligned with their existing skill sets and interests/passions to prevent apathetic feelings towards project work and to increase employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Collaborative and rewarding work environment

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work in a variety of industries and for a variety of very smart and driven professionals. Great culture of supporting junior staff growth. Structured teams provided a small company feel.

    Cons

    Working in consulting means your work can come in waves and sometimes late nights or weekend work is necessary, so flexibility is very important.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    awesome

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

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    personal growth . . .

    Cons

    long hours . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk management consultant for the federal sector

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

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

    Pros

    Provides training and good experience.

    Cons

    The pay is more on the lower end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your compensation for those who don't match to their peers or even this site.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A career building company with great senior management and leadership.

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Deloitte invests in their people, providing ample opportunity to enhance one's career through trainings, certifications, graduate assistance programs, internal firm contributions and client opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation is competitive, but who would want more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall very satisfied. Work/Life balance is coming along. In the professional client service space it is hard to achieve a great work/life balance, but Deloitte is working on flexible work schedules and it is improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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