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Deloitte Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
6,679 Reviews
3.6
6,679 Reviews
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Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 460 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 165 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1227 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 251 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good people, mediocre work, great benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, not as competitive than McKinsey, but reasonable compared to the other Big Four competitors. Great benefits. Attracts driven people.

    Cons

    Not much flexibility to migrate between practices. Once you're signed onto technology (vs. strategy or human capital) or a particular practice area (e.g. health care vs. energy etc.), it's a cumbersome process to migrate. You have to work hard to network internally to get new work. Expects long hours while on client site, especially if you don't have a good project manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    Good Pay
    Good opp's for advancement

    Cons

    Long hours, bad clients, travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on the number of hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Technology consultant for the federal practice

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

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

    Pros

    On the job training, looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Government work, slower pace than commercial, inability to move into the commercial sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great

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

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

    Pros

    People - you can find mentor

    Cons

    hours - long hour, hang out with co-worker for more than 10 hours a day or worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep people please don't just focus on getting new client - the analysis needs to be a cost/benefit analysis instead of just revenue analysis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good firm, great benefits, no real work/life balance although they try

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, pension, people, time off

    Cons

    work/life balance they equip you with the best technology so you can be contacted at any time of the day and you are contacted. they hire the best but then you have to work tirelessly to get a higher than average rating even though you were hired because you are exceptional....
    get great amount of time off but no time to take it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication....we hear it last often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strategy & Operations Consultant

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and group of people. Mentoring is highly valued

    Cons

    Difficult to work your way up if hired as an Analyst. The evaluation system is redundant and somewhat ineffective. You have to be involved in firm activities on top of your client work in order to do well at the firm. Lack of good manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I am a happy working mother - challenged and supported by Deloitte

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Human Capital Manager in Rosslyn, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Consulting Human Capital Manager in Rosslyn, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Quality of co-workers, access to professional development, flexibility, benefits

    Cons

    Probably lower paid than other consulting competitors, but worth it for the pros

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some people should be promoted ahead of their "cycle" and aren't without good reason.

    Some people are really underpaid and you are unresponsive and lose good people. Why not just bump them up?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with opportunity for growth.

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

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

    Pros

    You can go in with minimal industry knowledge, and they will train you as long as you have the right personality and mindset. Be willing to learn and remain involved and they will help you reach success.

    Cons

    Long hours and traveling. You will find yourself working much more than 9-5, and traveling more than the advertised 20-50%.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    The awesome staff and client challenges save this review from being one star. Read CONS.

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

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

    Pros

    You'll find some of the finest workers at all levels. I met some of the most creative, intelligent, humble, and professional staff, and worked at the absolute highest levels of top tier clients. I worked with a humble senior executive who I'd find drying the countertops in the men's room, just because it needed doing. Great leaders. The work is meaningful, and typically is focused on solving important, expensive, complicated problems. You may even work with "names" that you see in the news. Pretty cool stuff. Weigh that CAREFULLY against the CONS below.

    Cons

    Along with all the good people, you will encounter some top-notch jerks, spoiled frat boys, and back-stabbiing managers at Deloitte. It's all about the numbers, your metrics, so some will poach staff from other teams, lay blame at subordinates feet, and game the HR/Review process (Google "Rank and Yank") by hiring shills that they will fire later to keep their teams in place. In any given HR review cycle, which is a ridiculously complicated back-room evaluation called "consensus", where a third party presents your case for continued employment to a small group of HR and partners. The goal? Find the 70% that should be kept, the 20% that should be promoted, and the 10% that WILL be fired. Oh, and by the way, that process essentially brings the delivery at the firm to a standstill for the month of May every year. I'll call it out as others have, forget Work/Life Balance. Once you have your forty billable hours, you have about 40 more hours weekly of expected "Firm Contributions" where you must author white papers, proposals, lead training, and lots of other things the the partners are too cheap to pay to have done. So they blackmail the non-PPDs (staff) into doing this stuff that most other firms PAY people to do, by making Firm Contribution impacts a MEASURED part of your evaluation. Keep in mind, this is an $8 Billion firm, which from the CEO on down, REQUIRES people to work for free, beyond their billable client service. To me, that not just unethical, it borders on illegal. Lastly, when the firm is going to let someone go, there is an elaborate system designed to keep former employees from filing for unemployment benefits. First, after consensus, we'd put people on a Performance Improvement Plan. Give them a couple months to try to rectify the shortfall that put them in the "Yank" 10%. Once they haven't rectified it, call them into a meeting where we'd confiscate badge and laptop, explain they are no longer in service at Deloitte, and explain all the "parting gifts"-- which are actually means by which the firm hopes you won't file for unemployment. Staff get some "salary continuation" for some weeks, and continued coverage of insurances, job placement coaching which stresses "take less salary and get employed faster". Again, it's a nice separation package, but the intent isn't benevolent, its purely to keep unemployment claims (and insurance) minimal for the $8billion firm. Please, before you join Deloitte, weigh the pluses and minuses and interview a lot of OTHER firms, and ask tight questions around all you've read here. Deloitte is crazy--like a fox.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the other side of your mouth sewn up. You can't preach about Moments That Matter, the success of Deloitte University, and our Commitment to Community while at the same time chopping 10% of your workforce annually, and blackmailing staff to do for free what you (Ethically) must pay for. Training, Proposal Work, Research, White Papers are all things other firms PAY their people to accomplish. Your reputation as a sweatshop is getting to be a millstone around your neck; clients read Glassdoor, and it influences their decisions. Run a Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement project on annual Consensus starting with metrics collection on cumulative hours spent across the firm versus value created offset by billable hours not billed in May. The annual cost of consensus FAR, FAR, FAR outweighs any value to the firm. Adopt an evaluation process not designed by Audit & Enterprise Risk (AERS) bean-counters and worry-warts, but by some of your alleged 'innovators'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deloitte Consulting - expect a lot from analysts. Say goodbye to your life.

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

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

    Pros

    I'm in the consulting practice, and they offer great training - I don't plan on staying at Deloitte more than 2 years, but I know that the skills I take with me elsewhere will be valuable. All the Excel, Powerpoint, Tableau, public speaking skills, consulting skills, data analytics, etc. training opportunities that you could ever dream of.

    Cons

    They offer decent benefits, and tell you that you can take a lot of PTO - but what they don't tell you is that your utilization is based off of you working 40 hours every single week, 8 hours a day, 52 weeks a year - so in order to take any kind of vacation, you're expected to make up those hours. And when they send you to Texas for training for 2 weeks, you're also expected to make up those 80 hours on top of your 40 hour weeks. Also, there are not a lot of women in upper management - it's unfortunately a lot of older white guys. They have a lot of problems with retaining women at this firm once you get past a manager level.

    You're also expected to engage in "extracurriculars" on TOP of these 40 hours a week - such as writing white papers, working on a proposal, doing random things to make partners look good, which can be extremely draining.

    So not the best work life balance. I usually work 9-11 hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilization should include vacation. Better focus on a work-life balance. Better compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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