Senior Tax Professional (Former Employee), Tysons Virginia – March 1, 2012
Pros: excellent exposure, name recognition on your resume, smart professionals, decent pay and benefits
Cons: poor career progression, no work/life balance, cliques, extensive outsourcing
Good place to start your career if you join the right group with robust revenues and find a partner willing to coach, but they are few and far between. The best groups are nationwide, and with 100% travel, you will see the "bigs" - the most complex and interesting issues/industries. The culture is cutthroat competitive - partner revenue squabbles abound, – more... professionals 'hoard" work to make sure they meet their billable hours goals, and no one wants to do a thing that's not going to advance their career. Partner revenue constrains cross group/region client service and negatively impacts your career development. Training is whatever you can figure out on your own or pick up from a webinar on our own time - don't ask too many questions - managers DO NOT consider staff development part of their job. Get your CPA/ EA before you join this organization, there is NO time to study. In promotion, marked preference is given to caucasian, sports addicted males - diversity is just good spin. Expect to "commute" from 1.5 to 2.5 hours each way to client and work 12 hours (hotel stays for staff cut into ?? overhead they "allocate" to each engagement).You will log 80+ hours to get 55 billable hours weekly during busy season - and busy season is 8.5 months of the year.
If you survive it all, it's good experience to have early on in your career. Learn as much as you can and use the insider view to evaluate where you want to work next. – less
Winter Interns see what a real busy season looks like while getting exposed with lots of client interaction
Winter Intern (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – March 9, 2014
Pros: free lunches, ability to take responsibility into your own hands
Cons: quiet work areas, high stress, and lots of desk work.
During my internship my typical day would be to show up at the client site and complete any substantive testing that needed to be done. They depended on me to take responsibility for my work. I learned a lot about how to effectively communicate with the client.
SM, Human Capital (Current Employee), Rosslyn, VA – March 3, 2014
Pros: working with smart people
Cons: terrible work life balance and terrible performance management process
Great work culture but terrible worklife balance. You get to work with very smart people who are ambitious and dedicated to their work. Great methodologies and opportunities to be innovative. However, poor performance management process and if you get stuck with a partner who does not support you or take the time to bring you along in an apprentice-like – more... fashion, your career is sunk. I have had very successful year-end results but overall I strongly disagree wtih the performance management process and performance culture. To add on top of all this, there is not work-life balance. It is all about work. You can easily burn-out. – less
Human Resources Administrator (Current Employee), Johannesburg North, GP – February 28, 2014
Deloitte is in general a very great company to work for. I value the relationships I build on a daily basis and providing excellent client service. The hardest part of the job is dealing with difficult clients; however I have acquired a degree of emotional intelligence. I have become very organised and efficient in my work life which has crossed over – more... to my everyday life. – less
A large partnership with lots of opportunity that's is best pursued with the guidance of a career sponsor
Senior Manager (Current Employee), New York, NY – February 26, 2014
As a partnership that survives by reducing conflict through endless consensus building getting things done can take a while. That said, Deloitte is not a command and control culture so it's easier to innovate and pursue worthwhile initiatives once you've lined up partner support to move ahead.
Radiology Implementation Lead (Former Employee), Louisville, KY – February 25, 2014
My experience with Deloitte was as a subcontractor but in my short time with them I found them to be a great employer. Excellent support system and plenty of opportunities to grow within the company. I would work with Deloitte again, either as a subcontractor or permanent hire.
Its a good place to work and to learn the business
Senior Consultant (Current Employee), Denver, CO – February 20, 2014
Here my responsibilities are to under stand the requirement , to give an estimation, divide the task, create high level and low level document, doing code review, coding, review the business requirement.