Pros: salary, learning the consulting toolkit
Cons: hours, management, work-life balance, staffing model, performance management system
Deloitte Consulting is fine for two years, but senior management does not understand how to develop or retain top business school talent. The job a good learning experience for two years, but I would not recommend staying longer than that. After two years, you can command equal or better pay at numerous companies which offer better management, culture, – more... and hours, with less travel. There are numerous reasons for moving on:
The performance management system is antiquated and full of conflicting incentives. If Deloitte wants to build a successful consulting business, they should use some of their many resources to improve this system.
Many of the senior managers and partners selling and managing projects treat the more junior people like expendable resources. While there are a few diamonds in the rough, they aren't enough to inspire and motivate new consultants to stay and grow a career.
Deloitte touts a generalist staffing model, but the individuals who are rewarded and able to succeed are those that find an industry niche as quickly as possible.
For those looking for consulting experience, you definitely obtain it. However, I cannot fathom why someone would stay longer than 2 years. – less