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Typical Client Engagements.Great Training Program.Great Team to work with.Great Managers and Partners.Great Seniors.Great Environment.Great Flexibility.
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horrible work life balance

-no regard to your personal life outside of work-excepted to be available and on call 24/7 (weekends and PTO are disregarded) -rude, masochistic employees who treat women like they're lesser
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  • Time and location flexibility
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
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Your experience in audit is extremely client dependent. I've had horrible clients where you are working 15 hours a day and others where we barely had to work 8. Management is a bit frustrating as they refuse to hire an adequate number of staff. This leads to burnout for others which leads to turnover and even more staff shortages.Work/life balance does not exist during busy season and if you are truly unlucky, HR will book you onto multiple clients. I was once on a client where we did not hit the 55 hour minimum for busy season. Because I was only charging 45 hours a week, HR assigned 10 hours a week to a completely unrelated client. TL;DR - Typical B4 experience - learn a lot and get burned out
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I have had overall good experience

I have had overall good experience. EOD it depends more on the project we get at Deloitte.Remote work Is also dependent on the client and project we work on.




Work could be stressful at times
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Great place to launch your career

At Deloitte, I had the opportunity to work with smart, motivated, and interesting colleagues and clients. It was a great place to launch my career as I was involved in a number of projects and industries.
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Great way to jumpstart your career

It is no secret that you will certainly work a lot... As with every client-service job, the push is for hours. In public accounting, there are never enough hours in January, February or March. However, the rest of the year is relatively structured around 8-10 hour days. There is an exception to every rule: Some of my colleagues had busy-seasons every quarter. So those hours got overwhelming and they burned out quickly.Despite this, at the end of the day, you are clearly at another level than your industry oriented peers. After a few years in audit, it would come as no surprise if you were hired as the manager of someone your own age who went straight into corporate accounting.
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Good and bad, just like anywhere else

Network network network! You get work through your network, not the resource manager. You get sponsors for promotions and special assignments through your network. Your network is asked for feedback for performance reviews. Experienced hires struggle in this environment because they don't "grow up" in the system like campus hires do and don't have a ready-made network of a bunch of people who graduated with you and joined the firm at the same time. Work-life balance is fine in certain areas, not so much in others, depends on the projects you have, your leadership, and your clients. Also depends on the boundaries you set and enforce. Benefits are great. There's a lot of things you can do and learn, IF you've built the right network across different areas to be able to move around and someone will advocate for you - it's not as easy as they claim it is. Lots of management changes over the 5 years I was there meant lots of changes in strategy and focus. New management likes a new system, so we have to install it and replace something that was working fine. Newer management likes something else? Replace it! New management came from finance background? Financial work is now the primary strategic focus. Newer management has a tech background? Change strategy to technology innovation! Doesn't seem like they want to wait for anything to really take hold and produce results. Overall, if you get on a good team, it's fun and is a great place to hone consulting skills. If you don't, it will be rough.


Benefits. PTO policy. Flexible work schedule. Great colleagues in certain areas.


Variable bonus based on an undisclosed formula, performance review process.
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Not a great place to work

Management is not approachable. Only a few managers are great. Only people who butter up their managers gain promotions here. Hard work is not the way to go here. Only need to focus on your relations with your manager.Work is redundant. There is no focus on learning
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Very bad culture

Not a good company to work for. Managment sucks. No respect for employees. No growth and development.Worst company to work. No career development opportunities.
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Great place, great colleagues

Talented people and a host of resources make it a desirable place to work. Lots of travel opportunities and exposure to every facet of business and consulting operations a person could want.
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Great company with smart people

Lots of growth opportunities, and you will learn every day. there is a clear path for career advancement and pay is tied to performance. One issue is that it has over 60 K employees in the US and as a result, there is a risk of being a statistic as opposed to the feeling you matter in the grand scheme of things
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Great learning environment.

Workplace is always offering opportunities to grow you knowledge base and skill set, whether that be trough live or online training , they also provide multiple resources for research and learning
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Own your career

You have to own your own career advancement, which could be good or bad depending on who you are and what you are comfortable with. There are resources available to help you, but nobody in the company to help you navigate if you want to transition your career. Mentorship is strongly recommended.
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Opportunity to explore new technologies and hone skill sets

long working hours, but they do offer some flexibility super helpful and friendly people lower on the scale of work life balance good travel perks great experience for a beginner


travel, growth, people skills


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Great company to work for

Amazing benefits and career progression. Weird performance evaluation system but no company is perfect. Loved the people, everyone is so smart and accomplished!
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Great place

Awesome colleagues to work with. Challenging client problems being solved on a daily basis. Very extensive travel to client locations. Good leadership.
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A good place to start not good as you are mid career

It's an excellent place to start right from school. Be careful, you will think that the culture of big 4 is what the rest of the world is's not. If you aren't on partner track you are a second class citizen. If you have no intention of making a run at partner or director then get out at manager. It's a pedigree on your resume, use them for that and all you can learn.
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Lot of learning opportunities.

Deloitte provides a lot of learning opportunities. People get to work across industries and in different roles making you adaptive, updated, and aware.
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Dynamic Firm

Deloitte provides great opportunity to growth and develop professionally! The firm's culture thrives on achieving strategic goals and driving collegiality.
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Exceptional Company Outstanding Culture

Deloitte is an exceptional company with an outstanding culture. It is the finest company for which I have ever worked. The executive management team encourages collaboration, with a focus on expanding their portfolio offerings to strategic customers.


Exceptional Collaboration and Culture


Extensive Travel Requirement
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Many Opportunities

Many opportunities to learn and travel. The hours and travel can get to you in a while. Great people and all the training you want. Very demanding work. Technical skills are not valued as much are marketing and presentation skills. Most successful individual are powerpoint jockeys.


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Travel Ever week
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Based on 10,812 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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3.5Career Opportunities
3.9Family Support
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