Your experience at Deloitte is highly dependent on the partner / director you work for. While my team is generally supportive of women, almost everyone who has kids has a spouse (usually a wife) with a very flexible career. People make comments like "You can't work in this industry if you have a family" and it's disheartening to women who love their job but also want to have children eventually. Other downsides include an unpredictable schedule. Deloitte also technically has great benefits, including generous maternity leave, but it's often difficult to manage the day-to-day. In my office, leadership is very middle-aged male.
I worked there 11 1/2 years. Management is male dominated and not diverse in the shared services side. I did love working there but ended with a boss who did not like women. He showed favoritism and he is still there.
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I worked here for a year in the global technology department (DTTL) which was abusive and mostly mediocre. They constantly refer to themselves as "world class" and are the furthest thing imaginable from it. The leader of this department is mostly not seen and swans around the world doing very little and clearly believes that people are expendable and 10 a penny. When he deigns to show up at events which are mostly huge, expensive boondoggles, he usually stands in the hall or outside talking on the phone ignoring most of his staff until he's remained long enough to justify leaving. At last check the attrition rate was above 20%. People work through weekends and on marathon conference calls, top 'leadership' is not leadership at all but just the ones who have been there the longest and know where all the bodies are buried. They are almost all numb and burnt out but also ridiculously overpaid, so not going anywhere anytime soon. This department seems to be an eddy for burn outs and people who can't hack it anywhere else. It's not particularly sexist, but the culture overall is very "work 100 hours to prove your loyalty" that it's just ridiculous. Lots of weakness and abusive behavior in leadership. It's not a meritocracy and anyone who has anything going for them figures it out and gets out fast, or gets pushed out because they start pointing out what's not on the up and up at this place.
very women friendly at Manager and above levels.
great company to work for if you have someone to "champion" for you.
Although surrounded by smart and ambitious people, prepare to give up your social life.
A positive work/life fit is what Deloitte strives to deliver to all of it's employees - women and men alike. In many areas within the firm, a full-time telecommuting environment is offered. Additionally, approximately seven hours of PTO is accumulated each pay period. It's nearly impossible to use it all in one year (unless you have a toddler, then you come close. Speaking from experience)! Recently, the firm has implemented more firm-wide holidays to allow for all professionals to spend time unplugged from the office and with their families. Overall - Deloitte is always looking for ways to provide their employees with as much flexibility and personal growth as possible.
The company has several formal programs and benefits that support its female employees.
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