I'm fairly new but can tell you that you MUST like networking and social gatherings to make it. There are always dinners, get-togethers and other obligations that may not be required but are ultimately expected. If you are not a millenial, you may not enjoy the constant social aspect of the job, otherwise it is a great place to work and I would recommend it!
Success here is largely based on perceptions and relationships. Therefore it is important to be willing to continually develop relationships in order to build your reputation and credibility. In the first couple years, it is easy to get ahead based on intelligence and hard work but after a while the relationships become more and more important.
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Lady anon348Senior Consultant, Strategy & Operations
I think women try to make it work in this company and have kids but its hard to maintain that lifestyle of being a partner and traveling nonstop. They try to support if you have built the right network but ultimately if you aren't neglecting your personal life you can't get ahead. Don't even try switching offices or tracks within the company without putting in a ton of extra effort and don't be surprised if they deny you.
I have no children but part of the reason I am hanging on is how well mothers are treated at Deloitte, between the generous maternity and flex time post baby, it seems like a very solid option for working parents.