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Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Dec 21st, 2020
"Deloitte has an amazing maternity and paternity leave policy. Very generous PTO. Being promoted is based on your network and your level of effort to self promote. Very entrepreneurial company. It's also an up and out culture. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Dec 4th, 2020
"It is fast paced, cut throat, and grueling hours but you will work with some of the most intelligent people you have ever met."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Nov 6th, 2020
"It’s a good place to work but you need to speak up for yourself and lookout for yourself."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Nov 3rd, 2020
"Make sure you start off at a comparable compensation for your level."
"Above average benefits. Although not perfect, actively striving to improve diversity and inclusion. Good communication from leadership. Culture can vary depending on what area of the company you work for. "
"Support comes from the top but your team leader will set the tone for flexibility, etc"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Oct 28th, 2020
"My colleagues are the best part of my job, but I don't really feel like the firm values and supports me with policies that would make me want to stay long-term. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Sep 14th, 2020
"There are many great things about working at Deloitte, but my advice is to be strategic at every possible turn (before you join, while you're there, and your exit opportunities). The firm will use you so figure out how you can get what you want from it as far as experiences, exposures, or trainings. At every step of the way, you have to fight for yourself and watch out for your own interests. Politics trumps all so make sure that you are tending to that on top of your regular job. The leave of absence programs are top-notch (family leave, medical leave, and sabbaticals). All fo the benefits will be great, but just watch out that you do not get burned out. Be prepared to work HARD. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Jun 22nd, 2020
"It’s hard to move into leadership positions if you have children and no support system at home "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on May 26th, 2020
"Be careful. Be friendly & network BUT trust people only after they clearly demonstrate that they are trustworthy. There are more than a few hyper-competitive practitioners at this firm."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Apr 24th, 2020
"Although I did not feel much difference between male and female employees here, I could see that there are more male partners in number, and male employees get along with male partners easier as they are the same sex. However, other than that I would recommend other women to work here."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Jan 22nd, 2020
"Great organization that promotes woman initiatives through work life balance, flexibility and learning/development."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Jan 21st, 2020
"Great mom job. .. excellent benefits and good worklife balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Dec 17th, 2019
"Great place to grow your career with support for women at all points in your career and personal life."
"There are great female role models here- at all levels; smart women that I truly enjoy working with and learn from every day!"
"Supportive environment for women. Depends on your role but overall found it to be accommodating of healthy work life balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United Kingdom on Nov 1st, 2019
"There are opportunities but as with many organisations the gender balance isn't quite there yet!"
"Flexibility and hours depends completely on the culture of individual projects. "
"A tough place to work if you wanna have a family. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Aug 30th, 2019
"It's a great company. Depending on teams, your experience may vary."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Aug 23rd, 2019
"Good place to work if you want to devote your whole to the firm. Hard to find work life balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, Switzerland on Aug 9th, 2019
"The company is trying hard to accomodate working mothers, by flexible hours and part time work"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Jul 10th, 2019
"I'm getting the vibe that the men at the firm are paid better than women. Also family insurance is crazy expensive, it jumps by 3x (doesn't matter if you have one or ten)"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Jun 25th, 2019
"I feel we have gender equality, however hours are very long!"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, Netherlands on May 1st, 2019
"In Europe in general there is more flexibility of working fewer hours and it is normal not only in policy but as part of the culture. In Northern European countries paternal part time work is also accepted."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte, United States on Apr 25th, 2019
"Be aware that they've had horrible HR policies in the past in terms of lay-offs. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Mar 18th, 2019
"Find a strong woman in leadership who still has empathy and believe in people and hasn't had to compromise herself to make it to the top."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Mar 13th, 2019
"There is a fairly robust Women's Leadership Group within the company. They are working on a Female Mentorship program."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Feb 28th, 2019
"If you're unable or unwilling to travel, this is not the company for you."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Feb 4th, 2019
"The work hours are not great, but I did not feel any type of discrimination for being a woman."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 30th, 2019
"Stay away if you want a family. Some teams are very resentful if you prioritize your family over projects"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 18th, 2019
"Best place to work for woman employee as it's has good benefits and flexibility"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 9th, 2019
"Actively seek out partners who have families and care about work life balance if that is important to you. Look for mentors who are living lives that you would like to live as well."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 8th, 2019
"The maternity and paternity leave can't be beat at Deloitte, and most project teams are pretty flexible. Unfortunately, even with flexibility the hours can get in the way of work life balance."
"You'd need to fight to define your own positive experience"
"The benefits are killer, including coverage for adoption costs or infertility treatment. I just don't find the work fulfilling. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Nov 19th, 2018
"Tough environment that says they embrace working mothers but inconsistent based on who you're working with."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Oct 19th, 2018
"Advocate for yourself! A great place to work, but make sure you are ready to speak up and show leadership how you are progressing for promotion. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Oct 17th, 2018
"Be prepared to take your time and advocate for yourself. Nobody will do that here for you, the philosophy here is "it never hurts to ask, so we'll keep asking until you say no.""
"Be prepared to work properly and meet the high expectations of a consultant. Being a man or woman is irrelevant in this matter."
"It’s a fantastic place for women to achieve their career goals"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Aug 15th, 2018
"Great firm, brand name, and culture, a great firm to launch your career"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jul 25th, 2018
"It is a wonderful place to work, albeit with a strong sense of "kelp in the ocean". Little decision-making."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jul 19th, 2018
"Wonderful company, very empowering to women. I adore the management team and CEO."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jul 11th, 2018
"Cathy (CEO) visions are actually implemented quickly and they're raising the bar with benefits for working women"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jun 5th, 2018
"Deloitte offers fantastic options for women, but it all comes down to whether or not your direct leadership and management truly supports it. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 22nd, 2018
"Great place to work for women. Very Flexible work from home options and generous PTO"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 15th, 2018
"Good place to learn. Big company; good platform to develop skills."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 5th, 2018
"Meritocracy, if you perform, deliver, you will be recognized. However, given the traditional on-site culture leading to weekly travel, it is challenging balancing work/life. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 24th, 2018
"Great place to grow skills. You end up dedicated entire life to the job. Great perks but nearly impossible to have young children and be a consultant. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 18th, 2018
"There are great perks and a lot of respect for women at Deloitte. There is probably a job for everyone here, however, consulting requires long hours and limited flexibility so you have to make sure the job you are looking for will meet your daily needs. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Mar 21st, 2018
"Great place to work. Did not feel discriminated at all, can recommend to anyone!"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Mar 13th, 2018
"Consulting is not friendly for new moms or even family friendly."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Mar 1st, 2018
"A great company in many ways but still very much a club where the women who are promoted act like men and the male partners have mostly have stay-at-home spouses."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Feb 16th, 2018
"*** This review is for the Consulting side of Deloitte, for a client-facing role. Deloitte is a very big organization and they have other positions and member firms like Audit, Tax, etc. which are different * The Good: Amazing parental leave policy, possibly the best in the job market. Money can be good at the undergrad or MBA level. If you just got an MBA and got recruited at Deloitte, you will earn $145+ plus sign-on bonus as a SC, if you are just out of undergrad you get about $70+ as a BA * The Bad: If you are on the client-facing side of the business of Consulting, you have to travel 100%. There is no way around it. Hours can be really bad, at a minimum you are supposed to work 45 *billable* hours. Which means that realistically you end up working a minimum of 60 hours to bill 45, and that's on a good week. Working on weekends and holidays is very often the case. * The Ugly: If you are pregnant and traveling, you get NO break for traveling. I cannot tell you how many of my friends have LOST their babies or delivered excessively early because of the excessive travel. I asked not to travel during the later stages of my pregnancy and my hand got slapped and I didn't get a good bonus or a promotion. In addition, Deloitte is very tribal. It's all about your network. Partners and senior managers always work with the same people and very rarely get new people to work with them. If you are a new comer, you better start networking like crazy. And even if you network, it's really hard to get traction because they don't know you, therefore you don't get staffed in the cool projects. They have resource managers that "match" consultants on the bench with open projects but most of those projects are the ones that nobody wanted or with terrible senior managers with whom nobody wanted to work. * The Very Ugly: Deloitte is a place where you have to toe the line carefully or you are out. There is no space for diversity of thought. Either you comply and do what they ask you to do the way they want it, or you don't advance in the firm. Men still rule Deloitte, even if we have a woman CEO. There are very few women at the Partner level and most of them don't have kids or their kids are step kids and a lot of them have stay at home husbands. The women partners with kids earn less money most of the time. Most if not all partners are very greedy. They only care about their compensation regardless of how many people get burned out, or damaged on their way to excellent project delivery. On the flip side, if you want money and don't care about your family and being nasty to your subordinates, this is the place for you!"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Feb 12th, 2018
"It depends on your leadership in that department on how successful you will be. Sourcing and recruiting is a different area than the technical positions with the company. There are some positions with little travel and some that are 100% travel. The more you travel the higher the pay."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Feb 10th, 2018
"It is a great place to work. It is very important to drive your own career."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 18th, 2018
"Incredibly disorganized and chaotic. Incredibly stressful workplace. Terrible leadership. Deloitte overall is a wonderful company but the Bersin area is in freefall. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 6th, 2018
"Some parts of the organization have more female leaders than other parts"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 5th, 2018
"There are great policies being rolled out, but the ability to fully utilize them is often based on your client workload and the local partner group's view of the policies."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 2nd, 2018
"Maternity leave is great, but they suck the life out of you when you’re working. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Dec 30th, 2017
"If you are Indian or Asian you will do well here most likely. The more technical IT roles are really reserved for this group, and mostly men unfortunately. Although the CEO supports gender diversity, and you get emails about inclusion and what not, it really comes down to the people you are working with on a day to day basis and the people in the practice you support, doesn’t it. Deloitte has a long way to go to get women in leadership in their Advisory Cyber Risk Services practice who come from a technical background. I’ve found they have a few women in leadership roles but these women don’t understand technology and because there are so few of them, they discount women below them who aren’t like them (such as a technical woman). It’s sad that the culture hasn’t changed much in the 5 years I’ve been with them. I think there is a leadership problem with the men throughout Cyber Risk. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Dec 12th, 2017
"Hard to find better benefits and flexible work options in another company of this size."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Nov 30th, 2017
"Very money minded and short term focused leadership. unrealistic expectations and does not provide the support needed"
"The culture varies from function to function in Deloitte USA."
"You will find a supportive environment for women and men!"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Nov 21st, 2017
"DOnt work here, it's horrible. do no work here at all ever"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Nov 20th, 2017
"It's a good employer, but training is very limited to company history."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Nov 17th, 2017
"There’s good opportunities after you prove you are as good as another man"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Nov 13th, 2017
"Great parental leave policy and overall benefit package. Lots of PTO but difficult to take disconnected PTO"
"Good culture, great parental leave policies, smart people - the consulting life can get old though"
"Excellent place to start career and very family friendly. Difficult to advance to top leadership roles."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Oct 3rd, 2017
"Is this company perfect? No - but they are definitely leading the way in pushing for diversity and inclusion and pay equality."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Sep 29th, 2017
"Deloitte is a great place to work and a positive place to work for women."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Sep 12th, 2017
"They really respect your abilities and give you the chance to shine. You have every opportunity to make your voice heard and contribute your talent and skills. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Aug 17th, 2017
"In my 18 year career I have had a variety of flexible schedules including work from home, 80% (4 days/week), 80% (5 days/week 8-3pm), and 100% with flex schedule. I've had near total support in making the arrangements that work for me. I should note that I am in a non-client facing role so this is easier to do than if I were in a client-facing role."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jul 23rd, 2017
"Great family leave policy, 5 weeks PTO, good opportunities and support for women to rise into leadership "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jul 22nd, 2017
"Deloitte is innovative and driving change for all US workplaces"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jun 25th, 2017
"Deloitte is a great place but understand that to have flexibility you can pay the price with a slowdown in promotions"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jun 7th, 2017
"Beware of taking the full 16 week maternity leave unless you're a manager or above."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 26th, 2017
"Find another woman mentor who can help you navigate the company, especially around flexibility and family time. Many fantastic women work here!"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 15th, 2017
"Make no mistake this is a work hard 'up or out' culture which becomes harsher as you get more senior. Generally fairly transparent egalitarian system but I strongly suspect pregnancy/maternity leave/suspected maternity leave have affected promotion decisions and appraisal ratings so be cautious around disclosure of your plans at key times."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 8th, 2017
"The benefits on paper are fantastic. It is more difficult in practice and application to take advantage."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 5th, 2017
"Good place to work if you are ok with the travel requirements"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 21st, 2017
"Working for Deloitte Consulting is doable as a 22-24 year old. However, the work is all consuming and takes over all areas of life, conflicting with personal time (mornings, evenings, weekends). The work, clients, and teams are incredibly demanding. You will be gone from your family and friends around 4 days a week. As family committments rise as you age, it would be very difficult to manage work/life balance. I see many women and men above me struggle with this, and work more often than not wins out over family. While some in leadership are understanding, others are not. "
"There are a lot of invaluable opportunities at this employer. It's a learn by fire type of atmosphere and being self directed is a huge asset. You learn a lot in a short amount of time. However, boundaries aren't always respected."
"There are a number of opportunities available at Deloitte for those who are looking for career growth and challenge. The flexibility I have to work from home and to focus on work-life balance are some of the reasons I stay."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 13th, 2017
"Fair amount of women in higher up management. Current CEO is female. If you want to "work as hard as a man" you'll get promoted at the same frequency!"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 7th, 2017
"It's very clear that leadership has a family-first mentality. This is a great firm and place to work when focusing on career and/or growing and caring for your family. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 5th, 2017
"Great place to start your career. Good development and promotion opportunities. If you have a family, consider that there is an expectation of travel."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Mar 24th, 2017
"Good place for women to work. It has gender related policies but not sure if those are implemented, awareness is great though"
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Mar 14th, 2017
"Talk to the manager and the women in the team."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Feb 19th, 2017
"Good parental leave; good benefits generally; overall treatment depends on local office culture"
"While women can make it, its a lot harder. There is still an old boys network in place that makes it harder."
"You will not find a company that supports women better."
"I have worked here for 3 years, and have had great opportunities come my way. My experience in relating to male and female colleagues and leadership alike has been extremely positive, and I have never felt excluded because I am a woman. This firm is also improving its work-life balance policies by leaps and bounds. Every primary caregiver gets a minimum of 14 weeks paid maternity leave and can take up to 6 months total, employees receive a minimum of 5 weeks personal time off per year, and the firm has added 2 extra holidays per year for the past 2 years. Additionally, I am given the opportunity to work from home several days a week in order to make my life easier with my baby in daycare. The flexibility and trust here is very impressive."
"Great place to be if you want to take maternity leave. Bad place to be if you're single and looking for a significant other. The hours can be pretty bad. "
"You have the ability to own your career and make you r schedule work for you."
"In order to be successful at this organization, you must be willing to stand up to your superiors and state what work-life fit expectations you have. Then you must actually stay firm or you will be expected to work while on vacation, at all hours of the night, and reschedule personal commitments."
"The PTO is generous, but rarely are you able to take it and meet your goals. Also, in the year of a major life event (marriage, baby), you will be penalized from a year end evaluation perspective for taking time off."
"Deloitte is an awesome company first and foremost. But there is A LOT of red tape and politics that people don't ever talk about. People you "need to know", activities and projects you "need to work on", it gets exhausting. Everyone says find activities and projects here that make you happy and are personally fulfilling but if those things are not properly aligned to what the company deems valuable. . .you run the potential of getting dinged during your evaluations. Which of course affects your bonus, raises and promotions. Even with that being said I have NEVER learned soooo much and worked with so many amazing people in my life. I am a much better person as a result of my experience at Deloitte and if I ever leave the firm I know for a fact that I will be prepared for anything. Even with all the red tape and politics, Deloitte is a great company and for where I am right now in my career, there is NO BETTER place for me to be."
"I have been with Deloitte Consulting for 3 years. There are plenty of women executives that have opened doors from me from a networking perspective and an opportunity perspective. In my opinion, women are well supported at Deloitte and I would highly recommend it to others."
"There are lots of flexibilities in my role as a senior manager. Performance expectations are high, but the quality of your teams and peers is top-notch. I think the company could do better to support the career growth of all its senior level managers, but in particular women. It is a very competitive environment and the performance measurements does not always promote collaboration and teamwork."
"I have worked here for 6 years and, compared to other similar firms, there are many female leader role models to look up to and emulate. This company most certainly exudes values of gender equality, which are put into practice daily. However, Deloitte Consulting demands a high amount of work hours, commitment, and dedication, which can at times weigh on your work/life fit. This can affect all individuals, regardless of gender, etc. as one tried to navigate a thriving career and similar personal life."
"Hard working culture, rewards are not distributed equally, you need a 'sponsor' in order to get ahead, and men seem to have greater access to sponsors and networking opportunities with key decision makers."
"I've worked here for 3 years and there are a lot of women working here, in both leadership and consultant roles."
"I have only been here for a couple of months so I can't say much, but so far it seems like women are as equal as men, but of course, just like everywhere else, top management is dominated by men."
"Highly competitive industry and workplace, with an "up or out" construct. Competitive culture outweighed the benefits in the end, though I loved the training, we had great clients, and so many of the people were amazing."
"I've been with Deloitte for 1.5 years. At the lower levels, women and men seem equal but the higher you climb, the fewer women there are. Although the company preaches diversity and supporting women, the reality is that women have to find other female supporters and the upper echelons are full of white males. As a woman of color, I find it especially hard to network which, given the politics of a consulting firm, hurts my advancement in the firm despite high performance. Maternity (and paternity) leave is pretty generous and I know plenty of women who take it but leave taken is still counted toward utilization so taking maternity leave significantly impacts your year-end performance rating when you return. The firm is also very flexible with arranging local projects to limit travel for individuals with that need. Overall, I would say Deloitte is a great place to work for young singles and women with school-age children."
"Great collegial culture here. The people really make the firm stand out. "
"I was in the China office, Beijing branch so things were somewhat different perhaps. As a consultant we didn't have amazing work life balance overall, however we did have quite a few working mothers who were able to stay on and continue with their work. Our workplace organized a lot of Women in Leadership activities and my boss was an amazing female leader, who provided great mentorship. "
"The maternity leave policy is quite strong, and the firm supports providing new moms with the flexibility to dial down and spend more time with your kids as needed, That being said, Deloitte is a very rigid place. Dialing down does impact your career trajectory, and given the annual review process, a 6 month break may impact you for a whole year. "
"This is a fabulous place to work - I'd definitely recommend. I've learned more here than I thought possible. Getting the top ratings is definitely a secretive process so it's important to find mentors who can help show you the ropes, but they're not hard to find!"
"It's a great place for women starting their careers. Lots of learning opportunities. "
"Keep demanding what's yours. Be aggressive with compensation discussions and make sure if your have ideas people know they are yours."
"If you're don't have the support of senior leadership, you likely won't last. And everyone is looking for their support so look to stand out in some way. Demands for your time and effort are extremely high so be prepared for that. They are flexible with your time but not for long periods. "
"Great family leave benefits, great education benefits for MBA candidates"
"Long hours, mostly men in leadership positions, very uneven pay among consultants"
"Deloitte is a place where it's really up to you to drive your career and collect a strong support group around you. The key to succeeding here is giving it your 110% on projects, finding key leadership that will advocate for you and getting visibility through firm initiatives. I have loved my experience here and see that the firm really is making an effort with their Flexibility and Predictability initiatives (cross-country moves for family, flexible work schedules, parental leave) and rewards practitioners for it. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Feb 4th, 2017
"Stressful and very political. Harder at the top, not many women leaders with families."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 25th, 2017
"Amazing learning opportunity, great people (top of their profession and willing to teach/mentor). Culture of excellence (e.g. High expectations). It may seem like there is a mold in which to conform, but when you get to know people, that doesn't seem as much of the case."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Jan 24th, 2017
"Make sure you have good sponsors and you align yourself correctly. If you are unlucky and are put into a bad project, that stigma will follow you forever."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Sep 3rd, 2016
"Great place, team is super supportive. Love the flexibility offered in terms of work hours. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 22nd, 2016
"Take advantages of the available resources for professional development. Don't hestitate to communicate what you want. The firm encourages advancement and the people are willing to help in that effort."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on May 3rd, 2016
"Great employer, but work has to fit with your life or your spouse has to assume all family care responsibilites."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 16th, 2016
"Deloitte has done a lot for me personally and the organization overall to focus on well-being and balance. I have a very flexible role that allows me to work from home. I still work very hard, but it's generally on my schedule so I can balance my professional and personal commitments."
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 6th, 2016
"The firm is extremely flexible. If you have to leave to run to an appointment or work from home, it is perfectly acceptable. However, the hours can be very high during peak tax season. "
Anonymous shared this review of Deloitte on Apr 1st, 2016
"You can not have a family and work here."
"Women and men are treated equally- but it's tough for everyone. Expectations are often unrealistic and there is very little work-life balance"
"I've worked here for a year and found it to be the most flexible, empowering workplace I've ever encountered in the last 15 years. While there seem to be some pay inequities across the firm, there are many perks - especially for women who are interested in flexibility (kids) - that make up for some of the more negative aspects of the firm. That said, an important caveat is that I am not a client-facing consultant; the internal roles at Deloitte may not be as lucrative, but they are far more flexible (and the pay ain't terrible!)"
"I have been here for 11 years and have found a good balance between work and family. I also have a lot of flexibility. However, the sacrifice has been my upward mobility because in order to get that flexibility I have had to say no to projects. If you are a woman starting a family, it is hard to advance unless you are willing to sacrifice time with your family. Ultimately, you can choose the firm over family and continue to advance."
"I have worked here for 3 years and as I have become more senior I have experienced negative comments regarding my gender from my superiors and they appear to be hiring fewer and fewer females"
"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."
"Read about the Women's Initiative started as early as 1993. Various industries look closely at the model that Deloitte created here. Women are the architects of their own career here and have equal opportunity to develop, lead and thrive."
"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."
"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."
"Although surrounded by smart and ambitious people, prepare to give up your social life."
"great company to work for if you have someone to "champion" for you."
"I am not an employee yet. I am a subcontractor on the verge of becoming an employee. It is a process that I have yet to truly start the paperwork for. Having said that, I have worked with the company on my current project for nearly 8 months and have had many differing sorts of treatment depending on the person with whom I am interacting. In general, though, women are given responsibility and opportunity. I'm excited to get onboard soon."
"This job is what you make it. If you want to get ahead, of course you will sacrifice your personal life. However, the advancement opportunities are great."
"Amazing place to start your career or to launch into a new phase of your career. Work-life fit becomes more difficult as you move up. You really own your own career and have to be proactive about seeking out projects that work best for you, negotiating salary, setting work-life boundaries, etc."
"I worked here for 9 years. Maternity leave is generous, but depending on the organization you are in, taking full advantage of the paid leave can have a negative impact or stall your career when you return. Outside of client service roles you tend to have a bit more flexibility (work hours, working from home, etc.) Annual salary increases and bonuses are minimal if you are not in a client facing role."
"I have worked here for 3 years and feel that the company has pushed for equal pay and rights for women and improved drastically in the last 2 years. There are a lot of women initiatives with in the company that allow you to network with other females in leadership roles as well as educate others on how to be successful."
"I worked for Deloitte for over 10 years and was a very senior Senior Manager. I made it through the birth of two children at Deloitte. I was up for Partner. As I thought about what it would take for me to go up for Partner, I realized that I didn't want to make the type of sacrifices required for me to achieve that level within the firm. The year I left, I worked the equivalent of 8 hours a day 360 days of the year. I worked weekends, nights, holidays. I worked on vacation. It was not the life I wanted - especially with two young children. I loved Deloitte because I was a driven and ambitious woman and it presented me with the ultimate client challenges; however, the more I put it all in perspective, the more I didn't want to give up all the time I would lose with my children. I took a new job in industry and I'm 100x happier. Time is the one thing that you can never get back."
"The work from home opportunities, generous-time off policy, culture of inclusion, and amazing people make Deloitte a great organization. While working here, I got an offer for another job with more money, and I resigned. Less than two years later I was back. The grass is definitely not greener on the other side. Deloitte has a lot of what we call "boomerangs", and that speaks volumes in my opinion. Yes, we work long hours and sometimes in highly stressful situations. However, the ability to take time off, work remotely from anywhere, even get to the supermarket in the afternoon, is a tremendous benefit. Please note that I work in a group that does not have external client responsibilities. I realize that when you are working on a client project or at a client site, options can be more limited."
"I'm in technology consulting in the Financial Services industry and I've been very lucky to be surrounded by bright, amazing managers and mentors. Deloitte cultivates a strong women's network and we truly look out for each other."
"The company has several formal programs and benefits that support its female employees."
"I think the makes active efforts to promote women to senior roles. The maternity leave is very generous. In the consulting practice though I feel that the requirements for travel are unfriendly for parents (of either gender). The practice promotes "flexibility and predictability" but this larger depends on your manager and most consulting projects still require weekly travel Monday - Thursday. This is part of the reason I have decided to leave consulting. The firm has lots of benefits but I feel there is a very particular "type" of people here that are mostly type A personalities. I have felt due to this it is hard to fit in with others at times."
"I have worked here for a year and while there are lots of women here, many do decide to leave the firm after 3-5 years. Management is dominated by males, which can make it harder for girls to get onto engagement teams. Expect long hours without any notice, and no set long-term schedule."
"Excellent and fair opportunites for promotion, growth and on going training. Peer and leadership feedback promotes positive working environments, even during deadlines."
"Speak up when you need to and own your career"
"I have been with the company for over 20 years. They will be fair and as flexible as you articulate you need. Work/Life balance is yours to own. I have stayed in client facing roles for the entire time, including after having 2 children, becoming divorced, and being a single mom (one with a great support network)."
"Solid maternity leave (compared to other companies in this field) but no tuition reimbursement for my position. Requires strong work ethic and near type-A personality to thrive. Very competitive environment. However, I am an introvert with social aptitude and I am doing very well. Work/life balance can be challenging when you have kids/school/FT work, but not impossible."
"Public accounting is a hard field to find a work/life fit that is manageable. I do think Deloitte has programs available to make that easier, you just have to be willing to put in the effort to make it work."
"I have worked there for a short time (2 years) in an entry level analyst capacity. I find myself treated equally with my peers and enjoy the camaraderie that is present in peer groups and encouraged by project leaders. Due to the project nature of the consulting world, traveling is generally required, which is beginning to wear on me. There are definitely non-traveling opportunities available in the firm if you seek them out, though."
"I have found incredible sponsors all along the way at Deloitte. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but it can work through the flexibility Deloitte provides. I have three kids all born during my time at Deloitte and who are the world to me, but with a little creativity and lots of support both at work and home it can work."
"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!"
"There are many options for women, but there are definitely trade-offs. It's still a client service company, so there are going to be limitations with respect to flexibility... if you want that, you'll likely have to sacrifice some things (particular client roles, etc.). Great maternity leave and a lot of support upon return."
"Great place to learn the business and opportunities are there."
"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."
"Although there is some flexibility, the amount of hours is not conducive to having a family."
"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."
"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."