The Name is Worth It. But you need to have a plan. Not for everyone.
Client exposure, engagement and perks are great. Fantastic actually. You can't have a better clique corporate job than working for a big 4 firm. Little room for mistakes and work load is heavy and long hours. I learned you need to be fully dedicated and on call, not a place to expect work life balance. The work culture is driven by the high demand of people wanting to join the firm so this creates a lot of pressure to perform and be present. Finding a good mentor or engagement assignments are very hard to select yourself. You need the right personality and work ethic to thrive. Not for everyone. Networking is very important and playing corporate politics. You need to go above and beyond to show your worth and value. Long term mental health concerns (burn out) and performance enhancement substance abuse is a dark side not discussed. Employees who develop obvious dependence issues are not acknowledged and dismissed quietly. Lots of training and changing methodology approach create gaps in management work preference. Need to know what your managements expectations are in order to delivery the 'right' results.
Points positifsWork Perks, Networking, and Client Exposure. Brand Name Big - 4 Firm.
Points négatifsGrowth is dependent on relationship with Managers and Partners - Not work accomplishment, Building relationship is difficult for newcomers if not referred or affiliated, Significant unconcious bias present, High Demand to join the firm gives management reign to exploit working staff, 1 bad performance and you are more or less blacklisted/fired
This job isn't really what it says in the standard job description, it is very much an administrator position than an executive assistant position. Expect to prep invoices, format/finalize reports or letters, book lots of travel and meeting.
Things to note:
- despite doing work for clients and helping your partners with their client you don't qualify for a performance bonus at the end of the year, management says it's because you qualify for OT but requesting OT is very very frowned upon. Annual performance raises are dismal, consider yourself extremely lucky if you get a 1 or 2% increase
- there isn't a recognition program, if you go above and beyond for someone, don't expect a thank you - this is terrible for morale
- cutting costs is a huge priority here, because of this there were recent layoffs and a lot of admin staff have been asked to pick up the pieces and take on more
- recruiting takes forever
- benefits are okay, salary is mediocre, make sure you negotiate when you are hired
- the admin team is really great and we all work together should any one of us need support
- management in this office isn't the best, they don't seem to listen or have any idea of what we do or are being asked to do
Points positifsGreat admin team, we're always willing to help each other out
Points négatifsNo recognition, low morale, heavy workload, long hours
- Thrived in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with interesting new challenges in the day.
- A determined and proactive assistant adept in managing busy calendars, coordinating international travel, organizing large-scale meetings and event planning.
- Provided support with a sense of urgency to anticipate the needs of senior-level executives. Collaborated effectively with senior officers and colleagues from diverse disciplines.
- Utilized strong technical, analytical, excellent literacy, time management, communication and decision-making skills.
- Highly motivated with a strong work ethic coupled with the knowledge of upholding confidentiality.
- Managed third-party vendors.
- Offered training new colleagues and shared best practices to team members.
- Acquired a large network of business colleagues.
- The hardest part of the job was procrastinating a deliverable due to thorough review of task at hand.
- The most enjoyable part of the job was acquiring a deeper knowledge of clients and their needs.
Points positifsStand Up Reward Points for recognition on a good job done.
Points négatifsMulti-task - phone discussion, responding to instant messaging and email all at one time!
• Created tax computations of many client company’s by analysing their financial statements, creating understandings & assumptions logs, query logs, inputting information into internal tax computation software and creating a finalized tax computation detailing a company’s expected corporation tax liability for the previous financial year.
• Conducted research on a Monetary Fund Report of 2017 to highlight potential non-Irish tax registered fund management companies who could potentially move to Ireland because of the tax implications of Brexit.
• Successfully updated Deloitte’s Employment Investment and Incentives Scheme (EII) through analysis of new legislation ensuring that their policies remained consistent with the most relevant legislation.
• Completed VAT returns for many client companies through contacting them to obtaining their relevant invoices and other tax applicable activities, analysing this information and categorizing by treatment and then finally calculating their overall VAT payable or repayable position for the previous financial year.
Because they're a "big four" everyone thinks this is a great company but they will make you their slave. They all micro manage, employees have to have "check ins" with Supervisor every 2 weeks which is the most pointless thing, waste of time. Superiors, Managers and even Senior Managers have NO authority to make decisions and no idea what is going on. They all take orders from the higher ups and treat employees like they're simply a number, (which they are). They don't value anyone and they're all kissing eachothers' behind to climb to the top. Most STRESSFUL place to work (both Vancouver offices and Alberta locations). Management is useless. Culture is good as they have lots of food and drink meetings/events... money which could be spent on giving employees' a raise. Some employees go years without a raise. Always making the employees do "self-reviews", like in school. Only enjoyable thing about the job was the day I walked away. Would not recommend this company, if you want a firm job then go to a different big four company. This is a place for people's ego and social status.
Diverse learning, learning and growth and cross knowledge available for learning and advancement
Everyday was new and exciting and never was there one day like the other. Run client reports and reviewing creditors and preparing for counselling or first meet with debtors.
It is very difficult to put in such a small space what has been learned. Professionally growing within the insolvency community, understanding of Income tax, Personal Property Security, Family Law Acts, etc. Psychologically understanding human nature and how to reach beyond that to build trust.
My co-workers (whom most have moved on) were wonderful to work with and made each day a joy and excitement to come into the office each day.
The hardest part of the job was telling debtors that the creditors had rejected the proposal and finding alternatives if that an option for their circumstance.
The most enjoyable part of the job was that you saw how you were able to create hope and peace in their lives, help mend the broken pieces of their lives.
Not a fan at all; some colleagues are supportive however I have seen individuals get promoted who should not have been without proper education and overall experience and people who have both who cannot grow with the company. As someone with an HR background, the HR department when it comes to how and where they operate on the recruiting side, it is in an extreme level of help and thus the issues I previously mentioned. I absolutely think unnecessary stress exists at work for no good reason; the right hand has no clue what the left hand is doing and the growth opportunities I thought would be available are just not there overall.
The good news is that upper management is responsive but only when you voice things out. I find the benefit package is decent and the building itself is beautiful. If you’re looking for a paycheck and not for a great culture I recommend this place; otherwise if growth, good culture and supportive staff is important to you I’d recommend staying away.
• Facilitated working sessions with stakeholders to document new business models, process and workflows in the form of Business Requirements Documents and translated them into user stories for development
• Chaired meetings with technology vendors and in-house IT support to conduct feasibility analysis and determine dependencies in order to manage decisions on user story priorities within JIRA
• Collaborated with end users and technology managers to develop the change management plan for the training and communication around the new system prior to rollout
• Clarified requirements and acceptance criteria with the QAT and UAT teams to support the development of accurate test cases
• Managed feedback from testing and end users by clearly classifying them into defects vs. change requests
• Mentored junior team members by sharing lessons learned and best practices based on technical and relationship management experience
Dynamic global firm; opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the world; high degree of excellence
I have over 15 years of experience working with and advising professionals who are often exceptional in their respective areas of expertise; and I thrive in an environment where I am exposed to new concepts, ideas and brilliant people who inspire me.
We work hard. Our teams function with a high degree of excellent and personal accountability. And our hard work is balanced with the ability to work from just about anywhere.
I've had the opportunity to engage in challenging and meaningful projects. Learning is encouraged and I have continued my professional education over the years through a variety of courses, programs and conferences.
Points positifsEmbraces innovation, life balance is encouraged, opportunity to work with amazing people, continual learning
Points négatifsMatrix structure can sometimes be limiting; advancement to more senior positions is limited
This place is only good if you are just getting started and need to get introduced to toxic corporate culture, full of politics and with a blatant disregard for merit and expertise. Working hours are really long, not compensated, there is no work-life balance and recognition is based on how friendly you are to the manager or partner, not on your actual contributions. There are typically one or two seniors who are very knowledgeable, too tired to look for other jobs and are doing the work for the juniors (who are billed as seniors to customers). The very few managers that care about the human aspect have less recognition as partners only care about revenue, so they end up leaving. Salary and benefits are ok, but nothing special. They do land important customers and big projects, just like any other of the big four firms.
Points négatifslong hours, toxic workplace, politics, technical expertise is not valued
*Recensione su Deloitte Consulting*
Conosco questa azienda da diversi anni e sento pertanto di poter fornire un giudizio oggettivo.
Si tratta di un ambiente di lavoro in cui bisogna entrare da neolaureati, apprendere le basi di come si lavora in team e poi fuggire a gambe levate.
Se si entra nel turbinio della carriera, non vi è modo di uscirne e superati i 30 anni trovare un'alternativa nel mondo del lavoro è veramente difficile, dato che il lavoro del consulente non fornisce strumenti specifici ed una preparazione verticale e questo rende molto difficile un riposizionamento.
Detto ciò, procedo per punti:
- STIPENDIO: inadeguato. Non sarà mai troppo alto per compensare lo stile di vita malsano che si conduce, la mancanza totale di riferimenti reali per la propria crescita personale e professionale e non remunera mai o quasi mai (le eccezioni sono per chi ha la spalle protette) gli straordinari (che invece sono LA REGOLA). Sai come entri (con i recruiter) e dopodiché sei abbandonato a te stesso, vista la totale mancanza di supporto.
- AMBIENTE DI LAVORO: tossico e pesante. Sebbene l'età media sia molto bassa, fra colleghi non sempre di respira aria di collaborazione. I momenti di contatto sono pochi e fugaci, le persone sono tristi, ingrigite e oppresse dai propri manager. Questa atmosfera è figlia di una tradizione che voleva che nella consulenza si usassero metodi da campo militare (così si spiega l'ostile atteggiamento del management), ma non tesi alla cresci
Points positifsContratti a tempo indeterminato
Points négatifsWorklife balance, management, scarsa preparazione, arroganza, straordinari non pagati, poca trasparenza, nessun rispetto per le risorse
I never imagined myself having a career in audit. No one in my immediate family had taken that route and coming out of high school, I knew very little about it.
My father, who has an accounting background encouraged me to apply which I did, with no real expectation of getting accepted into any firm.
On the 5th of January 2009 I started at Deloitte & Touche - Zimbabwe. I also enrolled for a Bachelor's degree in Accounting Science with the University of South Africa in the same year, an institution which offers long distance learning/ correspondence. This enabled me to work full time at Deloitte and obtain my degree at the same time.
As you start off in the firm, the roles and responsibilities, as expected are small. The firm is structured in such a way that each team member receives on the job training which enables him/her to not only carry out the task assigned, but with each assignment, prepare him/her to one day run an audit engagement as the field senior, supervisor or manager.
The objective of each engagement is set out from the on-set, be it an assurance or agreed upon procedures engagement. I work in teams, from as small as 2 to as big as eight (8). Each individual has a role to play on the engagement to ensure the objective is achieved in the timelines set - from planning the audit, carrying out substantive work, reporting and communications with management.
What does a typical day at work entail? I am currently an audit senior at Deloitte and a typic
Points positifsExposure to businesses and systems, School relevant work experience, lasting relationships, career advancement opportunities
Be sure your background is a fit for the role you applied to and beyond... in case it doesn't work for you.
...I was hired by Deloitte for a specific role/project ONLY and my background is different than the work I was actually expected to perform which of course I learned after the fact (after the interview and initial project placement). I was out right lied to during the interview regarding what they wanted (background wise).
After a 1 yr...I decided I had enough of the abuse and through researching internal projects I saw that my resume was only about a 10% DIRECT(transferable skills) match out of more than 1000 internal projects which meant I stood little chance for another role internally because you would need to be at least a 60% match to justify your candidacy to the hiring manager(s). AND YES your asked to provide a written justification for internal projects you apply to (outside of your resume details)....
.....After a year this was NOTHING more than a WASTE OF TIME and disappointment. My project lead was more terrible than words can express and he forced me to leave my project ( putting me back in a bench status) so he could back fill my position quickly. All of this because during the monthly one-on-one session with my lead, shared with him I wanted to be in a role where my skills matched and where I could be of value. The Deloitte team talked a lot about "communication" being an issue among the group and the client, but our team contributed to about 95% of the problem and of course this was without any accountability of that because our team was perfect.
Deloitte seemed like a great opportunity to grow professionally, but this company has been nothing but a huge disappointment. I strongly believe that is because of the department I am in and the "leadership" they have in place. Individuals that have been placed in Team Lead positions have zero to minimal call center experience. They do not implement or even know how to utilize call center metrics. They do not keep track of the reps work, i.e. amount of calls taken, number of tickets worked, ASA, AHT, etc. The company itself doesn't even know how to accurately calculate an agent's utilization rates because - wait for it - they've "never done this before". This creates an air of contention within the department. Since agents are not tracked or held accountable for the amount of work they do, there are inherently lazy individuals that take advantage of the lack of supervision. The reps with a solid work ethic are the ones that wind up picking up the slack, without any recognition. The head honcho has absolutely NO call center experience, which I was made aware of only after accepting the job offer. I'm pretty sure they gave him this department because he's been with the company for so long and was long overdue for a promotion. He's more concerned with bringing in additional clients than developing the staff he has on hand.The team leads are tasked with helping him create client presentations and offerings - which should be the department head's job, not theirs. As a young call c
Points négatifsNo room for growth or development, no work life balance, lack of communication, lack of leadership, zero accountability
Hej alla ni som läser om vår upplevelse som vår son råkade ut för hos Deloitte Stockholm där han arbetade som skattejurist.
Han råkade ut för en oerhörd svår och komplex olycka och låg på sjukhus och eftervård under ca ett år innan han började arbeta igen på 25%.
Eftersom vår son låg länge i koma och på intensiven med starka läkemedel under lång tid så blev vi som föräldrar hans röst gentemot arbetsgivaren Deloitte.
Hans kvinnliga chef som vi trodde visade stor omtanke om honom under den svåra sjukhustiden och som vi släppte in i familjen med öppen och välkomnande famn.
De löften hon gav oss var att om han skulle bli så bra att han kunde börja sin rehab hos Deloitte så skulle Deloitte göra allt som stod i deras makt för att hjälpa honom tillbaka.
Det första var att utreda hans specifika rehab behov och tillsammans med Försäkringskassan och företagshälsovårdens läkare noggrant ta reda på vilken hjälp de skulle bistå med.
När han började sin rehabilitering på 25% blev vi samtidigt tydligt informerade av hans chef att vi nu var helt bortkopplade och att vi nu inte längre kunde få någon information från Deloitte.
Vi litade givetvis på att de skulle göra så som vi tidigare blivit informerade om och som dessutom är ett lagstadgat ansvar för företag i Sverige enl Socialförsäkringsbalken.
Vår son kämpade på med att försöka komma tillbaka till sin tidigare position och efter ca något år minskade han sin sjukskrivning till 50%. Detta gjorde han tydligen helt på eget initiativ. Ett
• Managed a team of 6 people on the project managing ETL and OBIEE Report development teams.
• Expert level knowledge of OBIA 126.96.36.199 and the different ETL modules in it.
• Participated in meetings to provide strategic guidance and develop future roadmaps.
• Managed development of custom ETL mappings in Informatica and custom OBIEE reports to suit client requirements. Managed a team of Administrators for Informatica, OBIEE and UNIX.
• Participated in various client meetings like CCB, Risk Management, Status reporting, Project plan discussions and requirements with client.
• Interacted with dispersed teams to manage and plan for storage. Developed a plan for managing and maintaining various servers.
• Devised a strategy to develop a failover environment for major deployments and system breakdowns.
• Understand the requirements and develop the various contractual work products like Technical Design documents, System document, Process document, Business Requirements document, Development Plan, QA Plan etc.
• Hands on experience in developing code in Informatica, Oracle PL/SQL for STAR schemas and OBIEE (both RPD and Analysis) for reports.
• Conducted various lunch and learn training sessions to train team in various skillsets to benefit the project. Conducted training sessions to explain various processes involved in the project activities to make the team aware of the current state of the project , the would be future state and the processes involved.
• Mastered D
Ok company for fresher.But not good for development projects.
Brand name. Looks good on resume.
Rewards and spot awards.
Latest tools to work upon.
Projects are good. But do read the cons before being happy about this.
Work culture is slightly better than other service based companies in India.
The projects are randomly alloted. It depends on your luck if you are able to get the work that is related to your primary skill. Your Resource Manager won't listen to you regarding that.
You have to know people in the organization. Be it for projects, or for appraisals or Firm Initiatives. The firm calls it networking. To some extent it is good but in the name of this 'networking’, people resort to politics.
You have to show off the work that you are doing. Even if you are not doing something meaningful, show off would help here. You need to be in good books of managers and SMs in order to get good quality work.
Appraisal seems like a joke. You have to raise snapshots for the projects that you have done and you get a scatter plot where your project managers give you ratings. No verbal communication is done. You won't even know how and why you were given that rating for those 2 questions. And then your coach would present that plot to the team who will be doing your appraisal. Your coach doesn't even knows what you have done, unless you keep giving that person frequent updates :/
You cannot trust anyone at an organisation like D
Points positifsFun Activities time to time
Points négatifsDepending upon the project work life balance can be affected
Deloitte Hyderabad- Good for freshers but not for experienced employees. Deloitte spoils you with all the goodies and benefits and makes you believe that you are working for a great company. As a result of this every fresher would say its a great company to work for however the problem is that they have not worked in any other company so they will understand the work culture. It is embedded in the brains of the freshers that Deloitte culture is the best and they tend to get used to it making them difficult to adjust in any other company or work environment. "Learning" and "personal and professional development" is a big problem. If you are talented, then prepare to undergo extreme office politics from your colleagues and vice versa.In fact most of the managers would encourage the same. In case your manager is an extremely "learned" personality with "multiple degrees" like CA, MBA, CFA or CPA then you can expect some good management in the team otherwise you are in trouble.Those kind of employees are preferred who would just listen and follow orders. In simple words - dont use your brain. Outsiders (experienced professionals) are not treated the same way as internal employees are treated and that is openly visible. I have 9 years of exp in three companies including 2 Big 4s and from what I have gone through, seen and heard from my friends in various departments in Deloitte - 'MOST' of the promotions happen based on your tenure at the firm and not on your talent as a result of
Points positifsFree lunches, dinners, parties, good pay
Points négatifsWork environment, Culture and People Management
You'll learn a lot, but they want great work for cheap. Very unorganized and unprofessional.
I started working for Deloitte as a contractor. Things started off great at first. My supervisor was easy to get along with as well as the team lead. It turns out my boss was just trying to make himself look good. When I showed a mastery of the basic skills, he put me up for a promotion to a different team that I did not want, nor that would fit around my personal life. When my health started to suffer, I asked to be transferred back. He told me it would look bad if I were to do so. I had to bring up my poor health as a reason, which I should not have had to in the first place.
I ended up then being transferred as a relief employee when other teams' workloads were too much. Towards the end, I got placed with a super awesome team, but only had them for a month. In the end, I worked two extra days and found out I had been laid off. The days were compensated, but again, lack of communication was a problem.
The first set of managers were extremely hard to deal with. They were very unorganized and would notify you of changes last minute and expect you to be okay with them. It was hard to plan anything. The 2nd team lead I had was very unprofessional and kept telling me to work past the time I got off. This team lead also loved to throw extra work at me and expect me to get it done same day. They wrote nasty emails if you didn't get it done or tried to explain to them you were finishing up work from the previous day.
If you learn new skills, they will not compensate you for it
Points positifsLearn different skills and programs while on a project
Points négatifsWant great work for cheap, don't care if you get paid on time, will give you a "promotion, " and double your workload without proper compensation, unprofessional work environment, lack of communication is a frequent problem, expect you to change your personal life schedule around them at the drop of a hat.
My work revolves around those making Payment Protection Insurance Claims. I have my own caseload and a typical day at work generally consists of following a set chase cycle where I am requesting for information from the lenders, policy providers and in addition information from the claimants.
For the files that I already have, I have to type letters to these parties and also enter information on a spreadsheet. Then I have to send the letters once signed by my line-manager via post.
We have a set database which reminds us of the chase letters we need to send each day. Therefore most of the day consists of completing those tasks.
In the mid-morning we get new cases. The number varies, as on someday we can get one and on busy days we can get up to 20! For these new files which we call 'initial requests', I have to enter information on an internal database (Siebel), re-organize the file, scan and photocopy the declaration from the claimants (as well as marriage/death certificates) and send first request letters to the parties mentioned above- after they are signed.
Throughout the day I have to answer calls from claim management companies and claimants who would be inquisitive on what they need to do to help their claim be processed ASAP. I also receive post from the lenders and policy providers, so I link them to their file from my caseload cabinet.
On a daily basis I have a target of handing in 4 cases. A 'workable' case means that I have the information from the all mentio
Points positifsthe experience
Points négatifslong hours
Questions et réponses au sujet de l'entreprise Deloitte
Quels conseils donneriez-vous à une personne qui doit passer une entrevue chez Deloitte?
Posée le 10 oct. 2018
Demonstrate confidence in your answers.
Réponse du 18 déc. 2019
Be honest and direct, and ask lots of questions of your own.
Réponse du 3 sept. 2019
Quelles sont les heures de travail chez Deloitte?
Posée le 8 mai 2017
It depends what line of business. For audit, and tax they have the busy season, for advisory, it is 9-5, however, it depends what your clients demands are. It could easily be regular 37.5 hours or 60 hours a week.
Réponse du 16 juin 2018
9am to 5 pm
Réponse du 22 févr. 2018
What should you wear to an interview at Deloitte?
Posée le 18 avr. 2017
Réponse du 16 juin 2018
Corporate wear. No business casuals or casuals
Réponse du 30 nov. 2017
Les horaires sont-ils fixes ou plutôt flexibles chez Deloitte?
Posée le 5 déc. 2018
Yes, there are two shifts of 10-6 and 12-9
Réponse du 6 janv. 2022
It has flexible working hours
Réponse du 8 janv. 2020
Vos supérieurs sont-ils facilement abordables chez Deloitte?
Posée le 10 oct. 2018
I cannot suggest anything because I left this work due to a temporary position and after I got a tax pro position then for me was an excellent job
Réponse du 27 sept. 2019
I doubt anything can be done with such a poor culture.