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Company
Deloitte
Headquarters
London, United Kingdom
Employees
10,000 +
Industry
Consulting

Representation - Gender Identity

56.0%
Male
44.0%
Female

Representation - Race

Black
Asian
Latinx
Native American
White
Other

Handling the application process

August 23, 2020

It’s all about having conversations and setting expectations early. You need to communicate with everyone around you that you’re looking to get promoted so they can look out for your performance and see that you are driving results. In addition to the fact that you want to set expectations, you want people to give you the opportunities to prove that you can perform at the next level and have a good story that people don't question your ability to succeed.

August 18, 2020

It’s better not to apply to a 100 jobs with the same resume. You’re better off applying to 10 jobs with a custom resume. Be detailed with your resume and match the job description to your resume details.

August 11, 2020

If a person doesn't come from a school that Deloitte recruits at, you absolutely need a partner referral for your application to be taken seriously.

August 11, 2020

Because Deloitte does so many different things, it'll depend on what you want to do, but it's important to be able to prove that you have relevant experience.

August 11, 2020

Also, the hard skills are very important - like technical financial skills, data visualization, etc. If you have a relationship with a current client of Deloitte, it's important to showcase that because they see that as having a relationship that you can deploy in your role.

July 1, 2020

I believe It depends on your background. At Harvard, I was a part of Harvard College Consulting Group (HCCG), which was a great exposure to the consulting field. Also, internships/pre-professional experiences help you stand out from other applicants (in my case, my Goldman Sachs internship was an experience that made me stick out).

July 1, 2020

Regarding interviews, I was very prepared for case prep in particular and suggest any applicant should be as well. At Deloitte, you’re given the case up front, and in my opinion, unique, specific insight during these case interviews strengthens one’s candidacy as an applicant. Finally, I think it’s important to be aware that Deloitte places a lot of emphasis on how one thinks. The best way for one to display and showcase how he or she comes up with ideas and solutions to complex problems would be through a resume, cover letter, or etc. This is especially true if the applicant is on a non-traditional path, meaning he or she has little to no connections, doesn't come from a target school, or etc.

July 1, 2020

I think the best way for an applicant to prepare for case interviews is to practice them and really lean into his or her experience.

Navigating the company culture

October 2, 2020

Come in ready to work. You won’t have a lot of downtime to maneuver through things. Especially if you’re an experienced hire, they hired you for a reason. It’s a grind. I worked at EY, but at Deloitte, I work work.

October 2, 2020

Be intentional about establishing relationships. There aren't a lot of Black people in my practice, so I had to be more intentional about building those relationships. Be in full force about driving your career.

August 23, 2020

Find your people and find them as soon as possible. When you first start they give you a coach (2-3 levels above you) and they're there to serve as your advisor. They present your year-end review to the panel and help guide you in the promotion process.

August 23, 2020

When I first met my counselor, we didn't get along well. I had to find someone that I knew would pound the table for me.

August 23, 2020

I am a part of a group of Black women who are all at the same level and we’re a good support system for each other and help each other navigate the firm. I think because I’m a Black woman, I drift more towards finding peers in the Black community, but I think it’s also important to find sponsors that dont look like you as well.

August 23, 2020

Find sponsors that you dont necersaily talk to all the time, but they know what your career goals are and are willing to help you get to where you want to be.

August 11, 2020

In a lot of ways, it’s important to be able to cater to the needs of leadership, which truly contributes to a very broken, imperfect system and culture. To make it, you have to be able to work very closely for a partner or leader in order to make them happy/notice you. Having them notice you has a direct result on you career promotion. It’s problematic.

July 1, 2020

I think new employees should find mentors/people who really align with their interest. These mentors may help these starting employees with their staffing opportunities and give these new workers advice for how to navigate their careers going forward. When people start at Deloitte, they should also find the programs within the company that can help them acclimate to the new job. These programs totally could include mentorship or minority programs.

Succeeding in the promotion process

July 1, 2020

I believe people in my position, a Junior Consultant, need to connect with the higher level individuals within the company.

Negotiating salary & benefits

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Shaping your career development

August 11, 2020

The biggest thing is being able to identify career sponsors and build social capital. It will be a make or break for your experience at Deloitte. In order to make it at a company like this, everything depends on what your network looks like.

October 10, 2020

Associate Level

Atlanta, GA

tenure:

1-3 years

Company culture

The culture is definitely about work, The company cares about results, and it isn’t as touchy-feely as it was as EY.

Company culture

Because I’m an experienced hire, I didn’t get as much of a welcome here. It was hard for me to find my tribe because there’s not a lot of Black people here. I had to do a lot of leg work to build my board of directors at the firm.

Company culture

In my short time here, I’ve met a lot of women that aren’t Black that have been super supportive of my career and in bringing me in.

Diversity programs

Deloitte as a whole has diversity programs, but on an office level, I’m not as involved in them.

Diversity programs

I got pulled into diversity recruiting back in August, and it’s super robust. Deloitte does things from a national level, so they have me going to conferences and things like that.

October 2, 2020

Human Capital Consultant

Washington DC

tenure:

3-5 years

Promotion discussions

I had a great promotion and year end process, but I would not say that the process is fair or transparent. I have a great counselor; therefore, she was able to represent me well at the panel.

Company culture

There's a huge focus on firm initiative culture, so you need to be involved in things outside of your client work. That can be proposals or volunteering. That ties into your performance at the end of the end of the year.

Company culture

The firm is trying to do the good thing all the time. Right now in the summer of Black Lives Matter, they were trying to get people to buy books and read articles. I don’t think they’re past lip service at this point.

Diversity programs

I’ve struggled because I’ve been the only Black person recruited from my school. GPS recruiting from my school is a small group year over year, and it’s mostly been white women who get offers

Diversity programs

We have diversity programs like BEN and RGB’s, but I haven’t been really involved. They try to have diversity initiatives on projects, but they’re always run by minorities on the team. The firm wouldn’t have any diversity programs if they didn’t have the diverse employees to lead them.

September 6, 2020

Business Transformation Strategy Analyst

New York City, NY

tenure:

1-3 years

Company culture

Deloitte is more collegiate. I’ve been here almost two years, and the people around me make it good to work here. The first person to really help my experience here was a white man.

Relationships with manager(s)

I’ve had four managers so far. My first manager was really cool, and we related on a religious level. When I messed up, he would never put it on the review. Instead, he’d take me into a room and just tell me what I needed to work on.

Relationships with manager(s)

My second manager, I couldn’t tell that he liked me. He was really hard on me, but he gave me a really good review at the end of the year, so he and I have remained close.

Company culture

Everyone is very inclusive and accepting of each other. It’s much different from PwC. PwC was like you had to be in a frat or be ‘cool.’ Deloitte is kind of like that, but it’s easier to find better people here.

Training and career development

It’s really good. On Friday’s you can always catch a class on M&A or Agile. There’s always classes on your schedule that you can attend. I got my certification i M&A, and that’s like a $1000 certification. You don’t have to pay for it because they want you to be the best you can.

August 29, 2020

Human Capital Consultant

Washington DC

tenure:

Application and interview process

It was a little different because I was originally pre-med, but figured out I didn't want to be a doctor so I applied a month before the application deadline. I was really stressed about the process because everyone else had a more traditional background and was knowledgeable about the industry. I didn't realize how much networking was a part of consulting - the person interviewing me was actually someone I had met on campus.

Application and interview process

Deloitte as a whole, their interview process is a lot more relaxed. Human capital also is a lot more relaxed and they really just want to see how you think/make sure you can think logically. Just be yourself.

Application and interview process

The process was super quick. You submit your app in September, you have your first interview at the beginning of October (one case, one behavioral) and then at the end of October you have a Blitz Day (group interview, two case interviews, two behaviorals, and then throughout the day you're sitting through consulting orientation)

Company culture

I'm in government/public, but the culture is great. It could be more inclusive, but they're trying.

Company culture

Work-life balance - a lot of projects are capped at 40 hours. You are highly encouraged to participate in firm initiatives and they allow you to explore work that is part of your passion. Although it’s extra work, it’s usually where practitioners find purpose and it makes me feel like I’m here at work for a reason.

August 21, 2020

Consultant

tenure:

3-5 years

Promotion discussions

I hate the promotion process at Deloitte. It’s really subjective. Once a year, there are partners who get together to discuss your performance for a few minutes; and that determines your promotion, compensation and other career opportunities. If you know the partners, you're in good shape. That’s the biggest problem - it really just depends on your social capital and that tends to work against URMs who often join the firm with limited social capital. Not to mention, leaders tend to mentor and choose people who look like them! Leadership is seriously predominantly white. Only 3% of the partners at the firm identify as URM.

Promotion discussions

It’s not always clear where we are in terms of performance or promotion. There’s supposed to be a set promotion period. However, if you have the right people vouching for you, you can get promoted at any time or get promoted early. There are no rules at Deloitte. Success is a function of who in leadership is willing to “pound the table for you.”

Promotion discussions

Unconscious bias is rampant- and often URM leaders don’t have the capacity to support other URM practitioners because they themselves think they have limited “political capital” to expend. I just don’t recommend going through this, it’s unnecessary stress.

Promotion discussions

Lastly, every single URM person that I’ve met has been significantly underpaid. The exception is if you’re coming from an MBA, then it tends to be more level. Again, so problematic!

Company culture

Deloitte, in a lot of ways, is the epitome of white-fragility. In terms of forming an inclusive culture, all the inclusion initiatives are geared towards white women and led by white women.

August 21, 2020

(Former) Audit Associate

Atlanta, GA

tenure:

1-3 years

Company culture

The experience is very team-dependent. The team that I worked with was great and I really loved everyone. I felt like everyone was invested in me and in my career.

Company culture

I did feel separated from the other teams just because we didn't interact with them very much.

Company culture

During the busy season, there was virtually no work-life balance. But for the most part, they try to work in flexibility during the downtimes.

Diversity programs

They really put the onus on you to be involved in the diversity programs. I would've liked to see more outreach from the actual programs. Especially when working at a client site, it was difficult to go to the Womens or Hispanic Network events.

Diversity programs

I think the programs were genuine. They did try to create that sense of community.

July 26, 2020

Consultant

tenure:

1-3 years

Application and interview process

During the application and interview process, I felt comfortable, based on my past experiences with and preparation for interviewing at HCCG, Goldman Sachs, and Harvard College, I knew what I needed to do.

Application and interview process

The recruiting team got back to me with updates pretty timely, and my application process was much more simple than others’ application processes. I applied through the Deloitte internship. A lot of applicants have to go through many phone calls, “Super Days”, etc. but I didn’t have to go through any of that. I wasn’t sure why, maybe my experience or how I applied had something to do with it.

Promotion discussions

Regarding promotions, I struggled to grapple with the process because though I definitely felt that I deserved the promotions I received thus far, as Deloitte workers rise up the corporate ladder, they begin to drop off -- and I’m curious as to why. There also appears to be an increase in bias or concern about whether they like the person rather than the actual work that person does. Deloitte can be skeptical of promotion, and unless you have top marks, receiving promotions may be a tedious process. I also have seen some people get positions that they may not be the most qualified for, which raises questions about how truly fair the process is. Of course, I’m also skeptical of any major corporation, so this view I harbor may not be unique to Deloitte.

Company culture

Work weeks average about 40 hours long, which is very manageable. I have the time and ability to do other outside work (pro-bono etc.), and I honestly believe Deloitte’s lifestyle can be described as “as good as you can get in the corporate world”. I have a lot of flexibility and can work from home.

Company culture

I think consulting is very team oriented, so my experience is shaped by this dynamic. I've often been the only black person on the team, but I never felt estranged by this. Actually, I also have been on data science teams that were almost all black.

June 6, 2020

Cyber Risk Manager

Rosslyn, VA

tenure:

Less than 1 year

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May 28, 2020

Consultant

McLean, VA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Very flat team structure, encouragement to voice opinions, and run with ideas. Good space to provide honest feedback to management.

Diversity programs

Creating space to have authentic conversations and for people to pursue their passions.

End-to-end

They could be better at showcasing how people pursue their passions, and teach people ways in which they could do that. There should also be more willingness from leadership to provide more transparency into how they are actually making progress on this.

May 28, 2020

Analyst

McLean, Virginia

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Overall pretty good!

Training and career development

Excellent place to jumpstart a career and gain a lot of skills. I left this job extremely well prepared and ahead of my peers when it comes to work ethic and skillset.

Promotion discussions

Clarity around promotions and increasing opportunities to network that are more organic for minorities (general inclusiveness and diversity)

May 28, 2020

Senior Consultant

New York City, NY

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

They were condescending but I did have one good counselor who tried to go above and beyond to help me get staffed.

Training and career development

Be upfront about the opportunities available (specifically, only operations and implementation work was available as opposed to the strategy work peddled) Help people get staffed - the "staff yourself" model is highly discriminatory and excludes people of color as the company has limited diversity. As a result most teams were cliques that excluded people of color. Any feedback to HR received a response of "its your duty to staff yourself and if it's not happening then something is wrong with you". This is after hours of doing grunt work of proposals and pitches and when work was won other "less diverse" teammates that were parts of these cliques were chosen, even in situations where I had more experience than the chosen teammate. Needless to say, after I left Deloitte i found other ex-teammates that went through similar situations that described the firm as highly racist and discriminatory. Shame on the firm!

May 28, 2020

Audit Senior

Charlotte, NC

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

As a driven person, my relationships with my managers are stellar. A lot has to do with performing well, being a good sport, relating well with them, asking for proper guidance etc.

Training and career development

The Company is great at ensuring that your career goals and development, whether it's within the Company or not, is trending towards what you want. A way they do this is by having quarterly coaching with you, check-ins, sponsoring you to conferences that you're passionate about or that are diversity related. They do a good job with advising you to own your career but at the end of the day it's up to you to voice it. You may not get those opportunities immediately but you're likely to if you're performing well at your job and showing that you're constantly growing and developing.

Diversity programs

Regardless of all the more positives I give the Company, I believe the Company can do more at retention. They do a lot with bringing in talents that are like me through incredible programs to identify talents, as young as College Freshman, and give them internships opportunities. However, for those that are currently working and those that end up getting full-time, the retention isn't the best. I think they can improve on being intentional with retaining talents that look like me.

May 28, 2020

Federal Consultant

Rosslyn, VA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Managers change based on project- my experience was extremely positive and appreciated the structure of the team.

May 28, 2020

Consultant

Arlington, VA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

I have multiple managers. The more I have in common with them, at a surface level, the better I have bonded with them. This wasn't the same at my old job.

Diversity programs

I want to see someone who looks like me as the CEO. Last year, we had our first ever female CEO (yay, but also what?! Deloitte is over 100 years old). She's White, and while that's a stride for women, that didn't make me feel any more empowered than I did when a White man is made the CEO

May 28, 2020

Audit Senior

San Francisco, CA

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Strong, I'm available to connect with any of them about work and personal matters without much interference.

Diversity programs

Sets up groups for minorities to meet, diverse background of professionals from all over the country and the world.

May 28, 2020

Business Analyst

New York City, NY

tenure:

Relationships with manager(s)

Strong

October 5, 2020

Overall

Salary

$100,000

Associate Level

Atlanta, GA

tenure

1-3 years

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September 29, 2020

Overall

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$86,000

Human Capital Consultant

Washington DC

tenure

3-5 years

Diversity

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role transparency

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August 24, 2020

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$85,000

Human Capital Consultant

Washington DC

tenure

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August 20, 2020

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(Former) Audit Associate

Atlanta, GA

tenure

1-3 years

Diversity

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Diversity programs

role transparency

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August 16, 2020

Overall

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Consultant

tenure

3-5 years

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role transparency

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July 20, 2020

Overall

Salary

$70,000

Consultant

tenure

1-3 years

Diversity

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role transparency

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June 5, 2020

Overall

Salary

$143,700

Cyber Risk Manager

Rosslyn, VA

tenure

Less than 1 year

Diversity

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Diversity programs

role transparency

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opportunity

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December 27, 2019

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$150,000

Senior Consultant

New York City, NY

tenure

Diversity

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role transparency

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December 8, 2019

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Salary

$95,000

Federal Consultant

Rosslyn, VA

tenure

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role transparency

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November 22, 2019

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$95,000

Consultant

McLean, VA

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role transparency

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November 20, 2019

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$90,000

Audit Senior

San Francisco, CA

tenure

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October 12, 2019

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$65,000

Audit Senior

Charlotte, NC

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September 30, 2019

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$79,000

Analyst

McLean, Virginia

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