Overall Reviews at Deloitte
Accountant | Durban, KwaZulu-Natal | 16 Jun 2014
Deloitte ia a very fast paced working environment with an excellent work culture
The firm is deadline driven, therefore there is a continuous hub of activity at the office and the client. On most days, I would be my clients, working with many people on my audit team. The best part of being an article clerk is that I got to work with many young, driven and confident individuals such as myself who are very technically proficient and able to get through large volumes of work. Because I had a large portfolio of clients, I worked with many individuals from different backgrounds, and this creates a good office dynamic, and at the same time exposed me to different management styles. My fellow trainees were simply the best part of working at Deloitte. I learned a lot during my articles, and gained both technical and practical knowledge. My knowledge of the accounting and auditing standards has grown leaps and bounds. I am FIST(Financial Institutions) clerk, and I had the fortune of running the audit of the largest securitisation and loan origination companies in SA.
The hardest part of the job personally for me was the vast amount of overtime that I had to work, but this just showed my innate commitment to get the job done as well as my dedication to my clients.
ProsFree lunches, idle time
Consultant | Pretoria, Gauteng | 20 Jun 2012
The company is productive and professional.
The days at the workplace differ from day to day, sometimes very busy and other times not busy at all. I learned how to work with different people at a corporate place and also learned how to engage with different types of clients. I worked with different managers whereby some were good and others were not so good but learned how to get along with all. They are very different as individuals and all the office politics that goes around but managed to work well with them especially as a team. I would not say there was a hard part which I experienced on the job. When working with difficult clients and getting weird computers to image or even error on the processes I run, I eventually get through it and I take is a challenge and a learning curve. I enjoyed travelling to client premises around the country and abroad doing my job and experiencing different environments and different people.
Proswork at home, working at different times acquiring at least 40 hrs. weekly depending on the client.
Consgrowth within the company, performance reviews and the system used to rate us versus the nature of our job.
SAP Consultant | Woodmead, Gauteng | 12 Apr 2017
A typical day at work would never pan out as planned. I worked in the SAP team, which includes support and problem solving. If a critical problem occurred, one need to prioritise to get Business to complete there tasks on SAP.
I learned so much about systems and also how users react to change. I started in a financial position in Deloitte Consulting and was allowed to follow my passion for training and support.
Management allows for change, like in my instance. Management was aware of my desire to change the direction of my career and allowed me to join the project when we implemented SAP in Sep 2009.
Work hard, but are always appreciated. Staff works with highest level of ethics and confidence.
The hardest part of the job is to make the staff realize that they should work with the system and that modifications often impact negative if non-standard changes are applied.
I have a passion to transfer knowledge and assist staff. It feels good to start with an user almost in tears and systematically they are calmed down and proceed with their work, and with a better understanding of how and why.
Business Analysis Trainee | Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape | 19 Jul 2013
Challenging, productive and fun place
A typical day at work at work entails preparing urgent documents, completing daily tasks, "sitting-in" at reception, having one-on-one sessions with colleagues to get their daily tasks of what they are doing. Attending meetings with management and giving feedback on the tasks that I am working on.
The environment is very challenging and requires one to have a thick skin.
The hardest part of the job is when one has to ask the right questions in order to get the answers hoped. Non-compliance of colleagues when appointments have been agreed to are cancelled, which results to the delaying of my tasks being completed.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when the team acknoledges all the hard work that I have put in and assisting where I possibly can. Attending strategic sessions that help me understand where my part fits into the whole organizational objectives.
ProsAttending managerial meeting, being a part of the Corporate Services task team, working under pressure.
ConsResistance to change by people when suggesting changes in the operating of processes
Executive Assistant | Pretoria, Gauteng | 04 Oct 2018
productive, fun but can also be a very stress full environment
productive, fun but can also be a very stress full environment• General Office work
• Administration Duties to all staff members
• Personal Assistance to four Directors
• Taking Messages and screen calls for Company directors
• Manage Diaries for directors
• Printing and filling for Directors
• Reading Directors emails and responds when necessary
• Load all invoices and follow up on payment on SAP
• Load all new contractors / Vendors contracts on VAULT
• Arrange all Domestic and International travel
• Arrange Visas and Forex
• Arrange and allocate all corporate credit cards transactions
• Allocate all cell phone accounts
• Arrange all training and breakaways for team
• Arrange Team year end functions or teambuilding’s
• Prepare documents for meetings and feedback sessions
• Arrange Collections with DHL / Convergex Couriers
• Arrange upgrades / Sim swaps / Blacklisting of phones or ordering new phones for Directors/ Managers
• Submit and full in injurie on duty forms
Conslong hours when necessary
Accountant | South Africa | 20 May 2018
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ProsDeloitte Africa Centre for Corporate Governance
Junior Internal Auditor | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 17 Mar 2016
Deadline driven and exposure to different industrial
A typical day at work will be, being at the client going through different document and paying attention to every detail at the some time documentation your work where time is not of the essence however deliverables is.
I have work with different Managers and Seniors which provided me the opportunity to learn different working methods and dealing with different characters.
The hardest part of the work was completing work in a short period of time before moving to the next client however this has helped me in managing my time and helped me in my creative thinking.
The most enjoyable part of the work was the challenge of working in different industrial and learning new things of how other business run their operation. The Exposure of different client which automatically makes a person to be curious about other companies.
Proslearning from different poeple and learning about different clients(Industry)
Conslimited sleeping time
Senior Specialist | South Africa | 13 Aug 2018
Deloitte is really a nice company to work for and is global company and have a lot of various projects and therefore a lot of oppertunities
I have worked for Deloitte since 2000 on various projects in the consulting environment, I was part of the financial outsourcing team when start working for Deloitte as accountant for 2 companies. These companies was totally new and we had to get business processes in policies in place for the client. I was part of the team from the beginning and let the business grow from small department to big consulting department of about 300 employees on the end. I also worked on the global outsourcing for Deloitte and had the opportunity to be the accountant for different countries and therefore had the opportunity to get experience of all tax rules for these countries like Russia, India, France, Germany, Australia, Sweden, USA, Dubai, Saudi, Egypt, Morocco, Hong Kong. Then from 2012 as a ERP consultant due to my accounting experience
Prosfree lunches, flexible time
Client Services | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 09 May 2014
handle pressure and working as team
•To alleviate the current backlog on Risk Easy relating to the internal risk management function.
•Communicating with Engagement Managers and Directors to obtain information required for the completion of the outstanding tasks on RiskEasy
•Communicating with Engagement Managers to ensure that information captured is correct as questions on the forms are purely based on the engagement Assistance with completion of Engagement Acceptance Forms.
•Follow ups with individuals of all levels to obtain information required for the completion of the outstanding tasks on Risk Easy.
•Uploading relevant documentation relating to the client or engagement. This includes Proposals to be reviewed, Letter of Engagements signed by client, Invoices and Deliverables.
•Ensuring that the case documents uploaded are complete and accurate to assist with the file archiving process.
Prosgoing to lunch as a team
Supply Chain Specialist | Pretoria, Gauteng | 19 Apr 2012
Deloitte is a very good company to work for. They expose you to lots of knowledge in the consulting business.
The memorable days in Deloitte was when I had to go and conduct Supply Chain Management diagnosis at one of the North West Province departments. The assignment was a two weeks project. I was all alone with no one to share information and decision making with. Deloitte had provided me information to assist in the assignment. Their management is very supportive and motivational. The hardest part of the job was to identify gaps in the supply chain management system, root causes, impact and to make recommendations that Deloitte had to submit to the client. I was a happy person when my report was discussed and given a thumbs up. I enjoyed my engagements with the management of Deloitte and am still getting a few jobs from them, like for example, reviewing their clients' policies.
Conslong working hours