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.
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.
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.
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
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
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ProsDeloitte Africa Centre for Corporate Governance
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)
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
•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.
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.
*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
ProsContratti a tempo indeterminato
ConsWorklife 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
ProsExposure 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
ConsNo room for growth or development, no work life balance, lack of communication, lack of leadership, zero accountability
• Managed a team of 6 people on the project managing ETL and OBIEE Report development teams.
• Expert level knowledge of OBIA 188.8.131.52 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
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
ProsFree lunches, dinners, parties, good pay
ConsWork 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
ProsLearn different skills and programs while on a project
ConsWant 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
Senior Business Development | Chicago, IL | 10 May 2013
This position was a quasi marketing/sales professional role created especially for me as I was recruited by Deloitte. Many levels of staff interaction, multiple roles from identifying markets, populating databases, qualifying targets, identifying decision makers, initiating marketing and sales campaigns and assigning follow up protocols, designing and delivering marketing collateral both electronic and hard copy, face to face prospect meetings, post meeting follow up, assisting with RFPs, tailoring proposals, delivering proposals, post delivery follow up, request real estate specific data from prospects necessary for pricing proposals, inspect and forward to management for input vital to proposals' accuracy, network with Deloitte partners across multiple service lines for cross selling opportunities/introductions and return the favor, attend conferences, trade shows, association meetings, continuing education seminars, networking events, identify and follow up sponsorship opportunities, participate in charity events and various other activities. Also learned was how to exist and thrive within an extremely busy corporate climate by multitasking and consistant triage of ever changing responsibilities. The most difficult challenges for me mostly involved the prioritization of my relationships and correspondance with my own colleagues as the facilitation of such within my own company was a very cumbersome task requiring nearly 75% of my available time. Regardless of its complexit
ProsStructure, pay, advancement potential, career path, resources, diversity, education, reputation
ConsLots of meetings, meetings about other meetings and meetings to plan those meetings with fellow colleagues.
First off let me say this, I believe Deliotte is a great company that seems to value their employees. However, they purchased the Columbia, SC from IE Discovery (2008-2012), a company that receives many complaints thru the HR department but did nothing about them.
The manager at this office is a NIGHTMARE!!!! She is beyond rude, treats employees like children, very condescending, and will do everything but come out and tell you that if she is unhappy with you that you will lose your job. She allows the project coordinator to speak in a demeaning way to colleagues, to put extra work on them without fully explaining how to do new projects, and allows her to threaten people's jobs.
The Manager has fired so many people in the past, just because she didn't like them or because they did engage in small talk with her all the time, and also when she found out one guy had a part time job. If they don't like you for whatever reason they get in their head, you will not move up. A guy there was passed up for a promotion after almost 2 years while two part to employees who barely came to work was promoted.
She tells stories about how she previously worked with someone who would cry every time she called that employee in her house and how she would call that employee in just to watch her cry.
So many people have left because of their many complaints going unanswered or even being addressed about the management to take part time jobs, jobs that pay a lot less, and some have just left wi
Prosdeliotte is a great company and has great benefits.
Consdeloitte took over a bad company that didnt value their employees, the manager and project coordinator are impossible to work for/with, you will forver be afraid your going to lose your job and want to quit over and over, hr listens but doesn't hear or take their employees seriously..
Questions And Answers about Deloitte
How did you feel about telling people you worked at Deloitte?
Asked 18 Jul 2017
The company is doing so much for the people so learning and growing with would be so amazing..
Answered 14 Mar 2019
It is a reputable firm and I would love to be part of a growing firm
Answered 20 Feb 2019
Does Deloitte require background check? What kind of background check does Deloitte do and how long does Deloitte take to complete a background check?
Asked 01 Aug 2017
Answered 20 Jun 2018
Yes Deloitte does require background checks
Answered 08 Jan 2018
What is the interview process like at Deloitte?
Asked 24 May 2017
Pleasant and friendly. Oh honestly time keeping 👆
Answered 12 Mar 2018
Pleasant and friendly
Answered 08 Dec 2017
If you were to leave Deloitte, what would be the reason?
Asked 18 Jan 2018
To focus on my own personal endeavor as I wish to be an entrepreneur.
Answered 24 Jan 2019
More tax exposure, possibly associated with International or Mining Tax.