Ruqaiyyah will reply to you shortly as she does the job better to advise!
Many thanks! By the way Lucy, I have some tech consulting experience at another big four, will that be helpful?
Sorry for the delay, I will try to answer your question to the best of my ability,
From the perspective of careers at Deloitte, in the technology sector we have a vast majority of department that range from Digital, Cyber, Technology Strategy & Architecture to Operations and Delivery.
Joining the Technology sector in our firm will enable you with the opportunity to get involved on projects in any of these areas. We also develop solutions and can deliver them to our clients.
The main differentiation would be the capability that Deloitte has to deliver a technology based solution to one of our clients.
Yes, you're right Ruqaiyyah it's really the breadth we're able to bring as we can go right from strategy through to design and delivery where McKinsey is more likely to just focus on the strategy side
Thanks for your reply! So as an analyst, will graduates have opportunities to rotate from projects to projects?
From my own personal experience, I have been able to move out of a technical role onto an advisory and more strategy based piece of work.
I know of grads that have moved out of technical roles into delivery roles and the other way around
Can I say that people can learn a wider range of expertise in Deloitte rather in McKinsey, let's say?
Hi Elisabeth, thanks for your reply! Can I ask what's the work-life balance like at Deloitte?
It does depend on a project by project basis. Sometimes projects can be really busy with an upcoming deadline in which case it can be necessary to put some extra time in. Generally speaking there is always potential to take on more work as we have lots of exciting internal projects as well as client work, it's just important to set boundaries and to be comfortable in stating that you are at capacity
We are also supportive of agile working - for example I work at home one day and week and work 4 days after having had a wee one
we also try where possible to come back to our Deloitte offices on a Friday to give people a chance to meet back with their teams and to take part in things outside their client work
What about in reality, are the current staff good at setting boundaries or does every one try to over achieve and put in the long hours?
On all of my projects the managers have been incredible flexible and allow me to take time off for training, holidays and to work from home
I have had about 3 occasions in my current project where I have been required to work late and I have always made it home by 20:30
I can say as one of the Managers in my team I work hard to ensure everyone is ok with workload and lets me know when things are getting too much - It is a busy environment but people understand the need to rest and take time out
I would say that boundaries in my experience are set really well, and all tasks that are set out tend to be highly achievable within the normal working hours
Sounds that's a quite flexible working environment! Somebody told me that Deloitte is a result-driven company that people will compete fiercely against each other. And other firms like PwC are not. Is that true?
Having worked here for 5 years I would disagree
In my experience it's a very supportive and collaborative environment. People ask each other for example documents etc. and it's easy to get hold of.
it is a team effort and i love the people I work with. It is high performance and we all strive to do the best we can - but as a team
I would say that almost without exception people here are very motivated ad driven to succeed but in order to succeed it's always very clear that it's not just about you, it's about you and the team you're with
Get it. But does that because Deloitte set any targets for employees that if they don't reach, they will gain less bonus or even be fired?
We are all performance managed as like in many companies and that determine if you get a bonus or not... We all set ourselves objectives to work to and are usually things which we want o focus our development on
Thanks Lucy. So will you discuss your objectives with your performance manager and review them regularly?
yes that is spot on - its a 2 way conversation around you and your development and career
Thanks Lucy! Can I have a question for you? Is it really hard to get a graduate job at Deloitte? I am paticularly afraid of Assessment centres
Hi Dan, it's competitive but we have 1200 jobs across the UK so plenty of opportunities - you just need to do your research and stay calm - the AC isn't that scary! we are all really nice - promise!
Relating to Dan's question, what is the assessment day like, I am not too phased about the interview section but what does the group session and single presentation usually involve?
the group section is based on a cast study you will given and the presentation is with one of our partners
Is it quite a technical case study or more general since I suppose not everyone there is applying for the same sector?
more general as yes not all going for tech ....
Will there be any personal interviews in AC?
Thanks Lucy, that does help a lot. I could be wrong Dan but usually there is a section of the AC where you have individual interviews (I have been to one at a different company earlier this year).
I agree Tamsyn. But just wanna confirm..
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