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Serious question - are consultants at Deloitte generally as arrogant about firm status/talent as they seem on this app? Got a job offer but honestly worried about culture

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Yes. All the kids in my MBA class who went to Deloitte were a bunch of brainwashed insecure douches. I crossed them off my list early on

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I mean, as mentioned in other threads, it really is ona project by project basis. I've met some real tools and I have met some amazing people. our Strategy practice and our Deloitte Ditigal practice can be elitist, bit other groups like our analytics practice and cloud practice actually seems to be more on the level

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Some people are great, personable, and Intelligent. Other people specifically those that grew up in the firm. Drink the coolaid like no other....... and believe Deloitte is #1 at anything and everything and aren’t afraid to say it

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Ms in GPS can range from 125ish to 175 - the latter is rare

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No. Deloitte are humble and modest. We’re actually the most humble firm in the world. Tier 1 for humility and everyone else is like 5 tiers lower

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The H in Deloitte stands for Humble

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This is a difficult question to answer since every project I was on was so different. Some I liked the people, and some I couldn’t stand. But yes, S&O does over-index on more outgoing, less nerdy, arguably more fratty personalities than McK/BCG but more type A than the rest of the big 4. Across Deloitte, their are other structural issues in the performance review system that lead to culture problems (lack of upward feedback can lead to some horrible managers, scatterplots to reduce you down to a dot, utilization is heavily emphasized, PTO counts against utilization, and more). But I don’t think arrogance is particularly bad compared to other consulting firms and is played way up on this app.

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Meh you could honestly say the same about folks at each of the MBBs as well. Vast majority are down to earth, just a few loud annoying folks that come off arrogant or pretentious

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Aaaand there it is

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My friends from/at Deloitte are pretty down to earth, generally cool people. I think this app is an easy/fun way to amplify stereotypes. Don’t sweat the culture. If you end up not liking it, you can leverage your diversity of experience to find an even BETTER position somewhere else

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Can't tell if they're just playing into the meme or are actually like that anymore

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I came in as an experienced hire two months ago. So far, everyone I met at DU was extremely nice and the people on my first project are very down to earth. I’ve met quite a bit of people in the NYC office who are pretty outgoing and nice. I work in tech delivery and believe the culture is different compared to other groups. I came from Accenture as well and most of the people I worked with there were so title focused and entitled. Totally different at Deloitte so far but I am still kind of new. I think it really depends where you land.

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I interviewed and got the job - DM me with any specific questions

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My friends from Deloitte generally dislike Deloitte to some degree because of the culture. Some find it moderately irritating and some hate it. My brother works for Deloitte and when I was applying to consulting firms out of college he told me to consider working for another industry before considering applying for Deloitte.

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Yes and no. I think it's probably the same at most firms. I've run into my fair share of backstabbing douchebag's but I've also worked with humble leaders that stand up for their teams and are a joy to work with.

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I do think some play it up just a bit on the app to get a rise out of people. I have a bunch of MBA classmates who are there, as well as others I have worked with at various points. I will say the majority of them are not people I would enjoy working with - mainly as SA1 alluded to - there is an off putting arrogance or something else I can’t truly pinpoint. However, there are certainly some good people there.

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This is truly fascinating, I haven't witnessed any of this. Probably varies a lot by offering portfolio. ...It's the S&A folks who wear suits to the office on Fridays, isn't it?

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I’m in S of the S&A and unfortunately there are plenty of arrogant and precious people in our service line.. We are not all like that tho, I wish we could replace them with more humane and genuine ppl especially on more senior levels

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Some of the worst and most arrogant & aggressive people I know later get hired into Deloitte as BTA. But there a few nice and awesome people there too.

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I received offers from EY, PwC, and Deloitte. Got awkward vibes from EY, pretentious vibes from PwC, and douchey vibes from Deloitte. Went with PwC, because that was the lesser of all evils for me

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A lot of folks drink the koolaid and you’ll witness it for sure at Deloitte University for onboarding. Everyone is playing the game of networking and how to trek along the corporate ladder. You’ll find most are here to leverage training benefits, brand, and client relationships for that next pay jump to another Big 4, Accenture, or Amazon. Some do stay for years. At the end of the day, Deloitte is a top Big 4 consulting firm so there is a sense of pride or arrogance that comes along naturally, and some show it more than others. But not everyone is like that. You’ll meet some humble folks. As long as you hold onto your personal and professional goals and identity, culture shouldn’t be an issue as it’s fairly predictable at Deloitte.

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Experienced hire from EY. The “harder to get into than Harvard” crowd on here is not reflective of the culture in my experience. The network is great and working for a lot of former D clients leads to building solid relationships a lot faster. Compared to EY, D has its sh1t together. This is coming from non-GPS Consulting person who had the very same apprehensions.

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These .01% are the loudest, and does not depict an entire population of 50,000+ people

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Depends on group and the people. The more senior you get the more ridiculous the politics and hierarchy.. some groups (service lines) have really arrogant leaders, it’s painful

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It depends on your practice. I focus on industry so I cross all functions a lot and I can tell you the supply chain team is awful- total jerks who will bully everyone else; the tech folks are usually fine but individualistic; human capital is super friendly but very cliquey. But overall most people at the firm are actually people you’d want to be stuck in an airport with

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Curious, why do you think supply chain is like that?

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Tough to work with USI. So if you’re in a tech project you might bump into a lot of “know it all” kind of mid tier SCs/ managers. Folks in the US are generally fun to work with and are quite relaxed.

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A close friend worked at D for a couple years and she is great! But then again, she did leave. And I don't remember having anything particularly positive to say about it when I was looking to break into consulting. I don't remember anything particularly bad either. I think I remember her talking about the politics of getting staffed on projects. And people being unnecessarily extravagant with expenses (ie: let's book the most expensive hotel that is 10 miles away when there is a really nice one right by the client)

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Literally sounds like every consulting firm

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