GradAustralia surveyed 83 graduates working at Deloitte. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 83 responses.
First and foremost the different people I work with on different projects. In addition, the ability to work across multitude aspects of the accounting process.
Managers, directors and partners all consider their roles as mentors. They really invest in the skill sets of their direct reports. My managers have always made me feel supported to be as good as I can be.
The people and work culture is excellent. You always feel welcome and part of the team. People are very open and honest.
The freedom to explore new working styles and complete different roles
Constantly changing environment, working in new teams, new clients, new industries and learning new skills on every project I do. The opportunity to work for a global company also supports me in my goal to second overseas in a couple of years
The hours can be long sometimes - have to be realistic about what you are getting yourself into when you apply for professional services roles
Long hours, high pressure deadlines and the stress which sometimes comes with it
The profession of consulting often means working toward crazy deadlines. It can be thrilling, but if the wrong combination of projects are lined up it can be quite tiring
Probably the hours. I am currently studying CA, so it can be quite a task at times to manage full time work and postgraduate studies
Just like all large organisations, unfortunately office politics does exist to a degree, but management do a great job to try and mitigate and manage this
Do some research on the company, particularly how they compete in their market and what kind of work they're interested in. In the interviews and assessments, be yourself, project some confidence in who you are, listen and respond to others (never disregard other people's opinions), ask good questions (e.g. about some info you couldn't find in your background research; about the job), bring a point of view to assessments, prepare a whole lot of examples of typical behavioural situations employers (HR) love to ask about.
Deloitte Foundation, Impact Day, Pro Bon work, Oxfam Trail Walk, TEDx, micro volunteer @ Deloitte, could be more opportunities to engage with partners and could be more strategic around who we are funding