Deloitte’s Prized Playground Might Be Getting An Upgrade (UPDATE)
[UPDATE] Deloitte University, aka Deloitte Disneyland, will be getting some new attractions now that Tarrant County commissioners approved tax breaks for Deloitte to proceed with a $300 million expansion of its training center campus in Westlake, TX. The Dallas Morning News reported on July 26: Commissioners unanimously approved a 10-year deal that could save the […]
You Know It’s a Slow Time of Year When Life at Deloitte Is Tweeting Out Recipes
Now your home can smell all greasy like the Deloitte University cafeteria all year long. Many of you asked for it and here it is – the recipe for #DeloitteU’s hash brown cheese casserole! This simple dish is sure to make your holiday mornings special. We’re wishing you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous […]
Life at Deloitte Is Obviously Sick of DoorDash and Pining For DU Cafeteria Food
Damn you, ’Rona! One of the things our people remember about the #DeloitteU experience is the amazing food. What’s your favorite food at DU? pic.twitter.com/4nrfkryuC6 — Life at Deloitte US (@lifeatdeloitte) October 27, 2020 Related article: Brisket, Blueberries Some of the Best Fare at Deloitte University: Sources
Life at Deloitte Includes Slow Days
Maybe we're asking too much for @LaD to be Cathy Engelbert's interior excuse Rolodex, but today's offerings are a little uninspired. Starting off with a morning pick-me-up: Coffee is the best way to start the day! Love the unlimited supply at #DeloitteU What's your morning ritual? (GS) pic.twitter.com/05a7Nm9q0U — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) June 23, […]
Deloitte Not Taking Any Chances That Someone Might Burn Their Disneyland to the Ground
Deloitte, proud owner of Texas's #1 all-you-can eat buffet, Deloitte University, knows that they need to take care their valuable facility. Therefore, it behooves the firm to show proper support for the local fire department: Deloitte University donated $10,000 to the Westlake Fire Department in March, adding to multiple gifts to local government services. The […]
Deloitte University Is a Cruise Ship Without Swimsuits
This morning I linked to this Bloomberg piece on Deloitte University, aka DU, aka Deloitte Disneyland, aka Deloitte Delta Chi. If you read it, you can't help the FOMO. You will want to go there. One of the reviews on Yelp states, "I'd live there if I could." And of course you would. Deloitte University […]
There’s Only One Good Reason to Work at Deloitte
If you are trying to pick between a choice of Big 4 offers, perhaps you're wondering what makes Deloitte any different from other Big 4 firms. Unfortunately, this infographic from Deloitte isn't going to be much help. Let's see Deloitte's Top 10 reasons to work for them and not, say, a nearly identical professional services […]
Rogue Accounting Firm Inclusionist Suggests You Should Forget Fitting In and Just Be You
As evidenced by the identical mint shirts and sensible shoes, Big 4 life is not really the place for free-thinking individualists. Sure, you could try letting your hair fall into glorious, unshampooed disrepair and burn nag champa at your desk but unless you’re the direct blood relation of someone important at the firm, you can start planning how your free-thinking ass is going to make those unemployment checks last if you dare break away from the pack.
Everyone is Overwhelmed and Companies Don’t Know What to Do About It, Says Deloitte Survey
What's this, now? Too much access to information has turned us into “overwhelmed” employees. Nearly every company sees this phenomenon as a challenge to productivity and overall performance, but struggles to handle it. Information overload and the always-connected 24/7 work environment are overwhelming workers, undermining productivity and contributing to low employee engagement. Sixty-five percent of […]
Life at Deloitte Means Not Getting Salty Over Lost Opportunities
The moment you realize you're too late… #DeloitteUProblems pic.twitter.com/yrfv1t8b3M — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) October 8, 2013
Deloitte Study: Lots of Straight White Guys Trying Not To Be Such Straight White Guys at Work
Diversity, as you all know, is critical to the success of any major company's efforts to appear as though they care about something other than making money. You might hear something like, "We celebrate diversity at our firm because it's the right thing to do, yada yada yada, but it's also good for business." Okay, […]
Here’s an Unconfirmed Story of an Audit Associate Dropping Out of Deloitte University After Getting a Better Offer
We've all heard the urban legends of the guy from another market who threw his laptop at a partner and stormed out in a moment more epic than the "fuck you" scene from Half Baked but very rarely do we actually get to witness these moments personally (not counting all the times I've drunkenly cussed […]
You Can Now Major in Diversity at Deloitte University
Unfortunately, there's no indication that the culinary secrets will be shared any time soon: Representatives from Fortune 500 companies, government, non-profits and academia examined the evolution of inclusive workplaces at the recent launch of the Deloitte University (DU) Leadership Center for Inclusion. The more than 250 attendees discussed a wide range of inclusion issues including […]
Brisket, Blueberries Some of the Best Fare at Deloitte University: Sources
Back in 2011, Deloitte swung open the doors on a 107-acre, $300 million spectacle in Westlake, Texas known as Deloitte University; its centerpiece being a 700,000 square-foot building that has thirty-five classrooms, thirty-six "team" rooms, a ballroom, an amphitheater that seats 176 people, 800 guest rooms, three restaurants, and a state-of-the art fitness center. It's perks like "The DU"1 that make […]
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Deloitte #70
Continuing our F100BCTWF coverage, we find Deloitte next in the pecking order at #70. This extends Deloitte’s streak of umpteenththousandth straight years on the list. Congrats.
Deloitte – Previously ranked #61. Fortune cites Delta Chi as the big whoop-de-do at Deloitte: “[The] Firm has invested $300 million in Deloitte University, a 107-acre campus in Texas that opens in 2011 and will be the ‘symbolic heart’ of their organization.”
Other interesting stats per the snapshot:
• New Jobs (1 year): 296
• % Job Growth (1 year): 1%
• % Voluntary Turnover: 10%
• No. of Job Openings at 1/13/2010: 11,000 (?)
• Most common salaried job: Senior/Senior Consultant with average salary of $84,658
11,000 job openings? Thoughts on that?
The snapshot also states that 32% of its workforce is minorities and 44% of the workforce is women. What do you think new Chief Diversity Dude John Zamora is shooting for? 50/50? People are kvetching about a few H-1Bs, can’t imagine what that will sound like if Barry Salzberg finally is satisfied.
Plus — not to disappoint some of you looking forward to doing keg stands — if Deloitte scrapped the whole “symbolic heart”, project JARED (can anyone come up with something better than “Jointly Address Reducing Expenses at Deloitte” for the love of God?) wouldn’t even be necessary.
Ernst & Young #44
Plante & Moran #66
Deloitte’s Version of Delta Chi Breaks Ground Tomorrow
Presumably this new $300 million, 800 room facility in Westlake, Texas will help centralize the destruction caused by Deloittians when they attend various training sessions. If you’ve got any additional details or opinions on this new Mecca in the Deloitte universe, kindly enlighten us.