Strategy & Operations Consulting
of 5 stars
Exposure to C-level executives very early in your career. Great people to work with in a very team-oriented and supportive culture.
There can be great career flexibility if you ask for it - whether it's working from home, taking an unpaid leave of absence, or taking time off to do pro-bono work abroad.
Compensation is low vis-a-vis comparable firms. The firm benchmarks its pay against the Big4. However, if Deloitte is serious about moving into more strategy-focused work (which is obviously a goal given its acquisition of Monitor) it should be benchmarking itself against the likes of Strategy& (formerly Booz & Allen), Oliver Wyman, ATKearney...etc.
You can also get pigeon-holed in a less interesting project/role and it's hard to break out of it (especially if you do a good job and the manager never wants you to leave). Your staffing preferences is probably last on the list of considerations, with your utilization % & billable rates being the first.
Case interviews are a must in strategy & operations recruiting. Make sure to practice cases, mental math, and be sure to understand the industry group you're applying to (i.e. supply chain, public sector, and health transformation groups are all under S&O, but they will have very different case interview topics).