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Sunday, June 10, 2007

My First Week @ Deloitte....


It all started on 23 Jan 2007...the day Deloitte visited our college campus for the first time...it was made open to appear for all..the competition was high to get into the company...so were the stakes...but the best part was that the preparation was nil as most of them got into one company or the other, so the feel good factor made them to relax.....the usual Bindaas attitude.....

The PPT was simply awesome... after the PPT was over ,there were feelings of passion and determination to get into the company as the Dream Company....around 200 ppl appeared for the written which was pretty easy considering the CAT standards with 40 qs ( a mix of quant and Verbal)....Finally the results were out by afternoon and the shortlisted 30 for interviews were displayed on the notice board...i was elated to see my name as a part of the list.....so then began the actual process...the rounds of interviews.......tht was the first time i felt tht i shud have taken my engg more seriously being completely unprepared abt my engg subjects with the only asset being confidence to take me aboard......

The First Round was pretty much based on the extracurriculars, project details etc...in which 18 were shortlisted from 30.....then after i came to know tht i cleared the first round...i started gaining back my confidence and performed extremely well in my 2nd Round of interview which was purely HR based...the best part was tht the manager whom i m presently working with was the person who took my interview....it feels great tht someone has felt tht we are capable of working under them.....then finally the company was out with the results and was literally overjoyed seeing my name being called the first among the shortlisted candidates....yes it was a feeling i could never forget.... a underdog making it into one of the Big 4 for consulting in the world. A total of 15 were selected ( I think this is the highest number recruited in any campus so far as per my knowledge).......

Then after the formalities of offer letter were completed somewhere in mid-March we were invited to visit the Deloitte campus for Hi Touch Programme on April 10th 2007......We were simply taken away by the place..the infrastructure and were dumbstruck looking at the ultramodern facilities and impeccable aesthetic sense tht gave a calming effect to the workplace making the environment enjoyable to work in....something worth admiring in Deloitte. We were really looking forward to join Deloitte as early as possible...

Thank god...our joining date was preponed from July 2nd to June 1st....We were finally in Deloitte on June 1st...something unforgettable for me....the first day of my job....the start of my career as a professional....With a lot of expectations in mind ( in fact i always expect too much shud say :-) )...we went to Deloitte and were shocked to see tht they left us by 11 AM after completing few formalities of around 40 signatures and filling up of forms....at the moment i was thinking...is tht all they have to give me on my first day of my job.....anyways i decided to stay back along with my frnds and we were roaming around the campus with the Temporary ID cards given to us which will be taken back after one week when we get our actual ID cards (i.e. registration process takes a week).....after staying till 2 PM we left the place...hoping to get back soon.........After all i shud confess tht Deloitte campus is so addictive :)

So for those curious few who r joining...let me explain a bit regarding the Deloitte campus....gud enuf to give u an vague idea but not reveal completely so as to keep the suspense till the date u join us :-) .........Deloitte Hyderabad consists of 4 blocks A ,B, C, D providing services under 96 service lines all categorized under 4 headings CONSULTING, TAX, AUDIT and FINANCIAL ADVISORY... Deloitte Hyd and Mumbai come under Region 10 (i.e. when deloitte was divided on basis of regions Indian office was assigned as the 10th Region)....coming to the Infrastructure ....let me tell u the speciality of each block.......

Block A
The First block that deloitte had.....consists of 4 floors .....3 for Deloitte and 4 th floor for google....the best part of the block is that it has a Cafe Coffee Day in there....so all those guys who love to freak out at coffee day this is the place to be....

Block B
This also has similar infrastructure with no google from now around (Google just has one floor in A thts it)...this building has the speciality of having a Help Desk..la Concierge i.e. the service room where they get ur works done right from booking tickets to booking hotels and what not but at a nominal price :) ........ ...the Transport Help Desk, one more service tht takes care of moving around 3000 ppl in Deloitte from time to time...they are doing an exceptionally good job......the Badging Section....and the best of all THE COMMUNICATION GYM.....confused??!!!!! yeah u read it right....its a gym for improving ur communication skills..they have all the english related material...interactive softwares and cabins where u can take live video of the way u present ur speeches...so tht u can rectify all ur mistakes...dont worry even the top level of management use them...

Block C
This has similar infrastructure but for a change we have a BARISTA over here....double treat right...this building also has a well equipped gym with the latest equipment ( the fitness freaks cant ask for more than this :)) ......

BLOCK D
The latest of all blocks...this is house for the Cafeteria.. one of the best places to be.....its spread in a sprawling area with u order it u have it kind of menu.....catering to needs from all diff places..be it north indian, south indian,bakery items, tiffins,wht not order it u have it ...all at a nominal price with no compromise on hygiene....theres also a library in here :)

Every floor has a break out area where u have the coffee vending machine, tea, LCD screens to watch TV... chess , carroms, sofa sets.......so we can have a break whenever we want...simple as tht :)

I think this gives u a fair picture of the infrastructure :)
Let me assure you the aesthetic look to the building and the interiors are worth simply appreciating....lively and pleasant to the senses........u ll know it only when u see it....so be here to know how it feels :)

Coming back to the work we had orientation for 2 days where we came to know more abt deloitte and the industry leaders giving seminars explaining abt various norms and working of the company...there were around 110 ppl joining a mix of campus recruits, experienced hires, to tht matter even IIM grads...it was a blended mixture of all fields.........the programme was exceptionally well handled by the HR team of Anupama Louis and Amit....others from IT, Consulting ,HR , Learning and Development, Finance. delivered mind blowing lectures...and i cudnt resist giving a 5 to all i.e. excellent to all the points and speakers....everyone did a decently fair job.....then at the end of 2nd day ICICI bank ppl got us and made us fill few forms....and to my surprise we were immediately handed the cheque books and Debit cards with Credit cards coming in 21 days.....the orientation went on fine...

The next day we had DCO (Deloitte Communication Orientation) which was a programme targeting our communication skills...which was a programme covering various aspects of Dos and Donts on conference calls, working culture, case studies and presentations....its was a gr8 experience as with every day our interaction with new ppl got better and better......

Then came the departing time with diff ppl getting back to their respective service lines.....where they will be provided on the floor training....but amazingly some of our friends who got in AERS for DQI (Data quality and Intergrity) are already provided with LAPTOPS and cubicles....So it all depends on the requirement of the service line tht decides the time u get ur laptop....so dont pin up too many hopes to get it early :)........I have been assigned the post of Associate Analyst - Insourcing - SNet ......so as a part of it the SNet and SAP batch are presently sent to CMC Kukkatpally for training for 22 working days where C, C++, DBMS, PL/SQL ,ORACLE basics project orientation etc...will be covered...i ll be joining back our SNet team on July 6th for on the floor training.........

Coming to the Culture of Deloitte they follow the first name policy tht everyone calls the other with their first name (for Ex Praveen in my case) irrespective of the age or position of the person...be it MD or even CEO.....there is a really friendly environment with no visible hierarchy's making it a pleasure to work in....full independence is given to the employees believing in the principle tht ethics are part of the Deloitte culture...the working is mainly in 4 shifts (9AM to 6PM, 11 AM to 8PM, 2 PM to 11PM ,6 PM to 3AM)...so the shifts are very much service line dependent and we have to work flexibly in different shifts based on wht the work demands...let me tell u tht theres no specific night shift...in a year in case u have to do night shifts it may be a max of 1-2 mnths spread conveniently over the year with home drop......

And the most Imp point for guys out there....there is a large community of gorgeous looking girls ...so feel confident to come around and have gr8 fun ;)......with 40% of the strength being girls....there is simply a treat to look around :)......for girls out there same is the ans....who knows u cud find ur match over here :) ...hehe......

The week finally ended with IMPACT DAY -2007 which i ll be covering in my next post as it is one of the most imp date for Employees...... I tried my best to give u a clear idea of hows life at Deloitte...in case u have any doubts feel free to get in touch with me....sorry to say tht i have missed upon on many pts to keep it short...but it has already crossed prescribed limits....but the good news is tht i have covered all the imp points :)...........looking forward to meet all those ppl who r joining Deloitte soon......Take care BBye..........

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey, what about the transportation? I mean, these cabs, do they go to every place in Hyderabad?

Praveen said...

@yep they do cover all the parts of Hyderabad :)

Manasa said...

that was awesome praveen:) great job again..
covered each n every thing..this is almost like a virtual tour of deloitte.....well put ! :)
and btw,DQI = Data Quality and Integrity ..we got to know this later :D
luking forward to your impact day post..i wrote mine too...dint publish it though ..will do that soon..

cya :)

Atmdeo Shekhar said...

hey that was descriptive! Didnt know that you were in the consultancy side. Sounds good the way you put it. Keep the enthu levels going yaar. Good reading your posts.
Cheers!!

sujatha said...

before i leave any comment its a serious WARNING to u about DQI..change the acronym to DATA QUALITY AND INTEGITY (not Interpretation)..

And then u have desribed DELOITE amazingly well..u r vid a view dat u missed many points but i dont find any..every aspect is covered except for the description on Impact Day and the Closing ceremony u missed and v njoied :)

gr8 job btw

ps: DONT NOT IGNORE THE WARNING

sirisha said...

hey v descriptiv..put interestingly..
btw wt did ur manager say abt ur post?..
ll look in for mor soon:)

madhuri said...

hey DP!
u must be njoin each n every bit of ur job!amaaazin description ya..seems very similar to the infy campus..but i bet ours is a lot more fun!

joyeeta said...

hey praveen!!! that was a very gud description! Hopefully i'll be joining deloitte next yr and see for myself all that u have said.
PS: I am an engg student and have been selected for consulting. Can u plz tell me when we will be told about our location (mumbai/hydarebad) and service line.
I have 2 more job offers from sapient and TCS. Can u suggest if it will be the right decision to join deloitte?

m said...

Good work buddy...
I will hopefully join DELOITTE next year.
Enjoy reading your blogspo.
Bye

Anonymous said...

heyyy...nyc insyt in2 deloitte culture.....im a commerce grad nd have bn offered a job der.....im
4m chennai.....cud u jus temme if dey help wid findin accomadation 4 ppl who aren 4m hyd??

Shweta said...

Cool post! I'm joining Deloitte on 12th jan, and this makes me look forward to it all the more :)

Abhinav Nigam said...

Dude u made me more curious and anxious....
can't wait for 2 more months now ... wanna get out of my college and join deloitte today itself...
hahaha...
btw great job :)

Praveen Dorna said...

@Abhinav

I am honoured! :D

Anonymous said...

hey can anyone tell me about AMS -product support and enhancements...wat line is this???

Praveen Dorna said...

Hey Anonymous, AMS is a pretty big service line providing client support across various technologies. Get in touch with me on Orkut or Facebook. I can hook you up with someone in AMS, if you are planning to join! :)

Anonymous said...

Gr8 job buddy. Tks for letting me know about deloitte bcoz i'll be joining this year very soon.. Thanks a Ton,

Vivek said...

hey man..thnx for that..i got selected in campus interviews yday...cant wait to join..its in the consultancy dept...have a doubt..can u access facilities in all the blocks wd no probs?..like gym n barista n all that u've described

Praveen Dorna said...

Yeah vivek all the blocks are adjacent to each other in a closed campus. so you can just walk through from one block to other! :)

Vivek said...

awesome man...gr8...damn excited...but have to wait till june-july :(

Divakar said...

hello everyone, i am divakar from sjce,mysore. i have been offered by deloitte on 09-01-10.. i will be new to hyderabad. please tell me about the accomodation. does the company help in finding a proper living place?

Anonymous said...

Hey Pravin !

Loved the way u described Deloitte and its culture.I got campus placement on 29 dec 2009.soon will recieve the offer letter...as an TAX ASSISTANT(MBA-FINANCE)from pune.can't wait anymore.plz tell me about the training process .and more about increments and hirechy in same field.

Neha

Anonymous said...

Hey praveen,
I just got placed in consulting as associate 3 in AMS?What does that mean actually?What kind of work is expected?Can u help me out?

sumpoorna said...

hi this is sumpoorna
my graduation is b.com with mba finance fresher.whether there is walk in interview in deloitte .can anybody tell me .i am interest to attend the interview .

Praveen Dorna said...

Hey Sumpoorna,

check out http://careers.deloitte.com/gateway.aspx ...you find here the latest openings in deloitte.

Thanks
Praveen

Dishi Jain said...

Awesome Description Praveen,first time found so much of informal information about Deloitte..
I am eagerly looking forward for my joining date this year...Hope to see you soon... :)

Praveen Dorna said...

@Dishi...Thanks a lot! Good to know, it helped you :)

Anonymous said...

hi...
ur posts are really exciting and they give a lively description of ur experiences...
thnx a ton for them...
i am also going to soon join Deloitte...
i wanted to know one thing.. how much amount of free time do u get for yourselves? i mean once u r @ home, do u still have some office work to do or u r free? apart from that r the weekends also free?

s said...

Very illustrative description. you have boosted my excitement levels. can you tell me about the accommodation available for girls

s

Nithin A said...

Hey praveen,
amazing description of deloitte.Really excited to join deloitte...hope to see you soon:):)

Tranquility said...

hey..nice post:) well described:) thanks..i wl b joining soon:)

Praveen Dorna said...

@Anonymous...depends on the service line on how much free time you get. generally you need not work from home unless you have a business requirement. However, laptops are given to all so that they can work from home whenever the situation demands based on business needs.
So you can mark your weekends free for most of the times ;)!

@S For the initial 15 days the accomodation is provided in a well furnished guest house. In the meantime you can search around for an accomodation. generally people who are not locals here share an appartment with their friends and live pretty closeby. so even in case you are the only person joining from ur place. you can get to meet other girls who are looking for accomodation too in deloitte and you can work it out with them.

@ Nithin and Tranquility..Thanks a lot! :) Glad that my post helped.

get2chaitu said...

Hi Praveen,
Awesome description...Job looks really cool... Really looking forward to join Deloitte in June...:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Praveen,
An excellent post I must say. I just cannot resist joining Deloitte. One question.. Hope you don mind.. What is the take home salary for freshers ? Any idea ?

Anonymous said...

hii, i am joinning as associate analyst,field operations,technology and finance can u tell me how the job will be like?

ramaligeswara said...

good information praveen,, awesomediscription,,

goblin_ said...

Hey Hi,

I just randomly happened to come across this post and itz really nice....

I also wanted to know a bit bout KMS...what kinda service line is that and is it ok for an engineering graduate to take this up @deloitte? i have got a job offer in this service line and i reily need to knw if this service line is worth it..

thx :)

sushil said...

hey Praveen,

awesome post buddy... i will be joining Deloitte soon.. as i am just waiting for my offer letter... and after reading your post i have become much more excited to join Deloitte...sounds like a place to work with fun....looking forward for your next post..

Anonymous said...

hey,
this was amazing, am joining in June next year. just got the offer letter, am so excited!!!
your description was amazing btw...

Anonymous said...

Great job..!!

Praveen Dorna said...

Thanks a lot :)

lpraat said...

Hey Praveen...........
Any idea about the new Deloitte campus in Bangalore........IS it as extravagant as the one in Hyderabad.??

Arunace said...

I just got my offer letter from Deloitte for the position "analyst - field operations , technology and finance" in Deloitte support services India pvt. ltd.
I just wanted to know if you can shed some light on what exactly is the job description of this analysts position ?
and does it have to do anything with the tech support or call center ?
please do help me out ... and
by the way ... the blog is absolutely cool... since I am also a blogger i can appreciate the way u described everything so nicely :D
Looking forward to getting ur reply soon . :)

Anonymous said...

hello

Deloitte is coming soon in our campus .I am a student from IT field,and job post given is Business system analyst.Can you tell me what exactly the job is? Does Deloitte provides any accommodation?

Anonymous said...

thanks pravin... it was really helpful... i m more curious to join now.....

Unknown said...

Dude that ws next to awsome...!!!
Excellently written....reading the first para was like i'm in a flashback... Same happened in my college this year... 7 out of 100....and am one of them... U know how it feels.... Read ur blog atleast 5 times and now i canot resist to join deloitte... When Hari sir, my interviewer asked if I have any questions... My first question was the same...sex ratio...:D
anyhow there r 8 odd mnths and every night seems as if am havng dreams of sitting in my cabin nxt to a hot manager in front of a laptop....:D:D
said a lot....:p
anyways cya soon Praveen...

Maddy said...

Hey praveen..... i am just amazed & Exicted to join deloitte... i am just wondering how the deloitee offer looks like ...can u just give me a glimpse of the same !!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Praveen..i got selected in deloitte for AMS SI division last week itself.Can u pls let me know whether do i need to work in night shift or not? because i dont prefer working in nights.

Sukhdeep Singh said...

Hello Praveen,

I have to give a feedback to the HR Deloitte in Hyderabad. Please help me out how do I do it. How do I send the feedback to?

Deep

Eyya Ahmed said...

Hi Praveen, good to read your experiences. I would be joining Deloitte on 2nd June 2014. Can you put me in touch with someone who works in Deloitte SMBD vertical?

Santasree Bhattacharya said...

I have got snet as service line and abap as training program. What is the growth trajectory in snet? Heard that it's a bit more technical and the work is done for the deloitte internal IT system.

rohan said...

Praveen, the blog is amazing - simple & clear. Thanks.. I am joining Deloitte Hyd in 15 days. Cant wait to experience the DELIGHT.. What about Gym? IS it free for employees or charged?

Anonymous said...

hey praveen thats amazing.. thanks for the description... i am from bangalore and ill be joining next year and after reading this i am even more excited.