Our Culture We might be about professional services, but it’s our down-to-earth, Kiwi culture that makes us stand out

Our purpose in action

When it comes to making an impact that matters in the world, it takes all of us. That’s why we make it easy for you to add value our communities here in New Zealand and further afield.

Yes, we partner with global organisations like Oxfam and the Red Cross to help people across the world, but we’re also challenging the thinking of young Kiwis through our GROW social innovation programme right here in New Zealand. You could help us tackle these challenges and make a real impact.

The biggest myth about Deloitte?  We’re just another corporate.
When you’ve got purpose, anything is possible.

Our values are our culture

Jane Fitzgerald, Associate Director, Consulting

I’ve been with Deloitte for five years now, with three of these in a flexible working arrangement as I had my two children. This has meant two maternity breaks, and variations to my flexible working contract as I changed from two, to three, then to four days per week. During this time I was promoted. My flexible working has definitely not impacted my career trajectory.

My Coach and Service Area Lead were fantastic, they gave me the flexibility to choose how much I did and when. Resulting in what I have now, which is working four days and leaving the office in the afternoon to have quality time at home with my kids.

My top tips

  • Ask – your career coach will be able to help guide you.
  • Communicate with your team’s and clients early.
  • Discuss how you like to work with your colleagues.
  • Remind people, they will forget you are not always available.

Diversity of thought

Your perspective is valuable. In fact, every member of the Deloitte family has interesting and worthwhile view points to bring to the table. That’s why we’re passionate about diversity of thought, and encouraging work-life fit. Our teams work on projects they’re personally passionate about, creating the highest possible levels of creativity, collaboration, and engagement – a great way to harness all your unique strengths.

The emphasis on diversity. Our team is incredibly diverse in background, education and life skills – this brings new and different thinking to every problem. The clients we work with also span many industries across the public and private sector. No day is ever the same!

Millie Turner, Consulting Strategy and Operations, University of Otago.

A place for wellbeing

The right culture

You could be part of a culture that promotes collaboration, leadership, and great results, made by awesome, smart people who don’t just come to work to earn a paycheck – they come to make an impact.

At Deloitte I feel excited to be part of a team of similar minded professionals where everyone is working to a larger common purpose. Deloitte invests in your professional development. You have the opportunity to do work in several industries with Partners on proposals, ideas, client presentations, and final report deliverables which makes the work very interesting and fulfilling.

Liza Van Der Merwe, Corporate Finance Manager.

Flexible working at Deloitte

When our people told us that they value the ability to balance the demands of work and home, we listened.  We created a flexible working culture to help our people build the career and life they want. We know that finding balance in your personal and professional life is what helps you to be at your best, and stay at your best.

Anne Molineux, Manager, Consulting.

In early 2016 I suffered concussion while cross-country skiing in Alaska. I was off work for 3 months, and have had a graduated return to work since May 2016. I currently work around 30 hours a week, being mornings until 2pm, and again in the early evening.

I try to keep regular hours, which means people know when they can expect to get hold of me, and we can plan in advance how many hours of my time can be sold to clients. I’ve found the flexibility works best when it goes both ways – the firm is flexible to meet my needs, but I’m also flexible to meet theirs.

It helps that my Partner, team and main client all know the reason why I don’t work full time. My Partner and I have a shared expectation of what the firm can expect from me and what I can expect from the firm. She is the first one to tell me to go home if I’m still at work after 2pm!

My top tips

  • Be clear about what people can expect from you and when you will be available.
  • Be prepared to flex your arrangement when required (but no more than 10% of the time!).
  • Don’t belittle the importance of your flexible work arrangement – if you don’t value it and stand up for it, others won’t either.

Women in Leadership

Advancing women at all levels is a business priority for Deloitte. We are taking a number of short and medium term positive actions to ensure that women are able to fulfil their potential and career goals. Our aims include: to increase the number of women at all levels through purposeful recruitment (from students to partners); to increase the pipeline of women for leadership positions through targeted development; to build an inclusive culture within which success is measured and lack of success is addressed.

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