Work from home is just like window shopping access here. Everything is in control of the manager and their seniors. In India, you've to ask for a work from home and you can't just tell that "I am working from home" even if you are on your first period date and which you tell genuinely to your female manager, even if you're delivering 98% of your deliverables. But yes it's a hell lenient for people of same region or community due to kinship they develop as soon as they hear the surname of the employee. I suffered from chronic kidney disease and requested for a loss of pay leaves after approx. an year of joining and despite several negotiations by me that I would soon be able to join, requesting for a sabbatical leave, these people made me resign the company. They even influenced the HR as I realised talking to her. On the other hand, one of the women team members who also had recently joined, was given over extra maternity leaves due to her pre-mature delivery, the only reason being she was a Telugu speaking person. It's a pity on these organisations and the dubious mindsets of senior personnel in the organisation structure of such big international level MNC's run by non-professional Indians. Every North Indian could easily feel the differentiation but could not put up these issues despite there being a mechanism to raise these gender biased and caste/creed biased matters, since we have a tendency to let go off things, forgive and forget and also give time to such situations in any office.']
1. Deloitte supports women and believes in flexibility. It offers women all sort of help and support needed. Just that you accomplish your tasks assigned.
2.pros are many, please guide sakshi to join Deloitte. It is going to help and support her deloitte journey.
Deloitte is committed to Gender equality. It is a very women friendly organization.
Pros : Our safety is given utmost importance. They make sure we are given an escort when we travel home late.
Pros : Flexibility is in the culture of Deloitte and the leaders do take it seriously, I have seen a few cases where they have gone the extra mile to provide flexibility to women employees to accommodate their special needs. They provide laptops to their employees making it easy to work from home or other office locations.
Cons : Being a competetive Big 4 Consulting company, it sometimes demands little more from it's employees.
Very women friendly. In general, policies in Deloitte are very flexible and employee friendly. Of course, the actual implementation of the policy and spirit with which it is followed depends on the specific team you're working with. I would still say that a large majority of teams and people at Deloitte are very supportive and the general culture is inclusive.
Sakshi could utilize flexible working options that will help her manage her responsibilities as a parent (I found these options very useful as a new mom). I would encourage her to talk to her seniors and managers in the team, keep them informed about her situation and need for flexibility, and negotiate what works best for her.
Her career growth will not be affected because of her need for flexibility.
Pros: open, inclusive culture. women friendly facilities and flexibility options. Great people, great managers.
Cons: Work pressure could be high in several teams.
a. Deloitte takes a lot of steps for inclusion, which is to say, to have a work environment where all employees are equal irrespective of their gender or race.
b. Prompt action taken against any kind of harrassment
c. Home drop after 11PM.
d. Work from home option (depends on your team, the kind of work and your manager)
a. No transport before 11pm. You have arrange your own transport (you could carpool with people who come from the same area).
b. You might have work pressure depending on which function you work in. (for eg, tax function is more hectic)
Deloitte is very employee friendly company. It provides a work life balance and career growth simultaneously. Work culture is very open minded and teams are very supportive and fun to be with. Flexibility to work (Work from options) is another feature which helps people stay connected and manage life in a better way. Its been 4 years with Deloitte now and i am still now looking for any change.
Pros: Work life balance, Flexibility, Act as support system, provide adequate opportunities to grow.
Cons: Couldn't think of anything on top of my head.
The projects are demanding but the work environment is very good. Its a very diversity friendly organisation and values its employees.
High on ethics & integrity they are serious about there employee initiatives. They have everything from a helpline, counselors to on the floor support. I think she should go for it.