Accenture
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Updated Jul 4, 2014
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Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

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    Horrible company

    Content Developer (Former Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsGreat benefits to include medical, dental, misc.

    ConsSalary was not competive
    Managers have a lack of experience managing people and in the areas they are assigned to manage
    Quality of work not important, importance in billable hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen hiring experienced staff let them do their jobs. Do not assign managers to manage teams they have no experince in what the teams does.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just another drone in a company with 200,000+ employees

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsFive weeks of vacation
    Training opportunities
    Good opportunity to build your network and connections, especially since the turnover is so high and helps when you are looking for opportunities elsewhere

    ConsSenior leadership is all about making their revenue numbers and do not care about what's best for their teams
    You get stuck on roles that do not provide value to the client nor to your career path
    Performance reviews and ratings are all subjective, and you are laddered against peers that do completely different types of roles/work
    Raises and bonuses are uninspiring, and you are SIGNIFICANTLY underpaid compared to comparable positions at other consulting firms
    You are treated as a worker bee and completely replaceable by a fresh graduate

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees and show them that you care
    Make an effort to help employees and encourage/reward them to stay with the company BEFORE they have already made the decision to quit (by that time it's too late)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unfair, mainly because of Work Force Differences

    Solutions Work Force (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsBrand Recognition
    Option to work from home if on (CIO) projects
    Option to travel if you want to

    ConsSolutions Work Force is unfortunately unfair compare to consulting.
    Same work, lower pay/benifits. Will get looked down by consulting.
    They had raised the bar, and most of us are highly educated, but get treated unfairly by Consultants/Managers and Sr Managers. The concept of ATS will never go away, which is now called Solutions.

    Promotions are unfair, salaries are extreamly low. And if on a large consulting project and traveling, then you will see this difference being just a bit too visible. Your consulting co-workers would not want to have lunch with you, hand around with you, or even invite you. Front of there Managers they will just act like the Solution guys just dont want to hand out.
    If you Accidentally end up innovating a solution then your consulting Manager, will label there name on it, and eventually show you the door.
    The Consulting Managers will force you to Ghost hours, and make you take PTO instead, and make it pretty visible that if you do not take PTO, then you will be out, as you are not dedicated. (A common practice). We all know that in US Solutions workforce, and as I write this, it is being done on every single project where solutions people are working.

    If you are thinking about joining Solutions Workforce, then have self respect, or get ready to be Demoralized by Consulting Workforce. Its there, its evident, and not going to ever change. Every single Solution workforce person knows it, consultants knows it that we know they look down at us, and dont give us any Opportunities.

    Transfer is an option, but it will not happen. A consulting Manager/Sr Manager can and will lie to new joiniers into Ghosting hours, in return of trasfer into Consulting workforce, but that is not going to happend. It is impossible to transfer to due extreamly political reasons. If you have marketable skills then solutions will not let you leave. They will say on your face that "Why can’t you do things as part of Solutions Workforce which consultants do, There should be no difference". Well the difference is that if you are in solutions then you will not be infront of the client.

    You just have to be in it to understand it. We all have read negative things about "ATS" now (Solutions) workforce, but we all have ignored it saying "How bad could it be". Believe me, you will be really sorry.

    The economy is good now, and group of thousands of us are looking new opportunities now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMerge Consulting and Solutions together, trust me you will see how we will start leaving the company.

    Pay attention to Solutions workforce, they may have hostile work environment, and most of them are ghosting hours force fully. Stop this, please. Please eliminate these workforces. We are really tired of being looked down at.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe company is performing well
    Telecommuting and working at home are encouraged
    Benefits are OK
    I'd much rather be an Accenture shareholder than employee

    ConsI'd much rather be an Accenture shareholder than employee
    Extremely limited opportunities for advancement in enterprise
    If you aren't client facing in the US your job will be moved to Argentina shortly
    Due to this there is massive instability, employees are often assigned new supervisors constantly
    Feedback on job performance is terrible or worthless depending on the manager

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere ought to be a logical stopping point to moving the entire enterprise workforce offshore. At some point Accenture's HR, Finance, and IT department will consist of three partners in the US and 50,000 roles in India or Argentina.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cut Throat, uninspiring - Eat or Be Eaten in its prime

    Senior Executive (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIts a job with average pay with some good people

    Consthe only way to survive is to be constantly finding other people to take out. On the business side, that's all that people focus on. The work and true focus on the client is secondary. On the consulting side, its all about what you can bill - quality or no quality. On the enterprise side, its all about what heads can you take out. It becomes a ridiculous game under the scam of process, operational excellence or quality but in the end, they don't care what happens to the org or the client. they only care about delivering the heads. If you don't deliver heads, then you are not performing. It's embarrassing and lacks intelligence in how they go about it. I chose to leave as I could not keep working at a place that was so hollow, dispassionate and single track.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to shake up the group of people that have all been working together for the past 20-30 years. They appear to be trapped in administrative stagnation where the improvement programs in an effort to safe themselves default to reinforcing the behaviors they are trying to change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a great place to work - there is no opportunity to grow

    (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsBest place to get trained in various technologies

    ConsThe work environment is unacceptable. Space is not enough for so many people. Sometimes you have to stand in line to use a restroom. I can not even recommend this company to any senior level resources e.g. Managers, Directors. In other companies, these resources have their own cubes and even own offices, but at Accenture they don't even have a place to sit! What a shame! May be they need to spend 20% of the money they spend at Golf events at these offices to improve work conditions. Finally, there is no opportunity to grow. If there is a Manager level role open, there will be 50 candidates available for the role. I made a mistake by joining this company based on "Big Name", and I don't want you to do the same. I'm sure you will find something better to do at another company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSTOP those golf events and ADs on TV and spend the money to pay for more office space and improve work conditions inside the company. If you don't have happy employees, you can not be a successful company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Accenture is rigid, insular, arrogant, and stuck in the past

    Senior Executive (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThere are many very smart people

    ConsThey think and act like they are the very smartest people in the world

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet realistic about growth plans and listen to new ideas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible experience at Acctenure Technology Solutions

    Senior Programmer (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsAccenture paid for my monthly bus pass.

    ConsManagement is not versed in technology. Consultants do not have technical backgrounds.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people with technology backgrounds.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGain valuable life lessons, understand corporate environments. Focus on work.

    ConsNot creative, you are the product, and you will be treated like the product. You have very little decision what to do with your career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up, allow for more independence.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you are in solutions (ATS), or thinking about joining solutions, then think twice before you do.

    Senior Analyst Programmer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsLooks good on your Resume
    Training, but it depends which workforce you are in
    Don't have to travel, if you dont want to if you are in "Solutions"
    Pay is below Average only for "Solution" Workforce

    ConsIf you are in "ATS" or now it's called Solution then you'r career will go no where.

    Back in the days lot of people who were not even High School graduates, were put onto this workforce, but then ATS, now Solutions has raised this bar, so all Solution people are well qualified, but ATS Perception will never change.

    Work with a Manager from "Consulting" workforce, and see how he takes credit for every single thing you produce, if on a client project.

    Few people, running "Solution" workforce, will "NEVER" let you switch your workforce if you have marketable technical skills. Even though Accenture says you can switch your workforce, but if you are stuck in Solutions, then your only option is to quit Accenture.

    Again, per Accenture you can switch your workforce, but if you are Solutions workforce, and you have some marketable technical skills, then Solution workforce, will not let you switch. It's not going to happen. Forget it, and either stay as a second class, or leave.

    "Solutions" is a cheap workforce, but no will say that on your face. Only when you produce something valuable at a client side, is when you will see how people change on your face. You could realize this within first month of being hired, or some people realize this within 6 months.

    First two years, unless you know someone from inside, you will not be promoted, and believe it not, Solution workforce will also not give you a raise as they want to make sure that you will not leave. So, you will not get anything accept few 100 bucks for variable pay. (literally)

    No one will say all this to your on your face, you just have to be in it to understand it. Solutions is a cheap workforce, and this will never change. Even though are more qualified then Consultants, but since you are Solutions, no one will see past that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive Solution People a chance, and have decency to give them credit for there work from of your bosses too. These people, specially new hires have degrees, and are more qualified then Consultants. They were not told during Interview process that they will get looked down at.

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