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Accenture Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
8,268 Reviews

3.6
8,268 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to start career but compensation is bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Will never be out of work, variety of projects

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism, compensation is bad as compared to the industry standards, no training,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training programme and the salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Offshoring America

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Washington, DC

    Pros

    A job if you can get it and keep it

    Cons

    Terrible leadership by the partners who have already achieved enormous wealth. They treat employees like hired hand resources that can be expended at any time and greedily look for every opportunity to push jobs to China, India, and Philippines - they are rewarded for doing it no only for Accenture but for their clients where they earn have of their company revenue by offshoring America. The focus is extremely short term and they have diluted their talent pool by doing this and it is hard to understand what their value pro is beyond a paycheck. They treat you bad, work you to death, there is little development and they'll spit you out as soon as they can find a way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop destroying the American economy which has allowed you to succeed. Was the company not founded by Americans?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Learn to play consulting game

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    You work with all Type A personality which is great since work actually gets done.

    Cons

    If you don't play the Accenture game it's hard to get promoted. I noticed that Senior management doesn't have much respect for people below them. There is way too much turn around and management isn't good about keeping amazing people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start your career, but it begins to burn you out.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Accenture is a great company to get started and grow quickly. You get put in a position to excel, if you work hard enough. Pay is good, although you can make more at other consulting companies.

    Cons

    You no longer get a "travel premium" in your salary and bonuses are very weak compared to the market.

    The quality of new hires has seem to go down in the past few years.

    Additional cost cutting measures to meet wall street expectations have started to impact the firm and morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accenture's main asset is their people -- treat them like they matter!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No work life balance, bad project management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    The salary isn't bad. They offered some training although the process to get it isn't great.

    Cons

    too much travel for no reason. Most tasks can be done remote. They over charge their clients. Management should be replaced. too many cooks in the kitchen on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up or step out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Unappreciated in US Solutions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Manager

    Pros

    - Plenty of opportunities to work in different industries and with different technologies but you need to actively network and take control of your career path.
    - Great place to start your career and get some experience - in-house and on the job training and learning are provided.
    - The option to travel is great for those that like the mobile lifestyle and benefits that come from hotel, air, car, etc programs.

    Cons

    - No real career development available which resulted in a company that consists of talkers in management. No feeling of a connection to the company.
    - Heavy reliance on offshore teams which often resolve talent issues with quantity not quality talent. No work life balance for those onshore involved on those projects/engagements due to need to work standard US hours and take calls at night to manage the often problematic offshore teams.
    - Recent moves to compete with India based outsourcing companies will bring more offshore resources onshore under the guise of the Global Career Program to reduce cost (at expense of US employees). Again, not always quality talent, every decision is often cost based to meet financials (and stakeholder expectations) - sacrificing quality service, product, or work/life balance.
    - HR does not work for the employee and programs are hollow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Differentiate from the other outsourcing companies or spin it off as it dilutes the Accenture brand. Offshoring is simply not able to provide the quality at the scale needed. And granting offshore more control (by sending them onshore to manage engagements) will only further exacerbate the problem as the focus is delivering the numbers on paper, not quality and true value to the client (smart delivery - not just getting it done through brute force, i.e. hundreds of developers that just copy and paste old inefficient code).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Visibility to many levels of workforce. Good benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    If you are assigned to a long-term project where leadership is dysfunctional, it is very difficult to have the leadership in charge be removed from the project. As a result, the entire staff within the project suffers and has a choice of being removed from the project or stick it out (in a long-term project, it's nice to have the job security). If you are looking to learn new valuable skills, this most likely won't happen (the skills you have will be worked to the max, so you won't be able to grow). No work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove bad leaders as soon as you know there's a major problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Only good thing is you can put it on your resume and it looks good. No other benefits of working for Accenture

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good exposure to high level executives and CFOs. Good experience working on several different projects in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Very competitive performance reviews. Overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review process is not really fair. Managers do not take time to write a good review. They do it last minute and dont put much thought into it. It is not a priority to them. Also there is no life/work balance. it is always work work work. You are not allowed to switch projects even if you have been working on them for 3 years and are no longer learning anything new. People should be allowed to constantly develop their skills. Accenture doesnt really care about you, they care about work being done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mainframe Consultant  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Mainframe Consultant in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Lots of job opportunities if you are patience.

    Cons

    Bad management. Nothing structured. Keep changing priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No leadership skills in the managers or supervisors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Recent internal changes have really decreased Accenture's value as a good employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Good benefits package including a base of five weeks of PTO plus 8 or 9 paid holidays, ability to work with a number of top companies around the globe.

    Cons

    Corporate/HR policies are often over looked by project management (e.g. time reporting), work life balance varies by project and project leadership's expectations, the Performance Management process is a joke, no training is provided to new managers on how to actually manage employees, recent realignment limited the choices of employees and their ability to maintain control of their careers by limiting our ability to work across industries, also essentially disassembled the consulting practice and treating us as if we are just cogs to fill a role for staffing purposes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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