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Accenture Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
9,447 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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  1.  

    Think before join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    nice work culture but laterals are ruining all

    Cons

    dont expect anything just do work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    One of the worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Accenture full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cant find any, except the high initial salary offered to u

    Cons

    No reward to hard working professionals.
    Employees are treated as machines. NO value is given to their interests or requests. They are just forced upon.
    no work life balance.
    No career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please treat employees as humans, not some machines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad place to work from your career development perspective.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    People. Employees are trained to work and treat other employees with respect.

    Cons

    Promises career development but never seen it in action.
    Employees run the risk of destroying their career.
    Performance review system is flawed.
    Workforce are less technically skilled compared to their other competitors like Wipro, infosys and TCS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK OK company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SSE in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - SSE in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They don't charge for Shuttle those are free, only difference from other service based companies.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. No growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistic in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Logistic in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only thing I enjoyed was meeting people from different cities/states that came together on this project.

    Cons

    Compensation is extremely low for the workload that is given. There are no overtime yet they ask you to stay late which is against the law. The people they move up to "leads"/"managers" have NO management experiences. They have no idea what they are doing. They don't listen to what you have to say or the ideas you have because they want you to do what they asked you to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the "leads"/"managers" you promote or hire have some management experiences, if not, make sure you send them to management classes. That is highly recommended.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Avoid support projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    No such pros to count on

    Cons

    Work culture..not so good actually..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be true to employees please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Negative Work Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Tokyo (Japan)

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Domestic yet challenging projects, demanding clients and projects, English online learning courses

    Cons

    Very bad and negative work culture, that promotes overwork and promises clients impossible deadlines, which result in people fall mentally and physically ill taking long sick leaves or automatic retirement due to stress and no motivation, and people evaluating you either don't help you or don't care other than themselves. Corporate culture is very domestic Japanese work culture even though it's an American company. Too much overhead on HR and back office who do not offer any benefits to the front-end consulting workforce and yet Japanese office is one of the organization in the Japanese black list of organization with huge penalties of mistreating its employees, it almost got shut down as a result, still on going issues. Huge gaps between American counter parts, and most local hires are new grad or mid career professional usually quit after 6 months or within a few years. Japanese Accenture does demand a lot from you but does not offer tele commute or work from home arrangement as US does, and managers constantly advise their subordinate not to report actual work hours so they don't have to pay overtime. I have never seen so many people falling sick in any other companies in my entire 20 years of my career (there were several suicides on the past). Power harassments exist as a normal practice. They ask you to provide a guarantor so that the company can takes advantages of you to death but you can't ever sue them for wrong doing. I cannot honestly advise friends to join the company but advise them to stay far far away from this non-sense and very abusive company. It will change you to worse person or will make you fall ill of nervous breakdown. It's not honest and respectful company, across all consulting workforce. I worked in other famous consulting companies but this is probably the worst organization I ever worked in five different countries. Stay far far away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a Joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    25 days of vacation. The people in my location volunteer often. This is definitely employee driven even though the company will try to steal the shine.

    Cons

    Pathetic pay. Because the company did not reach its fiscal goals, employees received an insulting 2% bonus but no raises. This is absolutely unacceptable. I truly hope the attrition rate swells as a result. Especially living in the San Francisco Bay area, I'm sure many coworkers will find other work. The meritocracy is a joke. Managers and senior managers alike will tell you the way to get raises/promotions is by becoming the lap dog of a higher up and following his/her project/career path.
    Work/life balance is a figment of your imagination. I do not even travel but the commute makes it just as bad. My job can be done from home but I have to be on the client site. I believe my supervisor and Accenture leadership could convince the client but just does not want to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Worst Company with hell lot of Politics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.) Good Brand Name.
    Can't think of any PROS anytime.

    Cons

    1.) They'll throw you anytime out of the company.
    2.) They don't require any reason to raise PIP for you and will renew PIP until you leave accenture.
    3.) Development or Testing or anything will be assigned to you based on luck.
    4.) Very Very Worst treatment of employees.
    5.) Zero Work Life Balance
    6.) People from Andhra (Golties) will play hell lot of politics on your life and will make only Golties come up the Job Ladder.

    I'm not stereotyping, but this is the Bitter Truth in Accenture India( Mainly Chennai).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider your Employee's Career Interests, Aspirations and give respect to Work Life Balance.
    Remove the Andhra People's Politics and save other state people here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Accenture Work Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASE in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - ASE in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    100 % work life balance
    No work for freshers.
    happy if got hometown location

    Cons

    Useless company, just do time wastage of freshers.
    Harassing employees.
    copy paste work, total junk work.
    political environment,
    Hyderabad- Full telugu culture( these people make the company as govt. office)
    pune , bombay locations are good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please Don't Hide the things.
    don't waste time for freshers.

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