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Accenture Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.6 7,960 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

(3,134 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Half a year in Accenture BPO

    Procurement Analyst (Former Employee) Warsaw (Poland)

    Pros- ability to polish your language skills
    - good location
    - medical perks and sport card

    Cons- no development possibilities
    - bad management style (micromanagement most of the times)
    - low team morale
    - job is tedious and you stop learning after first 2 months

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life sucks at Accenture

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsWell the only thing is Onsite Opportunities

    ConsSince the time I joined Accenture its been degraded a lot

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs a senior resource of Accenture Just wanted to say to the management that your Team Leads/AMs are not utilizing the resources in an efficient manner. Plus Accenture talks about Respect for Individual which I don't see in these last 4 years. Please revisit those Team Leads/AMs and get the image corrected.
    I am so unsatisfied that I DONT want to call Accenture a good place to work.
    Thanks

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Analyst III (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsNothing much to mention in this. It is like a normal IT company and it is a normal day to day job.

    ConsNothing much to mention in this. It is like a normal IT company and it is a normal day to day job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing much to mention in this. It is like a normal IT company and it is a normal day to day job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting Experience

    General Accounting Ops Analyst (Current Employee) Knoxville, TN

    Proslarge amount of paid time off
    good 401K plan
    good benefits

    Conswork is being outourced
    no replacement work being brought in
    constant change in work

    Advice to Senior Managementto bring in replacement work if you are taking our work away. be open about the changes with all of the staff. to bring in long term work, no project work causing us to constantly apply for new jobs within the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away!!

    SAP Consultant (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsDecent salary for new grads $55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion

    Opportunity to travel - for those who don't value stability this might be a temporary perk (no significant other/ mortgage / pets) but the pressure of constant travelling for work is stressful

    Getting promoted is easy - here's the steps
    1) find a senior manager who other managers and senior managers fears/respects - this is the guy who fights for you during laddering
    2) stay staffed and chargeable overtime is key (numbers says a lot in laddering calls)
    3) brown nose and make sure all the senior management knows you and likes you

    Conssenior management doesn't care about the project it's all about changeability.

    High political environment most managers are incompetent especially non-technical PMO and Project Managers - they'll spent time looking good and blaming others and when things hit the fan they'll start throwing people under the bus to protect themselves

    HR will let you go if you stay on the bench so you'll basically have to take roles that you're not specialized in.

    No training and no work/life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of incompetent senior staffs it's toxic for the Project Team to have to deal with their political bs when they're trying to make a honest living.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working as a contractor. Too many politics.

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsBrand name. Good initial salaries. Free transport.

    ConsSome projects take in employees as contractors. Most of them are relatives to Managers or leads and though they know nothing get into the company easily without any interviews.
    Such people do nothing rather than enjoying their time. It's the other resources in the team who do all the hard work but at the end are not properly recognized by the management.
    Contractors who get in genuinely will be made to work like hell and finally end up disposable. They are not eligible for promotions nor Salary hikes.
    The management doesn't really value sincere workers at-least they do to their relatives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not take contractors at entry level. This mode of getting in employees is completely flawed. Only few are taken in genuinely and despite they do everything to prove them selves they get nothing at the end.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and bad

    Manager (Current Employee)

    Proscompensation package for employees is fine (not great).

    ConsC level white elephants should be thrown out which are popular for their shoddy work of not getting there job right (i.e. getting new projects)

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management should held responsible for not getting projects (they should be fired rather than people at lower levels). As C level folks couldn't win projects, their effects are seen by employees of subsequent levels (Sr. Mgr, Mgr, Cons, Analysts) who were asked to leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Downsizing Again

    Computer Specialist/Systems Support and Development (Current Employee)

    ProsJob, average benefits, nice people in some pockets

    ConsPoor leadership, career advancement and constant reminder to employees in the US, UK - anywhere that is not India, China, or Manila that your days are #'s. May as well change the name to Accenture Asia so now if you would like short term work where you are always looking over your shoulder with fear of being laid off and being replaced by Asia, sign on. Know that you will be losing skills while you are here as you have to dumb down to stay as they have turned thinking into a factory process to be off-shored by a cheaper, younger hires that barely speak english.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut out 90% of the Sr Executives that have been at Accenture for 30 years...stale thinking, impossible to to teach new tricks other than slashing costs and off-shoring America for themselves and for their clients. If you are in an American company and you see the consultants coming, know that this is what they are up to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If only the recruiter's version matched the actual work environment

    Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsComing out of the gate, the recruiter and senior manager I met with told yarns of a fabulous work environment with flexibility, interesting work and opportunities to learn and advance.

    ConsThe work environment was not flexible. I worked in facilities and services area and most of the people I encounter are just waiting to leave when the economy gets better. And there is lots of training IF you call watching powerpoint on a 3 year old lap top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour company would be great if you actually provided all you promise and quote to employees. The money I saw wasted everyday in the Chicago office is hilarious. If only our stockholders cared about these small details.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst company (Accenture India especially)

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsThe Indian senior leadership has taken off all good points from accenture.
    Only thing good remains is flexible work hours(for some projects).

    ConsEverything is bad about Accenture India. I would recommend anyone not to join such a wasteful company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease make accenture india better, or there wouldn't be good employees in india atleast.
    "tracking" of 10 hours is such a horrible thing to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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