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Accenture Analyst Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
9,806 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accenture WAS a fine co. to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities are plentiful
    Exposure is good
    No. of projects is very high

    Cons

    Salary is sub standard
    Sr. management doesn't care much about employees
    HR policies are outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain good talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A highly team-dependent experience--expect the grind to reach a rewarding position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    There are many solid perks, and the free flowing nature of the work is enjoyable in the sense that you rarely do the same thing twice.

    Cons

    If you are new and an engineer, you are likely to be placed in a role requiring little to no technical know-how. Engineers are sometimes sold the idea that they will be trained in software modules and garner skills that will serve them for future development work, though this is often not the case.

    Oversight is difficult to gauge. I left because I experienced very unwelcome behavior in direct violation of corporate policy. HR was receptive and ready to pull the trigger on discipline, but I instead elected to resign from my position.

    Take aways: team is everything. Get a good team, you're doing well, otherwise it could be very difficult to work here. Also, work-life balance is entirely dependent on your client and management. It exists in some places, but most, expect 55+ hours/week.

    I also left out of fear that I would not gain enough experience to be useful elsewhere. Some employees had a hard time getting other jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't bite off more than you can chew. Have a defined plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, but should consolidate workforces

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Emphasis on specialization; great work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited opportunities if in the Services workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add flexibility for Services resources to transition across projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Pay masters
    2. Lots of trainings.

    Cons

    1. Should be give moe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist Testing and Quality Analyst II in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist Testing and Quality Analyst II in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth overall

    Cons

    Company Could make processes quicker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, leadership program opportunity to get on the fast track, senior leadership mentoring programs

    Cons

    Limited growth potential, shared service work which was replaceable by cheap labor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    great overall but can be mundane after a few years

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

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

    Pros

    -good initial salary
    -good work life balance

    Cons

    -laddering system can be unfair
    -projects vary
    -type of work may not be so valuable. you usually end up doing project management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love the people (smart, career-focused, but still know how to have fun) .. The work is interesting and exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    The people and the learning opportunities are great. Fun events and work life balance flexibility (for a high paying, exciting job). Great opportunities to make a difference.

    Cons

    Not thrilled about how performance management works, but I do think that with proper attention to it .. anybody can succeed if they want to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance management is …. tricky - not sure how I would fix it, but it needs attention …. Think about the following: currently, superiors evaluate their inferiors … but how about vice versa? I feel this would help expose the fakes (sometimes our superiors need to learn how to be better / "management" means that you can "manage" .. focus on finding folks in management that are not cut out for "managing" .. there are many snakes in your weeds, my friends)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Stereotypical Large Company, But Great if Just a Stopover on Your Grander Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent network of people
    You will grow your business skills and grow as a person
    You will learn how to think like a consultant
    You will do good work for your client

    Cons

    Politically challenging
    It's difficult to build teamwork when you're not sure who has your best interests at heart
    As a consultant in general you have little to no responsibility for your own success, it can be based on how sane your client is or if your boss supports you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote based on who has been there the longest/knows the material. Detail-oriented people can be the worst leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    HATED it at First

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Started with Accenture as part of an acquisition (non-Consulting). I was skeptical at first. There are A LOT of weird/strange/stupid polices at first glance. Some definitely are stupid. But many start making more sense as you learn about the company history and understand the challenges involved in managing 300,000+ people. After a trial period, I can honestly say I like really like it here!

    - Many people get to work from home full or part time. This is an incredible benefit, and should be pushed for or inquired about when joining (see other rant in 'Advice to Mgmt')

    - Pure Technical chops can get you staffed on good/cool projects but....

    - Being and outgoing person can help you network and find great advocates.

    - Fantastic vacation package for NA resources.

    Cons

    - Many things do NOT make sense about the company as a new joiner. Improve the training. Focus on calming people's nerves who are new to the craziness.

    - Review process is flawed. Everyone hates it. A company this prestigious shouldn't have these kind of problems. Maybe Deloitte can rewrite them? (save $$$!!!)

    - Pierre (CEO) seems like a bobblehead doll and doesn't seem to really do much besides pose with school children and other random employees. Not really a CON, just an observation. Show him doing some real work or doing something non-happy sunshine smile smile happy feel good. It will help people at the bottom feel C-level management is working hard too.

    - Some actions I've seen being taken that are causing good talent to flee. It makes me nervous, and that's why I have to mark neutral on the company outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve new joiner training. Help people who have never been with a 300,000+ person company ease in better.

    - Fix the broken laddering process. It breeds contempt amongst employees toward each other and management.

    - Get in the trenches and imagine what it is really like to be a high performer working on the bottom of the totem pole. Would you want to stay here if you were underpaid and being passed over for promotions due to politics?

    - Have the board vote for Pierre to do that undercover boss show or something so he can be more useful.

    - Allow more people to work remotely, worldwide. PLEASE keep in mind how much this improves quality of life for your employees, and how much they save on commuting costs. Lync is fantastic! Do a big 'green' campaign talking about Accenture reducing carbon by taking XXXXXXX number of workers off the road bla bla bla. The PR peeps will eat that crap up! Also means less $ to shell out for office space, and more $$$ to retain good talent!

    - Stop bringing in outside talent and placing them over qualified people who are already in place. Train those people to be managers! Send them to manager boot camp in that place that everyone hates.

    - Trim fat on unnecessary MD's and middle management, not on good talent!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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