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Accenture Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    what can I say?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    good health benefits/comparable to other places

    Cons

    All North America (USA and Canada) employees that are part of a certain workforce, including executive assistants, some HR personnel, some trainers, etc. have had benefits taken away from them one thing at a time this year with no explanation (benefits such as profit sharing, end of the year small bonus and the ability to work from home 1-2 days a week have been taken away in 2014). Morale is very low, no communication is happening from the new upper ranks on down. Virtually no raises (1.3% at best). Are told be happy you have a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value and help your workforce - give back the benefits that have been taken away with no explanation as soon as you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Dissatisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Being a contractor means you can take time off when needed.

    Cons

    Bad management, no communication, will end your contract and not tell you why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the little people.

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

    Knowing people in management is a must

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Developer Specialist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule on my project. Long term engagements. Exposure to any number of technologies. Each engagement is ran as its own profit center, so experiences can vary greatly.

    Cons

    No client interaction. Lack of direction from management. Stack ranking causing competition between employees can lead to back stabbing. When going through the hiring process, some employees will hire less experienced and talented people than themselves to look good. Meat grinder mentality with high turn over. Pay for experience is the lowest I have seen. Work life balance tag line is a bold faced lie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage something. Managers that actually do a task seem to only be mid level management and not the managing directors as the mid levels are admittedly way over capacity.

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

    Terrible company, no standards

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of IT in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Head of IT in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Liked the work atmosphere and the people who work there. Small company environment so you can really make an impact in the company and people are willing to listen.

    Cons

    There are never raises, never opportunities to advance. The management is terrible, they like to pick favorites. They press you way too hard on signing accounts, and something is always broken and never gets replaced. Lot of people that work there like to slack off and only work when management is watching.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Going Downhill

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees who still believe in core values or who are new enough to be optimistic, brand recognition in business world, methodology and assets

    Cons

    This company is going downhill fast. Once a values-based partnership, the focus on operations and cost are eroding the treatment of employees by management. HR is even leaving because they can't bear to see how people are being treated. An environment that used to appreciate innovation is now more like working for a government entity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't use that kind of language.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Tenure review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Manager
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Manager

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    will meet the best ppl in the industry...if you are manipulative ....you can go very far.

    Cons

    ..over ten years the company has changed...the dynamics are not what it is used to be.
    no such thing as work life balance

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    UX Team poorly managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Murray Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Murray Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very open work life balance. Was allowed to work from home almost any day. The people who actually go to work are very nice and yearning for a team work environment.

    Cons

    No support in terms of hardware nor software needed to do my job. As a Designer, I waited over 2 months to get any design software, I quit before i did. I even had to be "interviewed" as to why I needed Design software as an Interaction Designer. The computer given to me was a 'netbook'. Internal communication from UX to Product Manager was frowned upon. Internal communication from UX Team members was even frowned upon, they questioned why we should share our experiences if we were working on separate projects. This lead to re-inventing the wheel several times.

    Management had a defensive no can do attitude instead of supporting the plans to move forward on a project. Boss was unreachable and hardly ever came into the office. Managers didn't seem to know anything about UX nor management. When I started on the project I was interrogated as to why I wanted to speak with the Product Owner for the product I was working on. Manager gave scathing feedback blaming me for others unprofessionalism during meetings; "I was shocked you grilled her while she drove her kids home!" was one response while the P.O. chose to take the call then. Project requirements would change on the fly and only blame was shown instead of understanding and support to cater to any changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purge. Start over with the UX team top down.
    Encourage team communication to build up a powerful following to evangelize UX and why it is beneficial.
    Teamwork can also help solve hurdles any one worker can run into.
    Lead by example.

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

    Don't come here for strategy work

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

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, lots of travel loyalty points (expect to be on the road 48-50 weeks/year)

    Cons

    Performance is based solely on how you are rated at your client project, regardless of your function. Strategists are rated against long term systems integrators. If your project is less than 8 weeks you won't be rated. If you don't stay for a whole year you'll be rated lower than people who stay longer. Ratings from multiple projects are not as valuable as one solid rating per year. Don't do strategy projects if you want to get rated, and definitely not if you want to get promoted. There are no plans to change this system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fully commit to selling strategy work and managing strategy people as though they were a separate business line, or spin off the strategy group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't join!

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

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

    Pros

    Decent vacation policy and not much else

    Cons

    False promises during hiring - no real strategy work
    No clear direction for experienced hires - made to do same work as 23 year olds with no value for experience brought in despite that being the sell during hiring
    promotion based on who you know and not what you do
    Way too much focus on slides and not content - that is not why MBAs are hired to do and being paid so much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a separate career path for MBAs with work experience
    Promote based on quality work done not power points

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, worst project and location EVER

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transaction Processing Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Transaction Processing Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Pros: jeans passes, benefits, pto, parking, food vendors/trucks for lunch, and free coffee/water.If you're looking for a good company to apply, this company is great. The benefits are good, dress code is flexible (even though they send out a dress code policy that no one follows) and the charity/social events they host are a way they encourage their employees to stay active and involved. Around the world at other locations, I'm sure it's good.

    Cons

    separated from other teams, no interpersonal relationships, rude people, stressful, unorganized, no sick days, far travel, no good leadership, preferential treatment, micromanagement. However, San Antonio Delivery Center at Fairgrounds Pkwy location is the worst place to work at if you decide to apply or you're referred through someone who works there as a Transaction Processing Associate/Representative. Within 2 years, 13 people have left the project because of poor management, leadership, team, communication, preferential treatment, and rude/unfair workload. Out of those 13, only 2 actually were able to move to a different project. If I can help the next person who thinks about applying, please don't waste you're time applying for this position. It's a set up and truly not worth the stress and unfair treatment. Trust me, the money is not worth it. Apply for another position there if you really must but not this one. Although the experience can be a lesson, the leads will fool you and make you believe they care about you only to question you and your personal life if you have a family member pass away. Again, the company is good, it just all depends on the team and/or project you're on. Every other team seems to keep their workers and appreciate them. However, this team is NOT a team. Again, don't apply for this position at this location. They'll start you off at 28-29K no matter if you have a college degree or not. They'll suggest to you that you have to be on the project for at least a year to move onto a new project/team. LIES. They'll make you believe there are endless opportunities to grow within the project when in reality there is only one way to advance. That's just to become an analyst. You have to do "analyst" work for at least 6-9 months before you can even see a promotion from 28-30K to 32K. While other projects in the building have the choice to work from home, you're NEVER able to work from home. The leads sneak and work from home and manipulate the team in believing their not working from home. – less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your workers and less attention on the number of people you higher. Don't just promote anyone on the teams because of how long they've been on the project, rate them on their work ethic and attendance. Reason why many have left this project over the two year span

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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