Accenture Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Recruiting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of exposure across all industry verticals, engagement with executive leadership

    Cons

    workload is overwhelming, reactive environment, upward mobility is difficult


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good for entry and mid levels

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Very process oriented - lots of known boxes to tick - so getting something done is relatively predictable (but not easy) 2. Very large and mature - so extremely well established mechanics of effort estimation, pricing, risk assessment, etc. 3. Great place to start one's career, middle management team is average, top management team is an assemblage of "individual fiefdoms" (turfs) resembling a map of Europe will not survive the changing market place 4. Excellent training provided to team at entry and middle levels, top management training is perfunctory.

    Cons

    1. Very open discriminatory attitude towards people from other geographies, especially from emerging geographies, and surprisingly, at all levels. 2. Subservience is critical to growth 3. Growth/promotion depends on how vocal your career counselor is - it also depends on how well one remains clinging to the tailcoats of the bosses - so upward networking skill is crucial

    Advice to Management

    1. Please manage it as truly one large operations - this may require one to replace the "management" with people capable of managing different geographies 2. The organization spends more time sorting out who internally will look after what, rather than what to do with the market. Understandable that opportunities are becoming more complex, but then, please take the maxim "consultants are not good managers - they may advice but not be capable of doing it themselves" to heart.


  3. Helpful (1)

    No compensation- low ball

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Mobile Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is some flexibility with schedules.

    Cons

    This a good old boys network.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair across the board.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Takes High price from Clients and Pay less to Consultants

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    Former Contractor - ETL Consultant in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Former Contractor - ETL Consultant in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    As a consultant did not see any pros with Accenture. Since client let me go due to budget and they could not find project for me.

    Cons

    Accenture Charges very high price from clients and pay 25% to 30% to Consultants, and ask consultants to bring there personal equipment and use for office purpose. That is how they negotiate with clients to take high amount. This is 1000% impact on consultants since client will not bear long time contract due to high price, which will not be disclosed to consultants and last minute client give surprise to consultant today is your last we were informed to your vendor a week ago. Now Consultant will be in the middle of the river since no time to find another project.


  6. Leadership is Slashing people for no reason

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    Current Employee - SAP CRM Functional Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - SAP CRM Functional Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Compensation, benefits and flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Leadership always gives advise to expand the industry or skills search to find a project as a consultant or as part of Client & Market group. But in really when you apple for a role, hiring manager will no reply to you and if you are lucky enough to get reply, the reply you will get is like "you don't have industry experience". I agree candidate may not have industry experience but candidates has skills and that's what job demand. No person on this planet born with all industry experience, everyone needs opportunity to learn about the industry. Just because Accenture didn't have projects for me and they were not willing to wait as they were paying me while i was on bench, they threaten to me find something or else i have to leave my job. Very rude behavior from HR and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think about profit all the time and just for your growth. Think about others, which are below you, who needs opportunity to grow and step up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Blah

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people can be wonderful. The opportunities for involvement in the community and organization are wonderful. Fundraising and charity opportunities. Easy to make friends on large projects.

    Cons

    The people can be AWFUL, Promotions based off seniority in the company rather than merit means you get some really bad managers. Easy to get lost on large projects.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based off merit. Be nice to your employees. Actually pay attention to work hours. Get more involved in the events they plan and support.


  8. Review

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture (Less than a year)

    Pros

    International exposure; possible international assignments

    Cons

    REALLY dislike their method of finding a new role: if you don't find a new role / assignment in 21 days, they toss you out and hire new people! The method of reviews is also totally dependant on the relationship you had with the person that is reviewing you and is dependant on how that person feels about you on the day the review is done. Some are objective - some are not (especially when the reviewer doesn't know what you job function was nor what you did!)

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible when people are on the bench! Clients take a long time to assess projects and get them staffed


  9. Only good for consulting jobs.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Travel, Work-life balance, 401k. Only good for consulting workforce. Bad opportunities for solution teams.

    Cons

    Bad opportunities for solution teams. Low pay, low bonuses, low raises, too many international workers that speak proper English.


  10. Helpful (1)

    No greencard

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Solid pay and very good clients

    Cons

    No green card for h1b holders.. The attrition has gone high because of that.. Onshore resources have to move out to another company for green card.. That's pathetic for such a good company like accenture

    Advice to Management

    Try retaining good employees by providing long term benefits


  11. Helpful (1)

    Avoid Corporate Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Marketing Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate Marketing Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Accenture name on your resume - Benefits - Vacation Policy - Interesting Business

    Cons

    - Highly toxic leadership from the CMO down who waste resources and money on vanity projects and internal Tiffany gifts. - High rate of attrition - best people have left due to lack of career opportunities and oppressive leadership - Corporate staff suffering from Stockholm Syndrome - completely incapable of making decisions, second guessing, and fearful of reprisal. - Inability to create and drive new digital marketing programs due to lack of expertise despite having large budgets. Still waiting for new website to launch 2 years later... - Staff who have been in the same roles for 20+ years are ineffective marketers who have never worked anywhere else and therefore do not possess a modern marketing skill set. - No accountability of leadership and anemic senior managers who can't make decisions or effectively lead staff. - No career path and weak investment in external training due to budget reductions. - Travel restriction for 4+ years - you will never leave the office; new mandate that you can't work remotely (from home). - Senior leaders who abuse their power can block promotions and won't allow people to move to new departments without great discomfort. - Majority of top marketing leadership team is out of touch with the consulting business, the clients we serve. - HR is remote in Argentina - cannot effectively help mediate or protect staff from abusive corporate leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Continue cleaning shop. Recent changes and retiring leaders have been welcome - but to truly change - the CEO should retire the CMO and fire the incompetent head of corporate marketing. Rebuild from the top down with people who have the modern skills to lead, inspire and above all have integrity. Develop greater accountability at leadership level - US based HR should speak up and expose obvious abuses of power to CEO. Invest in ALL people - do not treat marketing like a back office after-thought.



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