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Accenture Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
8,268 Reviews

3.6
8,268 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    If you life to travel and don't have a family, go ahead.

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

    Pros

    A lot of options to learn.

    Cons

    You basically don't have a life.

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

    Good company with great projects but culture and work-life balance isn't great

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

    Pros

    The company does amazing projects and truly deliver industry changing outcomes that makes you feel proud to be part of the organization. Compensation is within market range, however, be prepared to work hard.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, hierarchy and red tape within the organisation. A lot of big egos at the senior level, though not all. Makes it difficult to get things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't bother

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mort Loan Processor  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Mort Loan Processor in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Personal growth if your job is still available and clients don't throw out your project , work life balance

    Cons

    Leadership, micromanage, uneducated superiors, lack of communication, nepotism, cronyism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATE

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

    Rapid career growth, but no culture.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get promoted faster. You can survive if your skills are not as much. You get more exposure and work more with the client.

    Cons

    Lack of culture. People get promoted often based on personal relationship and not qualifications or merit. It doesn't matter if you are very good at something; they'll make you do what's necessary for the task you are assigned.
    Lack of leadership; you'll often find yourself managed by entry level people AND you have to please them as much as you can if you want a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plz fix the company's culture. Make sure team leads and managers are qualified.

  6.  

    Technology oriented Management consulting

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

    Pros

    Big company with offices worldwide and opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects and industries

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; technology is the company's bread and butter so if interested in other type of work, it can be challenging. Because of it's size, people can be lost in the shuffle and make it difficult to manage their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better onboarding process; provide the right training to the right people; make sure peopel are evaluated and compensated consistently across groups and projects

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sr Systems Manager

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

    Pros

    Growth, Good for US hires, decent paymaster, good number of leaves

    Cons

    Company does not have a good relocation policy, Green card process approvals are painful, Too big a company to get noticed, the Global relocation policy (GCP) needs to be improved and be relevant to market instead it triggers attrition among employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve internal scheduling of employees, losing good employees due to slow green card approvals, GCP policy definitely needs to improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Careers at Accenture - do they really exist?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Operations
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Operations

    Pros

    During my tenure at Accenture I experienced personal and professional growth, was looked to for expertise in many areas, mentored many young new employees and was generally satisfied with my career choice and path. I have since left Accenture due to changes in Leadership, strategy and feeling like I was no longer having an impact.

    Cons

    In Accenture "the Emperor wears no pants"...on projects you are told not to speak up if you don't agree with something Sr. Leadership has put forth. Ideas are not encouraged if they clash with Leadership ideas or programs.

    Annual appraisal process is horrible. Often people providing input have little knowledge of what you do day to day and their input directly impacts your career. At the end of the process you are grouped in with your peers and then "laddered" if you are on the bottom rung of the ladder you will find out when they let you know you have 30 days to find a new role (yours is being eliminated) if you are not able to find a new role internally you are let go. Oh and by the way the people who can help you find a new role are the HR people that have already determined that you failed in your old role so don't expect to find a new role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to new ideas and engage people in decision that affect them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Accenture treats employees like widgets ("Human" Resources)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Accenture follows rigorous business and technical processes that form the basis of its reputation

    Cons

    Accenture treats (treated) its people like widgets ("human" resources) to burn and churn. It treats (treated) people who provide internal services all the worse (although this basic paradigm is common in business) -- in particular, they have no career growth plans and treat those who wish to grow as annoyances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better and see your churn rate decline, while your performance rise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still seems a great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Lots of diverse experiences as a new college hire. Very large outsourcing jobs give great business running experience for those that seek it out.

    Cons

    A rapidly commoditizing business, lots of fluff at the upper levels, and a Wall St centric disconnected leadership. Very difficult place for experienced hires above Manager level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a month in the field with Senior Manager and junior managing directors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist Intern
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist Intern

    Pros

    You will work with a diverse group of people
    Opportunities to travel all across the world

    Cons

    Weird hours because of offshore team.
    Given almost no work
    Gained almost no experience
    Majority of the work was meetings and code review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an actual plan for interns before hiring them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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