Accenture Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Good place to start

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to get some experience straight out of college.
    Gain exposure to how things work in a large company environment

    Cons

    Since it's such a huge company, hard to get noticed/recognized.
    Promotions and raises are extremely hard to get here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Culture is highly dependent on the project you land on. Difficult to move project to projects if on a federal project.

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Decent pay. Recognizable name.

    Cons

    Long hours, work weekends if land on demanding team. Some managers expect that you will work every weekend but do little to appreciate you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay some attention to junior level analysts, because they are people too and have family/significant others in their lives as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Ok job. But no soul.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Many good people. But not as smart as they think.

    Cons

    Terrible culture and ethics. Arrogant and privileged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't cheat. Life is too short.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Software Engineering Analyst - Testing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Good work enviornment, Lots to learn, very good company

    Cons

    too many people which makes it a lot difficult to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Work Culture is good. Sometimes the work can get hectic but it totally depends on your project you are working on.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Work Culture is good. Sometimes the work can get hectic but it totally depends on your project.
    Good extra curricular activities at work

    Cons

    No time management
    No opportunities for changing the skill sets
    You have to struggle a lot to get a good project

  7. Good company for learning work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not that good in management level

    Cons

    benefits are very good. No values for employees.

  8. A good learning experience and resume builder but not a great place to stay. Entirely dependent on what the project is.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Great physical work environment (thought this was really up to the client).
    Good learning experience.
    They take chances on people with low experience.
    Wide variety of projects.

    So I was a subcontractor for Accenture working on site with a client. The experience overall was worth it. I learned a lot and it lead me to better things. Most of the good physical work environment depends on the client which in this case valued their employees. I learned a lot and it has put me on a decent career path at this point. While management doesn't always make changes they are very approachable and easy to get time with. Salary for actual Accenture employees seems very fair if not better then fair, but not so much for their contractors. Due to the contract we were paid overtime but encouraged to stop working and leave on time unless absolutely necessary.

    Cons

    Lots of frustrations with the client relationship. I worked with a mixture of client, Accenture and sub-contracted employees. General attitude is that if it can be blamed on the client then we can throw our hands in the air and say oh well so that becomes the main goal not success. Along with constantly watching your back and covering yourself from blame. Improvements are often slow and taking initiative isn't highly valued. Most employees seemed to take the process from the busy client and then execute EXACT the same way as instructed with no thought of improvement even though management constantly talks about that being their goal.

    Overall there seems to be a lack of big picture thought. Minute metrics to meet minimum level of contract are obsessed over while major problems are just ignored or only given token responses. While we were told the client requested this in most cases the client seemed rather baffled by it. Whether this is a break down in client or Accenture communication is hard to say but really a failure somewhere in negotiation and planning.

    Additionally many promises and outright lies were made to be turned into a full time, full benefits Accenture employee. This was delayed and delayed again and again until I actually announced my resignation at which point there was a scramble and to be fair a generous offer was made, but that at this point I'd seen enough. Overall though the pay structure with its combination of Accenture and sub-contracted employees (from multiple companies) made for huge pay disparities, largely meritless. Several contractors were fired without absolutely the slightest bit of notice or inclination. While this does not violate the terms of the contract it does violate general human decency.

    On a few occasions Accenture employees who were really not very competent were instead promoted and moved to other nearby projects.

    To be fair Accenture is a huge company and while I experienced many cons it is highly dependent on where you are in the company and who you are staffed with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a littler more honest with employees. Don't make empty employment promises that you only back up in desperation. Either do a better job negotiating how performance is measured to make it meaningful or stop obsessing over the unimportant ones. Maybe spend less money on happy hours and mandatory "fun" time and give that money to underpaid contractors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    very good work culture, good growth and pay

    Cons

    none no na nana nana an

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none doing good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great start from college, get out fast

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Decent starting salary. Travel. Frequent job changes

    Cons

    60-70 hr weeks. Night and weekend work expected

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. OK Entry Level

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    Former Employee - CFM Analyst
    Former Employee - CFM Analyst

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

    Pros

    -Since Accenture services such a broad range of industries, its easy to find information about other firms and sectors that may be more attractive work in.
    -Great PTO

    Cons

    -Management is selective about when to adhere to company values.
    -Pay was mediocre.
    -If you office doesn't have room for you to grow, you might be stuck. Transfers to another office (at least for my function) were forbidden

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Make it easier for non-consultants to move around firm.
    -If "Best People' is going to be a value, then best compensation needs to follow. Otherwise you are kidding yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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