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Accenture Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.6 8,004 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

(3,157 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great place to start off; Future depends on desire to move up or not

    Systems Integration Consultant (Former Employee) Florham Park, NJ

    ProsThe people are by far the best and so many long lasting friendships have come out of Accenture. It is also a great place to get the most experience you will ever get from a company, which will help your career take off. If you desire to move to another company at some point in your life, you will be sought after by so many!
    Also, hotel and airline points!

    ConsWork/life balance is very difficult to come by. Travel is fairly common. Can be put in roles which you have no experience doing but are deemed to be an expert by the client.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsQuality clients. Nice work environment

    ConsPromotion process needs some improvement

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    Relationship-based organizational structure

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsHigh quality people, culture and values built on strong internal relationships and community. Accenture employees starting at the analytst and consultant levels have unparalleled professional tenure

    ConsOne of the highest attrition for more senior staff, it is difficult for experienced hires to assimilate into highly relationship-based organizational structure.We senior leadership providing organizational direction and growth-strategy;

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement is pigeonholed at the account level, inventive structures are not implemented, nor are investment budgets, and leadership does not provide the necessary infrastructure for future leaders to thrive.Model the way, Enable others to act, work smarter to increase organizational success opposed to fragmented account team success strategies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good experience!

    Loan Processor (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsVery willing to find you more work if one platform contract expires.

    ConsSome of the managers over the platforms shouldn't be managers due to their experience or knowledge; or should I say lack of knowledge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you ask your employees to push, push, and work overtime. Then please do not complain about overtime when it's payday.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    All very diverse individuals, but like minded (type A)

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsGreat reputation, great spring board, great vacation time

    ConsAs analyst or consultants, you have a short life expectancy aka burn out likely, very young / immature crowd. Your colleagues social life is their colleagues which means they don't mind staying longer. With this mentality going into a deliverable, be prepared to have to stay late too.

    All roles are testers or programmers... very high demand and little for business roles

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote people with good management skills, not just technical skills. A manager doesn't need to know the very technical aspects of systems integration - that's the analysts job. I have been burned many times because my manager is less experienced in management than I am. This leads to a ton of rework and lack of communication because they want to save face. If you can't trust the analysts because they are new, then you need to train more, or get the right people on the bus who you CAN trust.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, good process, disconnected leadership!

    Management Consulting Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsPlenty of opportunities to grow if you are willing to work hard; I got 2 promotions within a short time.

    ConsLeadership is disconnected with what's going on below senior manager. Retention issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind the truth out yourself; not just what people say. Organizational health is very important.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tough job, sometimes the money is worth it

    Business & Systems Integration Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIf you get in with the right group of people, you can get promoted very quickly. If not, you will struggle a lot. You have to sacrifice a lot - sleep, personal time, health, etc., but you can make it to an executive level a lot more quickly than at most companies.

    ConsIt is hard to balance work and life without being judged or suffering for it in the yearly performance ratings. Clients have all the power to treat you however they like and they will absolutely abuse that power.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some more time learning how to stand up to clients. If you keep letting them steamroll us, you will continue to loose all the good people.
    Also, please stop hiring terrible people. And stop taking away all the good things about working at Accenture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Accenture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt has opportunities for work/life balance if you are not in a traveling postion (consulting).

    ConsIf you are in a traveling role, you must be away from family for much of the week for months at a time.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Accenture good for professional advancement

    Manager (Former Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsGood networking and requires a high degree of integrity

    ConsLots of travel and time away from home. Large and slow to react to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo Comment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to gain exposure

    IT Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsExposure to different fields and training material for new analyst. It's worth mentioning that most Senior managers are easy to approach for any questions or concern you may have.

    ConsWork-life balance is difficult to maintain because the life of the consultant is to deliver within a given time, which usually requires long hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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