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Accenture Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
8,242 Reviews

3.6
8,242 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.  

    Great for learning, bad for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    As a young person, the company offers structure which allows growth.

    Cons

    The company does not care about you, but rather you must find the people that care about you with the proper influence. While many opportunities are promised, few are delivered as they pigeon hole people into specific areas.

    They have now taken away the consulting practice, so changes are happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How are you going to retain the top talent for the duration of their careers if the consulting practice is being removed and compensation at other employers (same type of work/same hours) is much higher?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good at what it does but not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategy Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Accenture is very good at what it does which is primarily systems integration and BPO/Outsourcing work. Under management consulting (newly formed Accenture Strategy), the supply chain and operations group is really good. Compensation is competitive at the right after b school level but from what I've heard, it starts falling behind peers (who are pure partnerships) at the more senior level. There are some excellent people at Accenture - always willing to help and great colleagues period.

    Cons

    The management consulting practice leaves a lot to be desired. Majority of the projects are either supply chain projects or are a portion of a large systems integration gig. While it's true that figuring out how to slice and dice finance data for SAP reporting is a type of strategy project, it's not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word strategy. Perhaps the entire consulting industry is moving away from premium strategy advice type of projects but it's clear that Accenture sees it's future at the intersection of technology and strategy. This is not a bad thing, in fact probably the right thing for the firm to do, but it means more and more management consulting projects will have a strong IT flavor to them and it may not be what someone coming from business school or a pure strategy shop may be looking for.

    Compensation is pretty decent although many other consulting firms are known to pay more especially at the senior level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Do not get lost in the huge space

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. However be sure to work for a project where you have chances for personal growth. You may waste a lot of time getting stuck in projects where you do not learn a lot and then its difficult to get out. Always ask before rolling onto the project that you are going to work on.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be too monotonous . You have to take care of your career advancement. Easy to get lost in the big space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the learning and career advancement of the people .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hybris and various different projects' exposure

    Cons

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  6.  

    The Project Makes All The Difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Technology Architecture  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Technology Architecture in Dublin, CA

    Pros

    Accenture Brand
    Good salary if you know how to negotiate
    Growing , stable company
    High ethical standards & culture

    Cons

    Projects are hit and miss. You need to chose a project that you are passionate about.
    Accenture re-organizes a lot. I'm not sure how the re-orgs affect people.
    Long hours are usual. Accenture does not pay OT but expects lengthy hours. Make sure to negotiate a good pay package.
    Accenture is trying to compete with the Indian IT services firms. Many positions are going overseas to India and Phillipines. Client-facing and pre-sales roles will increasingly be done by offshore (or lower paid onshore folks).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work/life balance is nonexistent and pay for experience must be negotiated at hire or you never get it.

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

    Pros

    Working virtually saves a lot in commuting costs.

    Cons

    No work life balance and if you speak up your performance review will reflect it. Annual Increases are minimal. If you find that you are told to travel but don't want to, you have to prove that you can't or it was negotiated for your job upfront and again it reflects negatively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unless you are a workaholic, most people want to spend evenings and weekends with family without guilt or threat to performance. Unless you are at a client site working, travel should be very limited. Being in the same room doesn't necessarily make you work better and travel costs are tremendous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great, it truely satisfies me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Developer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Developer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great job perks and benefits

    Cons

    Not so great work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Chugging

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best place to get your foot int the door

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The best place to get your foot int the door. Get exposure to clients and will amass skills that will propel you forward. All in all I had a good experience.

    Cons

    Salary! You need to negotiate, they will low ball you. Advancement is not purely based on performance. you need to know which butt to kiss in order to move up....or even stay on a project.

    Also being on the bench sucks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is pointless because it will fall on deaf ears - the management goes by the old saying "if it aint broke dont fix it....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, not so good place for reward

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well organized, many good projects.

    Cons

    Promotion and reward process not good, chargeability is NOT a big factor for performance review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and chargeability promote people based on measureable factors such as chargeability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of opportunities if you know the right people

    Cons

    Tough to get the opportunities outside of your niche, especially if you don't know the right people!

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