Accenture Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Management in Austin is not that great!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

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

    Pros

    Good Training Opportunities for new undergrad.

    Cons

    Not really strong in technologies and software engineering. Good technical people are under-promoted until they leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    To upper management: Don't let managers to work half a day and stay home and claim flexible working hours. Eliminate unnecessary travel to India.

  2. Great Experience to move to another company

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    Current Employee - Client Service Delivery Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Client Service Delivery Lead in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits; flexibility in working from home depending upon client; 5 weeks PTO; HUGE e-learning library

    Cons

    Performance Management system forced ranking; majority of leadership is uninterested in leading - they are too focused on getting promoted or playing politics to get laddered higher for maximum bonuses; HR is dismal at best - offshored with little training and employees can only deal with them rather than having an onsite or community HR to address leadership, employee relations, compensation, or career issues. Moral is poor as the company continues to pinch pennies to provide higher bonuses for executives.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach in that employees are Accenture's greatest asset. Global surveys aren't the answer as too many employees are concerned with retribution as managers take action on individual employee comments for improvement or to voice concerns. You can't performance management people's engagement and trying to do so will decrease the engagement of the entire team.

  3. Cheap company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Manage your career at your will

    Cons

    Cheap company and not enough fair evaluation process

    Advice to Management

    Become private again

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  5. not much of meritocracy

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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    all paid traveling
    4+ weeks time off
    compensation is decent, benefits are pretty standard

    Cons

    anti meritocracy. your chance in getting promotion is pretty much depend on whether someone like you, than your work performance
    challenging team building, perhaps to due dog eat dog culture. i've seen analyst/consultant level argued with each other in front of client, just to prove a point, which was embarrassing
    limited professional development. you get a week of mandatory training at each level, and that's it
    depending on which project you are in, not much of work life balance. it is more like work-work balance
    (fyi, i worked for about 3 years, and was promoted to a manager level less than 2 years, so not a disgruntled employee)

  6. Underpaid & overworked

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with and for are amazing. They are smart, hard-working, easy to get along with and work with, driven, motivated, and fun. They are the kind of people you work with and spend time with outside of work. It is Accenture's best asset by far.

    Cons

    You work long, long hours; many people are underpaid for the time they commit (and underpaid compared to market value for the position); the firm is so big that you feel like you are just another body in the huge machine, most of the engagement you have with internal operations team members is automated or outsourced; the work can be underwhelming; it is high stress and can come with little reward;

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth, especially those who are newer in the firm as these will be the leaders of the firm one day. It is a shame to see great talent leave the firm because they do not feel valued.

  7. Program/Project Manager Level C

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance depends purely on the Client engagement and Service Unit assigned. I've seen it vary from very professional split between the two and aggressive schedules imposed by the Client and condoned by Accenture leadership.

    Networking can be good. Processes, while impractical, can be a good starting point to your evolutions.

    Cons

    Consider no guarantees here 'cause people who make promises do not have the authority and those with authority do not care. A talent for separating BS from real-speak can very hand here.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. Don't just engage when you have to, engage like your job depended on it.

  8. Accenture doing well. Still no raises

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture full-time

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

    Pros

    I didn't work on the consulting side but on the IO side.
    Good people in the trenches
    Interesting work
    My supervisor cared
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    No real future
    No career advancement
    Upper management changed to be all about costs and no longer about taking care of the front line people
    Raises not so good. No raises this year.

    Advice to Management

    This isn't rocket science. If you don't take care of your people the operation stalls and the competition passes you by.

  9. Just a number

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

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

    Pros

    Big company.. big name. Not a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    So big that you're a number and not a name. Used to be a wonderful small company mentality.. but as they grew so did their pool of employees making it less likely to stand out without being a top manager.

  10. Helpful (2)

    One Word: Joke

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    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

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

    Pros

    This review relates to the internal accounting function of Accenture, "AFS."
    Nice office space and free snacks.

    Cons

    As the title states, this place is a joke. We coast out for the majority of the month and then get swamped around closing time, staying as late as 10pm. We have a lot of people with fancy titles that act like their positions are really important, but in reality, they're run-of-the mill accountants/finance people.

    Advice to Management

    AFS is a joke. Revamp, reorganize for better talent and leadership who're actually competent.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Old School Business Struggling to Adapt to New World Realities

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Global Practice Leader
    Former Employee - Global Practice Leader

    I worked at Accenture

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

    Pros

    + A great deal of independence is granted to you.
    + Work is varied if not all interesting.
    + Global leadership opportunities exist early on, but beware of them being poorly designed.
    + Good compensation
    + Willing to try new things (but be careful to understand if they are truly supported, especially financially).
    + Great place for commodity IT work or outsourcing but not innovation.

    Cons

    - If you don't start at Accenture, chances are as a senior leader you will never quite integrate.
    - Too conservative of a culture to get real growth particularly in new markets or leveraging new technologies.
    - A fraction of the investment in research as other similar firms.
    - Account leaders have so much control that industry practices and "best practice" sharing is nominal.
    - Too much work is "boilerplate" versus really innovative.

    Advice to Management

    You need fresh blood and you need to be willing to step out of the box of doing things The Accenture Way.
    Your services are too expensive to be a commodity outsourcing or IT house, but your innovation is too weak to really compete for cutting edge work.
    You also need to fund more research and integrate your acquisitions to create a seamless experience for clients.

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