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Accenture Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
8,254 Reviews

3.6
8,254 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.  

    Enterprise Workforce US

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Working at home is nice.

    Cons

    Company got really cheap after economic meltdown. One year they had record profits and did a salary freeze and sent out an email saying it was due to "Market Conditions" which means if you don't like it go look for another job. There won't be any Enterprise jobs left outside of India and Argentina in a few years. Senior management plays favorites and there are no opportunities for promotion unless you're one of their pets. The laddering system for promotions and raises works against you if your manager is bad. Constant cutbacks in all benefits. I'd love to be a shareholder, but I'd hate to be an employee there again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an onshore presence, your offshore employees are terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good go

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

    Pros

    Benefits, people, pay, responsibility , etc.

    Cons

    Travel, lack of involvement from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hired, Relocated, Laid Off within 6 months.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Underwriter II  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Underwriter II in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Good training, Very Good benefits

    Cons

    Layoffs common due to contracts ending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with people for placement in other areas before laying off. Communicate possibility of layoff before relocating them.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Manager with over 15 years experience prior to Accenture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Paid salary while not on an assignment.

    Cons

    Forced to accept roles that require travel.
    Do not reward pay for performance.
    After being 100% billable for annual review cycle I received NO annual pay increase because I am paid at the higher level within my paygrade.
    Corporate structure does not support earning a promotion, especially at manager and above levels. Earning a promotion takes being connected and alignment of the stars - perfect client, perfect role, Senior leadership that doesn't protect their roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your experienced hires. Reward your "Consistent with" producers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Inconsistent - Management and project experience can range from horrible to wonderful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good exposure to different industries
    Some very experienced managers

    Cons

    They "strech" your skills; you may not be qualified for a job but they assign you anyway
    Some Very bad managers, stressed, unrespectful and they retaliate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to know how to manage
    Need to create better inentive structure, current one is not inducive to team work or individual advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect to have a life outside of work.

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

    Pros

    Pay, travel perks, good name for the resume, opportunity for upward movement

    Cons

    16 hour days, no compensation for overtime, treat you like a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the employees feel like real people

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

    You're squeezed until you burn out

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

    Pros

    Pros are for sure the higher salary and benefit compared to other companies. You have the chance to improve your skill, but you have to do it by yourself - don't expect somebody to teach you.

    Cons

    You are a resource and you only need to produce money for the company. This means you are under very high pressure all the time and you loose your life/work balance. Stress will become your worst enemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember that in front of you there are Persons and not only resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work doesn't always pay off!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP SCM Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - SAP SCM Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Great people and smart but makes it very competative, Accenture knows how to recruit.
    Travel can be fun for some people who want to earn points and free vacations

    Cons

    Pay is not equal to market
    Work-life balance is non-existent on a project
    Performance rating is a joke, it is about who knows who
    Constant feedback is not there, even when performing poorly
    Management is not worried about the lower level workers that do the work, just the bottom line. The management put people in positions they are not suited for just save some money
    Project communication is horrible and always in silos and not cross team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember what it was like when starting out and help as much as possible. Keep open, honest feedback throughout the performance year not just at rating time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bittersweet

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

    Pros

    Working with high profile clients

    Cons

    No training, offers lesser technical roles, more of support and testing roles to entrylevel engineers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding yet needlessly dissapointing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Very forward thinking company. Wonderful benefits.

    Cons

    Management has too many levels and too much hierarchy. More useless data people than productive employees making the operation top expensive. They lose clients faster than they can get them because they are simply too big to pay attention. They will ignore a strong resume and hire people that are basically useless making them further inefficient. They do not like to promote to higher levels within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those of you that understand how to fix your operation need to get on it. As of now; youre effectively out of the credit services business and you have caused thousands to lose jobs because of it. Get in touch with your lower level management and productive employees and drop to weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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