Accenture Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  • The consulting world is filled with many craziness but I love the fact that Accenture fosters a good work/life balance (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture in organisation (in 543 reviews)

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  • Absolutely zero work-life balance (in 1194 reviews)

  • No work life balance for technical developers (in 192 reviews)

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  1. Variety

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Accenture (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of engagements and great training

    Cons

    Lots of travel, stay on your toes


  2. Business & Sytems Integration

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business & Systems Integration in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business & Systems Integration in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of happy hours and smart people.

    Cons

    HR is always requiring actions on the part of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to keep up with the competition


  3. Helpful (4)

    Entry-Level Position

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at Accenture full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at Accenture Federal Services for 7 and a half months (from mid-June 2014 - January 2015). I enjoyed my time at AFS, as I was able to learn a lot in my first few months there. I met a good number of highly knowledgeable people, who were solid work friends of mine.

    Cons

    I was surprisingly rolled off my project with no prior notice, and placed on another project, where I really did not do much of anything for my last 4 months at AFS. I already had another offer lined up for February 2015 at another company, so I decided not to pursue other opportunities. However, if I did not have that other offer, I would have looked to pursue other open roles at AFS, or looked at other companies.


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  5. Good for resume

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity and ability to work for and with a lot of people. I had access to as many partners as I wanted and that has helped me move up in my career even after I left ACN. I also made a ton of money in salary, bonuses and stocks.

    Cons

    The hours. Had no life. Everyone is type A and best of the best and trying to exceed everyone and be in the top ten percent is really hard work. Truly up or out.

    Advice to Management

    Make ACN more like it was before it went public and bring back the perks you got before going public.


  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Never do the same work for more than a year at a time

    Cons

    Hard to get anything done quickly


  7. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Accenture in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager Accenture in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Working with smart people - Opportunities available for the best people

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is up to the individual. If you don't set expectations with your teams or clients, you won't have one.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to try and enjoy their lives and strive for a work/life balance that suits them.


  8. Managed Care Expert

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people Interesting projects Several growth opportunities Good brand value

    Cons

    Compensation is below average Promotion process is not efficient Long hours and limited work life balanace


  9. Super Intelligent People

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Most intelligent group of people I have ever worked with. Pay is Fair Travel is extensive

    Cons

    The Process is more important the people Have to find your own projects

    Advice to Management

    The laddering process is too political.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great learning experience and career support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent at training and providing constant support when needed Open door policy allows transparency and approachability to management when needed Flexibility of schedule Performance driven

    Cons

    Promotion structure can be shaky at times. Depending on how strong a year it has been for the company and company need means you either get promoted for your hard work, or just get a pat in the back for it. (Performance factor) Mentality that unpaid overtime is expected trickles down from management and permeates on scheduling, meaning that instead of management scheduling appropriately to account for unexpected circumstances, it can be overly aggressive schedule to deliver and force the teams into overtime without reason. (Burning the resources and causing unneeded strain)

    Advice to Management

    One of the company's overstated phrase is work/life balance, so it should be the employee's choice on how to strike the balance. If the employee can/will only handle the minimum amount of workload (8-8.5hrs) in order to accommodate for family or personal time it should be his choice, and should not be forced/expected by poor scheduling and overachiever mentality to sacrifice the wanted balance. It should be the employee's choice to perform at a higher level or with increased responsibilities.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Solid Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity for growth and defining your career path for motivated professionals

    Cons

    If you are not comfortable putting your foot down it is very easy to get over worked or stuck on a project you do not like

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is "type A". I think this pushes out work but dampens the creativity of other employees. In the Federal practice people get developed an promoted in vacuums and the current laddering process favors those employees. It creates leadership that is not well developed to the Accenture brand and hampers development of analysts.



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