Accenture Reviews

Updated August 24, 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. Good company, but choose your project well

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Your experience at Accenture has much more to do with the projects you're on than with Accenture's overall corporate identity. Although it's generally an IT consulting firm, it has a very wide range of projects. In DC there are numerous long-term government projects if you prefer staying local to being on the road all week and changing projects every three months. Some of these projects stop feeling like projects, though, and begin to feel like you're doing ongoing operations, so be careful if that's not what appeals to you. I had consistently good project managers and Accenture offers quite a few training opportunities both in house at their facility and for industry certifications. Pay and benefits were both good.

    Cons

    On the other hand, Senior Managers were hit or miss. Some were excellent and others were pretty bad. Consulting is a notoriously high turnover industry and Accenture is higher than most (25% per year). General wisdom is that Accenture pays less than other consulting firms, but I thought I was compensated pretty well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on Senior Managers because clients do notice if they're not up to par. Incorporate BD as consultants and PMs more so as people work their way up they make a more effective transition.


  2. Accenture Review

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    Current Employee - IT Project in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Project in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -High working standards that keep you challenged/learning -Good training opportunities -good benefits -working with diverse people

    Cons

    -Compensation -Work/life balance -it can get competitive and political -performance review process may not provide the most accurate picture for an employee at times


  3. Technology Consulting Analyst

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    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and management are fantastic, great benefits too. It will open a lot of doors in the future.

    Cons

    The rating system is kind of flawed but supposedly they are fixing it.

    Advice to Management

    Give feedback more often.


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  5. Great company to start your career with

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Young workforce, competitive salary, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Inexperienced workforce, flat raise/bonus structure


  6. Great place to start a career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Accenture Federal Services for just over four years. The size and pace of government work have made it an ideal place to begin my career. It's been a great environment for trying/learning new skills, gradually taking on more responsibility, etc. Compensation is just average--if you're not in the consulting workforce, you'll get frustrated by it. Vacation was 25 days a year when I started--can't complain about that one.

    Cons

    AFS projects are large and slow moving. Depending on your energy level and ambition, this gets old at some point. It's near impossible to move from AFS to LLP, and still not simple to move within AFS. The first couple promotions come quickly/easily for anyone who is motivated. Beyond that, things can be political, or just kind of random (i.e. having to wait for someone more senior to leave).

    Advice to Management

    Fix the workforce model so that more people within AFS have the same opportunities and are competing on a more level playing field. Make movement within AFS simpler. Make sure teams members of large projects actually feel like they work for Accenture, and not their specific project.


  7. Variety

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Variety of engagements and great training

    Cons

    Lots of travel, stay on your toes


  8. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    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


  9. Helpful (4)

    Entry-Level Position

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Good for resume

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


  11. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to get anything done quickly



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