Accenture Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Solid Company

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
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  2. A good place to get a start.

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Bright people. Many work opportunities. Learn early and often.

    Cons

    Lower pay than competitors. Get stuck doing something you don't like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more. Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Will provide you the core training and diverse set of experience required for a strategy consultant.

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

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

    Pros

    *This pertains to Accenture's Strategy Practice*
    Ability to learn core strategy consulting skills - business analysis, stakeholder management, communications, etc. A global company with a wide range of resources and ability to work in any industry and geography. Work-life balance is typical for strategy consulting, i.e. 80+ hours a week.

    Cons

    *This pertains to Accenture's Strategy Practice*
    Quality of projects vary significantly. Sometimes you work on high impact topics with clients in the C-suite, , but sometimes you work on less significant topics with clients at the Director level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *This pertains to Accenture's Strategy Practice*
    If you would like to attract the same type of talent that go to McKinsey, Bain, BCG, you need to ensure consistency of projects for the Strategy practice. Do not give projects that are implementation focused or IT-strategy focused to your strategy employees. More importantly, do not penalize your employees during performance reviews for things that were outside their control (e.g. being staffed on a project that was designed and scoped to be low-impact).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Largely depends on project, but overall a solid company with solid people

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

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

    Pros

    good people, excellent experience, exposure to clients

    Cons

    easy to get in a "rut" in long engagements, can be cut-throat during performance reviews, raises and bonuses can feel out of your control

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Great company, great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Surrounded by intellectual and goal oriented people who can think quick on their feet. Accenture is a large company so you are bound to work with new people more often than not. You get excellent exposure to different types of work and methods.

    Cons

    I don't believe upward mobility is as fast as it could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and give more confidence to employees to push more towards attaining higher roles/levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. What you make of it...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Large company with global reach and very broad and cutting edge tech capabilities; good compensation and lots of professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Due to its size, it takes effort to align your interests with a specific consulting role - but it's very possible to do so if you're proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review of the ratings system and transparency around this process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Depends on project, but overall would say managers and above are compensated well but have to work hard for every dollar

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

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

    Pros

    great people, great benefits (employee stock purchase plan lets you buy ACN stock at 15% discount), good about working from home

    Cons

    different work forces (solutions, services, consulting) can all be doing the exact same work but get paid differently. work/life balance is very difficult as you move up. Promoted analysts to consultant this year but with zero raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop focusing too much on the bottom line, focus on retaining your top young talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  9. If you are proactive at seeking out opportunities and patient, you will do well at this company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    there is a strong people development culture

    Cons

    the work load is high, but that's to be expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know your teams' strengths and weaknesses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Great career development, interesting work, smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great career development, interesting work, smart people, good perks

    Cons

    Bad hours and range in type of work / quality of projects. Focusing your projects in an industry / function helps with promotion but may not meet your own development goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Stereotypical Large Company, But Great if Just a Stopover on Your Grander Career

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent network of people
    You will grow your business skills and grow as a person
    You will learn how to think like a consultant
    You will do good work for your client

    Cons

    Politically challenging
    It's difficult to build teamwork when you're not sure who has your best interests at heart
    As a consultant in general you have little to no responsibility for your own success, it can be based on how sane your client is or if your boss supports you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote based on who has been there the longest/knows the material. Detail-oriented people can be the worst leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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