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Accenture Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
9,152 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 588 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 524 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1147 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 184 reviews)

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  1.  

    A GREAT FIRST JOB OUT Of school

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance overall. Was able to accrue a lot of PTO in a short amount of time. Really awesome career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation was only partially competitive. Uses laddering system for raises which is counterproductive for collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good people

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    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are good, sometimes the work can be really boring though. They have been very flexible with time off for health concerns. Good work life balance and sometimes the account will have fun events.

    Cons

    They won't let you travel if you are an analyst, which is something I really wanted to do. Federal sucks you in and keeps you there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people work from home more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good client focus, a lot of training and project work, good structure to build on for growth and development.

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

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    culture, people, office and equipment. Interesting client work and projects. good Business mode.l

    Cons

    worklifebalance, later development and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    view staff as individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Mgmt Consultant in Federal Practice

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, work hard /play hard mentality, career progression (you are responsible for your own career - you can take it down whatever path you choose). Plenty of opportunities to network, and for the federal practice - not much travel.

    Cons

    There is a decent amount of bureaucracy, working with the government can be akin to pulling teeth, easy to get lost in a large firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation, decrease amount of useless trainings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love the company!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had a very positive experience at Accenture. I loved the people, work, and the office environment. I found the innovative nature of the company to be motivating, most of my projects had some exciting technology compoents, and Accenture provided me with an excellent professional development experience.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can be hard to balance on some projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage a better work-life balance for your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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

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

    Pros

    Great if you get on the right project and have a good boss

    Cons

    Some people aren't so lucky

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wonderful company, but be wary of balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    This is one of the best companies to launch a career. The colleagues and management that you will find at Accenture truly are world-class.
    For those that are already well into their career, Accenture is a wonderful place to refine existing skills and build new ones.
    Opportunities abound for those that are motivated and willing to put in the effort.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is something that is constantly discussed by staff and management -- the challenge is that no one discusses how to manage that balance. In order to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding consulting environment, you need to determine what this balance is and effectively communicate this to others. WIthout this, you will find that that projects and business development opportunities will eat into all aspects of your life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wide Range of Opportunities in any Aspect of Business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Accenture's enormous range of expertise and breadth of services is one of my favorite things about the firm. Consultants have the opportunity to work in almost any industry and impact nearly every aspect of business, from corporate strategy and digital strategy to operations, change management, and leadership development.

    I'm always learning something new because Accenture encourages its people to be entrepreneurial; consultants all over the planet are constantly pushing the boundaries of business services in areas in which they have a unique interest or passion.

    It's fun to work for a firm that enables me to go to a client to help them totally rethink a problem and then say "look what we can do next" and take them through the solution to change their business.

    Cons

    Our Management Consulting practice is one of the largest in the world, and we strive to expand our footprint every day, but it's not always easy to find projects in one's area of interest. The double-edged sword of being an entrepreneurial place where you can create your own destiny is that you often really do have to create your own path in order to have an enjoyable career here.

    We excel at a number of things, specifically operations and change management, but it can feel like Strategy gets the short end of the stick at times. Hopefully that's changing given our new focus on Accenture Strategy as a key part of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredibly hard-working, type A company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great, talented, and motivated employees; challenging work.

    Cons

    Work life balance is 100% work. Not much balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much salary compression and benefits cutting -- good employees will leave if these trends continue and Accenture will become "just another company".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company for self-motivated career climbers.

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

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

    Pros

    variety of work, efficient HR processes

    Cons

    competition among peers, market-level compensation but above market expectations

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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