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19 days ago

L2 PDM Analyst

Accenture San Jose, CA

• Minimum of 2 years Data Entry into PDM app (ex. Agile, Windchill) Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with Hi-Tech engineering… Accenture

30+ days ago

Senior Java Developer

Accenture San Jose, CA

All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll… Accenture

30+ days ago

Software-as-a-Service / Manager

Accenture San Jose, CA

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment… Accenture

6 days ago

Trainer - Contact Center

Accenture San Jose, CA

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. Accenture… Accenture

30 days ago

SOA API Architecture Consultant- Location Negotiable+

Accenture San Jose, CA

• Minimum of 4 years of combined development experience using Java or .NET, XML, JSP or ASP, JavaScript or VB Script and Node.js or equivalent… Accenture

23 days ago

Entitlements Consultant - Tech

Accenture San Jose, CA

Basic Qualifications: • Entitlements experience • Minimum 3 years working at software companies • Bachelor's Degree Preferred Skills… Accenture

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    Productivity (chargeablity) is all that matters.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Accenture


    There is definitely brand recognition in working for Accenture. It's the largest consulting firm in the world, so people have heard of them. (Besides, who could miss the Tiger ads plastered all over every apirport.) One person who posted mentioned that they got 6 years of experience in 3 years at the company. That's probably true. There's a wide range of clients and experiences to have at the company. In my 20 months with the firm, I worked on 6 projects at 6 different clients, all in different industries. That's not something that you're going to get in any other industry job.


    Work/Life balance? What's that? There pretty much isn't such a thing as work/life balance at Accenture. It's all about "productivity numbers" which is basically the number of hours you are chargeable to the client in any given week, out of 40. So it is possible to have chargeablility greater than 100%, e.g., you work on client material for 50 hours, and your chargeablility would be 125% (50/40 = 1.25) But for the firm, it's all about chargeablility. In some instances, I think the drive to get high productivity drives unethical behavior. I've seen people charge in hours spent at team dinners that didn't have the client present just because it was "work related."

    I felt like a jack of all trades, master of none at this company. Frequently, they put people in roles they are not qualified to fill. This also borders on unethical because as consultants, our job is to come in as the experts, but when we know less than the client about a particular software or issue, that can't be a good situation. Many "experts" are nothing more than experts at Googling for solutions to a particular issue, having no real expertise in the matter at all. Again, this placement in a particular role goes back to the productivity issue. The firm wants people to charge hours to a client even if it means charging 40-80 hours of time spent "researching" something on Google. If it didn't cost companies so much money, it would almost be laughable.

    The pay isn't that great. When I entered, I was told that Consultants were paid significantly more than their "industry" counterparts. Thanks to Glassdoor, I'm not sure that's the case any more. I think people in industry can easily be paid 20-30% more than Accenture employees

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    You need to genuinely care about people. The emphasis on productivity is ridiculous and turns us from people into machines.

    Also, there's too much secrecy and too little transparency.

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