Accenture – Why Work For Us?

Join a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The sheer scale of Accenture’s capabilities and client engagements—and the unique way we innovate, collaborate, operate and deliver value—provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance your career. 

  • Accenture Digital Careers: Help our clients unleash the power of digital to drive growth, create new sources of value and transform their businesses
  • Accenture Strategy Careers: Help our clients find solutions for their most pressing C-suite issues at the intersection of business, technology and function
  • Accenture Technology Careers: Deliver a broad, deep spectrum of technology services to help organizations translate their strategic business agendas into IT initiatives and solutions.
  • Accenture Operations Careers: Provide specialized business operations, such as customer care, IT, finance and HR, on an outsourcing basis for our clients.
  • Industry Specialization: Use your industry specialization to effect change for our clients, while building an extraordinary career.

With many of the world’s leading companies as our clients, you can gain experience working with a range of industries, clients and technology solutions and help shape the future of business, government and society.

Watch the video below to learn about our client impact, and tour Accenture Communities to experience how you could help transform your local community.

Accenture is made up of diverse teams of highly motivated people, with “can do” attitudes, who are committed to achieving outstanding results. You can collaborate with, learn from and be coached by the very best people – supportive, approachable leaders and colleagues with great expertise across all areas of our business.

This unique team culture offers you a diverse network of skilled, respected colleagues and leaders who are committed to helping you – and ultimately our clients – succeed. By embracing an inclusive culture that supports diverse talent, our people collaborate successfully and enable Accenture to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

Meet some of our people now and hear what they think is special about Accenture. Follow our employee blogs to hear more experiences.

At Accenture, we believe that specialized skills and development opportunities are vital to the short- and long-term growth of our professionals. That’s why we offer industry-leading training, career counseling and development tools for our people to succeed. 

Last year, we invested approximately US$850 million in training and professional development and offered approximately 80 percent more training hours than our competitors. Our training programs leverage unparalleled tools and resources that are tailored to individual needs so you grow and develop continuously.

Learn how Accenture mentors will also help you grow professionally. 

 

We understand that what you earn and the benefits you receive have an enormous impact on your quality of life. Because we’re always competing to attract and retain the very best people, we continuously review our rewards strategy to make sure it’s the best it can be.

Join our team and you'll receive a comprehensive rewards package, which may include: 

  • Generous paid time off package
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life insurance and long-term disability
  • 401(k) Match and Savings Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Parental leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Gym and fitness discounts
  • Corporate discount program
  • Hotel and travel discounts
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan, offering shares at a discounted rate
  • Employee Referral Program, including monetary rewards for successful referrals to the company

Besides making sure you’re well rewarded, we also have a whole range of initiatives designed to help you get even more out of life at work and at home. For example:

  • Flexible hours and telecommuniting
  • Wellness programs and incentives
  • Backup dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Program, a confidential, 24 – hour counseling program for personal or work-related issues
  • Limited Concierge Service, helping you support the demands of your career and home life

Learn more about benefits and rewards at Accenture.

undefinedAre you interested in launching your career with Accenture? Get support from Accenture Career Coach, a great new tool from Accenture. Packed with practical tips, advice and information, it’s designed to help candidates develop their career – and ultimately land their dream job.

The tool is broken down into seven useful sections, covering everything from making a career transition to developing perfect interview technique; job-hunting with social media to building strong business relationships. Now you can plan, study and find answers to recruiting questions, all in one place.

Get started now with Accenture Career Coach. Follow the Accenture Recruiting Bog for additional career advice.

 

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    good job nice people

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    Current Employee - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

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

    Pros

    Accenture has a global work force and it shows. I personally like working in such an environment. People are kind and helpful, although some are caught up in competition trying to get a differential advantage over others rather than working together.

    The corporation itself is, at least honest about why it exists: money, profit. This is evident in all policies and rating systems. Of course they try and make you believe that there is some other motive using propaganda. however, most people see through this and share that view with you. That being said Accenture does provide opportunities to help internationally with various aid organizations and programs where you can, at a reduced pay, go and help in less fortunate countries if you want.

    Cons

    Red tape is something you will have to learn to live with. There is tonnes of that. You may also feel that you can never make decisions or call the ball as this is reserved, in any practical sense, for all with the title of Senior Executive.

    the rating and review system is built around the belief that money is the motivator for all to work harder. Although money is important, this is and should not be the reason you do what you do. Also all performance is curved, comparing you to your peers. This means that you may often be subject to bias and the luck of the draw since you can not always pick and choose what project you are assigned to. The performance system works best if you are on a project with many other Accenture consultants at your level so that you can be compared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please measure performance against goals and benchmarks instead of relative to peers as this would be more relevant and fair.

    Please consider relevant scientific studies when designing work environment and motivators.

    To senior management: please find a better reason for being that profit. People buy what you believe, not what you do.

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Accenture Interviews

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process described in this post is for individuals applying to Accenture as a experienced hire.

     First interview: This is a phone screen with the recruiter to discuss your qualification for the position. The recruiter will lightly go through your resume to ensure that you meet the qualifications for the position. Make sure that you know your resume well and that you can relate it back to the position you are applying too.

    Second Interview: This is a Technical screen by a manager on your soon to be team. This person will be asking you about your technical background as it relates to the position. It is extremely important to be able to relate your experience back to the job description as well as be current on things occurring in that field. Use the STAR or PARADE (Victor Cheng) methodology to relate your experience. This style of answering questions is the preferred mechanism for relation information to Accenture managers. Also, Put together 3 to 5 examples of your work that you can refer back to when asked questions. You should know these scenarios like the back of your hand so you can deliver the information with ease to the interviewing manager. Answer all of the interviewing managers questions honestly and tell them when you haven't had experience in a certain area but you would love to grow your knowledge base. If your recruiter is amazing and you make it past the technical screen they will give you some tidbits on things you could approve upon before your next interview. Take this information to heart and Practice, Practice, Practice!!!

    Third Interview: Consists of meeting with a Senior Manager. The senior manager will perform a behavioral interview which discusses your background in an indirect manner. The interviewer will ask you about your current project and the role you played on the team. They are looking too see if you were a leader and what type of activities you have completed. Be sure to really have an answer for the following questions: Tell me about yourself?, Reason for wanting to join Accenture?, What type of consulting work would you like to focus on? During this interview be honest with your short falls and make sure to play up the items in your career that you have shined on. Prepare several questions to ask your interviewer. Be sure to create questions that are interesting and dynamic which really sure your character.

    Last Step in the process is circling back with the recruiter and receiving your offer letter. Make sure that you do some negotiation in this process. A good book to read in regards to this matter is called The Recruiting Snitch!

    I hope this post helps future Accenture employees. I know without the information on this site I would not be able to prepare appropriately.

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Accenture Awards & Accolades

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Perfect Score on the Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
Top 50 Companies for Diversity (#9), DiversityInc, 2013
Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, G. I. Jobs, 2013
Best Companies for Leaders, Chief Executive Magazine, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.accenture.com
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (ACN)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Deloitte, EY, PwC

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