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Accenture Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
9,423 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Follow process, lot of scope to learn and grow

    Cons

    Not fair in giving benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Accenture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits!

    Cons

    Travel up to 75%, not good for people have a family/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage peers to move up and show how.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, good projects, fast growth for those willing to put in the extra effort. Financially very well run company.

    Lots of Computer Based Training available + subscription to Books24x7

    Very good benefits including generous Paid Time Offs.

    Cons

    During bench employee is responsible for staffing himself / herself to another one. Core support functions are mostly virtual.
    Limited class room training compared to a few years ago.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Executive Sales People be Warned!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Capture Director & Origination Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Capture Director & Origination Lead in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Accenture is a great company with a lot of market acceptance and clients. Benefits are above average, culture is good and if you are a recent grad and stay for most of your career it can be a fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    If you are a sales resource, especially a professional hire be prepared to work at an organization that does not value you. That looks at you as someone that is looking for a commission first and adding value second and be prepared to spend most of your time dealing with internal BS to get on the right deals. After you are on a deal, you will need to fight to stay on and work HARD to make sure you do not get screwed out of the commission when you win. This company does not apply its sales commission process uniformly, it is very subjective and it can leave you high and dry on earnings. My advice is to get into delivery, follow the Managing Director track and conform to the old culture or be prepared to get very very frustrated and miss out on what is rightly owed to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that the old "partner or managing director model" will not allow you to grow profitably beyond the point where you are today. Professional sales people should be hired, given a fixed set of accounts and a territory and turned loose to go get business. Steam line the comp model, align objectives between Managing Directors and Sales Executives, move to a model where Sales leaders make the decisions on new work with new clients and limit MD decisions to existing accounts. The contention in the internal structure is killing sales productivity. Get your MDs over the commission jealousy they have when it comes to sales people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    flexible time and work from home options are great. You get about 22 day plus one floating holiday. However if you are working on a client site and the client is open you can modify the holiday to another day.

    Cons

    High Performance Delivered is the driving call. We work hard to satisfy our client obligations which means there are many times while on a project you will work like crazy. I have truly improved my presentation creations in an airplane

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the way Sr. Management is accessible. Keep up the good work on that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Dissatisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Being a contractor means you can take time off when needed.

    Cons

    Bad management, no communication, will end your contract and not tell you why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the little people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to learn consulting world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to learn politics as well as technical skills. The company makes a true effort to be accessible for the employee to get training through classes or networking.

    Cons

    Experienced hires have a disadvantage, as they are learning the culture as well as competing against well informed lifers. It is very important to latch on to someone who can show you the ropes on worklife balance, and navigating your career. If you don't fight for it you wont get it. Alignment to wrong division can really mess up your career growth. Promotion is very difficult and a crap shoot. it is all about ensuring that you have a good team supporting you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on finding a way to incorporate experienced hires. There should be a more extensive training for experienced hires on learning how to navigate their careers.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Accenture as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great working setting.
    -Always work to do.

    Cons

    - can take 60+ working hours a week.
    - Need a better work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve the hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to learn, grow, and meet new people. You will definitely be challenged with high/fast paced environment. Diversity is abundant in career paths

    Cons

    If a client really likes you, it's difficult to leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Well Oiled Machine.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    This is an amazing company and is operated like a well oiled machine. I enjoyed working here and people are very helpful. I could reach out to any expert in the company when needed. They offer numerous training programs for professional development. Once can build a very good network with professionals and clients. This company provided me opportunities to work on very challenging and interesting projects. Leaders are meticulous and focused on the job at hand - client delivery and business growth. They encourage the individuals on the team to do well and support them. Accenture follows a detailed fair evaluation process to assess the performance of an individual. Promotions are based meritocracy.

    Cons

    Travel and Work Life Balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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