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Accenture Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
9,456 Reviews
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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.  

    Live your values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great training at St. Charles.

    Cons

    Values only matter in training. During training the come constantly talked about Accenture values. Respect for the individual, client first, etc. But I found on project was the opposite of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Honest!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunities, but be ready to take ownership of your career.

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent people. Huge variety in projects going on. Company is trying to shift to a local staffing model, which I like.

    Cons

    Huge company means some bureaucracy when it comes to applying for roles. Be ready to network and make connections in order to get into good roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the incentive system for Talent Fulfillment Specialists.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 15 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad experience but beware of certain things

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

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

    Pros

    Abundant PTO
    Friday work from home
    Good training programs
    Prestige, good brand, respected
    Young workforce, very smart and intelligent people

    Cons

    1. Beware of the newly promoted homegrown managers. The usual 25 to 30 years of age group. These kids have no people skills, no experience with a real job and are only good at Excel and ppts which experienced hires are typically not. These guys are almost waiting for you to falter so that they can critic you in the review and get brownie points for that. They don't know when to give feedback or how to give feedback. You can only imagine when these guys make it to Senior Manager level by 35. I am not saying all are like that but just from my experience.

    2. Its like you have two jobs. One for the client from 8 to 8 and then from 10 to 2 am is for the practice including weekends

    3. Almost everyone excels on client jobs, what separates you from the next best performer is how much of the other stuff you do. Like practice building, community park cleaning etc etc

    4. Since it is not a real job, there is no direct ownership feeling which kind of sucks.

    5. Peopl are uber competitive and since you are graded against one another, I dont know how there can ever be camaraderie or team spirit. People know they will be graded for everything, the way they talk, the way they behave, the way the think etc etc which feels like a farce. The real you gets lost somewhere. And as I said the second you step in on an engagement, you will be graded for everything. You cannot fail!

    6. I guess all of the above should not come new to people who are interested to go to consulting, So its like buyer beware.

    7. While its OK to reap diamonds on the top performer, the average performers cannot be completely ignored. After all,even a loose screw can cause a machine to fail

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty Great

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

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

    Pros

    Best jobs for working moms!

    Cons

    High stress and sometimes tough to work with Senior Management leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good experience working on variety of projects accross several industries

    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    In general, people are good to work and interact with

    Cons

    Spend long hours in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Network network network

  7.  

    It's good, but it can be better

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

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

    Pros

    Good solid company, interesting work and good benefits.

    Cons

    Upward movement is non-existent unless there is an Senior Executive that is ready to directly sponsor you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work hard, play hard with great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Met some of the coolest and smartest people
    Pay is competitive
    There is a variety of work to be performed - if you do not like one type of work, there are plenty of other projects available to try

    Cons

    Performance laddering can be based on years at level rather than actual performance.
    Long hours - but this is consulting, so that should be a surprise
    Employee Referral program is very poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really want the best talent, do not let contractors determine if a person is a good fit for a role. Your actual employees know what is the best fit.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bright people, merit-based culture, global feel

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the brightest people I've worked with anywhere. Merit-based culture rewards aggressive movement. Global feel and opportunities if you're connected to the right Partners.

    Cons

    The work hours can be long and the travel can be exhausting. Each employee's work experience varies between various Partners and business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to maintain a better turnover ratio.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good consulting company where you can manage your own career, but need motivation and determination.

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

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

    Pros

    Project options, people, and the culture

    Cons

    HR processes can take a while when you need assistance with an HR issue (switching roles, locations, IT hardware issues, etc.) and there is not one specific person to reach out to, so have to go through a hotline, which prolongs processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've enjoyed working at Accenture.

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

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

    Pros

    Highly skilled staff, lot's of opportunity, lot's of training opportunities

    Cons

    Exeperienced hires have a difficult time integrating into the corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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