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Accenture Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.5 317 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Director (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsPlenty of vacation time when you can use it. Projects can be very time consuming.

ConsLong work hours and requires a lot of travel both nationally and internationally.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore time off

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Finance Specialist (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFlexible work schedule, can work remotely, excellent benefits and salary, good bonus structure, great people to work with, have a discount directory, great office space - easy to get to downtown, sense of community among finance teams, have a diverse workforce and they honestly care about what makes you unique. 401k- $1 for $1 match. Very professional place to work. I would recommend Accenture to everyone.

ConsDepending on department may not have alot of upward mobility, annual profit sharing was eliminated.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to reward long-term employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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young and green over experienced any day

Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than a year

ProsPay and Benefits are good. they pay for Tax Prep which you need since you pay taxes in every state you visit.

ConsAll opportunities and growth are for the Accenture hired-from-college onward crowd.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't bother with experienced hires, Accenture way is only way then hire college an indoctrinate them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company

Cisco Icm Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Prosgood environment very nice company

Consno work life balance and need to manage time

Advice to Senior Managementwork life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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LOW Pay and overwork

Senior Programmer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsBench time and time between projects is paid

Conslow pay and being overworked

Advice to Senior Managementpromote within

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a good experience

Technical Recruiter (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Accenture as a contractor for more than a year

ProsCan't really think of any except that they have a name in the business.

ConsWierd atmosphere. There was no hands on training provided. They just gave you some modules to self teach their tools and software. Very bad training. They had conferences calls daily which were redundant. These should have been weekly at the most. For a recruiting they spent no money on providing tools for recruiters/sourcers.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to get in touch with what is going on with their processes. The process is unrealistic and no organization. Management lacks common sense,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Like all huge companies, there are good and bad.

Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGenerally supportive people, good salary.

ConsWhen people aren't supportive, they are REALLY not supportive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience has been educational, everyone will help and work together.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Accenture as a contractor for more than a year

ProsRelaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, coworkers

ConsLike in any company, you have to be mindful of others who feel you are "out to get them"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall, I had a great experience working as a part of extremely intelligent teams at Accenture.

Technology Analyst (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pros of working at Accenture are the sense of a strong teamwork atmosphere working towards a common goal, compensation, credibility of the company, and the experience of working with a diverse range of clients and colleagues.

ConsSome of the downsides of working at Accenture are the constant travel, long hours, not a whole lot of work life balance and the pressure of delivering to clients.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork with your direct reports to really understand their work life balance needs and exactly the type of work they want to be doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some very intelligent people - long relationships trump performance - not the meritocracy claimed

Consulting Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

ProsAccenture obviously has their act together being the global consulting company it is - lots of intellectual property and people that are sharp as tacks.

ConsIf you didn't grow up inside Accenture - your road is 10x harder - the entire Consulting management chain favors their internal "right out of college" staff more than any outsiders. These relationships trumped performance leading to now what you know, but who you know.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn Consulting - get your growth from your normal college hire - analyst up or out program. Your 50% turnover with "experienced" hires really isn't working.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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