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Accenture Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.6 7,910 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

(3,111 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion(in 482 reviews)

  • Good work culture, Vast training programmes, inter -technology & domain shifting(in 451 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke(in 963 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors(in 160 reviews)

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    Great place to start a consulting career.

    Manager (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    Pros* Excellent tools, frameworks and methodologies to reference for all types of work
    * Variety of clients and business industries
    * Excellent technical tools and resources
    * Employee Stock Purchase Program, 401K match, generous Paid Time Off accrual
    * Year-end bonuses for some types of projects and positions
    * Great thought leader -- publishes good material that strengthens the brand
    * Management constantly re-evaluates the business, organization, and strategy and makes adjustments. i.e. a consulting firm that is self-reflective and dynamic.

    Cons* If you are hired to a particular project, can be tough to move elsewhere in the company as each project is run like a profit center and project/program management may not want to see you go.
    * Many projects are based 100% at the client site, so your work experience at Accenture will be completely based on the team mates (if any) and project leadership. Some good and some not and have poor morale and higher turn-over.
    * Related to above, I noticed that many people would leave for a competing firm rather than try to seek an internal change. (though this is a symptom at many consulting firms-- not just Accenture
    * They boasted professional development funding and or opportunities, but took them away mid fiscal year if the quarterly numbers were note adding up.
    * Still a bit of an "old boys" club - if you are out going, sociable and good at networking, you will do fine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Look at ways to improve transition for prior military service persons.

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

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    A good start

    Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsReally nice work environment. The work life balance is nice.

    ConsPromotion are slow in this department.

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

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    Strategy Consulting (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosworking with world class teammates

    Constravel time and family time

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter IT support

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

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    Accenture is a great place to work and grow.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salary, professional environment, lots of opportunities to learn, flexible schedule, great benefits and great people.

    ConsOvertime can be mandatory at times, outdated development processes, not a lot of space for innovation, you could be stuck with the same tasks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHow about trying to be more product orientation than service oriented. More innovation is needed and more freedom is needed.

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    Wonderful company to work for. Learned a lot from them

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation was good and had some flexibility

    ConsLower level resources really don't have a say

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    Great company especially if closer to a metropolitan area.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits; good pay. Fast paced, challenging work. If on a client-based contract, good work-life balance; if traveling as a consultant, it depends on how you see the world :).

    ConsIt's easier to find a new role externally than internally

    Advice to Senior ManagementInternal resources should be highly considered for roles, especially if they don't meet the stringent minimum requirements for most roles posted internally - be more flexible on this.

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    Accenture

    Software Consultant (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsWork life balance is great
    flexible work schedule including; working from home
    Ability to move between projects in the consulting workforce

    ConsSometimes getting a good project may be difficult. You may not be placed to work on skills that you were hired for.

    Sometimes you need to work extra hours and you do not get paid
    The salary raise and bonus are really not good

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should increase the pay even if the employee performs at the peer level

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

     

    Great Place to Start Your Career!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPlenty of opportunities to become involved in various industries and roles through client work. Collaborative environment where it's rare to find employees who aren't willing to provide assistance when you ask for it. Different training courses both online and in a classroom. Great pay and benefits.

    ConsTraveling for projects can take a toll on your work/life balance. Up-or-out culture does not leave a lot of time to explore different avenues to find your niche. High turnover since many employees use their time here as a career launching pad. Working in client services can lead to stressed out managers who project their frustrations on junior employees.

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    Maximo Consultant

    Systems Integration Consultant (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsA lot of opportunities to learn new things and travel across the country if that's what you prefer. Generous time off and work life balance.

    ConsRating is sometimes based on visability (how many meetings you attend) rather than on deliverables (specific value and solutions you implement).

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

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    Accenture provides an opportunity to experience many different industries/careers.

    Manager (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsNot sure what you want to be when you grow up? Accenture is a great place for you with meaningful work opportunities and high level exposure/access to executive levels.

    ConsBased on the state of the economy, staffing opportunities can be plentiful or few and far betwwen

    Advice to Senior ManagementBw accessible and transparent.

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

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