Accenture Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  • The consulting world is filled with many craziness but I love the fact that Accenture fosters a good work/life balance (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture in organisation (in 543 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely zero work-life balance (in 1194 reviews)

  • No work life balance for technical developers (in 192 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Used to be an elite place to work

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for training. Travel perks if you enjoy work travel. Ability to be quite independent in structuring your work/work week. Apparently moving away from the decades old, out-of-date practice of trying to ladder all 340,000+ employees.

    Cons

    Lacking the edge they had when they were private (i.e., having the elite of the elite employees) and given general shifts and changes (and new competition) in the industry, Accenture is struggling to try to fill the shoes of both the old model (the place companies look to for outstanding, "can only get it here" insight and strategic guidance) and the new reality (a place that can keep 340,000 employees off the bench, particularly while they add headcount to keep Wall Street happy.)

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to sell the "partnership" model. MD is NOT a carrot. Find a structure that allows your employees to continue getting promoted every 4 - 5 years. Accenture has become IBM...stop fighting it and embrace it.


  2. SAP ABAP

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP ABAP Developer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - SAP ABAP Developer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Accenture (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work with for long duration.

    Cons

    Good company to work with for long duration


  3. Helpful (1)

    Not a job for everyone.

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Must like high pressure and travel every week.

    Cons

    High pressure and travel.


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  5. Great Place to Start and Grow a Career

    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, flexible work schedule, great company culture

    Cons

    Huge company - easy to get lost in the crowd

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee morale, rather than strictly the bottom line


  6. Gear in a Corporate Machine

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Principal Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Principal Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on large projects Learn new skills & network with people across the world Good opportunities for advancement It is a great place to learn and hone your skills before moving on into other career opportunities The pay and benefits are very good

    Cons

    The most important thing is not the customer, its the bottom line! The business procurement process is painful and run by lawyers, not the sales team. Unless you're very special (or very loud) it's hard to get noticed In a company so big, its almost impossible to stand out and that can make it hard to advance Not a place for the meek or the quiet. You'll get shuffled under the carpet It seems like it takes a committee to make any decision. No one wants to take ownership or responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    I did see evidence of wanting to change the culture to be more nimble, but wanting and acting are two different things. Someone needs to take the risk and break out of the tired, corporate, lawyer driven norm and set up a division that can actually get things done for clients in under 18 months.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Accenture Finance

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall strong pool of finance professionals and consulting line to work with. Solid processes and policies in place that give the finance function clear guidelines on most topics.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't seem to keep pace with the marketplace - heavy attrition is required for alterations to benefits/pay package and there is little differentiation in pay between top performers to the mean.

    Advice to Management

    Work to identify your top performers and stay ahead or at least current with the market for pay in real time. Yearly 'bring to minimum' adjustments have the same impact on re leveling all resources to the bottom of the range.


  8. Good place for experience, fluid in many ways

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High-caliber people, good benefits, diverse and ample project experience.

    Cons

    People development seems to be falling by the way-side. Internal re-organization is frequent, but not always well executed. Tons of silos that are sometimes an impediment. Lots of turnover, especially lately.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to decrease turnover and retain talent. Increase compensation and reward longevity as well as performance.


  9. Business Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Accenture is one of the best worldwide consulting company concerning IT. Working for Accenture is challenging for people who want to learn quickly and efficiently.

    Cons

    As a worldwide company, working for Accenture is difficult to find a balance between your professional life and private.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on what people really and their progression. Be patient with new joiners.


  10. US Program and Operational Manager Lead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great core values and diverse culture; excellent and bright people to work with.

    Cons

    None noted based on my experience.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Overall Good.

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got more opportunity to learn new technology.

    Cons

    Salary and lots of Travelling.



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