Accenture Reviews

Updated August 27, 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)

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

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

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  1. Good Starting Place Company

    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always learning and challenging yourself Ability to explore different roles Opportunity to travel The people I work with are amazing/great company culture Lots of opportunity to grow Opportunities to expose yourself to upper management Accenture branding on the resume

    Cons

    Very large company that you can get lost in Performance competitive environment Have reduced the ability for analyst to venture into different industries, limiting what roles you can take Limited where you can take roles as an analyst. Company is making it really hard for those who want to travel to travel. If there is a local role, any role, they expect you to consider it even if it isnt a good fit to your career goals

    Advice to Management

    The keypoints of why I joined this company was the promise from recruiters of getting the opportunity to try different roles in different industries. While I completely understand the need to push specialization I dont agree with the mix messaging sent to young college graduates.


  2. Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Contract Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work , very smart people

    Cons

    This company is very large, however, everyone is very helpful as you get ramped up.


  3. Good Employer but Old School

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee support structure and benefits

    Cons

    Under market for compensation Slow to engage new technology so wastes time using decades old technology


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  5. Pretty good

    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice people. Good benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Work follows best practices, which removes a lot of opportunity for creativity. Sometimes lacks challenge


  6. Bureaucratic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Consulting Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good starting salary. Good opportunity for people right out of school.

    Cons

    Very meager raises even if you are a top performer. You will need to work at the level above your rank in the company, often for a year, without promotion or raise in order to secure a promotion. Due to the size of the company the path of your career in Consulting from Analyst up to Consultant is really dictated by project management rather than by Accenture. Due to the size it really is in projects best interest to keep their best resources for as long as possible. I started right after school and during the recruitment process was really drawn to the idea of getting to see a lot of different companies and have a diverse range of experiences. Unfortunately due to the interests of projects I was not able to ever leave my project despite having other management on my side. I find it a very bureaucratically constrained organization. Additionally Accenture really struggles with having poor managers. While many managers are very good the incentives for many are not in line with developing and keeping employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to break down bureaucracy and work to build employees careers rather than solely serve the interests of a project.


  7. Good comp but on lower end compared to other companies

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PE&CE Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - PE&CE Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great experience, opportunities to learn and grow, wealth of expertise and incredible / smart people, work hard play hard

    Cons

    Cog in the machine, travel, company has grown so large that it is losing sight of its biggest asset - the people.

    Advice to Management

    Company has gotten too big and is losing sight of its people


  8. Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay once you are promoted to a Senior Analyst.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get off "the bench" and prove yourself so that you may become a Senior Analyst. Essentially, there are too many analysts and not enough work - my entire time at Accenture was spent "on the bench".

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer people when the economy is mid-recession.


  9. Great place to start a career...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Defined career path (Analyst > Consultant > Manager > Sr. Manager > Managing Director) with known advancement criteria Opportunity to network with both Fortune-100 leadership and top-notch consultants within the firm A willingness to teach - you need not be a practiced consultant to do well at this firm Great people Interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    Salary banding - the band you are hired into is where you will remain throughout your career irrespective of contributions and/or self-development accomplishments (e.g. certifications, MBA, etc.) -- Make sure you negotiate well when joining or be prepared to leave in pursuit of aggressive salary growth Lack of work/life balance - depending on where you live, be prepared to travel up to 44 weeks out of the year as client work is most centered in major cities. Living in a major city does not guarantee you will get staffed on an engagement there

    Advice to Management

    Place an equal or greater emphasis on employee retention as is currently placed on hiring top talent. It is hard to maintain a great firm in the face of excessive attrition. Otherwise keep up the great work!


  10. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Opportunity to advance in company

    Cons

    Too structured and micro management


  11. Managet

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work in challenging projects with smart people

    Cons

    Work life balance is very bad

    Advice to Management

    Na



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