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Accenture Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
9,825 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.  

    I was with Company for 5 years, and is a one of the good company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP HCM Consulantant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SAP HCM Consulantant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    I will rate it overall good to work with.

    Cons

    difficult to maintain work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve appraisal system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A highly team-dependent experience--expect the grind to reach a rewarding position.

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    There are many solid perks, and the free flowing nature of the work is enjoyable in the sense that you rarely do the same thing twice.

    Cons

    If you are new and an engineer, you are likely to be placed in a role requiring little to no technical know-how. Engineers are sometimes sold the idea that they will be trained in software modules and garner skills that will serve them for future development work, though this is often not the case.

    Oversight is difficult to gauge. I left because I experienced very unwelcome behavior in direct violation of corporate policy. HR was receptive and ready to pull the trigger on discipline, but I instead elected to resign from my position.

    Take aways: team is everything. Get a good team, you're doing well, otherwise it could be very difficult to work here. Also, work-life balance is entirely dependent on your client and management. It exists in some places, but most, expect 55+ hours/week.

    I also left out of fear that I would not gain enough experience to be useful elsewhere. Some employees had a hard time getting other jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't bite off more than you can chew. Have a defined plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Excellent Environment and good carrier opportunities

    Cons

    Too many people and hard to get promtions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience hire perspective

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to build skills that interest you.

    Cons

    Need better transparency for promotion process for experienced hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company that TRULY values employees as the most valuable asset.

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

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

    Pros

    Company that has completely embraced the concept of being a meritocracy with a compensation package that supports and encourages high performance.

    Cons

    Legacy partnership/consulting firm culture undergoing significant changes and disruptions that are a distraction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review for past employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP BI Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - SAP BI Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great working ethics with great benefits

    Cons

    Not good for lazy workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Launching Pad of a Consulting Career

    Former Employee - Resources Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Resources Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple clients and multiple roles that gives you a taste for where you would like to create your niche as you approach mid level management

    Cons

    Your career path is less easy to navigate as it has been in previous years, you have to be willing to wade through a lot of push back. Also, Accenture's salaries typically are not to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revist the model of managing "horizontally" instead of "vertically". Invest more into training existing internal resources

  9.  

    Good company to work for but could be better

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

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

    Pros

    You have the ability to chose what you and if you don't like it you can always change. It's a big company so there are lots of options and projects to chose from.

    Cons

    It's a big company so the policies are set in stone. No flexibility for bonus or pay raise. It's a machine not a human. No exceptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing more on the people and less on the business. Because without the people there is no business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Company has a very Strong Work ethic

    Cons

    Lot of salary disparity at the same level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work environment!

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, company values are remarkable.

    Cons

    Lot of competition for promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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