Accenture Reviews

Updated July 26, 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 (7)

    Only work for Accenture if you can't do better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working 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

    You will be given opportunities often more senior than what is reasonably expected of your career level and management will try and sell you as a more senior resource if they can, which means higher expectations and demands on your time without adequate recognition or remuneration for your hard work.

    Cons

    Very outdated social Darwinian management style - ie survival of the fittest, or sink or swim. Managers are often under qualified or lack sufficient maturity and experience to make the difficult decisions that need to be made on projects. Thus many managers are unable to provide analysts and consultants with sufficient coaching.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture where honesty and fairness are rewarded and encouraged above all else or your company will get an even worse reputation than it already has.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great for all new starters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Training, people, internal opportunities, clients, experience, social, benefits, healthcare, market compensation, networking opportunities, lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    Long hours, lost in the shelves mentality, poor people recognition with senior management

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people performance


  3. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies across multiple industries.

    Cons

    Not necessarily always a good work/life balance. Often consultants are pigeon holed into one industry and end up working on projects there for several years.


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  5. Tech Arch Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Accenture (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Really good company to grow and learn

    Cons

    Challenging life balance but not new for Consulting


  6. Helpful (2)

    Awesome company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture. Support to grow in organization is provided. Good salary. Option to work from home. Paid vacations and other benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes promotion is difficult. Need to work overtime to show your capabilities and devotion to work. HR department is not very good.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Start for Graduates

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, Good range of benefits and well recognised name to have on CV

    Cons

    Performance management could be better, progression depends a lot on your reviewer which in some cases is not the best representation. The view within the firm between employees of services and technology as the "rubbish" part of the business is not encouraging for those in these business areas

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving the division between consulting, technology and services etc. Consulting tend to see other services lines as the less important side and can be looked down on.


  8. Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Accenture (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    chance to learn with lots of activities.

    Cons

    workload can be daunting. no work life balance.


  9. Pick your projects carefully - its more important than you think

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business & Systems Integration Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business & Systems Integration Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

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

    Pros

    Amazing people - you work with the best (in most cases!) Great benefits Varied work Great training resources

    Cons

    Pot-luck with projects - some are better than others. Existing staff attitude to experienced hires - can be problematic.

    Advice to Management

    Support experienced hires more -


  10. Good for career start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Accenture

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

    Pros

    - Good reputation and great to have on CV - Training abroad is unique and fun with like minded people - Work with a range of leading clients

    Cons

    - Projects can be slow and you can be stuck in them - Promotion doesn't depend on quality of work but rather having a manager who really supports you

    Advice to Management

    Use client feedback during promotion cycles more. Stop selling pointless roles just to charge higher margins on a project.


  11. Accenture Strategy

    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    1. We have to solve really difficult client problems across all industries, typically in short projects. 2. The people are very smart and there is an entrepreneurial, challenging feel. 3. The company is different to other strategy houses because it's at an interesting intersection between strategy and technology (including digital); and also because Accenture can provide an 'end to end' service meaning once the strategy is developed, another part of the organisation can implement it for our clients.

    Cons

    1. Work life balance can be very tough. 2. Sometimes working in such a huge organisation (336,000 people) means decisions take a long time to get made.



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