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Accenture Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
8,268 Reviews

3.6
8,268 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Place to Start Career Only

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Test Lead  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Test Lead in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    Accenture will provide valuable experience at the beginning of your career. In most instances you'll be able to travel and meet lots of interesting/smart people. Wide variety of projects in both gov't and private industries. If you work hard you'll be promoted quickly but will hit a hard ceiling mid-way through your career.

    Cons

    Training and Development of people isn't what it used to be. Pay is below competitive levels. Long hours. The company is constantly changing internal processes so can be confusing. Make sure when you interview for a job that you are aligned to "Consulting" Workforce. The other workforces within the company "Services", "Solutions", "Enterprise" are typically treated as lesser then Consulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box to retain employees, do a better job estimating work, reward employees, keep developing mid-level team members, get people home with their families!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable Place To Work, Growth Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead in Agoura Hills, CA

    Pros

    Good work culture encouraging employees to collaborate and give their best with high quality standards.

    Cons

    Raking-based promotion where everyone is stacked against everyone, even when enforcing objective reviews and rating, end up with people with less merit and more visibility to get on top of harder-working people.

    It may also create ridiculous standards where people may overdo their works for a promotion, getting a salary way below their contributions. I consider it a little unfair.

    Because then even medium performers here will be much more valued somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more personal. Provide timely feedback. Mentor team members into becoming visible, promote your team member's visibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    More than just Consulting roles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Human Resources Programs & Operations  in  Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Global Human Resources Programs & Operations in Anaheim, CA

    Pros

    You hear a lot about the burn out that occurs for people in consulting roles, but there are also many other opportunities, especially in the Corporate Functions space. Work from home and set own hours.

    Cons

    While the flexibility is nice, tend to work around the clock supporting all parts of the world. People in the corporate functions space are work-aholics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Accenture challenges me to step outside my comfort zone while playing my strengths in order to excel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business and Systems Integration Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business and Systems Integration Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    The people are intelligent, humble, hard-working, and willing to help
    Wide range of opportunities to be involved in company culture

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, great projects

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

    Pros

    Learn how to build advanced technology systems with the best. Some of the best people I've ever worked with. Great flexibility. It's up to you where you go. Great perks, miles, hotel points, 401K, travel. Great events.

    Cons

    Promotion process, and occasionally tough hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the promotion process. Career Counselors impact so much in their counselee's careers and they have no incentive to help you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Think About the Long Term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great set of path to choose from to build a professional career
    Training and methodology are commodities that others envy
    Compensation is competitive...always can jump to get more for the short run, but once you get to Managing Director, comp is great
    Incredible people and opportunities

    Cons

    Has lost it's sense of community as compared to when it was a partnership
    Work-life balance - this is not a CON, it is a reality of any global consulting firm
    Retirement benefits are non-existent, beyond the 401K. Compare to E&Y and others that have retirement plans and 401K for members of leadership. Work at Accenture, make managing director, then move to E&Y or another partnership firm for the last 5-10 years of your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back some form of retirement plan for leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very difficult to switch into different groups and often got stuck on projects too long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Decent place to start a career in terms of pay, access to senior leadership and some learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Very poor alignment of interests and projects. Hard to get off of projects that were unappealing (especially if the client liked you).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in terms of giving people projects that align with interests / skills. That will be the only way you retain talent long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience varies by client, project and the management team, but lots of growth opportunities if willing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    opportunities to work with different industries and people above and below you
    there's always more to do if you are willing to fight for them and take on new responsibilities
    happy with the PTO policies

    Cons

    work life balance can be challenging
    salary doesn't seem to be on par with other companies, especially for veterans
    takes skill to navigate the hierarchy and get support from the leadership team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find alternative ways to reward your team

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing people and resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Amazing people and resources, great culture, and very supportive environment

    Cons

    too large of a company to feel impactful, often felt more attached to the client company than Accenture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Inconsistent - Management and project experience can range from horrible to wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good exposure to different industries
    Some very experienced managers

    Cons

    They "strech" your skills; you may not be qualified for a job but they assign you anyway
    Some Very bad managers, stressed, unrespectful and they retaliate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to know how to manage
    Need to create better inentive structure, current one is not inducive to team work or individual advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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