Accenture Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
8,829 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 576 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 514 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1114 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 181 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to launch your post-college career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are a vast number of resources available for you to learn from.

    I've had the opportunity to work with some very talented people.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult, but that is expected in consulting.

    The majority of the projects are IT. This is just a personal con, so this may be a pro for someone else.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accenture Employment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Partner in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Accenture's business model is Joint Value proposition /company and employee

    Cons

    there are no negative comments None

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accenture is one of the best companiew Globally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Small fish in a big sea

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The company is huge, which allows you room for growth in many areas. With that said, you also need to be extremely proactive in knowing what you want and in pursuing it. The company does provide many resources and has a great knowledge exchange. Good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Like many consulting firms, it's more about the politics than your work effort/results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the actual value-add in employees rather than following political pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Office Transfer

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

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

    Pros

    Great PTO, Great opportunities across the world, flexible hours

    Cons

    Made an office transfer from KC to LA because a project had wanted me to join one of there teams. My salary was only bumped by $2,000. Barely livable coming from KC (which is very cheap) and going to LA (where the COLA and tax and rent are a drastic change)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries need to be reconsidered, I am technically making less than what I was in Kansas City in LA. I have no money to save and am living paycheck to paycheck at 25.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Start Career Only

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Test Lead in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Test Lead in El Segundo, CA

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

    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
  7.  

    Stable Place To Work, Growth Opportunities

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    • 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

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

    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
  8.  

    Very bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent salary
    Excellent time off

    Cons

    You are on your own in getting projects. After each assignment, you will be searching jobs like in DICE only much worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of focusing on hiring, focus more on retaining talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    More than just Consulting roles

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    • 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

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

    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
  10.  

    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

    I have been working at Accenture as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  11.  

    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

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

    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

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