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Accenture Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
9,450 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.  

    Good company culture with a variety of projects. You must be able to drive your own career or you will be unhappy there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great people, good compensation, although difficult at times - there is the ability to move to where you want in the business

    Cons

    Each role/project varies greatly. One project can be great and the other can be terrible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Its have great core values that allows you to have personal growth and good work life balance.

    Cons

    You might sometime get stuck with same project/client

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide more opportunities in promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive experience and good team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people I had the opportunity to work with are by far the most positive part of the company. Interesting industry, good benefits, and solid growing company. Global footprint with opportunities worldwide and the ability to work with team members around the globe.

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for growth, weak mid-level management and leadership. Good place to start, hard place to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for ownership and reward in addition to the responsibilities and initiatives.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good at what it does but not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Accenture is very good at what it does which is primarily systems integration and BPO/Outsourcing work. Under management consulting (newly formed Accenture Strategy), the supply chain and operations group is really good. Compensation is competitive at the right after b school level but from what I've heard, it starts falling behind peers (who are pure partnerships) at the more senior level. There are some excellent people at Accenture - always willing to help and great colleagues period.

    Cons

    The management consulting practice leaves a lot to be desired. Majority of the projects are either supply chain projects or are a portion of a large systems integration gig. While it's true that figuring out how to slice and dice finance data for SAP reporting is a type of strategy project, it's not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word strategy. Perhaps the entire consulting industry is moving away from premium strategy advice type of projects but it's clear that Accenture sees it's future at the intersection of technology and strategy. This is not a bad thing, in fact probably the right thing for the firm to do, but it means more and more management consulting projects will have a strong IT flavor to them and it may not be what someone coming from business school or a pure strategy shop may be looking for.

    Compensation is pretty decent although many other consulting firms are known to pay more especially at the senior level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great as a stepping stone...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Accenture is a well known 'brand' and great to have on your resume.

    Cons

    With a company this large you get rated to a very large pool of people instead of who you work with day to day. The structure is set to only allow a specific number of people to excel and therefore can get discouraged with your role. As much as the company boasts about work-life balance, there are a great number of people who do not have it. Salaries are less than the area norm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with Big Clients, Compensation Package at par to market, Respect For individual, Freedom to work the way you want, opportunity to move in your favorite domain/technology, lots of training opportuinity

    Cons

    most of the time Leadership/HR's are not approachable, Slow career Growth due to having a large workforce, Bad performance management process, Red tapes during promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on employees at lower level and Make HR approachable for every employees, Improve and make the performance and rewards management process more transparent. It should be dependent on employee performance and contribution not based on relationship with leadership or upper level managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent place to gain experience, competitive pay, many opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, Huge firm--offices everywhere, huge knowledge capital, opportunities for training

    Cons

    Accenture recently moved towards aligning all levels to industries, even at the Analyst level, you are forced to align to a function and industry. You may be promised short-term experiences across many different projects, but will find yourself working on projects long term (e.g. 9-15 months engagements).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working for Accenture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great up to date technology and communications; get global work experiences

    Cons

    treated like a cog in a wheel, they talk about personalization but business built on finding people doing the same role for less. constant change in responsibilities and locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take the time to know your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overworked, meaningless, and just horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, vacation is 5 weeks, which is pretty decent, but you'll keep accruing it, because you'll be busy working. If you like traveling, that me a potential pro too.

    Cons

    Oh, boy, where do I start? Personnel retention is just bad, the way they rate performance and treat people is bad too. It is very hard to develop a specialty and become anything other than Jack of all trades (in a bad way), especially, for a young analyst. Depending on a project, hours can be brutal-expect 10-12 hour days and working on weekends. At an interview recruiter will try to make it exciting, but working at Accenture is anything but.. That's why so many people leave this company after just few years of working there. To sum it up- AVOID AT ALL COSTS, there are better IT companies out there to work for!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a Percenture metric set up to track how many employees joined and how long they stayed with the company, but have you ever think about why so many of them run from your "great" company after few short years, like rats from a sinking ship?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Lead in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Development Lead in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth and learning

    Cons

    Offshore coordination can be tough at times

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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