Accenture Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
8,359 Reviews

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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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    Senior System Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging job, Lots of open roles, and lots of room to grow and move up.

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement, lack of training support (Sponsored Training) - all web based if manager support and is willing to pay (Internal Portal), Pay is a little low, Very Passive Aggressive environment, No fun at all, Lots of hours in some portion of the company, unclear and unfair yearly ranking review system, and bonuses are low, and as corporate as you can get, and the work life balance they advertise isn't real to most portions of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Pay, Look at Google and Facebook in regards to company culture, and create a new yearly review system that doesn't rank people, and provide external training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    QA Interview

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Lead  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    With in a project wide range of training provided internal & External which help to grow as a professional

    Cons

    Coming out as a winner is a really challenging task given a size of team you have to fight it out to achieve your goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to be more precise in their fedback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Major changes are needed by the company to retain quality employees.

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

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

    Pros

    People are wonderful despite the leadership challenges

    Cons

    Leadership is not concerned with what the preach is the greatest asset of the company....PEOPLE. Leadership does not model the vision they communicate which has led to many very talented individuals leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revenue is very important however, treat your people with the respect you demand by us for you. This goes with how we are compensated, useable tools to do the job for our clients, and real career growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok company

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PTO, Medical, Dental were great--some of the best insurance I've ever seen.

    If you're in the IT Industry, there are many ways to move, learn, and grow through the organization. Lots of opportunity--lots of potential.

    Cons

    I was an HR Professional working for this company. This company is an IT consulting firm--I was a square peg trying to fit in a round hole. There weren't many opportunities for me.

    I was laid off due to based on my services not being needed for our client. I was turned down for various jobs due to my experience working with a specific client and not working for the corporate office itself. My severance experience was terrible. It took almost 2 months for me to get my severance, and I had to jump through all kinds of hoops to get it. I'm not disgruntled, but it was frustrating--I did work very hard for this company only for them to give me a hard time when I was the one being laid off...

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

    Years of interesting and challenging work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Architect  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Varied skills and workforce, bringing staff from all over the world with myriad different capabilities. Lots of opportunities without having to quit.

    Cons

    Work and life balance is sometimes difficult given project dynamics and expectations to deliver. Accenture's pedigree is quite high, so need to maintain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Accenture gave me the best opportunities ever. I am very happy with the way they values their employees.

    Cons

    Nothing to say here as of now. But make sure that the management that you are working with is good. It can really go wrong if it is not good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent opportunities and long term value proposition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Accenture for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wong with best in class people. Opportunities for training and growth. There is a large variety in work - easy to move to new role or client. Positive culture that focuses on people, diversity, and local community.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Extremely competitive. Challenging clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved working in an IT organization that really understands IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Level B  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Level B in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great development, great experience. I very much enjoyed working for Accenture but did not like the client I was working for due to the way that they abused the relationship.

    Cons

    Very demanding, very important to build and maintain a network of relationships throughout the organization in order to be successfull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for re-entry opportunities for skilled formerAccenture employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Organization

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    *Incredibly smart and driven people with a strong work ethic
    *Open Leadership that is approachable and willing to help where they can
    *Many resources available for training and development
    *Client work gives you the opportunity to get exposure and experience at many different companies
    *Transfer/relocation options if you want to move to a different City or State
    *Excellent Benefits/Health care

    Cons

    *The hours can be long if you're on the Consulting side
    *Pay can slightly below market depending on your workforce
    *Taking PTO and using it all can be a challenge depending on your client obligations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    I started my Career with Accenture. It has very nice work culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes your worklife balance is bad especially wen you are sent Onsite and have to work with Offshore during late night.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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