Accenture Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
8,895 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 583 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 519 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1133 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 182 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to start off; Future depends on desire to move up or not

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    The people are by far the best and so many long lasting friendships have come out of Accenture. It is also a great place to get the most experience you will ever get from a company, which will help your career take off. If you desire to move to another company at some point in your life, you will be sought after by so many!
    Also, hotel and airline points!

    Cons

    Work/life balance is very difficult to come by. Travel is fairly common. Can be put in roles which you have no experience doing but are deemed to be an expert by the client.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to gain exposure

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Exposure to different fields and training material for new analyst. It's worth mentioning that most Senior managers are easy to approach for any questions or concern you may have.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult to maintain because the life of the consultant is to deliver within a given time, which usually requires long hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to learn mechanics of a global enterprise as well as the corporations it deals with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work style (i.e. sabbatical, work from home often).
    Good exposure to top corporations.
    Affable co-workers, maybe to a fault.
    Good place to start a career, able to leverage it to get other jobs / opportunities.

    Cons

    Training is overrated and not very challenging.
    Cheap travel budgets often, as well as lower compensation in general.
    Opportunities exist
    Intellectual capital, resources, assets, etc. hard to find, overrated or reinvention of the wheel.
    Bad corporate systems, process and technology wise.
    Top-heavy management, not real corporate culture, too much politics not enough opportunity for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less resources on vanity programs and more on recruiting and keeping talent people.
    Company needs focus and vision, not just trying to sell any work that's IT-related.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

    Pros

    It is easy and not much pressure. Good for some one could not load a job after graduation.

    Cons

    You won't improve yourself in this company. Try to learn as much as you can on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very poor.

  6.  

    Management Consultant

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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work life balance, ability to work on may different kinds of projects

    Cons

    Focus on staff augmentation work, IT delivery, promotions are slower than industry, compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business and Systems Integration Senior Analyst in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Business and Systems Integration Senior Analyst in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    -Learning experience is phenomenal. I learn something new every day. There are also tons of training courses available.

    -Extremely smart co-workers. Everyone has great stories to tell about what they know.

    -Good work/life balance. Sometimes we work long hours, but managers make sure we don't work on the weekends. Fridays we can work from home!

    -Great corporate culture. I feel valued and the company really cares about each individual.

    Cons

    -None. I've had a great ride so far and I can't wait for what is in store for me in the future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with strong vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A true meritocracy
    Invests time and money in developing people
    Very driven firm

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great
    Not the best place for an experienced hire as they are set in their ways of functioning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent training ground for the rest of your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people, ongoing training programs, senior executive (C Level) exposure at early ages

    Cons

    Long hours, constant travel, people without sales interests / skills can't get by on delivery skills alone, compensation is not what it used to be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to stat a consulting career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good opportunity for career advancement. Lots of ways to learn new skills and improve on the ones you have.

    Cons

    Not much choice in term of assignments; can get stuck for 6 months in a role that would rather avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in picking assignments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    no career growth for senior managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    people and work is interesting

    Cons

    no career growth, ranking negatively affects good performers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership close network-it's not what you know it's who you know

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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