Accenture
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Accenture Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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92% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

(78 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It's still all about who you know -- and how lucky you are.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAccenture invests in their employees - countless training opportunities, and you can even learn a lot while working with clients. Great client list, and large scale projects give you the opportunity to learn and experience a lot, and develop an impressive skillset. The people are smart and typically driven, and a pleasure to work with.

    ConsIt's still about who you know -- you must learn how to "toot your own horn", and network. It's up to you to find your own mentors, and when you find a manager who will have your back and be in your corner, stick with them. Performance management sticks to a process that is not necessarily fair, nor does it reward those who really worked for it. Additionally, talent within the organization is not distributed properly - many great people have left because they were not being challenged properly, or because their skills weren't being tapped in to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to recognize talent and allocate it better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to gain exposure

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    ProsExposure 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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    New York, NY

    ProsFlexibility 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.

    ConsTraining 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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    no career growth for senior managers

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    New York, NY

    Prospeople and work is interesting

    Consno career growth, ranking negatively affects good performers

    Advice to Senior Managementleadership close network-it's not what you know it's who you know

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with strong vision

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    New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent training ground for the rest of your career

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Mid-Career Choice

    Management Consulting Consultant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWorks in many large companies so opportunity to gain exposure to multiple industries, flexible location, good salary

    ConsAccenture doesn't do a very good job of assimilating mid-career professionals, particularly those out of graduate school. There are many "support" options for mid-career hires but not where you need it, which is on your project. Also, everyone at this company seems to be out for themselves. As soon as you feel like someone is looking out for you, you realize that they have ulterior motives that usually have to do with their promotion. It's very easy to get lost in a company of this size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest with mid-career hires about the likelihood that they will be working in systems implementation and/or spend a long period of time unstaffed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to stat a consulting career

    Management Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsNot much choice in term of assignments; can get stuck for 6 months in a role that would rather avoid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexibility in picking assignments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid, but waning.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou can develop deep functional experience quickly.
    Big projects with interesting clients.
    The people are awesome (but I have seen quite a few good ones leave lately).

    ConsYou need to manage your own career (e.g. seek out projects and mentors that will get you where you want to go).
    Limited industry training.
    With growth comes less focus on people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart: Improving work-life balance, meritocracy and retention of high-performing SENIOR resources.
    Stop: Eliminating promotions/raises in one region due to poor performance in another.
    Continue: Developing innovative and relevant service offerings that help us build relationships with clients.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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