Accenture Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  • The consulting world is filled with many craziness but I love the fact that Accenture fosters a good work/life balance (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture in organisation (in 543 reviews)

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  • Absolutely zero work-life balance (in 1194 reviews)

  • No work life balance for technical developers (in 192 reviews)

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  1. System Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with people with diverse background in education and experience. Lots of learning potentials and growth potentials should you want to work for it.

    Cons

    Short term projects means you have to get bounced around a lot look for different roles constantly. There are a lot of opportunities if you are not tied down to a particular role.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the managers are too busy to help mentor or guide new people, you have to really look out for a good manager that will help guide you through your career path.


  2. management Consultant

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues. Smart people Great vacation package

    Cons

    Huge company...feel disconnected at times


  3. Good place to advance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Accenture (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The rating and reward system truly rewards good work

    Cons

    Beauracracy can be very irritating


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  5. Work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance in Accenture is pretty god when you are in support project.

    Cons

    But sometimes the balance goes off due to partiality or factors people take advantage off.

    Advice to Management

    This is a very good practice to give a work life balance but people are misusing it specially the new comers from college


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    Great place and getting even better

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Salary ranges and merit increases are getting better slowly but surely - Work / Life balance is great (surprise right?) - Benefits are top notch - People are excellent - Firm looks to promote from within first, before looking externally to hire

    Cons

    - Tough to get aligned to the group you want to be a part of. Easier to just go with the flow, and to an extent your alignment and specialization depends on what current project you are on. - Some accounts are definitely better places to work than others. Your personal experience with the firm will depend on which client you get staffed at - Some upper level management you wonder how they got there since well...you know. But that's typical at every company.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest assets. Unlike a commodity based business, your people are the source of your value. Therefore, must continue to focus on improving compensation and bonuses for your people or else they will leave.


  7. okay, good if you get on good projects

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice coworkers easy on boarding process / easy to find things internally for such a large company some interesting work

    Cons

    travel work can be a bit 'distant' due to consulting aspect many things out of your control.

    Advice to Management

    focus on what the employees want to do. this will help drive business growth since the employees will be motivated to do their best


  8. Good company if you're not looking for a good pay

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, projects and personal growth.. Comes at the expense of being in the bottommost pay bracket in the industry

    Cons

    The annual process sucks.. Good work and generating value of the company are not key drivers.. You have to know how to sell yourself even within your own company to get noticed by people who determine your efforts worth!


  9. Great company for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide range of clients and industries, many different types of projects and work, a lot of great people to work with (not for)

    Cons

    If in consulting, 90% of time will be traveling for projects


  10. One of the best firm to work for

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    Current Employee - Security Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Great opportunities to learn 2) Work with Some of the best people. Everyone is willing to help. 3) Good pay and great perks. 4) Nice opportunities to give back to the community as well.

    Cons

    1) You will have to fight hard to achieve work life balance. It's possible just that if you are weak and do not fight then no one is going to care about it. 2) Location makes huge difference as in smaller centers not many local opportunities and you will have 80% travel.

    Advice to Management

    To some MDs/Leadership please remember that your people are your product. You are not selling software but services and people makes this firm what it is. Remember that people have life outside work and work-life balance is important. Foy you it might be multi-million dollar deal at stake but it does not justify inhuman working hours.


  11. It is what you make of it

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Many projects to choose from - Quick promotion / pay raise if good performance - Great LOA policies - Good opportunities to increase compensation (Employee Share Purchase Program, 401k matching)

    Cons

    - Quality of life can vary a lot based on project - Some struggles with HR (when initially applying, HR forgot to call me for my phone interview, when returning from LOA process was confusing and frustrating) - Tech feel but none of the tech start-up benefits

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of assessing employee satisfaction. I have seen many great people leave because they got stuck in unfulfilling roles and were forced to travel and sit in windowless rooms for 4 days a week. Be aware that not all client environments are created equally, and if one is particularly bad try to make allowances for employees to do more remote work or have more recovery time.



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