Accenture Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Learn fast. Work hard. But, likely move on.

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

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

    Pros

    Highly process-focused, matrixed and hierarchical organization built on respected principals and deep capabilities across virtually every area of service and country on the globe.

    Cons

    Continuous focus on and expectation around individual and team high performance translates to long, intense hours (often short-handed) and focus on quarterly earnings to meet sales and margin targets. Personal and operational goals don't always translate to advancement and there is an unwritten understanding of '5 years up or out' to partner if you are an experienced hire. The 'laddering' process (ranking of peers within a practice) can be subjective and there are limits to upward mobility beyond the senior manager level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tougher 'people developer' standards are needed for senior practice leadership (managing directors and above) and alternative opportunities for advancement, in general, other than subject matter specialist track. Otherwise, the organization will continue to bleed talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Accenture

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

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

    Pros

    Great development opportunities. Ability to move across industries, business areas and geographies. Opportunities to participate in thought leadership development, cutting edge research, international development projects with Accenture Development Partnerships

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes. Quite a high turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Dynamic experience is yours for the making.

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

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

    Pros

    You can easily get lost in the shuffle at such a large company. Your career is yours to make. Get in, find what you want to do, meet the people who do that and carve out a name for yourself for a rewarding career.

    Cons

    Expectations and work/life balance can vary greatly depending on the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so afraid of Wall Street that you forget to take care of your own people. Too much pressure on selling and delivery and not on quality. Other consulting firms focus on quality and people better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company for entry level experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Learn business basics
    See a variety of companies and industries
    Value training and development
    Lots of great talent within the company

    Cons

    Big company, its easy to get lost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing your people -- its a great asset

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Strong Company

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

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

    Pros

    Work with great people, projects are interesting and short-term, flexibility in job description

    Cons

    Pay is decent but not great, and can sometimes be hard to get the project you want

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. good company

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    very good work culture, good growth and pay

    Cons

    none no na nana nana an

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none doing good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Analyst

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Ability to switch industries frequently

    Cons

    Constant networking required to get on cool projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow younger employees to experience multiple industries/types of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. great company

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

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

    Pros

    great salry, benefits and projects

    Cons

    most of the senior managers are dumb

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the performance evaluation methodology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great company

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, learning and opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance, paid time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in trainings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Hit or miss on projects, there are amazing people and there are also people I would never want to work with again.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    NY Metro area has many local opportunities so if one choose not to travel, you can always have such option at the consultant / manager level. This helps with people who are seeking for better work/life balance.

    There are nice people to work with, however, it's a bit hit and miss, need to network around to figure it out on your own.

    Cons

    Sometimes get stuck with undesirable project due to supply/demand needs. Have came across lazy manager, not very bright and try to push off all work to other and take other's credit. But there's always a way to avoid these people once you know who they are.

    Promote matching reward to performance but doesn't necessarily follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully assess experienced hire level or promotional criteria. Somewhere along the system is definitely broken. Have seen people with barely 4 years experiences after college are promoted or hired as manager. Such lack of experience are laughable by clients and raising questions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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