Accenture Reviews

Updated August 24, 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)

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

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

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  1. Good company to work at

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company with a fair range of experiences to have for a management consulting consultant. Bonne culture de travail qui s'améliore en particulier pour les femmes.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance Crazy hours Very hard to transfer to other offices


  2. A certain deal

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Brillant people, an amazing capacity to think out of the box, an ability to design and implement comprehensive solutions solving clients problems, and an amazing span of competencies that make it virtually impossible to eventually say 'I don't know' to a client request. In addition, the company is actively risk-taking and invests - you will always find room for maneuver if you have an idea worth testing.

    Cons

    Crazy working hours, resulting from the combination of (i) exciting but exhausting client engagements and (ii) the need to socialize extensibvely across the various competencies within the form. Takes a lot of time away from your family... Burdensome admin (can be a nightmare, almost a soviet bureaucracy at its best!) Also significant pressure for short-term results ( -hat's the company's DNA. Either you love this kind of pressure or you hate it...


  3. IT Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant IT in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Consultant IT in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clear process with lot of communication from the HR. No trick questions, enjoyable people, nice presentation.

    Cons

    After being admited, a manager call the new employee to propose a mission. It should be communicated that employee can refuse the mission.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate about the selection of the first mission.


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  5. Tech / IT Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to learn fast, with good methodology and within good people

    Cons

    Work life is not good at all, some partner are managing without any attention to the people they are managing

    Advice to Management

    put more focus on people


  6. World Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Things are well framed and processed. Few benefits do exist even if it is often not given to everyone A French work council with a lot of good propositions...overall nice

    Cons

    Too big company with rigid hierarchy Big projects with a tiny scope for you...make you lose interest for the mission Mostly IT oriented and management consulting part is ridiculous Promotion is a joke (few promotions despite a huge increase of activity every year) = Increase in term of turnover but a constant workforce that means more money for directors and less for junior/senior consultants

    Advice to Management

    Company values : Accenture try to "greenwash" its image by making partnership/helping NGO such as PlanetFinance which is a joke in the world of NGO and ethic ! Please make real partnership and help real people dont help an NGO which is getting 30% of so called "infrastructure cost" The rest is the same...just image but no real actions. Nothing in term of footprint reduction is done even if they pretend to do so by making huge marketing and advertisment. Time-off is also a joke. Except the imposed christmas holidays the rest depend of the management needs which is often 150% of your time. You will work 12h a day (instead of 8h officially) and proably get 2 weeks of holidays if you are lucky. HR don't do their jobs. Training is relatively well done when you get time to do so. However every training are imposed and you cannot do whatever you want. But there is a big training in Chicago which is well done for networking and competencies...and local training are nice for the part i have tested !


  7. Nice place to learn

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Junior Consultant in Paris (France)
    Current Intern - Junior Consultant in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Accenture is very famous, and it's easier to find new opportunities after.

    Cons

    pressure, schedule and task are very huge, It's a good challenge for students.


  8. Take your experience then run away when recognition are not coming

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Consultant in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Consultant in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice place to learn and become a fully management consultant, very precise and hard worker, Very effective collaboration with people around the globe to get inputs for our client. high skilled team, I am very happy to what I have gained as experience during the 6 past years.

    Cons

    Good salary but in fact poor salary in comparison with average of time dedicated to work and money value we create for this company / Rewards and promotion subjective and very linked to your relation with your project management. Very strange that in an international company like Accenture, it's so difficult to move abroad in another Accenture office as their are fully independant. You clearly have to manage your career path yourself and they are not really taking care of your desire to develop differents skills, what is more important is business and business again.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion process are very subjective with a quota of promoted people already set in advance by the global that is totally unfair, you clearly have to ease and promote transfers around the globe (Accenture office) and encourage abroad staffing that is not currently done


  9. Good to start your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good career opportunities (lot of hiring, possibilities to move from one job or country to another) - Pay at the market and sometimes above (depending on career track and skills) - Homeworking

    Cons

    - Worklife balance and porosity beween work and home - Increases, even if significant compared to the local market context, may seem low if linked to efforts and worklife balance - High pace - Resistance to change and innovation - Do not really recognize talent

    Advice to Management

    Think about reviewing the performance management process to better recognize talent and innovation


  10. Application Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Applications Support in Paris (France)
    Former Contractor - Applications Support in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good salary - opportunity to work for large organisation

    Cons

    - company culture - training and document is not always well handled


  11. very good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Internship in Paris (France)
    Current Intern - Internship in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Accenture as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Even as an intern your considered as an employee, you definitely belong to the team. The team is dynamic & you really belong to it. Work is challenging & you're reward for your good work!

    Cons

    Work & life balance is difficult to find at the beginning. As a gap year intern the internship salary is very low not enough to pay the bills in Paris.



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