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Accenture Reviews in Reston, VA

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
9,450 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good experience, capable people, competitive environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    I liked most of the projects I worked on. I worked with many smart and motivated people. I thought I was paid fairly.

    Cons

    Sometimes staff gets caught in the middle of partners' conflicts. Travel and hours can be tough depending on the project you end up on.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work. Rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Accenture has the best people working for then. It is the people that make challenging deliverables and tasks manageable. Accenture believes that their best asset are the people and that really resonated with me and why I worked so hard for them.

    Cons

    I left because I decided to have a family and needed to work for an employer who understood working mothers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide greater flexibility to working mothers with small children so the turnover rate of women with small children isn't so high. I enjoyed working for Accenture and miss it sometimes but because I have small children and cannot work late I had to leave the company for a family friendly employer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accenture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great
    flexible work schedule including; working from home
    Ability to move between projects in the consulting workforce

    Cons

    Sometimes getting a good project may be difficult. You may not be placed to work on skills that you were hired for.

    Sometimes you need to work extra hours and you do not get paid
    The salary raise and bonus are really not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should increase the pay even if the employee performs at the peer level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start a consulting career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    * Excellent tools, frameworks and methodologies to reference for all types of work
    * Variety of clients and business industries
    * Excellent technical tools and resources
    * Employee Stock Purchase Program, 401K match, generous Paid Time Off accrual
    * Year-end bonuses for some types of projects and positions
    * Great thought leader -- publishes good material that strengthens the brand
    * Management constantly re-evaluates the business, organization, and strategy and makes adjustments. i.e. a consulting firm that is self-reflective and dynamic.

    Cons

    * If you are hired to a particular project, can be tough to move elsewhere in the company as each project is run like a profit center and project/program management may not want to see you go.
    * Many projects are based 100% at the client site, so your work experience at Accenture will be completely based on the team mates (if any) and project leadership. Some good and some not and have poor morale and higher turn-over.
    * Related to above, I noticed that many people would leave for a competing firm rather than try to seek an internal change. (though this is a symptom at many consulting firms-- not just Accenture
    * They boasted professional development funding and or opportunities, but took them away mid fiscal year if the quarterly numbers were note adding up.
    * Still a bit of an "old boys" club - if you are out going, sociable and good at networking, you will do fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Look at ways to improve transition for prior military service persons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Exceptional benefits, salary, opportunities and connections

    Cons

    Depending on the project the hours can be pretty tough on work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is great, work environment and company values are great

    Cons

    Performance rating system could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a niche for yourself that will separate you from others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    +1

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of flexible work options; range of benefits; efficient Human Resources; fair annual evaluations; lots of best practice sharing

    Cons

    There are some very bright people and some not so bright people. Many times the not so bright people are managers (perhaps as it is with any company).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in internally-developed technology solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, challenging work, lots of hours.

    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with were smart, capable and hard working. I did some interesting work. I thought the pay was good.

    Cons

    At times, the hours were excessive. Once you get to a more senior level, you have to take the work you can get. For me, that would have meant nearly 100% travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice for management. I thought it was good place to work, but the hours and travel became too much for me as I got older and we had our third child.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good Company. Takes care of Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Training is the best in the industry, if you can get it.

    Cons

    Everything depends on what project you get into. It can he a hit or miss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is a great company for kids coming out of college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Good training for employees at St Charles

    Cons

    long hrs of work several times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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