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Accenture Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
9,152 Reviews
3.6
9,152 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 588 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 524 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1147 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 184 reviews)

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  1.  

    High growing protentials but

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    If you are interested in trying new positions but your knowledge in that specific area might not be robust enough and you would like to grow in that area, you can join projects that are in sustainment stage (of course, you have to be qualified for this position at a certain level to pass the internal project interview). You will be still expected to have high performance with established process and knowledge base, and also be expected to build enhancements to the current processes and deliverables. When you are specialized in certain area, you would like to join project in initiation phase to show case your skill. Therefore, this is a good place to launch/switch career in certain level.

    Cons

    Your success sometime depends on who you are following with. As the same as many places, you can encounter bad managers and great managers – especially, no all managers would be interested in representing your best interest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be opent and do more networking to find out good leaders to follow, good projects to join, good opportunities to take.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Mixed Feelings

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    People are really great and friendly, but it depends a lot on your experience. Workday practice hasn't sold anything in 6 months.

    Cons

    Ratings don't always reflect people's potentials and are largely political/dependent on your project. Not a true meritocracy.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    1. There are some great talents in this firm. If you are a headhunter, you might want to scout around from among the
    workforce

    2. It is a good place to test your limits. Without the right opportunities, you might have never known that you could drive a project to completion at break neck pace with inadequate resources.

    Cons

    1. This is the kind of company optimized for those who are walking, breathing examples of Niccolo Machiavelli's "The
    Prince" and with some real skills. As they say, 1 helping of professional skills and 2 helpings of political skills.

    2. The so called "steep learning curve" really means you are molded into a jack of all trades, master of none. This might be dangerous for your future career.

    3. For every "good" opportunity, there are also as many dead-end positions to be filled (see the above point). Try not to be in one of those.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The system rewards slave drivers at every level and make these slave drivers compete to out-do each other, at the expense of those under them. If not corrected now, the system would eventually break down when all that's left are your slave drivers and no actual workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    8 years at Accenture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to choose your career path; offers great fringe benefits; you can choose your work location amongst over 150 countries.

    Cons

    Salary is not at par with competition; if you dont have a sponsor, you will not move up the ladder regardless of the good work that you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance review process is not transparent and seriously flawed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great culture, smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements are available (i.e. for working parents), very intelligent, hard working, results driven colleagues, lots of room for growth and development

    Cons

    If not client facing, pay not as competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to build lasting relationships

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - SAP Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent e-learning, good place of build relationships and skills....

    Cons

    No work-life balance.
    Culture not good for experience hires, because getting placed on projects is based on your personal network within Accenture.
    Raises are very conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accenture Leadership should do more for integrate experience hire into corporate culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work, great people but long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Financial Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Client Financial Manager in Florham Park, NJ

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

    Pros

    The company honestly lives the core values, the people working there is very talented and thrive to make the best of the experience. It is a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    It requires long hours, which can affect your life work balance and in corporate functions promoting can be challenging. Salaries should be a little bit higher but considering it is a consulting industry company they are ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training benefits should extend into outside the company and more certifications available for finance people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Launching Pad of a Consulting Career

    Former Employee - Resources Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Resources Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple clients and multiple roles that gives you a taste for where you would like to create your niche as you approach mid level management

    Cons

    Your career path is less easy to navigate as it has been in previous years, you have to be willing to wade through a lot of push back. Also, Accenture's salaries typically are not to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revist the model of managing "horizontally" instead of "vertically". Invest more into training existing internal resources

  10.  

    Great experience, but the lifestyle wears on you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    The people here are, on the whole, great. The time off is outstanding (you start with 5-weeks PTO from day 1). The employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) is a great way to put money aside, acquire stock at a 15% discount, and watch it grow.

    Cons

    The lifestyle eventually wears on you when you travel 100% of the time. Ability to get promoted can vary greatly depending on how you are aligned (practice-wise) within the company...if you aren't in a rapidly growing group, you'll definitely need to wait your turn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 feedback - there are a few people who manage others and really shouldn't. The quality of the people managing your team/project can greatly affect morale and to that note, attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Accenture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits!

    Cons

    Travel up to 75%, not good for people have a family/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage peers to move up and show how.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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