Accenture Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
8,942 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    Great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and a great place to work

    Cons

    Growing too large and top heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career options for bright stars

    Recommends
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    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.  

    IT was a gud one

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    well structured company. Effective environment

    Cons

    Heavy work. Difficult to balance work and life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great people, great work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    All employees are engaged and working for common goals. Everyone wants to help and everyone is Type A.

    Cons

    Sometimes no one wants to do the work necessary to meet client demands - below their pay grade mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk more to the folks in the trenches to ensure full 360 view of accounts and BU operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing Learning Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Senior management really takes the time to develop skills.

    Cons

    Hours can be rough.

  7.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Good to work with accenture

    Cons

    Good to work with accenture

  8.  

    Exciting possibilities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Frankfort, KY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Frankfort, KY

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

    Pros

    Good place to begin a career, especially if you like working independently. Celebrations are frequent.

    Cons

    Team environments and project success are highly dependent on project leadership. Leadership accountability is entirely placed on the customer with little to no corporate oversight. Much of your experience is shaped by whether or not you happen to be assigned to a good operating group with strong leadership skills and not just individual expertise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, good projects, but strategy still second to its IT focus.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    - Great exposure to variety of clients and industries
    - Great learning and development environment for self
    - Tremendous breadth of capabilities that you can call upon

    Cons

    - For strategy practitioners, still too IT-focused in everything
    - In the end, the only thing that truly matters is the sold amounts on new projects
    - Sometimes feels less polished than other top-Tier firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Encourage development of the strategy side
    - Balance the focus on revenue generated with client success - latter will lead to greater former
    - Don't be apologetic for high rates and be eager to discount - you are providing value and clients see that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellence Company

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Leadership, Excellent Salary, Hands on meetings to engage with business management

    Cons

    Depends on the project the promotion process can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more in performance evalutions

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great colleagues, unrealistic work/life balance if you don't get good at setting boundaries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great development, benefits and colleagues. Lots of exposure to various industries, type of project, size of team, amount of responsibility. Can move in to areas of interest. Great support from a designated career counselor throughout all levels of senority.

    Cons

    Time expectations including project work, administrative tasks, career planning, and volunteer work is over the top and leaves little time for personal life. Too much information is piled on at one time leading to a sort of information indigestion or brain paralysis. No time to process all of the information that is available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage setting aside time for admin, development and volunteering during the work week so that weekends are free for personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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