Accenture Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
8,363 Reviews

3.6
8,363 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great people and experience, but there are severe challenges as a huge corporation

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

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. Most of them will go out of their way to help you in whatever way they can. They tend to care about your professional development and advancement in the firm (and in your career).

    The work can also be very interesting if you network with people that do the type of work that interests you.

    Cons

    There are several distinct challenges at Accenture.

    First, it can be easy to either feel lost in the staffing process or trapped in a niche. This can be mitigated by aggressive networking.

    Second, when you are unstaffed, HR will try to force you to join the projects that need warm bodies (aka the bad ones). It is in HR and the firm's interest to maximize your chargeability, but this may not align with your career interests or skill-set. Again, this challenge is best mitigated by aggressive networking.

    Third, the review process can be challenging given the number of employees involved. Even high performers can be passed over for promotion if they or their reviewers lack the rank or political savvy necessary to lock in a high rating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider lowering chargeability targets slightly or at least offering a week-long "grace period" after an engagement ends before HR starts pressuring employees to join another project. This will greatly improve morale, and it may even allow employees to find the projects where they will perform at their highest potential.

    Hold more office-wide or at least functional/industry social events to allow employees more opportunities to network outside their specific teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Well Oiled Machine.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is an amazing company and is operated like a well oiled machine. I enjoyed working here and people are very helpful. I could reach out to any expert in the company when needed. They offer numerous training programs for professional development. Once can build a very good network with professionals and clients. This company provided me opportunities to work on very challenging and interesting projects. Leaders are meticulous and focused on the job at hand - client delivery and business growth. They encourage the individuals on the team to do well and support them. Accenture follows a detailed fair evaluation process to assess the performance of an individual. Promotions are based meritocracy.

    Cons

    Travel and Work Life Balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    good place to work, good work culture, good training programs, availability of different certifications, Good company for entry level

    Cons

    management, politics at upper management could play a key role, Non participation of HR. you can get holed to same project or work for long time

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  5.  

    Program Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility to do my work remotely. Change is constant; new opportunities are available frequently. You can usually find new challenges to fit your goals.

    Cons

    24/7 clock is challenging some days as it blurs the line between work/life balance. Still, the flexibility the role provides outweighs drawbacks of the extra long days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work especially if you are outgoing and ready to display your talents. There is enough head room in the organization for growth.Senior leadership is very helpful and can be approached easily.

    Cons

    You dont get an opportunity to pursue a technical workstream after a level. You end up managing work rather than doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    GPTW

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Work Environment and work culture

    Cons

    Initial Package, Pay Hikes, Work Life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to work

    • 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

    Great work life balance, Good travel opportunities. Good career growth

    Cons

    No Concerns as of now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Developer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Murray Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Accenture as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, over all good place to work, teams are divided evenly,
    sending most of the work off shore.

    Cons

    bring too many H1 and L1 there for they have hiring freeze

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much of overlapping of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Business and Systems Integration Consultants

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

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

    Pros

    Travel, exposure to Accenture Delivery Methods, Working with lots of different people/ meeting a lot of people

    Cons

    work-life balance, lack of upward feedback to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 Reviews would be great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unlimited opportunities

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Ability to manage your own career
    - Lots of project variety
    - Defined career path

    Cons

    - Easy to get lost within the huge organization
    - Performance management process challenging
    - Difficult to find updated, relevant examples and experts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not always treated as the most important asset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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