Accenture Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme
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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. Helpful (42)

    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Accenture was a very good experience. I worked there for 7 years when I was starting my career. Started as an Analyst in Finance and worked up to Manager. They do reward people who do good work.

    Cons

    Downside is that I never saw them fire anyone who was not pulling their weight.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of training and skill development, wide variety of projects and opportunities, great people, great benefits, a very engaged culture

    Cons

    Huge company that can be be a little too convoluted, especially when just starting out. On-boarding process was a little sloppy.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to management. I think Accenture is a great company. Accenture is growing successfully, and with such growth and size, a company like Accenture is bound to have some difficulties within its hiring and training processes. But nothing at Accenture is that bad.


  3. Software Engineering Team Lead

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Very organized and process oriented company, has great projects in almost all technologies, lots of opportunities to cross-train, change careers.

    Cons

    Does not offer good salary raises over the years.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great place and getting even better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Salary ranges and merit increases are getting better slowly but surely
    - Work / Life balance is great (surprise right?)
    - Benefits are top notch
    - People are excellent
    - Firm looks to promote from within first, before looking externally to hire

    Cons

    - Tough to get aligned to the group you want to be a part of. Easier to just go with the flow, and to an extent your alignment and specialization depends on what current project you are on.
    - Some accounts are definitely better places to work than others. Your personal experience with the firm will depend on which client you get staffed at
    - Some upper level management you wonder how they got there since well...you know. But that's typical at every company.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your greatest assets. Unlike a commodity based business, your people are the source of your value. Therefore, must continue to focus on improving compensation and bonuses for your people or else they will leave.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    very good work environment, strong team work, many opportunities to growth / specialize in your field.

    Cons

    Depending on your home location, not many options for local roles.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Accenture Analyst -- Federal.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Really friendly environment. Many resources at your disposal. More laid back in general than many other firms.

    Cons

    Very much what you make out of it. Responsible for finding your own way even when brought on. Daunting promotion opportunities.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Accenture Finance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall strong pool of finance professionals and consulting line to work with. Solid processes and policies in place that give the finance function clear guidelines on most topics.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't seem to keep pace with the marketplace - heavy attrition is required for alterations to benefits/pay package and there is little differentiation in pay between top performers to the mean.

    Advice to Management

    Work to identify your top performers and stay ahead or at least current with the market for pay in real time. Yearly 'bring to minimum' adjustments have the same impact on re leveling all resources to the bottom of the range.


  9. Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its all about the people - great work colleagues. Also the firm is diversifying into new areas including digital which makes the work interesting.

    Cons

    The travel sometimes required for this work can wear on people. Also the hours on some more fast paced projects can be tough.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with a group that is growing and doing work that aligns with your career goals. Moving laterally within the company can be tricky without a strong, supportive network and you can get stuck in domains that might not align with your career goals.


  10. Awesome Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Security Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - SAP Security Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am with Accenture for 2 years now and until now I am enjoying working with them. Accenture is the best company to start your career and learn more things. Co-worker are very nice to help you with your work and guide you to achieve your goal.

    Cons

    You need work during the weekend but not all the time. I think the pay is a little lower compare to other big 5 companies.


  11. Helpful (1)

    ABAP Developer / Technical Designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great place to start a career and learn corporate culture.
    - Despite a lot of hype and kool-aid drinking, there really are some good best practices since there are so many projects. The ADM is pretty reliable.
    - Once you get to know the people you'll find that there are many knowledgeable resources you can reach out to for help.
    - Although obviously you could get more working freelance the pay is pretty good.
    - Health/dental/vision benefits are really good compared to smaller companies.
    - There are discounts on mobile phones, travel, etc. (although it used to be better).

    Cons

    - Opportunities for local projects in the US market are dwindling and there is a lot of attrition lately. In some cases this manifests as a case of trimming the "muscle" instead of trimming the "fat."
    - Career path offers little opportunity for specialization; expect to follow the management career path even if you don't want to. If you want to specialize, it's hard to quantify and compare your accomplishments to people who follow the manager career path especially in the growing offshore model.
    - Purported work/life balance isn't always a reality - recently there is a near universal tendency to over-commit, underbid or not allocate enough budget which means your PTO plans may prove untenable or your weekends vanish into work time.
    - Ratings are based representation from a career counselor. If your counselor is not assertive and organized or is disengaged, your rating will suffer. Ratings meetings can come down to who can talk the loudest and that affects your compensation.

    Advice to Management

    - Get the workforces sorted out (consulting, services, solutions) and unify compensation like you've been leaning towards since 2006 or 2007.
    - Consider toning down on pushing the offshore model down the throats of domestic companies - it doesn't always work.
    - Provide a way to gather feedback on managing directors and senior management that doesn't make it obvious who is providing the feedback.
    - Outsourcing HR/TFSs who have no idea where cities are in the US and what is "local" shows that you don't value your US workforce. Follow through on making local opportunities available to resources - it cuts costs and keeps your employees happy.



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