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Accenture Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
9,219 Reviews
3.5
9,219 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Providing most of the facilities for the employee

    Cons

    politics still exists in some managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give promotions to the one who deserve it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 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
  3. 6 people 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
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  5.  

    Excellent company that TRULY values employees as the most valuable asset.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Company that has completely embraced the concept of being a meritocracy with a compensation package that supports and encourages high performance.

    Cons

    Legacy partnership/consulting firm culture undergoing significant changes and disruptions that are a distraction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Training

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

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

    Pros

    Good mentoring and great training. This was a great place to start my career.

    Cons

    Travel was difficult and it can be tricky to find the right fit for a department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    High energy, high reward; very demanding but well worth the effort

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    * working in teams with other smart, highly motivated people who had much to teach to others on the team
    * working for (often) large clients with big, vexing business problems that (often) required creative problem solving (in addition to the expected analytical and quantitative focus)
    * opportunity to grow and to have your ideas adopted by the organization -- although Accenture is a large multi-national corporation, it is run very much like a smaller firm
    * senior management will take the time and listen to more junior staff -- a good idea is a good idea irrespective of the source

    Cons

    * travel can be strenuous -- often out of town for months (albeit home on weekends)
    * Incessant deadlines -- seems like something "due" every week
    * long hours particularly around client deliverables (deadlines)
    * long term advancement dependent on ability to sell services (not something required of more entry level staff) -- point is that the focus changes over time and may/may not appeal to someone depending on their skills and expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Truly a meritocracy... if you perform well, you'll be given more responsibility.
    Great benefits (particularly the PTO and training) and the pay is generally pretty good.
    Opportunity to transform and create value for clients.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult to navigate (particularly for the Consulting workforce where travel is often required 4 days/week)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises should be higher for high performers (experienced hires shouldn't be making significantly more than internal promotes).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Review for past employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP BI Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - SAP BI Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great working ethics with great benefits

    Cons

    Not good for lazy workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    No Work-Life Balance, Bonus and Merit is a Joke

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Accenture is a great place to learn about consulting on a global scale. The health insurance plans are affordable and strong and 25 days of vacation is a big plus.

    Cons

    You will dedicate your life to your project and be told by management to only record 40 hours worked in a week despite this being clearly against Accenture policy. The bonus and merit structure is a complete joke. You will be told about solid bonuses and raises when you receive your verbal offer, but they do not come to fruition. Despite turning out very good numbers for FY 2014 and increasing the stock dividend 10%, the majority of employees did not receive a raise this year and bonuses averaged a paltry 2% for those at the Consultant level. I expect extremely high attrition in 2015.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Everyone at Accenture is treated as an expendable commodity and the latest round of Bonus and Merit only further enforces that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfactory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    - Young and dynamic environment
    - trainings, courses and growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Not always simple to communicate directly with senior managers
    - lower salaries compared to competitors

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