Accenture Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
8,661 Reviews
3.6
8,661 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 570 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 508 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1092 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 179 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience, trains you for your dream job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities, chance to work with teams around the globe, opportunity to change career paths if required, opportunities to work with most of the Fortune 100 companies as clients

    Cons

    Salaries below industry average, very large workforce so can become challenging for growth due to large number of peers, timelines can get crazy at times but this is not a regular occurrence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improving salaries to bring them close to industry average will yield results, improving and validating people skills in Managers will help juniors grow faster due to improved work relationships.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Leadership takes the time to get to know you on a personal level and really coach you through the different levels of the organization.

    Cons

    The travel can be difficult, and quickly changing project conditions can require long hours or alterations to plans you've made in your personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Established and Evolving Company with Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    There are great people at Accenture, who focus on developing the new and experienced hires in the company. These individuals are established internally and at the clients, and help junior employees develop these same relationships. The company has many upward opportunities as it continues to evolve.

    Cons

    Consulting work comes with disadvantages, such as long hours. However, if you do the right thing for you client, your team / yourself, and the company, things tend to balance out over a long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership and organizational changes could be communicated initially with more empathy to impact. Sometimes this comes across as an afterthought after the initial communication, even if that is not the intent.

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  5.  

    Great place to gain experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You will have a lot of responsibility at an early stage in your career. You will learn flexibility which is the most valuable skill you will learn at Accenture as well in the outside job market.

    Cons

    Due to it's size, there is a process for everything which can be draining. In order to cut costs, most support functions are stretched thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hitting numbers based on cost cutting is a short term approach. I witnessed small cost cutting measures over the years which do not seem bad at the time. However, the cumulative effect is increasing risk. Similar to putting lobster in a pot of water and then bringing the water to a boil . . . . by the time you realize the danger, it is too late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience builder

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    A great place to be for young, smart, ambitious people who like to see what's out there and explore opportunities. You can gain a lot of experiences in a hurry. If you want to travel, you'll do so until you are tired of it, and maybe beyond. You will not likely feel isolated as you can always find peers. You can also build great industry contacts and often will receive offers to join the client you work for.

    Cons

    Compensation starts low and remain on the lower end. The partnership track isn't what it used to be. After the euphoria wears off, you might find yourself pining for a more stable type of job, and jobs where you own accountability rather than a consultant accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more arrangements to accommodate different types of resources. Many people left Accenture because the job track isn't satisfying but like to maintain relationship with Accenture. Learn how to harness what you have invested in.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    learned a ton

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Worked with a bunch of excellent analysts, project managers, and consulting professionals. Just a solid group of folks overall.

    I learned a lot while I was with Accenture, working on a bunch of projects & clients really allows for accelerated learning.

    Cons

    TRAVEL. I was on the road all week/every week. If there were a way to not travel all of the time, I'd probably still be working there.

  8.  

    Recruiting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Great Firm. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    No room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opportunities to do other things.

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  9.  

    Approachable and Supportive Leadership

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    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexibility, countless job opportunities if you are willing to travel, honest leadership. Training is available in nearly any technology. Huge pool of people and resources to pull from if you need help. Responsiveness is part of the culture for the most part.

    Cons

    Everything depends on where you are staffed. Work-life balance is a struggle because of competitive laddering and "up or out" model. You will eventually be expected to travel unless you happen to live in a location where there is a large number of clients in your specialty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide language courses for better global communication. More work evaluating expectations at the executive level to increase the number of working parents (and yes, especially women) at the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    Great place to start, very high caliber of people, very political and clicquey

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Combines industry knowledge with technology so you learn why all aspects of the project is important to a client. You get great exposure and build your resume fast. The leaders in the field really care about the clients.

    Cons

    Hard to move up based on performance. More important to know the right people the higher up you go in the organization. Many cases of senior people that dont fit the LoR but are protected because of who they know. Client pays for this bloat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Core Values of CORBIS are excellent and yo need to walk the talk in all aspects of culture, not just some.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and office culture

    Cons

    workforce structure with unequal treatment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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