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Accenture Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
9,797 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    8 years experience from Grad to Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, decent salary, interesting work most of the time. Ability to travel extensively and work with a huge variety of clients across different industries.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be pretty tough, particulalry when children are involved. Salary is decent, but does not ever reach the heights of other firms even at partner levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 34 people found this helpful  

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

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    • 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic company for the self-directed employee

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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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Above average pay, excellent benefits, amazing amounts of earned PTO and you are actually encouraged to use it. Office cultures and managerial experiences will vary due to extensive world wide locations, however I have never had a bad experience with any co-worker or manager. Very minimal supervision and no micro management, but you must be a very self-directed, self-motivated person who does not need to be provided a daily To-Do list to know how to get your job done. Company is based on fantastic core values that are actually lived and promoted. World wide promotion and growth potential, you can truly move anywhere within the company if you are motivated to do so.

    Cons

    No extreme cons, but a few things interested candidates should know: Interview process is mainly online and time frame can vary hugely from a few weeks to several months. Others I know who have not remained with the company complained about the lack of managerial support. While supervisors are always available to help, you really must be the type of person who can figure out what needs to be done without a lot of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunities here

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    • 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 for a recent college grad to come into the workplace. So many opportunities in many different industries and functions.

    Cons

    Really large company so takes time to learn how to navigate through but you're given a career counselor who should be helping you along the way. Not too much work/life balance (depending on role).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really slow placement of roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meritocracy: people are recognized and rewarded for their acomplishments.
    Great People: intelectual level, commitiment.
    Type of work: challenging work, diverse work.
    Clients are major global companies.

    Cons

    Mantaining Work / life balance is hard.
    High attrition level (a caracteristic of the consulting industry).
    Administrative tasks consume a lot of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More carreer oportunities for people with non-Sales profile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constantly challenging environment where one has the opportunity to really grow

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

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

    Pros

    People, Career Path, Culture, Benefits, Infrastructure

    Cons

    Work Life Balance and travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to first launch your career or start over

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Tester in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Software Tester in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! The benefits are excellent. Being able to work remotely supporting a well balanced lifestyle is a dream come true.

    Cons

    The pay is poor for someone who has a degree and over 10 years experience. It seems that in order to work in a place that supports training in a new field and does support remote work, this is to be expected. Will need to update this as time goes by as I have only been there under a year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Super smart people, great networking events and training.

    Cons

    You have to travel a lot. Monday to Thursday. Fridays work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technology Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    It is very good to feel that you are part of a huge global consulting company and same methodology is followed all over the world.
    Knowledge exchange is a great treausry of great experiences and it is possible to find anything you need.
    And after spending 5 years, I can say that best thing about the company is the people you are working with.

    Cons

    You can be part of several types of projects and you need to learn alot. If you are not open to learning new things and changes in your career, it will not be an easy life for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Incredible Springboard to an Entrepreneurial Career

    • 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

    Competitive compensation, deep resources, excellent training, smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Too much travel. Not the greatest work-life balance.

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