Accenture Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
8,867 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 583 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 519 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1133 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 182 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good exposure, great colleagues, bad work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Good exposure, great colleagues. I meet some of the smartest and most competent friends in the company. IT-savvy folks who can laugh and joke despite demanding timeline and stress. Colleagues who work hard, and play harder. Camaraderie is strong. For people who likes to challenge themselves, know their own potential, and is ready to take on larger role than what most company will offer them based on age, gender, years of experience, you should truly consider Accenture. Accenture has a culture of putting people in position base on capability and not the other social factors.

    Cons

    Accenture pays average salary. Despite the seemingly high monthly remuneration, the package doesn't include 13 month bonus. In terms of performance bonus, very top performer gets less than 2 months. Also, given the demanding nature of work, be prepared to sacrifice personal time. I have experienced working 6 days a week for more than 7 months straight. And there are a few occasion I had to work 30 days a month. Be warned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion and recognition is required to retain your best people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good client focus, a lot of training and project work, good structure to build on for growth and development.

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

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    culture, people, office and equipment. Interesting client work and projects. good Business mode.l

    Cons

    worklifebalance, later development and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    view staff as individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mgmt Consultant in Federal Practice

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, work hard /play hard mentality, career progression (you are responsible for your own career - you can take it down whatever path you choose). Plenty of opportunities to network, and for the federal practice - not much travel.

    Cons

    There is a decent amount of bureaucracy, working with the government can be akin to pulling teeth, easy to get lost in a large firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation, decrease amount of useless trainings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great entry level job

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

    I worked at Accenture as an intern

    Pros

    nice team
    room for growth
    work life balance
    benefits
    time off policies
    training is very helpful

    Cons

    long hours
    stressful work environment
    demanding job
    a large amount of travelling involved
    pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive experience and good team

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

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

    Pros

    The people I had the opportunity to work with are by far the most positive part of the company. Interesting industry, good benefits, and solid growing company. Global footprint with opportunities worldwide and the ability to work with team members around the globe.

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for growth, weak mid-level management and leadership. Good place to start, hard place to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for ownership and reward in addition to the responsibilities and initiatives.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    -Able to build your career
    -Learn as you go culture
    -Competent co-workers
    -Great culture

    I refer to it as the bachellors of your professional career

    Cons

    -As you continue to grow in the company your chances of staying local decrease

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Start building a local business model

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company yo work!

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Vacation days are more than other companies.
    Coworkers are always cooperative and friendly.

    Cons

    Upper Management not always in a mood to listen new ideas, is like trying to teach an old dog new trick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, be open and receptive to new/fresh ideas and do not refuse them just because you don't know about such technology or you always did something in the "as usual" way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Very good work environment. Have lots of onshore opportunities if you are a top performer. If you are into IT then this place is the best place to kick start your career.

    Cons

    Pay here is a litle less. But hardly matters once you start growing in the company. So growth is a very important factor like anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  10.  

    Great career development

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Upon joining Accenture, I have had the opportunity to explore several different industries through several unique roles. Accenture really cares about what you want to do with your career, and as a recent college graduate, it has been an incredible experience to learn.

    Cons

    Work-life balance varies per project

  11.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneur spirit, very aggressive, great people, travel the world

    Cons

    Disjointed management structure, too much focus on changeability for Senior People.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once a year, get the groups together so they can physically meet each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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