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Accenture Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
9,206 Reviews
3.5
9,206 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 588 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 524 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1147 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 184 reviews)

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  1.  

    one of the best place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Service Desk Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    best working environment, lot of projects, learn and grow

    Cons

    Should provide maximum skill development programmes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    8 years at Accenture

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    • 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.  

    Review for past employer

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    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Follow process, lot of scope to learn and grow

    Cons

    Not fair in giving benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, smart people

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements are available (i.e. for working parents), very intelligent, hard working, results driven colleagues, lots of room for growth and development

    Cons

    If not client facing, pay not as competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    had a very good experience with the company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Softwarwe Engineering Team Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Softwarwe Engineering Team Lead in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    good place to build your career, Employee friendly.

    Cons

    i dont have anything, and i am very much satisified.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunities and growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Health & Public Services in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Health & Public Services in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Accenture's size and broad scope of services provide vast opportunities to grow and excel. The company offers competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    As with most consulting companies, work-life balance is impacted by the travel required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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