Accenture Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
8,908 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Overall it was a great experience compared to other companies.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Knowledge Base Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Knowledge Base Administrator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    a great place to start and grow a career.

    Cons

    High Expectations, Poor work/life balance, Up our Out mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotion should be based on performance not on your likeability within the team that's selecting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall best experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Talented and Smart People and breadth of opportunities

    Cons

    Not any all I can say is too many opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed Feelings

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    People are really great and friendly, but it depends a lot on your experience. Workday practice hasn't sold anything in 6 months.

    Cons

    Ratings don't always reflect people's potentials and are largely political/dependent on your project. Not a true meritocracy.

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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

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    • 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.  

    Not a horrible place to work

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities
    Bright coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay and not focused on work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    About working at AFS

    • 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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to learn new things. Vacation a big plus.

    Cons

    growth is based only on networking skills not real talent.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Your career is what you make of it*

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    It's a great first company to work for, and if you find a gangbusters team, stick with and make your career. If the stars align and have a proper support network, you are able to move around from project to project to get new experiences.

    Cons

    *It is possible to get stuck on a project for an extended period of time without any choice rather than to leave the company. This hasn't happened to me, but many of my peers have churned due to the feeling of being trapped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those projects that tend to be black holes, focus on how the teams can be encouraged and engaged across an account or even between project teams.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • 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
  11.  

    Mgmt Consultant in Federal Practice

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    • 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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