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Accenture Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
9,164 Reviews
3.6
9,164 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.  

    Great management who recognize outstanding performances

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Management is always there for you to discuss your career. Your performance will be recognized.

    Cons

    Salary in the service group may not be as competitive, and there is no room for negotiation for entry level postitions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    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.

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    8 years at Accenture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    had a very good experience with the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    Great place to build lasting relationships

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent e-learning, good place of build relationships and skills....

    Cons

    No work-life balance.
    Culture not good for experience hires, because getting placed on projects is based on your personal network within Accenture.
    Raises are very conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accenture Leadership should do more for integrate experience hire into corporate culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people are truly amazing, across the board. The breadth and depth of knowledge is fantastic, and there's always someone across the globe who has an answer to a question you might have

    Cons

    In management consulting, you should know what you're getting yourself into. Although they talk about work vs life balance, that's doesn't apply in the real world, and you're expected to work more than the "expected" 8 hours a day. Just be prepared, but the benefits pay off, if you have the time to use them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Launching Pad of a Consulting Career

    Former Employee - Resources Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Resources Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple clients and multiple roles that gives you a taste for where you would like to create your niche as you approach mid level management

    Cons

    Your career path is less easy to navigate as it has been in previous years, you have to be willing to wade through a lot of push back. Also, Accenture's salaries typically are not to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revist the model of managing "horizontally" instead of "vertically". Invest more into training existing internal resources

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