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Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
10,263 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    You can maintain a work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    You can maintain a work life balance

    Cons

    It is difficult to get relocation to the preferred location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is difficult to get relocation to the preferred location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 16 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic company for the self-directed employee

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    Current Contractor - Business Analyst
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Accenture as a contractor (more than a 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Accelerated learning through exposure to senior clients and intensive on-the-job learning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    As with all consulting, you get the usual pros: diverse projects and clientele, exposure to senior leadership, travel (if you enjoy it!).

    Accenture's strategy management consulting team is relatively small (both within the much larger company) and versus strategy-only houses. That brings advantages: you can get to know senior leadership very quickly, especially if you are based in a major office like London.

    Cons

    1- If you're interested in high-level strategy / management consulting, the company's reputation in IT delivery will work against you when pitching to clients
    2- A lot of company politics internally means you are often not rewarded based on your achievements before the clients, but on how well you are known & how much you are liked by senior people within (despite the fact that few of these people ever see your actual work)
    3- Because of (2), you are required to do a lot of "extra-curriculars" within the company to get known. Give the long-hours required for your actual client work, these additional extra-curriculars end up consuming your evening and/or your weekends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Consulting company, good projects, flexibility

    Cons

    A little rigid, too much training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Systems Analyst - Associate Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. People and management are wonderful.

    Cons

    Sorry that Accenture lost maintenance contract at The Hartford.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Company understand employer's career aspiration
    2. Great Growth
    3. High Quality Exposure To Software Industry
    4. Nice Compensation and Benefits
    5. Regular Happy Hours

    Cons

    1. Getting rewards consistently every year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great company for entry level experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Learn business basics
    See a variety of companies and industries
    Value training and development
    Lots of great talent within the company

    Cons

    Big company, its easy to get lost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing your people -- its a great asset

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Former Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Great work environment and ethics.

    Cons

    No bad experience, overall good experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work!

  10.  

    Will provide you the core training and diverse set of experience required for a strategy consultant.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    *This pertains to Accenture's Strategy Practice*
    Ability to learn core strategy consulting skills - business analysis, stakeholder management, communications, etc. A global company with a wide range of resources and ability to work in any industry and geography. Work-life balance is typical for strategy consulting, i.e. 80+ hours a week.

    Cons

    *This pertains to Accenture's Strategy Practice*
    Quality of projects vary significantly. Sometimes you work on high impact topics with clients in the C-suite, , but sometimes you work on less significant topics with clients at the Director level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *This pertains to Accenture's Strategy Practice*
    If you would like to attract the same type of talent that go to McKinsey, Bain, BCG, you need to ensure consistency of projects for the Strategy practice. Do not give projects that are implementation focused or IT-strategy focused to your strategy employees. More importantly, do not penalize your employees during performance reviews for things that were outside their control (e.g. being staffed on a project that was designed and scoped to be low-impact).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dynamic experience is yours for the making.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You can easily get lost in the shuffle at such a large company. Your career is yours to make. Get in, find what you want to do, meet the people who do that and carve out a name for yourself for a rewarding career.

    Cons

    Expectations and work/life balance can vary greatly depending on the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so afraid of Wall Street that you forget to take care of your own people. Too much pressure on selling and delivery and not on quality. Other consulting firms focus on quality and people better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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