Accenture Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
8,895 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    good job nice people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

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

    Pros

    Accenture has a global work force and it shows. I personally like working in such an environment. People are kind and helpful, although some are caught up in competition trying to get a differential advantage over others rather than working together.

    The corporation itself is, at least honest about why it exists: money, profit. This is evident in all policies and rating systems. Of course they try and make you believe that there is some other motive using propaganda. however, most people see through this and share that view with you. That being said Accenture does provide opportunities to help internationally with various aid organizations and programs where you can, at a reduced pay, go and help in less fortunate countries if you want.

    Cons

    Red tape is something you will have to learn to live with. There is tonnes of that. You may also feel that you can never make decisions or call the ball as this is reserved, in any practical sense, for all with the title of Senior Executive.

    the rating and review system is built around the belief that money is the motivator for all to work harder. Although money is important, this is and should not be the reason you do what you do. Also all performance is curved, comparing you to your peers. This means that you may often be subject to bias and the luck of the draw since you can not always pick and choose what project you are assigned to. The performance system works best if you are on a project with many other Accenture consultants at your level so that you can be compared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please measure performance against goals and benchmarks instead of relative to peers as this would be more relevant and fair.

    Please consider relevant scientific studies when designing work environment and motivators.

    To senior management: please find a better reason for being that profit. People buy what you believe, not what you do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    great entry level job

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Not a horrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Accenture is a good company to work - Build your network, learn all you can and you will succeed.

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

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

    Pros

    The best thing is the people and compensation. You will get A-1 training.Travel to chicago and get to experience many cultural experiences.

    Cons

    You have to travel and building a family may be difficult. The rating process is not favorable but strive to do your best and you will succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Fair! Coach your employees to be the best they can be. Provide them with opportunities to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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