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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work overall initially in the career but not long term

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Got a chance to work with diverse group of people. It provided a number of opportunities to grow professionally, technically and overall.

    It provided good training and provide good support in case one falters. The firm expected a very can-do attitude. There was a serious attempt to ensure that everybody gets frequent feedback on performance and show where they stood in the performance.

    Cons

    Up-or-Out policy in consulting. Very strong requirement to know right partners if one wants to become partner. The consulting culture was cut-throat forcing people to continue to grow or get out.

    The ratings were quite a bit dependent upon the personality of the direct manager on the project. If he is not strong, he could not defend you in the ratings call.

    Very margin focussed. Employees are considered just a number. Very quick to give the people pink slip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider up-or-out policy at senior manager level. Show a clear career path to grow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    n/a

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible work arrangement, and vacation time.

    Cons

    Very low salary and lots of red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salary

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It is fair

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    Current Employee - Manager in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    I love to work for Accenture becuase of People

    Cons

    I thinkg it has no authentic leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into practice consulting

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good vehicle for career growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Opportunities for career growth through industry exposure and increasing degrees of responsibility

    Cons

    High frequency and duration of travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for internship, but not the best.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Great people and good managers who care about your personal development. Good internship program with lots of social and professional events with other interns. Very generous pay for interns. Accenture works with you to find good location that's right for you. There is a weekend trip to the Accenture training facility for all interns, which was really fun and a good way to meet other interns and get a feel for what training is really like for full-time employees.

    Cons

    Internship program doesn't always place you on projects that are close to what you would be doing after graduation. Also, a lot of interns are not given enough assignments so you have to search for something to do to fill your 8 hours every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce amount of red tape and bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Objective review of Accenture

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    Former Employee - Level C in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Level C in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    It is a large company that offers employess a number of different options in potential career paths. There are industry segments availabe that allow employess to pursue areas of interest. The company offers substantial benefits in terms of leave time and health care options, so decisions regarding vacation and medical provider planning are easier. As Accenture is a global company, employees often have the opportunity to work with and interact with resources from around the globe. Many resources re-locate to other cities for a specified period of time for cultural enrichment and skills enhancements. Opportunities to move in other areas are generally encouraged.

    Cons

    The size of the company sometimes makes individuals feel more like numbers than valued employees. There is an occassional disconnect in management understanding of staff needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should take the time outside of the annual employee survey to gain a stronger understanding of staff support needs.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Excellent pool of employees, great knowledge network - always opportunities to learn from and share knowledge with others. Strong methodology, culture encourages excellence. Accenture is constantly reinventing itself, which has become increasingly challenging as the company has grown. Hands-down, the best consultancy with the strongest commitment to quality and client satisfaction. The industry and service line model has improved over time, and works reasonably well - especially when compared to other organizations.

    Cons

    Challenging up or out career model, tools leave much to be desired, compensation is poor relative to other employers for a given skillset. Metrics-driven approach to managing drives poor decisions when taken out of context.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an organization, Accenture has developed a strong, positive culture, with motivated employees in a challenging work environment - however, metrics used to make promotion and compensation decisions are not balanced.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    the family feel of the company

    Cons

    the amount of time we have to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you're ok living in any of the 50 states for months at a time, go for it!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    The culture is great, they're committed to diversity, it's a global company with the prospect of working anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    The actual work is very low-level for an analyst - frequently you're forced to to administrative or clerical type stuff, or data entry. Also, you're frequently forced to work on projects in awful places - suburban office parks are the backbone of the IT world. Get your bags packed for rural Alabama -- it's a possibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more choice in what industry or work type to which analysts are aligned. I was forced to do SAP work and told I couldn't switch to any other work until I got a promotion. How is one supposed to get a promotion (after two or more years at the company, no less) working in a field they hate?

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great for a few years to learn the ropes of this industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Brand name...plenty of resources to leverage from...lots of PTO days and opportunithy to take expensive vendor training

    Cons

    Work/Life..Comapany tends to oversell to clients and roll-on inexperienced people which often leads to one person doing everybody's work. New Hires are usually bad at their job...Accenture should put more emphasis on keeping good people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your analysts/consultants like Managers because they are full capable. People that have been with the firm longer than 5 years (regardless of level) should be treated better because new hires are unpredictable and usually poor at their jobs

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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