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  • The consulting world is filled with many craziness but I love the fact that Accenture fosters a good work/life balance (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture in organisation (in 543 reviews)

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  • Absolutely zero work-life balance (in 1194 reviews)

  • No work life balance for technical developers (in 192 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very low salary and lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Better salary


  3. Good vehicle for career growth

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

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    High frequency and duration of travel

    Advice to Management

    Compensation


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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I love to work for Accenture becuase of People

    Cons

    I thinkg it has no authentic leadership

    Advice to Management

    Look into practice consulting


  6. 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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Good place for internship, but not the best.

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

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Reduce amount of red tape and bureaucracy.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Great place to start a career, leave if you want a life.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Accenture

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, good leadership, tough to have a life and stay

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work.

    Advice to Management

    Not much


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

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Accenture

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to start a career, but tough to sustain the lifestyle over the long term.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Accenture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and start a career. Given a lot of responsibility at a very young age that is hard to find in other companies.

    Cons

    Very tough lifestyle - on the road, working long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Do something to prevent burnout of your best and brightest who have been there 5+ years.



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