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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.  

    Accenture and its Senior Leaders

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Global place. Lots of industries. Good exposure to CxO

    Cons

    Too much focus on IT which has become increasingly commoditized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more well rounded.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Its all about the shareholders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 'Anonymous' in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - 'Anonymous' in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    work life balance suffers
    compensation is below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they are worth and they wont quit

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for graduates.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Level B in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Level B in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Global company. Exposure to multiple large corporate clients.

    Cons

    Travel. Sales v. Delivery. Sales excel. Delivery sucks. Accenture does sales better than any company in the technology services space. This leads to major disconnects on the delivery side of the equation. Being part of huge global outsourcing deals is very exciting on one level but very frustrating on a delivery basis because you never meet client expectations. At times delivery has been down right embarassing. I worked in the Outsourcing line of business. Moving people's jobs off shore is depressing. Directing the Knowledge Transfer stream of the project (where the incumbent trains their replacement) is especially depressing. Of course, if your a Tom Friedman, open market, global driven individual the job is very exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell what you can deliver, deliver what you sell. Needs to be more than marketing.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Benefits, great work life benefits

    Cons

    Pay, big organization, culture, trvel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not quite sure yet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Large Global Presence with a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Starting Salary for entry level analyst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people more

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    One persons opinion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Level C in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Level C in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Structure and organization. You get to see how things should be done. Gain a lot of insight into planning and execution. Get to work with a lot of bright people.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be too structured and organized. Because of the model, there are times when someone can be put in a role that is way over that persons head. Base compensation is extremely low relative to competitor pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop re-orging every 6 months. The lack of continuity is very confusing especially in trying to understand how the individual fits into their respective org(s).

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Driving the firm in the right direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    1) Bright, hard working people
    2) Highly collaborative environment
    3) Great exposure to complicated and challenging engagements

    Cons

    1) Many people pride themselves on working harder versus working smarter
    2) Many people stay in "work-mode" 24/7
    3) Upwards feedback for all levels needs to matter more in rankings
    4) A bad laddering can kill a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Encourage people/leadership to interact with people on human level vs. mechanical work level at all times
    2) Make leadership surveys/upwards feedback matter

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a horrible place to start your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    You get to start with a similar peer group. Most of whom are smart and motivated.

    Cons

    Work Life balance may be non-existent depending on your project. Also, middle management is sub-par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your smart and intelligent employees by paying them more.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a good entry level company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity, high quality co workers

    Cons

    Long hours, 100% travel, wide range of salary between peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Laddering process

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Don't stay at the party too long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Changing job opprotunities like other consulting firms.

    Cons

    Promotions are very subjective and is a popularity contest and not work based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base performance on Job and not on kissing a**.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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