Accenture Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
8,510 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Murray Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Murray Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Accenture as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, over all good place to work, teams are divided evenly,
    sending most of the work off shore.

    Cons

    bring too many H1 and L1 there for they have hiring freeze

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much of overlapping of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    GPTW

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work Environment and work culture

    Cons

    Initial Package, Pay Hikes, Work Life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Top Notch Workforce, Challenges in Work/Life Balance

    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - High caliber workforce. Ability to mobilize on work projects like none other
    - Good quality trainng/development program...many avenues for skills development but up to individual to take advantage
    - Career movement is so so. For corporate functions, position based org so unless someone leaves or new role, not alot of movement. Consulting movement gets impacted by business market conditions (how many promotions, etc.)
    - Core values are well defined

    Cons

    - Workload demands is exceeding capacity of orgnaization particularly for corporate functions. Wtih increasing complexity in work, # of employees, not a lot of adjustments made on size of organization. Assumption is people will simply work more particularly if salaried.
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Business and Systems Integration Consultants

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel, exposure to Accenture Delivery Methods, Working with lots of different people/ meeting a lot of people

    Cons

    work-life balance, lack of upward feedback to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 Reviews would be great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unlimited opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Ability to manage your own career
    - Lots of project variety
    - Defined career path

    Cons

    - Easy to get lost within the huge organization
    - Performance management process challenging
    - Difficult to find updated, relevant examples and experts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not always treated as the most important asset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    After 14 years, I have had an overall excellent experience with Accenture - tough, work hard, complex projects

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You work on some of the most complex projects. You have opportunities to work with the top clients. You have opportunities to get promoted quickly up to the Senior Manager levels. They have the best offshore / low cost delivery engine.

    Cons

    After Senior Manager, it takes super-human efforts to make it to the next level. Top notch competition, so only the cream of the crop, and those who work their channels make it. Staffing process can be improved. People have to take control of their staffing to succeed - HR help is non-existent. I don't think they have an HR department any more. It's all been outsourced. Success with offshore machine has challenged those in the US to succeed in technology growth. Training can be improved as it is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your top senior managers or you will lose them. Improve "supply-chain" process of staffing -- people have to look for their next gig. Bring back the humans in HR. Improve the training of people -- let them take training and sabbaticals to improve their skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good if you network into a good group of people

    Current Employee - IT Strategy Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Strategy Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Flexible Travel arrangement
    Possibilities to work from home

    Sometimes:
    Good Work-life balance
    Good teammates
    Easy time finding projects

    Cons

    Some of the best Accenture has to offer is heavily dependent on being in the right practice and also meeting the right group of people. In that sense its hit or miss.

    I also found it very difficult to transfer offices.

  9.  

    Great place to start out, may be tough to stay if your interests do not align with the work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of support and exposure to a lot of different types of consulting work. Perfect place to start right out of college. Great benefits and perks like 25 paid days off.

    Cons

    There is a wide variety of work available, but you can easily get stuck working in an area that doesn't suit you just because the managing director likes you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage business need better with what consultants are actually interested in working on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company for carrer growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Good work environment and flexible .

    Cons

    micro managemnet is gromming now ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive steps for employee benefits, instead of changing Policies

  11.  

    Accenture values their employees and you work with incredibly intelligent people!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities for advancement, great mentoring, incredible colleagues, challenging projects

    Cons

    work/life balance, moving across operating groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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