Accenture Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Pros
  • 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)

Cons
  • 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 opportunity out of college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Accenture offers a great stepping stone into the real world after college. You can land on projects that you enjoy, but you either have to work for it, or get lucky with staffing. The analyst program is phenomenal - it offers plenty of opportunities to get new joiners acclimated into a large firm. Overall, I am very optimistic about the outlook of this company.

    Cons

    The overall structure and operating model of performance reviews can be improved. For example, have career counselors be more involved in their counselee's every day activities and contributions.


  2. Mid Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professionalism, relatively flat org., great benefits, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Travel, high turn-over, burn-out, sometimes unreasonable deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build programs to link to employees to advisers that listen and can provide sincere advise and counselling.


  3. Every man for himself

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Arch Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Arch Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay is competitive - Some teams can be very close (though many aren't) - Good place to get experience with CRM, Project Management, and challenging client situations

    Cons

    - Employees are given roles that are unpleasant and not right for their experience - Promotion and raise decisions are unpredictable and unfair - Many of the people you will work with (both clients and Accenture) are rude, antagonistic, and often have no idea what they are talking about

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more awareness around verbally abusive clients and managers. I've witnessed some cruel and unprofessional behavior at a number of different projects and it should never be considered acceptable.


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  5. Great place to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scale and network of great peers

    Cons

    Getting staffed on great projects

    Advice to Management

    Change laddering process


  6. Good place to begin a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Opportunities to find work in any industry/skill-set that suits you - Valuable experience actually executing and implementing strategic business projects

    Cons

    - Huge company, easy to get stuck on procedural work - Little to no guidance - have to be aggressive and proactive to find opportunities in your area of interest


  7. Extensive client portfolio

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The client portfolio is very strong world-wide and in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are at all the major technology companies. It is also comfortable knowing that you can always identify someone within the company that has the expertise your client needs.

    Cons

    It can feel like working at large enterprise. Accenture requires more administrative task from their management consulting executives than should be needed. For example, pricing details and creating SOW or contracts.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Evil at best

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    if you like to stay in hotels. Go for it.

    Cons

    Long hours, no appreciation for experience. Forget promotions unless you are sleeping with someone, have a photographic memory or really big chest or both. Male dominated woman haters.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out. You are going to be sued. This is the creepiest company I have nothing good to say about them. Money is their God.


  9. Lone wolf

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Infrastructure Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Infrastructure Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get up the corporate ladder if you're a hard worker. Nice niche for techie, business-minded folks not interested in the startup scene or programming 90 hours a week. Huge variety of practices and projects. Decent market for implementation.

    Cons

    Too decentralized. Trying hard to improve prestige of management consulting practice... eh. Limited exit opportunities. Poor professional growth compared to peer companies.

    Advice to Management

    Generally speaking put interns in a team with a supervisor who has time to guide them. Capitalize on strength of technical expertise.


  10. ACN

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of professional networking resources and community outreach. Employees are encouraged to get involved in socialization within the company. Global career opportunities.

    Cons

    Demanding schedules and accelerated time frames for delivery and not a lot of work life balance. Commitments to client delivery is paramount and interferes with personal obligations.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic expectations for over all performance from client teams and promote more work life balance for employees at all levels and not just partnership.


  11. Work here only when young and single or already married with children

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic and lots of industry exposure

    Cons

    Busy as hell, and there is zero work and life balance unlike what HR tries to brainwash us

    Advice to Management

    Your HR needs lots of improvement taking care of own employees



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