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Accenture Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
8,254 Reviews

3.6
8,254 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great People. It's up to you to get the most out of the experience.

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Peers are smart with diverse background. If you voice your preference and liaison with the right people, you may get a project that excites you. You may need some patience sometimes.

    Cons

    It's such a huge consulting company that the nature of your projects varies widely. Some projects are fun, some are not. Same with your immediate manager and the project location.. The time of spending "on the bench" (not having a project) feels unproductive and a waste of youth. When I was assigned to projects, my hours have been reasonable.

  2.  

    Great to work

    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Greet place and great people. Challenging environment

    Cons

    Travel and work life balance could be tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Organization controlled by HR

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Young folks are great, strong team culture among the lower levels.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge, but the worst thing is the inability to get staffed on the projects you want. HR hounds you if you're not staffed locally. Doesn't matter what you want - HR only cares about your location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the churn and burn business model. Focus on retention - turnover rate is astoundingly high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great support for upward mobility and learning opportunities with global firm

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    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    global firm, great pay and benefits, world class clients and project

    Cons

    very large co. and still a large focus on IT services which dilutes the strategy consulting brand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Consulting review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities.Good PTO program.

    Cons

    Finding the right project is always tricky because the timing should be right to get the right role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training as promised should be made available to employees

    Neutral Outlook
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    Learned lots, easy to burn out

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Phenomenal people, opportunities to grow are plentiful

    Cons

    Executives mis-scoping work, little or no "work life balance"

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A solid career start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow, learn new skills in fast paced, Forture 500 companies.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging.

  9.  

    its tough work, takes a toll on your body, but they pay you well for the sacrifice.

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    Current Employee - Strategy Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    the pay is good to great.. you can make a lot of money if you know how to play the game. (get laddered in the upper ranks) if you don't like the work, just be patient as it changes frequently.

    Cons

    Its notj ust a job, its your life. 80 hour weeks. 3-4 nights away from home every week. you have to be willing to take a lot of crap and not complain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Lots of learnig opportunities. Decent Pay and well process oriented.

    Cons

    Nothing much to write here as it highly depends on team/location you are working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  11.  

    The Project Makes All The Difference

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    Current Employee - Manager, Technology Architecture  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Technology Architecture in Dublin, CA

    Pros

    Accenture Brand
    Good salary if you know how to negotiate
    Growing , stable company
    High ethical standards & culture

    Cons

    Projects are hit and miss. You need to chose a project that you are passionate about.
    Accenture re-organizes a lot. I'm not sure how the re-orgs affect people.
    Long hours are usual. Accenture does not pay OT but expects lengthy hours. Make sure to negotiate a good pay package.
    Accenture is trying to compete with the Indian IT services firms. Many positions are going overseas to India and Phillipines. Client-facing and pre-sales roles will increasingly be done by offshore (or lower paid onshore folks).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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