Accenture Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
8,965 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 588 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 524 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1147 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 184 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to start your career!

    Current Employee - Business & Systems Integration Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business & Systems Integration Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging/interesting client work, meeting a lot of good people, developing client-facing skills,

    Cons

    Limited personal growth and training for experienced hire, no clear direction how to grow professionally, work-life balance does not seem to exist,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus and efforts in developing people.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, lots of room to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Accenture is a great company for someone fresh out of school. There are plenty of projects and Accenture has so many divisions that you can network your way to do what you want to do. Furthermore, the compensation is very generous and Accenture generally cares about employees.

    Cons

    The review process can be very unnerving especially when you have to be compared against your colleagues. Even if you are doing what you're supposed to, you might get a below expectation rating.

    The work itself sometimes require you to give up social life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting with room for career advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, variety of projects, high level of responsibility, time off, and traveling. Outside the mission of each project, the best part are the people you'll meet and the paid time off.

    Cons

    Make sure you know the group you're being recruited to, some inflexibility in moving across groups or off bad projects. I didn't know exactly what group I was being recruited to and had little say with my initial alignment, which is hard to move away from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more mobility within and across projects and more transparency during recruitment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to launch a career

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, a lot of professional development opps, significant amount of travel (if that is what you like), strong culture, and variety of experiences.

    Cons

    You don't get to pick you projects, so you could end up on a terrible one with no way out. When I was leaving, I looked around at all the Executives and there was not a single one whose life I wanted. That was a sign that it was time to leave.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits:
    6 weeks (240 hrs) PTO
    100% match up to 6% of your salary (match after 1 year of employment)
    Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)

    Cons

    Base salary is on the lower end.
    The annual review process while seems fair on paper is not the best system. The ratings process revolves around a bunch of phone calls and comes down to how well people know/like you over how well your preform.
    While project specific, you will most likely work 50-60+ hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consultant with the people doing the work before you make promises on what is possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start a career in consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, great place for challenging work opportunities, opportunities for advancement, fair raises and consistent bonuses, promotion based on contributions and accomplishments rather than seniority.

    Cons

    If you are in the consulting workforce, you will likely have to travel. Great for some but sometimes you just want to be home for awhile.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Company and has great core values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Concord, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life balance.
    Global Presence.
    The company gives importance to one's career.

    Cons

    Service Based hence less Salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great consulting experience

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ability to staff a variety of projects

    Cons

    short timelines for project delivery

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great first job experience

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All around fun, not difficult to succeed. Kind of place where everyone says they are busy but they really arent.

    Cons

    Very political, lots of red tape, not a lot of REALLY smart people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people that perform well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Accenture (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very structured. Have great training opportunities.

    Cons

    Not a real fit for people with a family. Expanding network so important otherwise will have tough time getting staffed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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