Accenture Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. 9+ years

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Experience in short time and variety of platform to work with giant clients

    Cons

    Easy to lose track of your core technology

    Advice to Management

    Competitive compensation

  2. Great Company

    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, challenging assignments

    Cons

    Travel, different PM's, technology changes

  3. a company for travelers

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to work with different clients
    compensated fairly well
    strategy organization is growing

    Cons

    lots of traveling which will impact work-life balance
    choice in client and work is not really yours - lots of HR control over your next role

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  5. Good pay, long hours

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -career growth
    -pay
    -stepping stone
    -you get to work with smart people

    Cons

    -long hours
    -work life balance
    -you get sucked into one field

    Advice to Management

    Encourage analyst level employees to only work 40 hour weeks.

  6. Good opportunities, but you have to fight for them

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - good brand and exit opportunities (especially for those who focus in high tech)
    - exposure to many different clients and industries (as long as you don't get stuck on a big client and are willing to fight to be staffed on the client of your choice)
    - lots of online and in-person training and certifications

    Cons

    - Constant org changes are confusing to existing employees, nevermind new hires
    - It is difficult to move between different clients and industries
    - Cannot expense a hotel room unless the client is >75 miles from your home office

    Advice to Management

    - Allow analysts to more easily move between different clients and industries
    - Clarify the new org structure
    - end the practice of "red-zoning" analysts to clients with difficult to staff projects; focus on selling compelling work

  7. 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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work Environment and work culture

    Cons

    Initial Package, Pay Hikes, Work Life balance

  8. Great People. It's up to you to get the most out of the 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 a year)

    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.

  9. Great to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Greet place and great people. Challenging environment

    Cons

    Travel and work life balance could be tough

  10. Great people, intentions are in the right places, declining performance

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Outstanding people
    -Solid Company structure/great history
    -Great Benefits (PTO Policy a plus, although you don't always have access to the days if you want to get promoted. Benefits excluding pay are great)
    -Interesting subject matter and challenging problems to solve
    -Leadership actually works towards accomplishing
    -Working on being more innovative and incorporating early stage solutions to solve unique problems
    -Top company to start a career - you will come away with lots of lessons learned and very strong business fundamentals

    Cons

    Pressure from wall street is leading to problems such as:
    -Managers not managing or supporting the people doing the work
    -Hyperfocus on sales and lack of performance on delivery
    -Large inequality in pay between similar positions
    -The people leaving the company are all the best people, some of the management has shown to be the ones that simply stick around for the greatest amount of time.
    -Because of turnover there is a lack of SME's and actual best practices being delivered to clients
    -Training budgets have lead to resources not getting training for key projects they are working on, directly affecting quality of delivery
    -Finances lead to analyst getting billed at manager rates and managing projects without proper guidance or support
    -Promotions are rare and not given where earned, as such, people are usually leaving when they receive their promotions
    -Lack of specialization in industry due to lack of training opportunities and poor resource allocation
    -Upward feedback is not a real thing, accountability is not apparent, transparency is minimal

    Advice to Management

    Better define expectations of Managers and Senior Managers, fire those managers that do not meet those expectations, and ensure that the people doing the work are supported and rewarded. You either have to get good people from industry or invest in your current people, both are expensive, one shows better results, neither occur.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Organization controlled by HR

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

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

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

    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 Management

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

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