Accenture Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Great colleagues, unrealistic work/life balance if you don't get good at setting boundaries

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great development, benefits and colleagues. Lots of exposure to various industries, type of project, size of team, amount of responsibility. Can move in to areas of interest. Great support from a designated career counselor throughout all levels of senority.

    Cons

    Time expectations including project work, administrative tasks, career planning, and volunteer work is over the top and leaves little time for personal life. Too much information is piled on at one time leading to a sort of information indigestion or brain paralysis. No time to process all of the information that is available.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage setting aside time for admin, development and volunteering during the work week so that weekends are free for personal life.


  2. Helpful (3)

    What a Joke

    • 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

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

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

    Pros

    25 days of vacation. The people in my location volunteer often. This is definitely employee driven even though the company will try to steal the shine.

    Cons

    Pathetic pay. Because the company did not reach its fiscal goals, employees received an insulting 2% bonus but no raises. This is absolutely unacceptable. I truly hope the attrition rate swells as a result. Especially living in the San Francisco Bay area, I'm sure many coworkers will find other work. The meritocracy is a joke. Managers and senior managers alike will tell you the way to get raises/promotions is by becoming the lap dog of a higher up and following his/her project/career path.
    Work/life balance is a figment of your imagination. I do not even travel but the commute makes it just as bad. My job can be done from home but I have to be on the client site. I believe my supervisor and Accenture leadership could convince the client but just does not want to.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother?


  3. Great place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and learning opportunity. Interesting clients and room to explore what you are interested in. Great collaboration, colleagues genuinely work together.

    Cons

    Continually changing the operating model for no tangible benefit. Can be very bureaucratic. Performance management system is very time consuming; a lot about who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Need better internal change management


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  5. Not a horrible place to work

    • 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

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities
    Bright coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay and not focused on work-life balance


  6. Consultant

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

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

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

    Pros

    -Able to build your career
    -Learn as you go culture
    -Competent co-workers
    -Great culture

    I refer to it as the bachellors of your professional career

    Cons

    -As you continue to grow in the company your chances of staying local decrease

    Advice to Management

    -Start building a local business model


  7. Helpful (2)

    Accenture has great people - they just don't know how to treat them or match them with the right roles

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Like any consulting firm, you can switch to different projects and across different clients, so you are potentially learning something new every 6 months-1 year
    - Most people work from home on Fridays, and Accenture has probably one of the best work-life balance lifestyles compared to other top tier firms
    - Great people and expertise. The firm has over 250K people and continues to grow (and lose) people every day. You can find experts in any field for sure. The problem is...knowing where to find them.
    - 20-day PTO policy (includes sick days) is pretty darn generous.

    Cons

    - A bunch of Management Consulting analysts are unhappy with how the firm has treated them due to re-organization and re-alignments. They were promised strategy work and are doing staff augmentation, vendor roles, while brand new hires are held for exclusive strategy roles. Constant re-orgs like this without considering the full impact to people at all levels are inconsiderate and lead to very poor career development.
    - Projects will want to keep you for as long as possible, so it can be extremely hard to get out of an industry or a client
    - Bad training. They have level specific training that can be helpful, but it has nothing to do with the actual work you're doing onsite with clients.
    - Like any consulting firm, you will have internal extracurriculars to do on top of your client work for higher performance ratings and such. It can get exhausting and pretty not worth it as you try to run the hamster wheel of trying to get promoted like everyone else.
    - Unless you are extremely good at networking and/or are happy with doing manual project management type roles, don't join this firm. There are some really great opportunities, I won't discount that - but they are hard to find and even harder to obtain because there is so much organization bureaucracy in your way.

    Advice to Management

    Please realize the impact that your decisions have on people across the firm. Treat your people better - actually care about them and their professional development. And also do a better job of matching the talent you hire with relevant roles.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great for a short amount of time

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

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to top international companies

    Cons

    Least sexy consulting work.
    Staff Aug work


  9. Great for go-getters

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

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, diverse clients & project availability, intelligent & driven people, fun managers. Ability to grow and move upwards very quickly so long as you ask for it.

    Cons

    Need to continuously put yourself out there to get the best opportunities, stigma of being "on the bench" (eg. between projects). You'll have a good or bad experience based on four factors: (1) the account, (2) your specific project within the acccount, (3) your direct team, (4) your specific role within the team.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a little more into the new employees that are still getting used to the culture. Right now, the culture is a bit sink-or-swim, so a little help guiding new hires in would be great.


  10. 9+ years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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