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  1.  

    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

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

    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
  2.  

    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

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal people, opportunities to grow are plentiful

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Consulting review

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

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

    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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  5.  

    A solid career start

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    • 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

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

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging.

  6.  

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

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    • 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

    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
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    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

  8.  

    The Project Makes All The Difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Technology Architecture in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Technology Architecture in Dublin, CA

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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I really enjoyed working here. Great people, good perks, interesting work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    1. People - maybe I got lucky, but I have been surrounded by nice, intelligent, hard working people. From several years of working here I only me 1 person I did not like.
    2. Dynamic work - if you work in strategy, you bounce around clients and get to see many different environments and learn about different aspects of IT in a way you may not have considered before.
    3. Stay West - a pilot that keeps west coast people on the west coast. Of the several years here, I only spent 6 months flying to another city/state. That's right, almost all of my work has been on Bay Area clients.

    Cons

    1. It's a public company, so it feels the pressure from shareholders unlike many of our competitors. Unfortunately some things, like team building and investing in your people (with more than offsite training, which is still good) have gone by the way side.
    2. Because it is a public company, much of senior managers and junior "partners" are busy selling. Problem is, strategy projects are small, so you have strategy folks being forced to sell IO/AO work to make the numbers.
    3. Performance review process is, as always, skewed towards brown nosers and people who spend forever on a client (so, not strategy folks). If you're not a social butterfly and are in strategy, it may take some time until you get the bonus. Hard work is recognized, but not as much as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are what makes your company. So, why not invest in them? Why not build a community around the office and encourage Sr. Managers and MDs to mentor and form closer relationships / mentorships with consultants? You won't be able to sustain the growth if you don't develop talent. Also, fix performance reviews. Skewed towards non-strategy folks who stay on clients forever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Systems Integration Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    -Ability to work in a lot of different industries
    -Good work-life balance. People tend to be very relaxed on Fridays. I've felt an unspoken rule, where you don't message someone on Friday unless it's extremely urgent

    Cons

    -Bad career counseling and management. You are pretty much on your own with your career.
    -Inability to really select which projects you want. HR has a lot of power and tends to throw you onto something to maximize your chargeability, without really listening to your needs and wants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Less rhetoric

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Technical Recruiter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great work life balance! Lot's of great training and access to fantastic tools and resources. Absolutely fantastic management

    Cons

    Base comp might be a little lower than the market calls for right now. But company is top shelf!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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