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Accenture Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Career Builder

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You work with amazing, intelligent people. You are challenged daily, and you can take your career in a variety of different directions. You can get a real headstart out of college.

    Cons

    Stack ranking for promotions is not an objective approach, and your reviews/promotions are dependent on the strength of your representation. The culture is being diluted by experienced hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the home-grown Accenture folks that really know how to manage. They are largely undercompensated relative to experienced hires, but largely outperform them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great People to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Great Exposure to different industries ranging from Communicate, hardware to software and much more.

    Cons

    not good perks or salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions/salary growth criteria needs improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    not much of meritocracy

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

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

    Pros

    all paid traveling
    4+ weeks time off
    compensation is decent, benefits are pretty standard

    Cons

    anti meritocracy. your chance in getting promotion is pretty much depend on whether someone like you, than your work performance
    challenging team building, perhaps to due dog eat dog culture. i've seen analyst/consultant level argued with each other in front of client, just to prove a point, which was embarrassing
    limited professional development. you get a week of mandatory training at each level, and that's it
    depending on which project you are in, not much of work life balance. it is more like work-work balance
    (fyi, i worked for about 3 years, and was promoted to a manager level less than 2 years, so not a disgruntled employee)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Business and System Integration Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, diversity, and traveling friendly

    Cons

    Complex organizational structure and overall less renowned global firm than other strategy consulting firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for personal development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistic in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Logistic in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing I enjoyed was meeting people from different cities/states that came together on this project.

    Cons

    Compensation is extremely low for the workload that is given. There are no overtime yet they ask you to stay late which is against the law. The people they move up to "leads"/"managers" have NO management experiences. They have no idea what they are doing. They don't listen to what you have to say or the ideas you have because they want you to do what they asked you to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the "leads"/"managers" you promote or hire have some management experiences, if not, make sure you send them to management classes. That is highly recommended.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn and grow career if highly motivated and have the ability to learn quickly without much help or time. Compensation package is not too bad.

    Cons

    Work done by and for the client may end up not being used making it difficult to stay motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Haven't seen any tangible value added to the customer yet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for the inexperienced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research and Development Senior Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Research and Development Senior Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to gain professional experience and get exposure to different clients and industries.

    Cons

    Hard to land a specialty. Pay is horrible compared to other Silicon Valley companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its above average BIG 4 consulting firm

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

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

    Pros

    Loads of Training opportunities available at hands.
    Performance Points system keeps the staff level employees engaged.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is poor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work with

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work culture. Diversified Exposure
    Great company to unfold horizons in terms of technical growth

    Cons

    Management can improve a bit better focussing more on individual growth by encouraging more exposure to client facing role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not get lost in the huge space

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. However be sure to work for a project where you have chances for personal growth. You may waste a lot of time getting stuck in projects where you do not learn a lot and then its difficult to get out. Always ask before rolling onto the project that you are going to work on.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be too monotonous . You have to take care of your career advancement. Easy to get lost in the big space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the learning and career advancement of the people .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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