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Accenture Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
9,170 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.  

    Big, but well balanced

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth and exposure to valuable skills. The scale at which Accenture does things is incredible, not easy to have access to IT decisions as large

    Cons

    Too big! Easy to get lost in the hustle... too easy to lost accountability along the way. Even as you rise through the ranks, there are always 100 more decision makers above you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Accenture part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great, really enjoyed the work they had me doing. Everyone was really open and accepting, which is exactly the type of environment I thrive in.

    Cons

    Promotion structure is very rigid, and it is difficult to switch career paths once you are set on a specific trajectory. With that being said, managers are willing to work with you if you know what you want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Well run company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Even though the company is very large, they make it seem small with the efficiency and kindness of the employees.

    Cons

    Lots of movement in the office. Dead time was common among the staff in the IT support area. This may have only been a seasonal thing too, being that it was summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for making new employees welcome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Rich with Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Love the variety of work. Accenture does almost everything everywhere so you can move industries and learn new businesses. The company is full of smart people and good managers. The pay is great and the vacation time is amazing. Training is rigorous and management really invests in its people.

    Cons

    It is difficult to balance a family and the travel. If you don't want to travel, you are limited to the local opportunities, which may not be in line with your career aspirations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work hard, play hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Accenture as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and supervisors who are willing to help you adjust and provide support, but who will also challenge you and stretch your thinking

    Cons

    Long hours, but this ebbs and lows depending on the project or even depending on the point in time within a project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should provide better training on various internal resources

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Program Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility to do my work remotely. Change is constant; new opportunities are available frequently. You can usually find new challenges to fit your goals.

    Cons

    24/7 clock is challenging some days as it blurs the line between work/life balance. Still, the flexibility the role provides outweighs drawbacks of the extra long days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Accenture is a GPTW

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

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

    Pros

    Great vision, good opportunities, decent growth, good pay & amenities

    Cons

    Not a lot of variation in roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work like a slave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    you get to travel to other cities for a role.

    Cons

    Without any proper training, you will be thrown to the client and left there until you figure it out. Or until the client figures out that you don't know anything about what your company claimed you knew to the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mean it when you say you invest in your people. I have been working here for 4 years and never given any training aside from St. Charles drinking lesson.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to start career but compensation is bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Will never be out of work, variety of projects

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism, compensation is bad as compared to the industry standards, no training,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training programme and the salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Ethical Company. Solid customer base.

    Cons

    Less classroom training for senior management. The firm has grown up significantly so it needs a little more clean up of dead woods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of people who's our asset.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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