Accenture Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
8,829 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 576 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 514 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1114 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 181 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accenture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    People are smart, collaborative, helpful passionate about what they do. Projects cover the largest companies in the world

    Cons

    Rigid structure can slow down progression of best people. Strategy is a small part of a big machine. True corporate strategy work is a small proportion of the business strategy practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize business strategy as a seperate business unit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Graduate business analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great mentorship, great perks. The people genuinely are awesome.

    Cons

    As a fresh grad you start at the bottom and the grunt work can be mind numbing. But you have to pay your dues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Interesting clients, collaborative environment, good client exposure, competitive package, diversity is prioritised, truly global org, meritocratic, strong performance culture etc etc etc etc

    Cons

    perhaps not the most fun - tight on social stuff, are becoming more risk adverse, slow recruiters and overall poor wirkforce planners, more operational tgan strategic with some repetitive and commidity like work e.g. Process design etc

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Summer Intern at Accenture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Extremely good teaching and support. Managers of all levels are extremely helpful and willing to answer questions. They want you to ask and learn.

    Cons

    An extremely large company that is recruiting like crazy, so if you are looking for a long career it is a long ladder to climb

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Solid Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Accenture as an intern

    Pros

    Good salary, young workforce, working alongside a lot of great people, diverse work is possible, Accenture have a fantastic list of clients, major players across almost any industry.

    Cons

    Could end up in an awful location (same for any consulting role), arguably focus a bit too much on technology, would prefer more strategy based stuff (they have a strategy practice but obviously not up there with McKinsey, BCG etc).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for working moms..excellent work life balance, very fair, professional and above average benefits.

    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, very objective and supportive for working moms...HR policies are clear and fair if not generous. Excellent internal communications...

    Cons

    Slow promotion especially in internal.non client facing functions...Teams are always huge and can sometimes slow you down. Complicated Matrix org and difficult to really understand who is doing what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job...

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's somewhere you can make what you want of your career - total flexibility over what you want to do

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Freedom to do what you want

    Cons

    Cold, uncaring culture. If you don't deliver, you're out. Expects very long hours and high levels of commitment even though rewards and benefits are no longer market leading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term future has been sacrificed for short term gains. The huge expansion over past 10 yrs is driving quality down. Brand value is decreasing year on year as average resource quality is in race to bottom to support pricing competition.

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

    Good, although could be improved

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay
    - Sometimes challenging work
    - Opportunities to do more
    - Training is better than average
    - Some good perks, depending on your project

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be bad
    - Recruiters make company out to be a lot better than it sometimes can be
    - Lots of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training and professional/personal development; cut back the office politics; focus on making work/life balance and welfare a lot better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    opps, intereresting work, nice colleagues

    Cons

    work/life balance, admin, travel, scheduling process

  11.  

    Great grounding and training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, work experience, client exposure. Good salary, expenses and travel policy generous. Very talented people. Lots of opportunities to join team events and outside of client work.

    Cons

    All about your people network rather than performance. Work Life Balance can be tough with the travel and the hours, but I think you sign up to that with the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better fast track opportunities for outstanding candidates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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