Accenture Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • The consulting world is filled with many craziness but I love the fact that Accenture fosters a good work/life balance (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture in organisation (in 543 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely zero work-life balance (in 1194 reviews)

  • No work life balance for technical developers (in 192 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (57)

    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Accenture was a very good experience. I worked there for 7 years when I was starting my career. Started as an Analyst in Finance and worked up to Manager. They do reward people who do good work.

    Cons

    Downside is that I never saw them fire anyone who was not pulling their weight.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Used to be an elite place to work

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    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    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

    Great opportunities for training. Travel perks if you enjoy work travel. Ability to be quite independent in structuring your work/work week. Apparently moving away from the decades old, out-of-date practice of trying to ladder all 340,000+ employees.

    Cons

    Lacking the edge they had when they were private (i.e., having the elite of the elite employees) and given general shifts and changes (and new competition) in the industry, Accenture is struggling to try to fill the shoes of both the old model (the place companies look to for outstanding, "can only get it here" insight and strategic guidance) and the new reality (a place that can keep 340,000 employees off the bench, particularly while they add headcount to keep Wall Street happy.)

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to sell the "partnership" model. MD is NOT a carrot. Find a structure that allows your employees to continue getting promoted every 4 - 5 years. Accenture has become IBM...stop fighting it and embrace it.


  3. SAP Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Accenture is good in order to meet great people and skilled people. Accenture is all around the world if you are planning to travel.

    Cons

    As all the big companies, the process to change project/area/technology you're working on is heavy and long


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  5. Energy-Resources Consulting Manager

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Accenture (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Exciting and new work, smart colleagues, challenging pace, opportunities available for those who seek them

    Cons

    aggressive pace of work and deliverables, comparable firms may pay more, annual review process is very bureaucratic


  6. Your experience is what you make of it...

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

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

    Pros

    As a consultant, you have the ability to choose your project from a database of thousands of projects around the world. I love being able to change it up every few months and choosing projects at cool companies in new locations around the country.

    Cons

    The company is so large, it is easy to just feel like a number. If you decide to quit, there isn't anybody begging you to stay. I have been at Accenture for a few years now and I barely know anybody in my local office.

    Advice to Management

    Given the size of the company, I think management actually does a good job. Accenture might not be the right fit for everybody, but if you're driven to succeed and are the proactive type, you will do well.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great people, great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager

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

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

    Pros

    amazing people, interesting work, culture of always trying to do something better and to drive value

    Cons

    If you dont find in town work, the travel can get tiring, and it's a very big organization now - can feel like you get lost in the crowd

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - this organization is full of incredible people working together to do incredible work


  8. Ok Place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Great environment. Fast pace but great company

    Cons

    it is very time consuming


  9. SAP ABAP

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    Former Employee - SAP ABAP Developer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - SAP ABAP Developer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Accenture (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with for long duration.

    Cons

    Good company to work with for long duration


  10. Consulting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Global opportunities with Open management style

    Cons

    100% travel tight deadline with high stress


  11. Recruiter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Contract Recruiter in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Place to work , very smart people

    Cons

    This company is very large, however, everyone is very helpful as you get ramped up.



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