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Accenture Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
9,218 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Truly a meritocracy... if you perform well, you'll be given more responsibility.
    Great benefits (particularly the PTO and training) and the pay is generally pretty good.
    Opportunity to transform and create value for clients.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult to navigate (particularly for the Consulting workforce where travel is often required 4 days/week)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises should be higher for high performers (experienced hires shouldn't be making significantly more than internal promotes).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to build lasting relationships

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent e-learning, good place of build relationships and skills....

    Cons

    No work-life balance.
    Culture not good for experience hires, because getting placed on projects is based on your personal network within Accenture.
    Raises are very conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accenture Leadership should do more for integrate experience hire into corporate culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A GREAT FIRST JOB OUT Of school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance overall. Was able to accrue a lot of PTO in a short amount of time. Really awesome career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation was only partially competitive. Uses laddering system for raises which is counterproductive for collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The people are good, sometimes the work can be really boring though. They have been very flexible with time off for health concerns. Good work life balance and sometimes the account will have fun events.

    Cons

    They won't let you travel if you are an analyst, which is something I really wanted to do. Federal sucks you in and keeps you there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people work from home more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Start a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Smart, competitive people. Reasonable hours for competitive pay.

    Cons

    Very tech heavy- not great for anyone trying to pursue a career in MC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to Utilize talent of entry level employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Growing dissatisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Level D in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Level D in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    1. Competitive pay for entry level employees
    2. Great job for introduction into a professional company
    3. Decent growth potential

    Cons

    1. Moving above mid level can be very difficult. It can become quite political.
    2. Management ignores supervisor input in employee evaluations. (Supervisor rates well, Management claims average or less)
    3. Over the last two years management has made the choice to reduce benefits for employees that are not client based. No business can run without support staff, however Accenture has made a clear choice to not provide any raises or bonuses for those employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has made a clear choice. That choice is to only support employees that are client based. They claim they are trying to provide capital savings for future growth. That would be fine if all branches of the company were equally effected. "Services" employees received bonus and pay increases however "enterprise" got nothing. In one week the company has alienated almost all support staff. The company owes every employee an apology. Although the company has strengths the last two years have had record profits and reduced benefits. Walmart provides its staff a raise average of 20 cents an hour every year. Accenture provided 0 cents. It is something people need to thing about when looking for employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good exposure, project experience. Very political, shady, no transparency.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Accenture enables exposure to clients (large and mid sized companies) and client leadership. This is a huge plus for personal as well as professional development.

    Cons

    The pay and promotion structure is very convoluted and shady. I've seen great people get passed up for promotion while others with better connections get promoted. The review process is not transparent in the least and depends on how much you are liked by leadership. Once you get a bad review, it is impossible to pull yourself out of that no matter how great your work is in subsequent review cycles. At that point, the only option is to leave the company and move on. This is partly why Accenture has an extremely high turnover rate in the consulting world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people with good ideas at all levels of the company, not just at the higher levels. There are so many missed opportunities, bad project planning and management, client dissatisfaction due to this. Clients are not happy with the work but feel trapped into contracts because they need the work completed even if it's poor quality. Make them want to stay because they love the quality of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Accenture Management Consulting

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

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

    Pros

    Name recognition
    Respect in marketplace
    Strong diversity
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Long interview process
    Low salaries
    Cumbersome but unfair performance review process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Small Fish, Big Pond effect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    - Camaraderie exists, but it's a luck of draw base on project you get place (which highly depends on timing and luck)
    - Early career candidates/employee benefits from seeing diverse environments and work dynamics, which are invaluable experience to bring to next job in career.

    Cons

    - Due to large size, can easily get lost in population. As a result,
    - Lack meritocracy; Promotion (performance review) becomes a self-promotion / -marketing exercise; so better (louder) you are greater the likelihood.
    - Hear numerous time from co-workers how their Paid-Time-Off balance exceeds the carry-over limit, which is a sign of culture

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

    good client focus, a lot of training and project work, good structure to build on for growth and development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    culture, people, office and equipment. Interesting client work and projects. good Business mode.l

    Cons

    worklifebalance, later development and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    view staff as individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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