Accenture Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Depends on project, but overall would say managers and above are compensated well but have to work hard for every dollar

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great benefits (employee stock purchase plan lets you buy ACN stock at 15% discount), good about working from home

    Cons

    different work forces (solutions, services, consulting) can all be doing the exact same work but get paid differently. work/life balance is very difficult as you move up. Promoted analysts to consultant this year but with zero raises.

    Advice to Management

    stop focusing too much on the bottom line, focus on retaining your top young talent.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good place to start a career

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You will work with very smart people;
    You can gain a wide variety of experiences by seeking out different types of work;
    Salary is fair (but not great - they aim to be right in the middle of the industry);
    You will generally find a collaborative work atmosphere on most projects

    Cons

    Your enthusiasm will wane after a few years;
    Maintaining a work/life balance can be a struggle, particularly when the company would prefer that your extracurricular and volunteer activities occur within the realm of Accenture;
    The evaluation and promotion process is serviceable but far from perfect - it comes down to luck and politics not necessarily effort and results


  3. Good promotion opportunities, but you will be pigeon holed

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Promotion potential
    Good Increases with promotions (8-12%)
    Diverse work available

    Cons

    Hard to get away from long contracts
    Not everyone is the "best"
    Influencing direction of project is reserved for Manager and above
    Hard to get promoted to Manager or above


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  5. If you are proactive at seeking out opportunities and patient, you will do well at this company.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    there is a strong people development culture

    Cons

    the work load is high, but that's to be expected

    Advice to Management

    get to know your teams' strengths and weaknesses


  6. Too big

    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation, great benefits, great PTO policy

    Cons

    The company is too big for its own good. It is easy to get lost in the politics or stuck on a project you didn't ask for and don't enjoy, especially at the lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for new and young hires to choose projects that are interesting to them.


  7. Great career development, interesting work, smart people

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great career development, interesting work, smart people, good perks

    Cons

    Bad hours and range in type of work / quality of projects. Focusing your projects in an industry / function helps with promotion but may not meet your own development goals.


  8. EH..skip ACN and go to a higher paying firm

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - good people
    - diversity of projects
    - fun company events
    - lot of PTO

    Cons

    - work/life balance
    - performance process is not transparent at all
    - awful pay/raises/bonuses


  9. Changes on the Horizon

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've been with Accenture for 3 years and they're definitely one of the funner companies I've seen in the DMV area. In my first 2 years there were plenty of opportunities for volunteering as well as social events with other coworkers. The DC office is also rather larger with it being in a metropolitan area so there is plenty of opportunity to network with people and learn about a lot of different projects.

    Cons

    The biggest con that I've seen has been within the past year. Apparently the commercial side of the business didn't do as well as the federal side and it caused a lot of deserving people (myself included) to suffer when it comes to salary increases and bonuses. Although I was grateful for getting an increase (as some people didn't get one at all) it was very bittersweet knowing that colleagues promoted a year before me received double of what I had been awarded. There are a lot of changes on the rise within the company structure that are making a lot of folks liery because we're not really sure how the next ratings cycle and salary increases are going to look at the end of this year.


  10. Great company, but should consolidate workforces

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Emphasis on specialization; great work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited opportunities if in the Services workforce

    Advice to Management

    Add flexibility for Services resources to transition across projects


  11. Great company, great people

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, salary is comparable, people are very accommodating in helping you grow and sharing ideas

    Cons

    When working for the federal government, budget constraints limit the types of projects you can get sometimes so you have to take the good projects with the bad



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