Accenture Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Good Entry Level Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting salary for recent graduates, opportunity to be introduced to the corporate world, variety of projects to work on

    Cons

    If you start in Accenture Federal Services, it is difficult to switch to LLP, Upper Management can be manipulative to keep analysts on their project

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with the analysts below you regarding opportunities for promotion and growth.


  2. Project Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging work, competent teams, great social structure, many areas of opportunity

    Cons

    long hours, work-life balance, some tough clients


  3. Managed Care Expert

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people Interesting projects Several growth opportunities Good brand value

    Cons

    Compensation is below average Promotion process is not efficient Long hours and limited work life balanace


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  5. Manager

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

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

    Pros

    - Working with smart people - Opportunities available for the best people

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is up to the individual. If you don't set expectations with your teams or clients, you won't have one.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to try and enjoy their lives and strive for a work/life balance that suits them.


  6. Super Intelligent People

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

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

    Pros

    Most intelligent group of people I have ever worked with. Pay is Fair Travel is extensive

    Cons

    The Process is more important the people Have to find your own projects

    Advice to Management

    The laddering process is too political.


  7. Great to Start, but Don't Stay Around

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

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

    Pros

    Accountable and assessable upper management. Fun and friendly teams. Easy lateral movement within the company.

    Cons

    No merit based promotions or awards. Nearly no bonuses or raises...

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees work performance, not just if they hang-out with everyone. The lack or merit based respect in the company is making you lose all your top-tier-talent.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great learning experience and career support

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent at training and providing constant support when needed Open door policy allows transparency and approachability to management when needed Flexibility of schedule Performance driven

    Cons

    Promotion structure can be shaky at times. Depending on how strong a year it has been for the company and company need means you either get promoted for your hard work, or just get a pat in the back for it. (Performance factor) Mentality that unpaid overtime is expected trickles down from management and permeates on scheduling, meaning that instead of management scheduling appropriately to account for unexpected circumstances, it can be overly aggressive schedule to deliver and force the teams into overtime without reason. (Burning the resources and causing unneeded strain)

    Advice to Management

    One of the company's overstated phrase is work/life balance, so it should be the employee's choice on how to strike the balance. If the employee can/will only handle the minimum amount of workload (8-8.5hrs) in order to accommodate for family or personal time it should be his choice, and should not be forced/expected by poor scheduling and overachiever mentality to sacrifice the wanted balance. It should be the employee's choice to perform at a higher level or with increased responsibilities.


  9. Consultant in Federal practice

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Great salary, exposure to trainings, conferences, and flexibility if you find the right project.

    Cons

    Unfulfilling to the max - everyone is a robot and I can't figure out how to escape it!

    Advice to Management

    Its a successful company so continuing doing what you're doing - its just not for me.


  10. I had a great time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Test Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Test Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed working with my team. It was great getting hands on as if an actual employee in Accenture. I also had an opportunity to meet other interns across the country and Canada.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult depending on your supervisor. Interns normally do not have to work overtime and supervisors are directed not to enforce it, but I've seen some interns do it.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Solid Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity for growth and defining your career path for motivated professionals

    Cons

    If you are not comfortable putting your foot down it is very easy to get over worked or stuck on a project you do not like

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is "type A". I think this pushes out work but dampens the creativity of other employees. In the Federal practice people get developed an promoted in vacuums and the current laddering process favors those employees. It creates leadership that is not well developed to the Accenture brand and hampers development of analysts.



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