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A great place to develop a career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Accenture

Pros

Great people, good knowledge capital, good opportunities to create network and reputation. Open and transparent performance appraisal system. People development is critical: both your own and others.

Cons

Large organization, can take time to navigate especially as an experienced hire. Many checks and balances are in place for good reason - this can come across as bureaucratic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the evolution of management consulting, cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit within the organization. Find new ways to retain the best people.

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    Great place for the Consulting Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    - diverse work
    - smart people
    - amazing knowledge sharing, internationally. Everyone is always willing to help/share information to help you
    - very defined career model and feedback mechanisms to grow/improve

    Cons

    The standard consulting issues - travel, travel, travel, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When a project is underbid, management needs to be more proactive and willing to step in and address with the client - as opposed to just expecting the team to work 24/7 to get it done anyway. While we don't usually mind working hard - when it happens over and over, the people do burn out.

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    Fast paced and often new

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Accenture has a great group of people that are easy to work with and they are very willing to work with you in taking time off and getting extra perks on the job.

    Cons

    Just like all consulting firms, you will have to work during some times very long hours. Also, I would say the 'typical' week is never less than 50-60 hours in my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The main piece of advice that management at Accenture should know is to NEVER underestimate how knowledgeable the people below you are, always trust their advice as they are people that are in the 'mud' every day.

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