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Overall satisfied

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

I have been working at Accenture

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

lots of opportunity for growth, great people to work with

Cons

too much traveling, and compensation is not that competitive comparing with the hours you spend working

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  1. Great First Job - Don't be a Lifer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best places to work straight out of college. However, it takes too long to make any "real" money as a Senior Executive. I increased my salary by 400% by switching jobs 2.5 years in with Accenture and think that was the perfect amount of time to "learn the ropes" there.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is pretty poor at Accenture. You work nearly Investment Banking hours (not quite thankfully) but make significantly less.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut corners.

  2. Exciting but you need to burn some bridges to get what you want

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to constantly be challenged
    Opportunity to travel internationally
    Ability to test different delivery / communication thoughts and ideas
    Ability to quickly lead projects and make an impact
    training is pretty good
    Good industry respect
    The process for evaluating problems and how to communicate solutions is good

    Cons

    If you are good at something - leadership will want you to specialize in that skill even though you don't want to.
    It can be difficult to branch outside of your skill area / client base
    Getting staffed abroad is difficult (you need unique skills)
    Laddering time is always difficult because you're always wondering if you will get pushed down to BELOW without reason (getting Above / Sig Above gets harder the higher you climb)
    Finding qualified people is getting harder and harder - we just have too many projects

    Advice to Management

    Split the consulting workforce into an operations and consulting group. The consulting group should focus on change mgmt and starting new projects. The operations group should focus on delivering long term solutions (i.e. delivering consulting projects that take longer than 3 months...after 12 months projects should switch to services)

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