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Accenture - the good and bad!

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC

I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Accenture is a good place to learn and start your career and has a lot of projects domestic and international. There is also a training budget that consultants can use but you will need to get approval from career counselor, project manager, and Human resource.

Vacation days are 25 days not including holidays and you can carry over a lot of it to the next fiscal year. There is no mandatory volunteering or extracurricular activity that you have to do outside of your project work. There's a lot of communities that you can be a part of and a lot of company sponsored happy hour that you can go to meet people.

Cons

Promotion is based on who you know and not the work that you do. They will give you an excuse for not promoting you or giving you a raise and it will not be based on your productivity. Some of the excuses they have given over the years is "we are forecasting that next year will not be as profitable so raises are scarce this year", or "you joined the project at a bad time and so we can't give you a promotion even though you been with the company for 2 years but next year you will definitely get a promotion to consultant", etc anything to try to get their money's worth even though Accenture is already low-balling a lot of their consultants at a low salary already. You can be billable for 150% and be rated as meet expectations with 2% average raises. The fastest way to get promoted would be start networking and as long as the managers like you, you will get promoted its not the work that you do.

If you are in federal sector you will have a really hard time to move to North America. Consulting will get paid more then Services, and Services workforce gets paid more then Solutions. Of course you will be traveling a lot for consulting, services 50% or less, and solutions will have no travel. But, once you are in a workforce it will be a hassle to transfer to another one because you need approval from your current workforce management and HR.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the people that actually put in the work and give them the promotion/raises that they deserve.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company as per knowledge Capital but not a great place for growth

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    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Consulting history and experience, great delivery model & management consulting. Overall benefits is great compare to other industry.

    Cons

    Internal peer pressure may cause growth opportunity, salary is not comparable to competitors. More synergy between groups could have helped overall company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value qualified individuals becuase people is Accenture's one of the corporate values. Accenture can do much more than what is doing, so repeated valuation of leaders may help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Burn and Churn, Lot of smart people work very hard but for lower pay by selling brand name

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, Excellent large scale projects, Marquee clients, Good process. Good place to start career.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than industry average, Performance rating is not fair, Long hours, No work life balance, Firm mentality, Promotions are based on the tenure at a particular account/client. Not a good place for expirienced hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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