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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.

Recommends
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    Ok

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    Current Employee - Project Control Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Project Control Analyst in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Great place to work if you just graduated. Can work from home if need to.

    Cons

    No management training. Promoted only if you are "in" with the boss or lead. Some team leads micromanage and not willing to look at improving process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers before promoting. Hire based on experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Wide Range of Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Attractive PTO and Benefits plan
    - Robust global methodologies
    - Great internal learning and development framework
    - Access to wide rage of knowledge capital and SMEs across the globe
    - Strong performance management process
    - Great deal of focus on diversity and inclusion and corporate citizenship initiatives

    Cons

    - Most projects are under budgeted and understaffed. As a result, most resources on the consulting side ends up working a lot of overtime
    - Despite the strict policy around ghosting of hours, most projects won't allow consultants to report their overtime. This skews individual's changeability, and prevents HR from getting an accurate view.
    - Internal politics quite often get in the way of getting the staffed on the right project
    - The only way to get a decent pay increase is by getting prompted. If it's not a promotion year, no matter how hard your work the chance of getting a good pay increase is very slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Put your people first when you budget/staff project
    - Implement stronger measures to prevent projects to turn a blind eye on our time tracking policy...i.e. let your people to accurately report billable/non-billable time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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