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Not a bad experience but beware of certain things

Management Consulting Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

ProsAbundant PTO
Friday work from home
Good training programs
Prestige, good brand, respected
Young workforce, very smart and intelligent people

Cons1. Beware of the newly promoted homegrown managers. The usual 25 to 30 years of age group. These kids have no people skills, no experience with a real job and are only good at Excel and ppts which experienced hires are typically not. These guys are almost waiting for you to falter so that they can critic you in the review and get brownie points for that. They don't know when to give feedback or how to give feedback. You can only imagine when these guys make it to Senior Manager level by 35. I am not saying all are like that but just from my experience.

2. Its like you have two jobs. One for the client from 8 to 8 and then from 10 to 2 am is for the practice including weekends

3. Almost everyone excels on client jobs, what separates you from the next best performer is how much of the other stuff you do. Like practice building, community park cleaning etc etc

4. Since it is not a real job, there is no direct ownership feeling which kind of sucks.

5. Peopl are uber competitive and since you are graded against one another, I dont know how there can ever be camaraderie or team spirit. People know they will be graded for everything, the way they talk, the way they behave, the way the think etc etc which feels like a farce. The real you gets lost somewhere. And as I said the second you step in on an engagement, you will be graded for everything. You cannot fail!

6. I guess all of the above should not come new to people who are interested to go to consulting, So its like buyer beware.

7. While its OK to reap diamonds on the top performer, the average performers cannot be completely ignored. After all,even a loose screw can cause a machine to fail

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty Great

    Recruiter (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Best jobs for working moms! Cons: High stress and sometimes tough to work with Senior Management… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great company with great people, but the job itself was not challenging and not rewarding

    Unix Systems Administrator (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year


    Pros: The people are amazing. Some of the best people I've ever worked with and it was very hard to leave… Cons: In my experience you had to "do your time" before anything great happened. Entry level right out of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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