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Challenging environment, scoreboard, the company has a history of delivering consistent earnings.

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Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Recruiter in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Recruiter in San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company will provide the tools for you to be successful.
Good environment to develop your skills.
The company goes to great lengths to allow individual expression and promotes diversity in their workforce.
Salaries are normally at least 20% above the market.

Cons

Depending on your project, in order to be successful, work/life balance will likely suffer.
Some individuals have difficulties adjusting to the company's strong desire for uniformity in the delivery of services.
While salaries are normally above market, they will squeeze every penny out of you productivity wise.

Advice to Management

More progress needs to be made in not burning your employees out.

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  1. Great overall benefits, little room for promotion into Sr. Exec roles

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Accenture is really good about making "things" available to employees (free training, volunteer opportunities, community connections, networking events, generous vacation...). Project roles are generally engaging and challenging with opportunity to learn and grow from a knowledge-base perspective

    Cons

    "Work Hard/Play Hard" generally equates to "Work Hard".

    Bench time is not only frowned on, it puts a target on your back for a RIF.

    But my biggest complaint is the upward mobility. The "up or out" model worked when there were ~25,000 employees with very few experienced hires. The company is now over 250,000 employees, and Accenture hasn't figured out how to hire in the needed leadership talent (Senior Executives) while still promoting their Senior Managers. There's a stall point when promotions stop and it becomes nearly impossible to make the jump to SE. But with an up-or-out mentality, they still expect Sr. Managers to deliver above-average results in order to get fair raises and bonuses.

    And the laddering system makes it even more challenging; as much as Accenture tries to keep it fair, it's still a game of politics and loopholes where projects rate individuals, but individuals are not allowed to know what rating they received. That's a broken system.

    I've seen many good Sr. Mgr. peers leave for greener pastures where they're made "partners" or "directors" b/c Accenture failed to value their experience, opting to hire in a Sr. Exec in lieu of promoting the SM. I'm contemplating the same move...i fear my talents and efforts are not justly recognized here anymore.

    Advice to Management

    figure out how to keep the talent you've grown in-house and maintain satisfaction. Doesn't have to be promotion to SE, but has to equate to acknowledgement of experience and "real" raises and bonuses.

    And fix the rating system. Why should an individual NOT know how they were rated by a project, and why wouldn't the project leadership have a responsibility to own up to their judgement and talk an individual through the rationale. Employees deserve to know what rating the project gave them and why. Can you imagine a college class where you (might) get written notes from the professor, but they have no bearing on your grade. Your grade is based on test scores that you're not allowed to see...you just get a grade at the end of the semester and are asked to have faith that that's the grade you earned. Oh, and don't ask anyone else what their grade was, either. It's broken. fix it.


  2. good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    goo exposure to technologies and very big clients

    Cons

    too less pay for those they bring from offshore


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