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challenging work, fantastic people, and very valuable relationships.

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Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Consulting Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

Pros

The people here are simply the best. So intelligent, professional, knowledgeable, yet very helpful and fun to work with.

Cons

lots and lots of travel.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have nothing to add here, management has a great approach to their people at Accenture.

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for as it is a true global company with clients and employees all over the world. It conducts its business very professionally and ethically based on 6 core values. Its expansion in emerging markets is astronomical and its vision for the future is outstanding.

    Cons

    Being a big company, it has lots of policies and procedures and sometime they could be construed as too bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build on your strengths and focus on improvement areas based on employees survey.

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