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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hartford, CT

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

Pros

1) Top of the class talent to work with
2) Great Management
3) Focus on individuals career prospects
4) Better compensation than most IT service Companies

Cons

1) Since its a service industry driven, there can be times where career aspirations take a step back.
2) No incentives based on your chargeability to the client.
3) No incentives for the first 5 career levels.
4) Project success is not shared in terms of compensation.

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  1. 15 people found this helpful

    Not a bad experience but beware of certain things

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Would reccomend working for Accenture

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You are surrounded by highly educated colleagues, who are all very respectful, because the hiring process is very thorough, so they truly do get the best people.

    Cons

    Work life balance sometimes suffers, long hours, lots of travel depending on the role

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