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Good place to settle in if you are looking to work in IT services

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Accenture

Pros

Great workplace. There are two main offiices in Chennai, both are great places to work at, but one is far away from the city (But they provide you with transportation).
Very friendly people to work with.
Flexibility to switch between areas of work. You can start on a specific specialization and if you want, you can switch to another area though it might take some time.

Cons

You have a one year work agreement.
Salary is on the lower side, though I heard some say it'll rise significantly after two or three years of being there.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Expected to run before you can walk

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to rapidly build a network
    Great place to start a career: Analysts will get twice the experience in half the time compared to an entry-level job in industry
    Competitive salary, great vacation policy (if you can take it, of course), good benefits, big discount on ACN stock
    Plenty of happy hours and networking events
    Work hard/play hard culture is fun (if that's your thing)

    Cons

    Extremely political performance review process (and getting worse every year); who represents you matters far more than what you've accomplished
    Promotions getting scarcer and scarcer at lower levels
    Negligible cash bonuses
    Long hours (but no worse than any comparable firm)
    Deplorable managers at a project level (the most intelligent people seem to leave after 2-5 years)
    Very difficult to move to a different industry/client: your first project is usually arbitrary, yet you will be pushed by HR to continue working in that area regardless of your skills / career interests
    Internal staffing process is informal; i.e. you must find your own next project or HR will staff in a (likely) terrible role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a 360 Review process! The performance review process has become comically political
    Clean house at the Manager and Sr. Manager levels
    Don't mislead recruits about the ability to "work on a diversity of clients and industry" and then turn around and force staff them in a testing role for 18 months (happened to many of my colleagues)
    Stop telling us how great our revenue, profits, and growth are while continuing to pay 1-2% bonuses and 2% raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very productive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Very good people. Broad range of experiences. Travel requirements now reasonable. Compensation reasonable to slightly below reasonable. Work environment flexible.

    Cons

    Gotten too big. Growing pains. Disparity between client-facing and entrprise employees growing. Advancement for some of the brightest people is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who actually do the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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