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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. Helpful (4)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Hard work, good pay and great perks

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay for an analyst starting out is not only competitive, its hard to beat. Couple that plus 3-5 weeks of paid time off as soon as you start makes Accenture look great, on paper.

    Cons

    Hard hard work. Plus long hours on a client site and not enough time to use some of the perks that you get makes Accenture an easy target for high turn-over rates.

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