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You are really working for the client

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Accenture full-time (more than a year)

Pros

At Accenture, you work with many talented, hard-working people and there are many opportunities to receive training. Accenture offers excellent benefits: health insurance, vision, dental, 401k, lots of PTO. There are also opportunities to serve in the community and attend programs.

Cons

Accenture specializes in client work and they assign employees to work with a specific client. You won't feel like you're working for Accenture and it's more like you are working for the client. The client is in charge of everything, including projects, work rules, and work culture. Anything the client does overrides whatever Accenture does. Accenture management defers to client management for everything leaving Accenture employees in the hands of the client.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When interviewing candidates, tell them about the client they will be working with. Provide adequate training before sending employees to work for the client.

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    Inadequate

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to launch a career as someone fresh out of undergraduate school. It is known that the company does well with its retention efforts at this level as opposed to professionals coming into the company.

    Cons

    By the same token, this company is very purposeful in recruiting undergraduates because more times than not, this group does not have much of an idea of what they want with their career. Therefore, it's a greater investment because people will stay at the company because they know no different and hopes of promotion. It deems itself as being entrepreneurial which is misleading because sharing ideas or improvements are not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very hit or miss. I think it's very important to allow for feedback which can be incorporated in training for managers. I have had both sides of the coin with great managers and horrible managers but the great managers are not recognized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not living up to core values, but it's a job so that makes it okay.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people in general are great. If you work hard you can climb the corporate ladder but that really depends on what area you work in. Unfortunately it doesn't apply to every area within the company. You can work remotely and travel. The corporate card is a nice bonus too. You can work anywhere in the country depending on what you do and it's a nice alternative.

    Cons

    There are many, but then again every company has something that's not what you would want and no company is perfect. The cons are there really isn't a work life balance as in the core values. That balance is contingent on what upper management feel is relevant. There isn't a lot of 'respect' for the individual. We are encouraged to report unethical practices but when it occurs we are advised that it doesn't immediately relate to us so we should leave it alone. It's just a lot of contradiction. I guess it wouldn't be a bad thing if we weren't drilled in to live and breathe these values when we don't really follow them. If you can get over that it's just like any other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would but what's the point. If upper management doesn't feel that corporate values are worthy to be followed, why would they take any advice I have to offer?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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