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Great company for loyal employees, slow for ambitious superstars

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Former Employee - Level D in Ashburn, VA
Former Employee - Level D in Ashburn, VA

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

Pros

25 days of vacation to start for ALL employees in the Services department. Annual evaluation designed to reward those who work hard and stick around for a long career.

Cons

Promotions may come too slowly for those who are more ambitious. In order to provide such a great vacation package, salary range suffers... the same position at another company may pay 15-20% more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Identify those exemplary individuals who are in Levels F and E and PROMOTE them quickly. I've seen too many young superstars leave their jobs simply for more money.

Recommends
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  1. Good project experiences for the most part but disappointed in management

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Possibilities to work abroad and get a range of project experiences

    Cons

    Bad managers and constantly changing criteria for promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase value for people development across the position hierarchy, change the way ratings are made to leave less room for subjectivity, and stop changing the criteria for promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A really great place to start and grow your career. If you like project management and technology

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Your peers are generally dedicated, thoughtful, helpful, workaholics
    Despite the pretty aggressive performance management system, people are not competitive against each other - everyone recognizes that you're graded on a curve, but maintain a positive collegiate approach in daily work.
    Fantastic support for career development, and variety, if you are willing to invest a little time thinking about how to play the game

    Cons

    Travel. But that hardly qualifies as a con - you already know you'll be travelling a lot if you work in consulting. But you can get lucky

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Younger members tend to burn themselves out to make an impression. Probably explains the high turnover among junior grades

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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