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Good place to start and learn but they will beat you to death

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Former Employee - Level C  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Level C in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

The biggest plus is that they'll hire you out of college and they don't seem to care what your major is or how well you did in school. There are tons of positions so you can learn quite a lot in a short amount of time. They also provide a fairly good training budget so you can get at least one industry training class per year if you work the system properly.

Cons

They will absolutely kill you. There are two types of employees at Accenture - the worthless filler people and the small number that do all of the work. If you show any aptitude you will be abused. This is not necessarily all bad - you will learn a ton while you're getting killed but at some point you will burn out and need to move on. Make sure you are always looking for a new job after you get around 2 years of experience and don't worry about leaving anyone behind.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your people as better than just numbers and you'll have better retention.

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    Great learning opportunity but lacks work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to continuously learn on projects in fast paced environments
    Great opportunity to receive feedback under the correct manager

    Cons

    very poor work life balance
    Most companies atleast pay lip service to work-life balance, but this does not even do that
    High sales pressure at certain levels that leads sr. level staff to not focus on client concerns but be more worried about driving incremental sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great for now, but no job growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Work from home
    Great boss
    Technically interesting work
    Autonomy

    Cons

    No long term career growth
    Pay is OK.
    Budget so tight that training and tools are less than the average for a software development position
    Leadership appears disengaged from those in the trenches.
    Leadership is focused on fire-fighting and not on planning, modernization, and the well-being of those in the trenches.
    Big disconnect between parent company and subsidiary leadership.
    Rewards are not connected to performance.
    Focus on individual rewards set up to undermine motivation to work as team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on cutting costs, squeezing people, and squeezing margins to maximize shareholder value.
    Stop focusing on fire-fighting and start focusing on preventing crises and on building capacity.
    Focus on quality not costs.
    Change reward system to reward cross-functional teamwork far more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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