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Senior Manager at Accenture

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Charlotte, NC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Accenture is a great place to work, they have excellent benefits. Their compensation packages seem to be pretty competitive with the industry. There are lots of international opportunties if you have the right skills and expertise. The people at Accenture are usually highly motivated and the teams out in the field (true consultants) are some of the sharpest people I have ever worked with. They have a decent knowledge exchange mechanism in place for you to look for assets and IP that the firm has produced. It is a strong company that is being run by a leader (Bill Green) that is well respected across the firm.

Cons

It is a very BIG company, and it is very easy to get lost in the maze. It is more "relationship" based than it should be given its size (people tend to gravitiate to what they know or what they have used in the past, regardless of how assets have evolved, or who might have a better set of skills to do a job). It is a large organization and there are a lot of experts that can be wired into projects, but the old partner mentality of building up a pyramid of known entities and promoting those people after x years of service is still there, after all it is an "up or out" model. Lastly unless you "grew up" at Accenture, started from a fresh out of school analyst (or similar) it is difficult to break into a click or network. Bill Green may be a strong CEO, but the people 2-3 levels down might not be getting the total picture and aligning to Bill's direction.

Advice to Management

Mgmt needs to figure out how to leverage the people assets that they have, too many times people will gravitate only to the entities that they know. We are change agents for clients but are the worse internal change agents I have seen. Accenture needs to figure out how to grow and evolve beyond "organically". Internal communications across the firm is not done very well. It is difficult to see how Bill Green's top priorities are being trickled down into the different teams.

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. Accenture's great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I think the best part about Accenture is the people and the training and support they give you to be able to do your job.

    Cons

    Some of the down sides are that Accenture typically pays just a little bit less than competitors' salaries. However, that is not to say it is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Accenture leadership is very communicative. I would say keep it up, and reward people in line with the speed of company growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great place to learn key skills that are applicable in almost all corporate environments. They provide great training and opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    The amount of travel can become tedious and frustrating. You are also one in a company of hundreds of thousands, which means you are almost invisible.

    Advice to Management

    Contiune to support newer employees through mentoring and other methods that help them find there way through the hard times that come from traveling cross country and working many hours.


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