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Senior Manager at Accenture

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Accenture

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.

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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.

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    Good place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    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.

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    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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    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Great training
    Career counseling

    Cons

    When it comes to rating/promotion you only as good as your last project

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