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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
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.

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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, decent work life balance, flexible working arrangements, great management training programs, interesting projects and clients.

    Cons

    A lot of travel is required every week. Typically, flying out early Monday morning and flying back late Thursday night or Friday.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and invest more in US resources than just in offshore delivery centers. New analysts need to be trained and mentored to replace outgoing experienced employees.


  2. decent company; strong people; beuracratic

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good talent; good exposure to projects

    Cons

    Too beuratric; also too much travel

    Advice to Management

    Groom talent; Get out of the quarter-to-quarter mindset


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