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A great place to work -- if you find the roles

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Wide range of opportunities in all industries, all geographies, and all capability areas/skillsets. Something for everyone.

Cons

Difficult balance between client-facing work and "internal" roles and responsibilities. It is imperative that people take a highly directed approach with respect to finding the right roles. Due to the massive size of the organization, it can be difficult to navigate for those new to the company.

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    Decent fringe benefits, pathetic raise/bonus structure

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Solid starting salary and good fringe benefits. Everyone in the consulting workforce starts with 5 weeks vacation per year, and people who are staffed remotely can work from home on Fridays. Employees can also purchase company shares at a 15% discount.
    - Good "launching pad" for your career - you can gain a wide range of experience across industries and can learn to use new technology platforms in a relatively short time period. This is especially useful when looking for a new job (I regularly receive emails through LinkedIn from recruiters who are actively looking to hire analysts out of the consulting industry).

    Cons

    - Meager raises. They'll say raises are tied to company performance, but only analysts/consultants take a hit when the company under-performs. Managers have still gotten 10-20% raises while analysts have been getting 2-4% for comparable performance reviews.
    - Bonuses are capped at 4% for analysts (again, managers and above can get upwards of 25% in yearly bonuses)
    - The company pays lip-service to "work-life balance" when promoting more local engagements, but then demand that locally staffed employees come into the office on Fridays. It's clear that their push for "work-life balance" is really about reducing expenses, and is not rooted in any genuine concern for employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Don't tell top-performing analysts that they're getting a 2% raise because of subpar quarterly earnings, then turn around and give managers 25%.
    - If you really care about work-life balance, allow ALL employees to work from home on Fridays, not just remotely staffed ones.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Good for recent grads - not so good for anyone over 24

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    free happy hours, comfortable chairs, smart people

    Cons

    laddering instead of meritocracy. if you aren't in the clique you are out of luck. all talk no action - no actual training provided, it is more like sink or swim. bait and switch recruitment where they tell you one thing and give you something completely different. pay scale not up to par with regions in which people are working. excessive travel instead of remote working.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth to your potential employees so they don't end up bitter. The good ol' boy network is out of date. Try something new like actually promoting on merit instead of which career counselor is the best salesman and friends with more people.

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