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Great employer, very people oriented culture

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Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Large company, lot of opportunities to advance your career.
A lot of emphasis on training and keeping your skills current and relevant to the market place. Opportunities to move and seek employment outside the US on a rotational Global Careers program.

Cons

Accenture shifted its focus from high value management consulting to Outsourcing which was the largest platform for its growth engine. Given that IT as a service Vs IT as a Strategic enabler for business. Given its accelerated growth, it lost its charm and flexibility of a consulting firm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Move back to Management Consulting and make that a focus

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Not my favorite job

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

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

    Pros

    If you are just graduating this is the place to start your career. Maybe you want to travel (because you will every week).
    401k matching is good.

    Cons

    Not a good place for experienced hires. This company brings in people with 20 years experience at the Consultant title while promoting 5 years out of school to Manager title. Experienced hires are fillers when they have extra work and will not be promoted to Manager before 3 years. Travel is outrageous with more and more global travel required, which means 21 days away from home 7 days working in country. Bonuses are small. There is no training other than required video training that is around ethics and fraud required to protect ACN not you. Your technical skills will be degraded here.
    Beware that coming to ACN is just the beginning of your interviewing. Every time you complete an assignment you must find your assignment and competitively apply and interview for each new position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire experienced hires unless you have a plan for their careers. People invest in ACN and you need to invest in your people. Provide training so your staff can remain current in their skills. It costs more to layoff every 3 years and hired newly trained people. Once companies start to on-shore work they will have little need for your brand of spreadsheet delivery with all technical workers offshore. These experienced hires you think so little of will be the employees your clients will trust when engaging ACN. Have a little regard to where your people live and actually plan assignments instead of last minute looking for the cheapest resource with less travel expenses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Great process and thought leaderhip.

    Cons

    I dont think there is any cons .

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