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Great for learning bad for long-term

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC

I have been working at Accenture

Pros

I don't think anyone could argue that Accenture is not a great place to start a career. People fresh out of college are given a great deal of responsibility and challenged to bring out their true potential, but competition is fierce.

Cons

While you may be doing your job very well, you still have the possibility of not getting promoted because there is always someone else on your project that is more in the scope of senior leaders and is sometimes setup with more responsibilities. The is unfortunate for the real hard-workers that are less about the talk and more about the walk. From experience, promotions for a lot of people seem few and unlikely.

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The laddering/promotion system needs to be restructured. Accenture loses a lot of strong minds and able people due to the fact that they are unhappy with their promotion opportunities.

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    Fantastic

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Fantastic office politics make it a great place for intrigue

    Cons

    Too few opportunities for promotion

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    Recognize employee diversity and treat consultants like people

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    Good place to start career and skills, leadership needs to regain lost focus

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    - global company, market leader
    - opportunity to grow if focused and skills
    - below SE levels, real attempts at meritocracy given the context
    - grows professional relationship skills across major companies
    - large scale enterprise project exposure
    - has weathered the storm of consolidation, will continue to be a global leader
    - people

    Cons

    - growth and size has ensured the "old" consulting culture is no longer there
    - latest re-org has resulted in loss of talent and high degree of institutional knowledge en-masse
    - junior folks are expected to be able to navigate their own career direction, yet are often pulled into roles that are not matching these goals that can implicate longer term roles, so mixed messages
    - no more "carrot" for making SE/Partner, overall focus is still heavy large SI
    - increasing focus on specialization creates barriers/blinders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-assess the latest re-org, MC is doing the same thing as Strategy group did in 1998-2000. Regain the former/lost market presence of the brand. Client perception and sophistication is changing, need to become relevant again and outward focused.

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