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Accenture Review

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Accenture

Pros

Good people, culture. Lots of room to grow if you find the right path. Worldwide opportunities.

Cons

Broken review process, shady last-minute policy changes. Poor corporate HR structure. Poor management due to difficulty in firing employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't push poor employees off to the next project. Take care of you own problems.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I really enjoyed working here. Great people, good perks, interesting work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    1. People - maybe I got lucky, but I have been surrounded by nice, intelligent, hard working people. From several years of working here I only me 1 person I did not like.
    2. Dynamic work - if you work in strategy, you bounce around clients and get to see many different environments and learn about different aspects of IT in a way you may not have considered before.
    3. Stay West - a pilot that keeps west coast people on the west coast. Of the several years here, I only spent 6 months flying to another city/state. That's right, almost all of my work has been on Bay Area clients.

    Cons

    1. It's a public company, so it feels the pressure from shareholders unlike many of our competitors. Unfortunately some things, like team building and investing in your people (with more than offsite training, which is still good) have gone by the way side.
    2. Because it is a public company, much of senior managers and junior "partners" are busy selling. Problem is, strategy projects are small, so you have strategy folks being forced to sell IO/AO work to make the numbers.
    3. Performance review process is, as always, skewed towards brown nosers and people who spend forever on a client (so, not strategy folks). If you're not a social butterfly and are in strategy, it may take some time until you get the bonus. Hard work is recognized, but not as much as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are what makes your company. So, why not invest in them? Why not build a community around the office and encourage Sr. Managers and MDs to mentor and form closer relationships / mentorships with consultants? You won't be able to sustain the growth if you don't develop talent. Also, fix performance reviews. Skewed towards non-strategy folks who stay on clients forever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Travel is accommodating but poor ratings system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Working from home on Fridays. Travel is overall pretty accommodating but most consulting jobs are. The people you work with are fun and easy to get along with typically.

    Cons

    The reason the vast majority of people leave is because of the mysterious ratings system. There are many closed door sessions that no one truly knows what happens in them except for the Sr. Managers and Managing Directors in them. People often get ratings much below where they expect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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