Accenture

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Unappreciated in US Solutions

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Manager
Current Employee - Associate Manager

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

Pros

- Plenty of opportunities to work in different industries and with different technologies but you need to actively network and take control of your career path.
- Great place to start your career and get some experience - in-house and on the job training and learning are provided.
- The option to travel is great for those that like the mobile lifestyle and benefits that come from hotel, air, car, etc programs.

Cons

- No real career development available which resulted in a company that consists of talkers in management. No feeling of a connection to the company.
- Heavy reliance on offshore teams which often resolve talent issues with quantity not quality talent. No work life balance for those onshore involved on those projects/engagements due to need to work standard US hours and take calls at night to manage the often problematic offshore teams.
- Recent moves to compete with India based outsourcing companies will bring more offshore resources onshore under the guise of the Global Career Program to reduce cost (at expense of US employees). Again, not always quality talent, every decision is often cost based to meet financials (and stakeholder expectations) - sacrificing quality service, product, or work/life balance.
- HR does not work for the employee and programs are hollow

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Differentiate from the other outsourcing companies or spin it off as it dilutes the Accenture brand. Offshoring is simply not able to provide the quality at the scale needed. And granting offshore more control (by sending them onshore to manage engagements) will only further exacerbate the problem as the focus is delivering the numbers on paper, not quality and true value to the client (smart delivery - not just getting it done through brute force, i.e. hundreds of developers that just copy and paste old inefficient code).

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

9423 Other Employee Reviews for Accenture (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great, it truely satisfies me

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    Current Employee - Business Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Developer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great job perks and benefits

    Cons

    Not so great work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Chugging

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start off; Future depends on desire to move up or not

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are by far the best and so many long lasting friendships have come out of Accenture. It is also a great place to get the most experience you will ever get from a company, which will help your career take off. If you desire to move to another company at some point in your life, you will be sought after by so many!
    Also, hotel and airline points!

    Cons

    Work/life balance is very difficult to come by. Travel is fairly common. Can be put in roles which you have no experience doing but are deemed to be an expert by the client.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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