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Work takes priority over everything else. Be prepared to slog or lose out to younger folks who will work all nighters.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Accenture

Pros

None that I can think of. Even if pressed to say so here for the purpose of reviews. If you love work over everything else, this is the place for you.

Cons

No work life balance. Work on multiple projects and assist in areas that aren't of interest to you in your down time.

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  1. Good for your network, bad for growing your skills

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

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

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

    Pros

    The people within a career level of you are amazing and very helpful.
    Because the company is so large, it is a great place to build a large network at the start of your career.
    Work-life balance has been great and flexible. However, it is very dependent on the project you are on. Some projects have zero work-life balance.
    The brand name on your resume is helpful.
    Compensation is good when you first join but doesn't ramp up as quickly as other places.

    Cons

    Core values go out the window when it comes to the bottom line. Leadership is completely out of touch with the wants and needs of lower level employees. Mid-level management largely is looking to move up the latter rather than developing the talent of those below them.

    The organizational structure is constantly changing and the changes are communicated exceedingly poorly.

    It is extremely easy to get pigeon-holed as whatever your first role at the company is, and the organizational structure just exacerbates this situation. They have an unusually strict policy on minimizing travel, so you get stuck with whatever industry is centered around your location (e.g. Finance in NYC, Tech in SF, etc.). You can get out of this in some cases with aggressive networking, but it is extremely difficult to move across industries. Moreover, HR will force you into roles that you don't want if you aren't able to quickly get a role you do want. Their recruitment pitch of getting to experience a wide variety of roles and a wide variety of industries is inaccurate as a result of all of this. What is standard is long-term roles in one industry.

    Lastly, there are very few happy hours or networking events that the company sponsors. They are more ad hoc and unofficial after work on Fridays where you have to already know people to find out about them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to make analysts and senior analysts specialize in one type of role in one industry immediately upon joining the company. Many of these people join with the understanding that they can find what best suites them by experiencing a number of different industries and role types. This policy will lead to an extremely high attrition rate and an unengaged work force.

    Sponsor more in-house networking events.


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    Offshoring America

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A job if you can get it and keep it

    Cons

    Terrible leadership by the partners who have already achieved enormous wealth. They treat employees like hired hand resources that can be expended at any time and greedily look for every opportunity to push jobs to China, India, and Philippines - they are rewarded for doing it no only for Accenture but for their clients where they earn have of their company revenue by offshoring America. The focus is extremely short term and they have diluted their talent pool by doing this and it is hard to understand what their value pro is beyond a paycheck. They treat you bad, work you to death, there is little development and they'll spit you out as soon as they can find a way.

    Advice to Management

    Stop destroying the American economy which has allowed you to succeed. Was the company not founded by Americans?


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