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really is a "sink or swim" employer

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in Saint Petersburg, FL
Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in Saint Petersburg, FL

I worked at Accenture

Pros

decent pay with even better benefits

Cons

An absolute "smoke and mirrors" campaign against clients. How we got them to pay such a large sum for what essentailly was window-dressing as deliverables from us was amazing (and not in a good way). That made me very uncomfortable. *** Additionally, leadership did not clue in "newbies" how to move up & add needed skills. It seemed like every road was a dead end professionally. *** That's not to say they wouldn't make you lead a project way before you were ready (recall they don't "show you the ropes"), I was afraid I'd mess up the project & make Accenture look bad. But worse, I was not comfortable misleading the client like Accenture always did & this was a premiere telecom. I just couldn't live with it. Eventually, I left.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get away from the "churn & burn" business model (both with employees & clients); not sure there are enough "diamond clients" out there.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working for Accenture is an overwhelmingly positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    - great place to learn consulting basics
     - strong culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing
     - ability to work internationally, if desired

    Cons

    - self-service organization, must be comfortable managing own career
     - leadership expertise and development of direct reports needs improvement
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Organization should spend more time listening to newly hired associates
     - Competitors are taking the talent and using our best practices...make it easier for strong talent to stay with the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Training opportunities on various subjects
    Promotion can be achieved without much politics if you are a hard worker
    Passionate people

    Cons

    Hard to balance work and life with high expectation from Senior Management
    Compensation level not too great compared to other similar firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes work that does not align with your skillset is given without much explanation. Standard on quality sometimes varies by people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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