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Updated November 30, 2017
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  1. "Consulting Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fun and young culture. Great travel despite new regional model (if you desire to stay within your region). Not very competitive - internally. Diversity initiatives are through the roof.

    Cons

    Experience varies widely by project. Training could be significantly improved.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more heavily into training. Don't hire as many people. Fix your forecasting model.


  2. "Lots of opportunity - but everything comes at a cost"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of resources, ability to work from home, development programs, good networking events

    Cons

    poor work/life balance, lots of politics, raises are tied to promotions - which are not exactly tied to how hard you work or how good of a job you do, pay was not impressive.

     I found that in my group, it was hard for more junior employees to advance due to the needs of the business.. which is understandable but at some point management needs to realize this is a problem, and if they want to focus on keeping attrition numbers low they should be more in tune with the sentiment of their people. All too often did my manager shy away from those conversations which resulted in him being clueless as to what my career goals and interests were. Hard to manage someone effectively when you don't know what makes them tick. Sure, I could've requested a transfer, but I was worried that I would burn bridges internally and it wouldn't be any better than leaving the firm because of the nature of the politics.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to be more engaged with employees and what they want out of their job & recognize people for their personal and professional accomplishments.

  3. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. A lot of available free training.

    Cons

    The process used to find projects is grueling, over worked, lack of work life balance.


  4. "System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities and Great project teams

    Cons

    No Personal Life Extended hours


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Its been ok"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    training and people, good projects if you can get staffed on the better ones.

    Cons

    promotion based on who you know not merit


  6. "Manager Salary"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Allowed me to work in a niche field over multiple clients and develop subject matter expertise.

    Cons

    Niche fields make competing for promotions harder since niche areas do not drive big sales numbers.


  7. "Great place for entry level roles"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very large global organization with a wealth of intellectual capital. Provide entry-level staff with a wealth of training, education and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Hire very large number of outside experienced professionals but do not invest nearly enough in ensuring their successful transition into the firm. Experienced hires tend to be overlooked for project roles and advancement in favor of staff members that have grown up in the firm. This results in a significant turnover rate for experienced hires.

    Advice to Management

    You are spending a ton of money recruiting and on-boarding experienced hires only to watch them "die on the vine" once they are on-boarded. Their needs to be more emphasis placed on acclimating experienced hires into the Accenture culture and reducing the turnover rate for this valuable resource group. There was something that made you want to hire these people. Doesn't it make sense to try to ensure that you try to integrate this group into Accenture.

  8. "Excellent firm for excellent people"

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    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are value driven, and the consultantcy culture permeates the organization. High-level, smart, trustworthy people will be your teammates.

    Cons

    Travel, workload, and to a lesser degree (sometimes self-inflicted) work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Never loose the "Consultant" culture... as the market and the business changes, the types of resources being hired will inevitably change, but do not loose the culture.


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    "Cool Place to Intern"

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    Former Intern - Strategy Analyst Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Strategy Analyst Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Accenture as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - interns get to travel on projects with their team, just like a full time analyst would
    - great salary and signing bonus for full time
    - they got rid of their former analyst ranking system, to prevent competition. Now analysts are evaluated based on their own performance, and not compared to others
    - people are generally down to earth and easy to talk to, especially if you're new
    - Active development programs for entry level employees and minorities to expose them to higher ups, programs the company offers, etc.
    - Plenty of opportunities to meet MDs in your office

    Cons

    - firm size (the company has 400k practitioners globally, which is a LOT. It's not like you're interacting with that many people on a daily basis, but if you decide to work from the office on Fridays, it will usually be a hodge-podge of random people that you've never met, as people come into the office usually pretty inconsistently, so it'll always be someone new)
    - they just implemented the regional staffing model (you will only be staffed on projects that are in the same geographical region as your home office). Its good for people who are settling down and don't want to travel, but make sure you choose your home office wisely based on your lifestyle preferences and industry interests (ex: if you want to work on financial services projects, you should choose NYC as your home office, compared to San Francisco)
    - staffing model is also pretty random. You get assigned a "career counselor", but its generally expected that you network like crazy to get staffed on projects. And projects can be scarce depending on the time of year and economic cycle, so make sure you know a few people before joining the firm so networking into a project isn't as difficult
    - new analyst training takes place in their outdated conference facility in middle-of-nowhere Illinois for 2 weeks (honestly not that bad, but its no Deloitte University)
    - definite separation of departments. I interned with Strategy, which has a completely different recruiting team, projects, etc. from Consulting, Technology, etc. So when you're networking with people to get on a project, make sure the people you talk to are in your same department, or else they can't help you


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Delivery Manager"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Tons of opportunities.
    2. Huge repository of learning resources.

    Cons

    1. Slow promotions.
    2. Should have better retention policies


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