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Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2590 reviews)

  • Long working hours but that was to be expected from a consulting firm (in 1285 reviews)

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  1. "Consulting. Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent to work for and a great company

    Cons

    Travel is tough but manageable


  2. "Excellent Growth Opportunity!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Vacation, Travel. Great community if you build your network.

    Cons

    Have to manage your own career. Many people do not understand that consulting is about growing your network.


  3. "Great Place to work!"

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    innovative, Creative, Strategic, Process Oriented

    Cons

    Travel, Hours, work life balance

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


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  5. "A good company to work with, and friendly people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Associate Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong focus on cultivating people
    - Ample opportunity to learn, for people who are driven

    Cons

    - Feel like working with different companies, when it comes to collaboration
    - Hard to find the right HR for your case, and may end up in a black hole

    Advice to Management

    - Improve internal documentation process, to minimize conflict of information b/w HR and what is published.
    - Keep pushing for learning, and growing a stronger/smarter workforce


  6. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Business Integration in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Integration in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professional reputation and opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation and promotion outlook is not exciting.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Low Salary, no bonuses poor Work-Life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would suggest to go work for Accenture if you just graduated and have zero experience. This way you can learn something and put Accenture name in your resume.

    Cons

    First of all, almost impossible to get a promotion even if you have a great feedback from your supervisors. They always come up with an explanation why you didn't get a promotion, And then you have to wait for one more year.
    The salary is super low considering the amount of work you have to do. Also most of the time you have to work long nights and weekend without any pay.
    Impossible to do what you prefer, because you literally have to "hunt" for a project, meaning you're looking for a project by yourself and if you didn't find one they will let you go in a month. It's all pretty stressful and most of the time you pick a whatever project in order just to keep a job.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees!


  8. "Product Architect"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Product Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Senior Product Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good, experienced co-workers, projects with many of the major players in each industry

    Cons

    No training (at least not for contractors to Accenture)

    Advice to Management

    Try to help workers who are heads down every day on a project at a client site to have ways to socialize / communicate / get training with co-workers


  9. "Technology Solutions Plan Enablement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technology Solutions Plan Enablement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technology Solutions Plan Enablement Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible working (work from home), good team.

    Cons

    Everything is project and role focused. Once a project is over, it's up to you to find a new one, quickly. Very much like a job search, only one with a timer counting down.

    Advice to Management

    Need a better way to get roles and the bench time in between. It's not the employee's fault the role or project concluded, need a better way to transition between them.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible, just horrible!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Test Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Test Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serves as a wonderful opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in or out of your field.

    The benefits are awesome, plus it serves as an opportunity to accumulate wealth using multiple 401K and stock options.

    Work hard, play harder atmosphere (or so it seems).

    Cons

    Most client projects can be very trifling. Not only is the workload heavily massive (which is ridiculous) and moves at an accelerated pace, but the environments are very toxic. Sometimes the person in which you directly report to will purposely set up subordinates for failure by providing them wrong information, the slightest flaw in your work could cause a manager to schedule an impromptu meeting to discuss (or magnify) what you did wrong, they will talk to you in a condescending way if you do not fit in or don't get invited to join them for lunch or non-work outings, you are constantly being micro-managed by everyone on a daily basis-sometimes to the point where you have to eat and work simultaneously through your lunch so the manager can see you, and if you are involuntarily rolled off of a project, you are lucky if you have one of three personnel that you report to (Career Counselor, Talent fulfillment Specialists-the person that pitches your profile to demand, and HR) to act on your behalf if the client gives you a bad review without giving you a fair shot. Also, not only will you be viewed as just a number because so many ppl work for the company, but many employees are practically scared into getting involved with community service and joining various groups within the company to get a good performance review at the end of the year (scared meaning if you want a good EOY review, then you don't have a choice but to do it). The bench process is very stressful as you are competing with other professionals in the company all over the country for a project, and sometimes when you are able to get hired on a project something could happen that prevents you from coming onboard(loss of budget, project non-readiness, etc.). This is unfortunate, but you are still on an hourglass to find a project, plus it may even create an opportunistic environment amongst yourself and other employees that specialize in your field of work. The accumulated hotel points and sky miles are definitely not worth all the stress. Don't be fooled by the flexibility to work from home, this means that not many are watching you, which means not many are watching who you report to. Therefore, they have all the leverage necessary to throw their employees to the wolves if given the opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    It is my hope that C-level executives can develop a way to gain some clear visibility on what really happens on your client engagements. Perhaps find a way in which all employees are protected.

    Ensure that ALL policies-including overtime policies-are adhered to amongst persons who are engaged in client projects. The best resource for any company is their people, and they are mistreated then you may never get the best out of them.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Careers at Accenture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Functional Test Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Functional Test Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    New learning and technologies. Innovative.

    Cons

    Mgmt ppl, Ratings and appraisal


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