I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)
- Treat employees very well
- An organization of professionals
- Great support from management
- Good pay and benefits
- Very tech heavy with little room for those with minimal IT skill
- Your tenure is based upon contracts the company has with large businesses and government. When contract is up you have to find another role or leave.
I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)
You get to work with a lot of really bright people and do interesting work.
Not all projects are run well and can really negatively affect your perception of Accenture. Yearly raises are only between 1-3%. Bonuses are going away. Company is beholden to stockholders, so cut-backs are happening left and right.
Advice to Management
Invest and engage your talent to keep them.
I worked in Accenture Federal Services, and most of the group is in Balitimore.
Senior Management is detached and aloof, so for the most part they leave you alone.
A good percentage of the technical staff, people writing code or doing system deployments, is helpful and friendly.
I worked first in Avanade, Accenture's wholly owned subsidiary.
When hired in, the recruiter promised me 12 - 16% bonus at end of year. Though my chargeability numbers and customer satisfaction numbers were great, I got less than 3% bonus.
The program managers are extremely non-technical and try to treat consultants and systems engineers poorly.
They tell you that you'll travel 80% of time, but really you'll travel over 100% of time if you consider that you'll do some weekend work (at a customer site) and then get no comp time for that weekend work.
There was absolutely no training or career development opportunities.
Advice to Management
Hire qualified program managers. Make Senior Managers be more involved and accountable, too.
Focus more on career development for folks doing the actual heavy lifting.
This will replace the current featured review for targeted profile. Are you sure you want to replace it?
Are you sure you want to remove this review from being featured for targeted profile?