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Accenture London Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2756 reviews)

  • Long working hours compare to other competitors (in 1375 reviews)

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  1. "Everyone's experience is different, mine has been positive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - can learn a lot working with them, decent people development and focus on individual progress, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Backlog of people to get promoted is too big, so process can take long. If you are unlucky you can also get forced into projects you don't want to do, but somewhat inevitable for a big company!


  2. "Placement Year Analyst - Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Industrial Placement Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Industrial Placement Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great environment, welcoming atmosphere
    - Good range of projects to get involved in
    - Solid experience for a placement year
    - Usually offer a graduate role if you perform well

    Cons

    - Salary is tough to live on if you live in London
    - A lot of corporate politics, a lot of Accenture employees say that promotion is a popularity contest
    - Capital markets is a industry many avoid due to unfair workload/hours compared to other projects

    Advice to Management

    Review placement year salary for those in London, try to organise a structured placement year other than simply joining projects on/off like graduates - other than that it was a solid year.

  3. "Accenture is an ethical company with good policies and leadership."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business & Systems Integration Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business & Systems Integration Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Growth, Flexibility, Human Resources Policies, Work life balance, culture, ethics, clientele. Gym subsidies, medical coverage, working hours, counselling, opportunities outside of your country, training.

    Cons

    Salary hikes don't match industry standards when you spend long at the company, policies can be improved especially in countries like India where it operates.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Burn and reward"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with intelligent people
    Real opportunity for ownership
    Senior leadership cares
    Benefits and pay are better than any other company I've worked for

    Cons

    Mental health sick leave is almost obligatory...otherwise you aren't working hard enough
    New initiatives are creating clones
    Requirement for extra curricular participation is mandatory - a 14 hour day job isn't enough

    Advice to Management

    The new performance achievement process is a popularity game. You are going to lose very good people if the only criteria is how senior the MD is that supports you.


  5. "Great place to work for a couple of years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many benefits: Acc shares, work from home, gym, health plan, pension scheme

    Cons

    Difficult to change roles within the firm


  6. "Management Consulting Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with very smart people on some very challenging projects

    Cons

    Red tape and politics


  7. "Good Company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist Testing and Quality Analyst II in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Computer Specialist Testing and Quality Analyst II in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is really good, not much pressure, good hikes sometimes
    Good opportunities if you work hard and prove enough

    Cons

    Sometimes management rules are bit tough to handle or amusing
    Apart from that i dont have anything to add, things are fine

    Advice to Management

    Try reducing policies

  8. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great culture, Fortune 500 clients, fun work environmetn

    Cons

    political, political political, political - a lot


  9. "Terrible at company takeoevers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear organisational structure. Very friendly staff who know their stuff.

    Cons

    Accenture bought my company to integrate into their existing structure. Since this was Accenture I was expecting the transition to be as smooth as possible, but their communication was surprisingly poor. They promised that all existing benefits would either be improved or stay the same, but that wasn't the case. Anyone on annual leave less than Accenture's standard level would have to wait for up to 5 years for this to be matched, rather than them just bumping everyone up on day 1. So as experienced employees we had worse leave benefits than graduate hires.

    Advice to Management

    All benefits should be brought up to Accenture's standard levels (at a minimum) on day 1.


  10. "Tech Consulting Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initial training is a fantastic way to make a bunch of new friends and rapidly grow your network which is very important at the company

    Sent to Bangalore for 2 weeks training which was a fun experience although the training itself was fairly useless

    Massive variety of projects meaning there is opportunity to try different types of work
    Vacation time is great
    Starting bonus is great

    Cons

    Immediately pigeonholed into a technical practice which you are expected to get a project in. They make it quite difficult to move into a different practice even if the one you're in is of no interest to you
    The promotions process is long and tedious and mostly relies on who you know rather than your performance


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