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Accenture London Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2668 reviews)

  • Long working hours but that was to be expected from a consulting firm (in 1339 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great People"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, all super smart, and willing to help you learn and develop all the time. Great opportunities to engage in high profile, super interesting work, and get involved from day one. At the cutting edge of business - always looking ahead to see how emerging trends will impact clients, and what can be done about it.

    Cons

    Long periods working away from home coupled with long hours makes for a pretty exhausting lifestyle. Also easy to get 'lost' in such a big company if you don't build a network quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on-boarding and embedding of experienced hires. Make travel and fly-back policy more flexible when working on short-term projects internationally.


  2. "Aight"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mix of folk, good expenses policy, nice gear offered to staff, fun trips that people would often basically make a huge number of mistakes on

    Cons

    Deathly dull work, mainly boring enterprise stuff, internships basically exist to make sure you're not a maniac for when they offer you a full time role after graduation

    Advice to Management

    Why is there a 20 word minimum for this I mean for christ sake i

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ok but a lot of work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant ppl, good network, lots of opportunities. Good access to leadership and opportunities to learn about different industries. Lots of events

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectations, 80% time away from home. Practically two full time jobs with client work and extra curricular

    Advice to Management

    More training, less time away from home. More flexibility


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team events, Feedback, Support, Career Counselling

    Cons

    Performance Management Process, Strong Peers, Loudest gets most attention

    Advice to Management

    I know the performance management process went through a recent upgrade, so maybe this is better now. Look to the achievements of the guys that dont scream and shout about it all


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company...Best benefits..No work life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Best technology projects...Best employee benefits..Good salary at manager level and above..Top clients and good name on your CV...

    Cons

    Moving up the ladder is too complex..And only for people who can network...Too many weekends spent working...Normal day is 12 hours work ...Promotions need you to work 12 hours a day for client work and another 4 hours everyday for DTE work..Not a good company if you have a young family...Good for young graduates and people who do not have family responsibilities...

    Advice to Management

    None....It's just the way it is..


  6. "Hard work but good for a grad"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Salary,
    Bonus,
    Choice of projects

    Cons

    People,
    HR performance structure
    Work life balance


  7. "Accenture is meh"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - 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

    It's in London, a great city; it's a stable job; good people

    Cons

    Long-term projects and repetitive work

    Advice to Management

    Increase stakeholder buyin; improve integrative; bring poptarts to snack machines

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing organisation is a shambles"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great MDs to work with in the practice. Fast moving and exciting environment. Some clarity of business priorities. Great client base.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is the worst I've seen. Marketing organisation is very unorganised and, in the main, doesn't consist of the world-class marketers you'd expect at Accenture. Very poor IT and support - truly amateurish

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and deliver on what is promised to employees, as you would with clients


  9. "Variable, but good overall"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well structured career framework with good opportunities for learning, mostly a positive experience, and good to work with a range of intelligent individuals

    Cons

    experience can be very project or manager dependent, and you can quite easily become stuck in a service line that doesn't interest you

    Advice to Management

    forced career alignment, if required, needs to be more relevant to the individual, even at the lower ranks.


  10. "Great experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to senior clients, large amount of responsibility early, get to work with very good people and there are opportunities to work across a variety of projects and industries

    Cons

    Performance Management process, there is too much of a focus on time at level over performance & pay is low at analyst and consultant level

    Advice to Management

    Look after top performers


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