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Accenture Management Consulting Manager Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management Consulting Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great clients, interesting and challenging projects, expanding digital assets. Mo-Thu at the client. Fri from home. 5 weeks vacation. Competitive salary. Company respects individuals, their personal challenges and needs.

    Cons

    Extremely large, complex, and at times confusing organization where any individuals will respond to multiple direct and indirect supervisors (regional lead, practice lead, project lead, account lead,...) with conflicting priorities.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Consulting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the job. Good technology overall. Great office space to work and collaborate in.

    Cons

    A cutthroat culture that causes a lot of backstabbing. Would not recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the overall ethics of the company. The internal culture is very very poor.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supports working parents"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Maternity leave is 16 weeks plus option to work locally for one year following that (consulting workforce)

    Smart and driven colleagues

    Ability to move into different businesses and industries

    Cons

    Your career trajectory is left to luck in some circumstances, and the quality of your representation at performance meetings

    The ability to move into different businesses is constrained by a non transparent process


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Like being part of a rolling snowball that's getting bigger and bigger"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like to travel, there's some good perks with flex travel on weekends and traveler perks. Accenture pays well too and offers great vacation and health benefits.

    Cons

    Senior management seems to have a general idea of where they want to go but the path to get there is pretty messy. Eventually they figure things out but it takes a lot of time (and creates a lot of issues) between making a decision on a path forward and executing that decision in a way that makes sense for the firm.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent firm for technology professionals however frequent reorganization and internal boundaries are limiting"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and talented people. Great relationships with top platform providers. Excellent library of assets and defined methodologies. Industry reputation as top technology consulting firm.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization creates directional and career challenges. Internal boundaries and competition is a significant part of the Accenture experience. Relationship with leadership vs performance is primary factor for career progression.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Impressive integrity, but limited opportunity for experienced hires"

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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely the best, most brilliant and driven workforce on the planet. Fantastic client roster. Integrity is taken seriously by everyone, from new analysts to the most senior leadership. Every employee is in charge of their own career path--which can be as broad or as deep as desired. Stunning benefits. Inspired day-to-day working environment.

    Cons

    Many experienced hires I can in contact with were let down by being led into high hopes for making a difference, but found reality to be limited to very low-levels of actual impact potential. Junior analysts are hired right out of college, and by the time they reach manager/director levels, they've built a strong network of insiders and have become adept at Accenture's methodologies. Direct hires often get side-lined and find themselves in subpar roles, while their longtime Accenture peers get the truly meaningful engagements.

    Advice to Management

    Capitalize on the diverse depth of experience your experienced hires bring in -- or don't waste the time and effort in recruiting them.


  7. "Management consulting senior manager"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary People Work Opportunities Relationships

    Cons

    Large Travel Scale Other Or out

  8. "Management Consulting Manager"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career growth opportunities, excellent horizontal industry mobility, and chance to truly own your career trajectory. Love the companies reach and network of talent

    Cons

    The organization has scaled incredibly rapidly, and this of course creates organizational changes which can create talent strategies & policies which place more of the experienced folks at a disadvantage - also equity raises are non-existent (unless you hard-ball negotiate your way into receiving one).

    Advice to Management

    Consider revisiting some of your employees & talent pools compensation packages, this may improve the attrition performance. Cost-cutting is important from an enterprise perspective, but sometimes causes those more experienced folks to feel undervalued and leave the organization


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Turning into Booz Allen"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are great about their stock sharing program and health insurance benefits, but not much else at this point

    Cons

    They have turned into a company focused on the bottom line, letting folks go, but continuing to recruit from colleges and hiring people that are no where near the standard that was set years ago. It usually takes me 4-6 months as a manager to find an analyst with the right attitude, intelligence, and work ethic to fit our team and other managers I know are running into the same issues

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on the bottom line and began to realign your focus to your people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and HR "systems" seem like they are well organized. The company is shifting away from Management consulting towards IT consulting and business process outsourcing. Not my cup of tea.

    Cons

    The company truly is BADLY MANAGED. In my tenure, I have had very positive reviews from clients (5 in a row inquired about hiring me) but none of that is part of the performance review process. The performance review process is focused on how much revenue you were able to drive for Accenture. Performance is not based on whether you delivered value to the client.

    Advice to Management

    Base compensation for partners on how much value a client experiences - at least partly. There is too much money for a partner to make if he just drives revenue - Therefore the behavior is what you would expect. The only way to improve is to have independent evaluations not based on revenue.