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Accenture Manchester Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Manchester, England (UK)

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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2592 reviews)

  • Long working hours but that was to be expected from a consulting firm (in 1289 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Good promotion opportunities

    Cons

    May be required to travel (a lot). Not so great for work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the promotion opportunities.


  2. "Strategy Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great training, good pay

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted in Strategy


  3. "Rubbish company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - United States/Canada Only in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - United States/Canada Only in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none as they treat their employees so poorly. If you are not based in London then you basically don't count. You are also forced to do roles that you have no experience in

    Cons

    The place is geared up for graduates. Most staff are arrogant. They always believe the client is stupid and couldn't possibly know what they want. They are also big on bullying and pay no interest in your years of experience outside of the company

    Advice to Management

    Get some experience outside of Accenture. Learn some people skills and don't treat you staff with distain. Learn humility and be human


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  5. "Very happy employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PPSM Senior Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PPSM Senior Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Large client set,
    Huge career oportunities

    Cons

    Too large organization, struggles to become more inclusive


  6. "Military Hire"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Accenture is active in acquiring the best talent that is leaving the Armed Forces. They have realised there is a huge knowledge base to be utilised from hiring Military Leavers. As a company Accenture is second to none, good level of wage, amazing employee benefits and the feeling of being a big family.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of work conducted by Accenture there does feel as though there is a sink or swim mentality...They want you to succeed as it is in the best interests of the company and its clients, however if you don't cut the mustard so to say, you may find yourself out of the door.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Maybe look at a tailored transition package for those hired from the Military. Civilian work life is a huge change and can seem daunting.


  7. "Great place to work, excellent for career development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top industry standard training
    Career progression with great networking opportunities
    Great incentives
    Can't complain about salary

    Cons

    unless you are highly motivated, you will struggle
    Hard work and regular long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right thing, the change in performance review is a fantastic move, shows the management is listening..


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Possibly the worst company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Regional Integration Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Integration Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really struggleing to to think of anything positive past a great christmas party

    Cons

    So many, All management where graduates straight from uni with no life experience or common sense.
    Highly paid senior exec who didn't really know anything other than how to build and present fancy power point presentations.

    Advice to Management

    Get some reality.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly and straightforward recruitment process"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Good money and varied work as expected at a consultancy

    Cons

    Can be a political environment and net always a meritocracy


  10. "Good salary - above average."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good working hours and i really believe the job pushed me to succeed and led me to greater oppurtunities due to th experience gained.

    Cons

    Possibly the conditions of the office as the offices may need renovating maybe to somthing more presitigous

    Advice to Management

    Nop


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Dreadful for experience hires, pretty good for entry level positions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid progression for entry level positions such as analyst or junior consultant can do well if you get stuck in and become a company man
    Global network
    Decent training

    Cons

    Experienced hires look elsewhere and don't make the same mistake many of us have. Company lifers with no outside experience will run rings around you as they know the system inside out. Ex. hires should look at other firms where industry skills are valued i.e. KPMG or Deloitte. Don't make a mistake with your career. 80% of ex hires leave within 12 months.
    Performance rating system is a joke and is based more on an old boys network than performance. Situations are manipulated.
    Culture is toxic, mainly driven by the performance laddering system. You can't trust many, if any people and constantly watching your back. Horrible environment.

    Advice to Management

    What are you trying to be?


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