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Accenture Newcastle upon Tyne Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2590 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work here, great benefits

    Cons

    Moving projects and travelling around the country

    Advice to Management

    You need to listen to the people more


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hit and miss"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    On the right project, you can learn a lot in a short space of time.
    Pretty good pay for the north east.

    Cons

    - Egos, especially amongst management; the ability to self-promote is valued far higher than talent.
    - At some point you will be stuck in a role that you hate. Make friends with a manager that can get you out!
    - There's a lot of mundane work to be done on 'legacy' projects; innovative work is reserved for the London office.
    - There's a lot of bullish*t about the 'Accenture way'. Spare me.
    - Hierarchical approach and lack of respect for lowly associates.
    - Old-fashioned / not really moving with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in digital and innovation. Start valuing substance over style. Place people in roles they want to do and utilise their skills - there's a lot of wasted talent. Listen to feedback from your employees, even the junior ones!


  3. "Good company for Learners"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good company for beginners and learners. Management is really good.

    Cons

    Salary is not up to the mark for experienced staff


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  5. "Work Hard Play Hard"

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, interesting roles, lots of opportunities, travel

    Cons

    long hours, travel, work life balance


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for, very professional and they know how to look after their staff. Lots of emphasis on well-being. Good place to work if you are hard working as your work will be recognised and lots of opportunities to progress. I only worked here on a short term contract but I was very impressed and wouldnt hesitate to work for them again.

    Cons

    depending on what job you do the contractsare only temporary

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work recognising peoples hard work and rewarding accordingly


  7. "Service Management Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Service Management in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Service Management in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, good relationships with external project collaborators.

    Cons

    Didn't feel at all valued, taken for granted, was a huge surprise to them when I left

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people, as it is they on whom the success of the organisation depends.


  8. "Toxic for Developers"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reimbursed alcohol (You'll need it).
    Easy to get hired.
    Non existent workload.

    Cons

    Low entry requirements result in unskilled workforce.
    Focus on selling over developing, leading to poor quality development & understanding.
    Favouritism towards consultants, leading to less opportunities for developers & poor development knowledge from "superiors".
    Inconsistent workloads, caused by the inexperienced team leads not understanding the development process nor the technologies involved.

    Working for Accenture, I lost all motivation for software development and began to suffer from crippling anxiety.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your competent software engineers. Too few senior members of staff understand software development nor how to manage it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DevOps Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable day-to-day work, Agile working (this will be project specific of course)

    Cons

    Better pay elsewhere, a lot of outsourced resources from other countries make the work very inpersonal and difficult to feel involved.

    Within days of joining Accenture you're likely to be shipped off one of their clients, and therefore receive no benefits like you would in an Accenture office. In fact, in my entirety of working for Accenture, it doesn't really feel like i've worked for them at all, they just paid the wage.

    You receive a HR Manager, Manager, Career councilor, who you will probably speak to once and then never again. Very little ongoing support for staff.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - PMO Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PMO Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks such as hospitality football tickets

    Cons

    HR do not show any interest in interns at all


  11. "Good company, excellent for professional development"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, loads of smart people to learn from, if you enjoy travelling for work this is the best company as they put you in good hotels plus you get to travel first class train tickets.

    Cons

    Sometimes the scope of the project is not clear so the whole team waste many hours working on something unnecessary.


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