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Accenture Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2696 reviews)

  • Long working hours but that was to be expected from a consulting firm (in 1354 reviews)

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  1. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    An absolute terrible company all around


  2. "They are working to destroy our careers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    If you get the right project, it can be easy and you can _train yourself_ on skills you need. If you get the right manager, you might get classroom training.

    Cons

    My experience is that they reward managers who violate H1B visa laws [skirt them at least], who employ wage-theft, and who punish high performers because they cost too much [too much is not anywhere near industry standard salaries]. Part of the reason industry standard salaries are decreasing is because of H1B visa abuses of firms like Accenture. Look up stats on who brings in the most H1B visa holders, and you'll see the people who are decreasing the salary potential of America's best and brightest. H1B abuse and wage theft are real things. I see them on a daily basis as an employee of Accenture.

    In addition, promotions and wage increases become increasingly difficult to obtain, even for top performers. This is because, as I've heard from management, we're competing with firms from other countries who don't compensate their employees fairly. In a sense, Accenture is contributing to that problem, bringing that problem into America and making America like those countries, by engaging those firms on their own terms. Somebody has to say no sometime, and Accenture seems all too happy to erode our work base coming from college and salary potential at the same time by engaging in the same practices as the firms they are competing with in a race to the bottom.

    They have a set of corporate values they ignore when managers abuse employees. Those managers get promotions and stay in place, even with serious charges leveled against them from multiple employees.

    They lie about roles, don't provide adequate information or agency for folks to choose roles, and lie about staffing capabilities. They lie about the terms of your job and they act like something is wrong with you if you expect them to live up to the promises made on employment.

    Advice to Management

    Resign in disgrace, most of you, and let folks move up who care about the American worker enough to stand up for him or her. Some of you are well-meaning enough, though complicit, but some of you are downright sociopathic in your pursuit of screwing over employees.

  3. "Insurance Practice Bench policy leaves little to be desired"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential opportunities, good benefits and technology innovation.

    Cons

    If you are not from Chicago, the Insurance practice is not for you. Promises and opportunities did not come.

    Advice to Management

    The company is strewn with politics. The process of finding your next assignment is broken.


  4. "Employees are expendible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people from other countries are nice. Other than that, nothing worth mentioning.

    Cons

    I've been asked, more times than not, to work insane OT hours, without OT pay. I was told not to charge OT because they wanted to "stay within their budget." There's a lot of favoritism. Some people are loaded down with work that they perform excellently on, yet are given very poor reviews. Other team members are given little work and raving reviews. If you have health issues or a family or anything outside of Accenture, you can kiss it goodbye. I ended up having severe health issues due to the stress and mistreatment - and I'm not alone. If you value your health, happiness and sanity, stay far away from this company!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people! You have extremely smart people that start working here; however, you're driving them away or even killing them mentally, emotionally and physically.


  5. "Pathetic experience"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Good pay ( provided you're ready to work your)
    - Sr Manager and above get a great, additional, guaranteed annual bonus amount
      (irrespective of performance) and awesome stock options too

    Cons

    - Its a company where certain leadership has been there for 15/20/25+ yrs--is therefore very legacy driven. If you want to survive, you need to be very much in their 'good books' .
    - You might be a good/ great worker, however your work might not account much weight. But yes, if a sr leader is not happy w/ your work or contacts your boss complaining about you, consider yourself gone.
    - Pathetic work-life balance


  6. "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The provide a place to work while looking for a better place to work.
    Following up on point one, that means a paycheck.

    Cons

    1. They lie, constantly. They will like to get into the company. They will like to get you a on project. They will lie to roll you off a project, once they realize that the lies they told you get on the project shouldn't have been told and you would have been better used elsewhere.
    2. They hire for jobs that don't exist, and then try to shoehorn those newly hired resources into jobs that are outside of their skillset, or put them on the bench until they either find another job or their year is up, and they get fired.
    3. They will continually offer you jobs where you have to travel, when there is nothing locally. If you young, and and able this is fine. But when you cannot it is a pain to hear about great jobs you cannot do elsewhere. It is also a strange system. Why not just hire a resource in Philadelphia when one is needed instead of paying to fly them across the country at company cost on a weekly basis?

    Advice to Management

    1. Get rid of the bench entirely, only hire for jobs that exist.
    2. Hire from the local pool for local jobs.
    3. Be honest with your employees about the length of each role, when it begins, when it ends, and if other roles are opening.


  7. "Application Architecture Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn with different clients.

    Cons

    1. Really low salaries.
    2. Very bad culture and no work life balance.
    3. Lack of vision at the leadership level.
    4. Too much of middle management and hierarchical approach.

    Advice to Management

    This is no more the Accenture that i had joined 7 years back. Culture has deteriorated rapidly and the intent of doing something good for the clients have decreased tremendously. Salaries are being reduced and people are being forced to work extra hours with no overtime. Overall it's a disaster. It's imperative that you learn from your competition that taking care of your employees is quintessential for your success. The day is not far when all other competing firms will rout your sales because your leadership doesn't have a vision.

  8. "Goodness, there isn't much I can say that's completely positive."

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    Current Employee - Underwriter in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insurance and 401K match. That's about it. Maybe the phone discount? The PTO is pretty decent as well. I wish I had more positive things to say.

    Cons

    Accenture has gone downhill. Jobs are being eliminated left and right while others are getting the runaround of what's really going on here. Since February, there have been three different layoffs. We have yet to secure any contracts they said they were working on for over a year now. There is no job security unless you kiss management's behind and work with facilities on decorations.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. Obviously, something isn't being done if everyone is getting laid off and you're walking around passing out recycled items from people who were let go. Layoffs are no longer a surprise at this point. Also, what was the purpose of spending so much on an Internet cafe that no one uses?


  9. "Java Developer"

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Java Developer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and healthcare. If you are going to have a kid that's pretty nice and overall good healthcare. They will give you a lot of hours.

    Cons

    Pay pay pay. Lack of promotion opportunities. Terrible bonus program. HR could care less. If you absolutely can't get a job anywhere else then maybe work here. No one stays more than year. Or at least you shouldn't.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for raises. Pay people what they are worth. Allow working remotely the office is outdated. If someone has concerns about projects hear them out.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not great"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like the people at ACN

    Cons

    Work us like dirty dogs

    Advice to Management

    Be more compassionate


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