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Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. 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.


  2. "BAD Leadership"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Strategy Consultant
    Former Contractor - Senior Strategy Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor

    Pros

    Accenture, for some reason, has a good reputation in the marketplace. People seem to want to work here.

    Cons

    Management is so bad is makes good employees disengage. Working for Accenture is like being in prison. Management philosophy is "Do it or else."

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Millenials aren't going to be motivated by hierarchical, 80's style management philosophy.


  3. "Horrible Integrity"

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    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Corporation that gives you access to many jobs. The pay was decent for a base salary. It is a global company.

    Cons

    They treat you like a government mule. I went months without a day off and it became the expectation.

    They have the ability to influence clients to keep you from getting hired through another client as an independent consultant.

    Advice to Management

    You are a large company so quit being so petty!


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  5. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Analyst in Bethesda, MD

    Pros

    Good compensation, at times a lot of freedom. Projects wax and wane in terms of when it's busy and when you have more free time. Some of the people here are actually intelligent

    Cons

    Sexist, racist, homophobic managers. Extremely political in terms of who gets promoted/raises/good projects. A boy's club atmosphere with horrible leadership


  6. "Accenture moving away from Quality to Quantity"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance in terms of work hours.
    Get chances to change your career track

    Cons

    1) Salary hike is usually 20-30% less than industry standard for employees who stay with Accenture for a longer duration.
    2) Dont mind retaining experienced senior folks, can remove from project anytime to replace with juniors so that project managers can show profit and earn share out of it.
    3) Work is usually done by 10% of the team, rest are entry level people just to bill client.
    4)

    Advice to Management

    Accenture was once known for talented pool of engineers and a decent pay for all those, but now its all about money, so least talented folks and lowest salary compared to market.
    Please try to retain experienced deserving employees, or else the company is about to lose all its pride that it has on the wall street now.


  7. "Process Excellence and Change Enablement"

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    Former Employee - Enablement Manager in Lane, TX
    Former Employee - Enablement Manager in Lane, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company offers several good benefits to employees at all levels and 4 mo maternity leave.

    Cons

    Do not follow through on promises and cater to college hires and not experienced hires.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bait and Switch Consulting Firm"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large turnover means they are always hiring. Manager before me walked out after a month and quit. So if you are desperate for a job this is the firm for you.

    Cons

    Lifers get promoted quickly without necessary experience. Experienced professionals are stuck under junior managers. Work/Life Balance is a complete lie.

    Advice to Management

    Something is wrong when a project has 300% turnover in 2 years. Senior Management is oblivious.


  9. "Content Review Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Accenture as a contractor

    Pros

    Great Team Lead in my workflow
    Great team work

    Cons

    Lateral movements
    No real recognition
    No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Project needs give chances to grow and not force them into one spot


  10. "Not good if you want to grow your career as a Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours and work from home (depends on your manager).
    - Decent benefits (Health insurance, dental, vision, 401k, 401k matching after one year).

    Cons

    - Projects often require you to work with people offshore = daily night calls.
    - Poor work/life balance.
    - Even though you work long hours, there is usually no overtime pay because Accenture doesn't want to charge the client extra.
    - Massively low pay, especially if you start out as a Software Engineering Associate and compared to salaries at other companies. I only got a raise of 5% even though I performed significantly higher than others during one of my yearly reviews. The process for raises and promotions are really vague and you don't know how you did until the end of November.
    - Lots of development work is given to offshore or nearshore, so if you want to be a developer, Accenture is not the place to be at.
    - There's too many people working at Accenture. Some development teams are really big and you won't have a chance to learn.
    - Broad role titles such as "Software Engineering Analyst". I've seen people with the role become scrum masters or business analysts.
    - Finding roles can be hard sometimes. People usually get roles in projects through connections or a manager contacting them. So lots of roles out there, but you're not always given the opportunities that you want.
    - When a project is cancelled, management gives preference to finding roles in the same project for people who come from offshore/nearshore rather than local people.
    - Even though Accenture is a consulting firm, they hire contractors from other consulting companies. This isn't good because there are still people on the bench who need to get onto a project.


  11. "Good for some, terrible for many"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, large, stable company.

    Cons

    It varies wildly based on which group you work for.



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