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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2652 reviews)

  • Long working hours but that was to be expected from a consulting firm (in 1330 reviews)

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  1. "Accenture tidbits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are probably the best team that you can be placed in.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is a struggle if your a traveler.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to improve the method that employees are rated during annual reviews.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't stay at the party too long"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Changing job opprotunities like other consulting firms.

    Cons

    Promotions are very subjective and is a popularity contest and not work based.

    Advice to Management

    Base performance on Job and not on kissing a**.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Accenture Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good interim stepping stone to another firm firm

    Cons

    Cut-throat competitive working environment; incompetent managers

    Advice to Management

    Improve management transparencies


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company...Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level A - Services Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Level A - Services Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People
    Opportunities to build marketable skills
    Access to current research and development
    Strong economic performance and stability
    Virtual work environment

    Cons

    It's a large company of bright people and it isn't easy to stand out without managing your career to the exclusion of other very important aspects of life.
    I think senior management is respectful of employees, but fairness if very difficult to achieve with the current performance management structure.
    Comparable market skills are more highly compensated in the local boutique consulting firms.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on your people
    Focus on local market compensation practices


  5. "Overall a good entry level company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity, high quality co workers

    Cons

    Long hours, 100% travel, wide range of salary between peers

    Advice to Management

    Laddering process


  6. "Not a horrible place to start your career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to start with a similar peer group. Most of whom are smart and motivated.

    Cons

    Work Life balance may be non-existent depending on your project. Also, middle management is sub-par.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your smart and intelligent employees by paying them more.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "A huge organization - a place to get lost in."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Accenture is a prestigious place to work, and adds much to your CV, especially if you are just starting out with your career. You are given a lot of autonomy as a senior manager, no one looks over your shoulders. They also have a great team of IT support for a consultant, you are never left to struggle with your IT needs.

    Cons

    It is a competitive dog-eat-dog world. I started brand new as a senior manager, and received zero guidance and support, from peers or partners. Accenture's org structure is such that you do not actually have a manager. You have a mentor, who you do not report to, but is supposed to reach out to you and help you. Mine didn't, he was missing in action the whole time. I never heard from him except maybe once in 6 months. You cannot rely on fellow senior managers, as they are competing to become partner before you do. It is not a nice environment to work in, as a new hire.

    Advice to Management

    If you bother to bring in someone senior to the company, be sure you set them up for success, and not let them shrivel up on the vine.

  8. "A fun, young, and hardworking culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are fun and helpful. Everyone is very young, which is nice. The culture is open loose, you will often hear people laughing and joking around in the office.

    They promote an atmosphere of learning. Everyone is very helpful. Everyone at every level welcomes people to come to them for help or anything. Even the senior executives welcome anyone and everyone to come talk to them.

    Generally, you will have the freedom to complete your job the way you want it, but you can get help when you need it.

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours. They don't pay for educational expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Try to build stronger relationships with clients instead of constantly pushing to maintain margins.


  9. "Good Consulting Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to a variety of work. Great networking potentials with all of the clients and travel opportunities if you're into that sort of thing. Clients respect your advice coming from a reputable consulting company such as Accenture.

    Cons

    Lots of travel. Don't work here if you are intending to stay in the same place for a long period of time. There's lots of corporate politics that get in the way of everyday business. If you like seeing your products come to fruition, this is not the place for you since the projects are often only for a part of the product development process.

    Advice to Management

    You seem to be doing a decent job.


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, People, People, People People

    Cons

    Not enough time at home

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people