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  1. "Great company infrastructure and stability; federal clients not very dynamic."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge network within a massive company; stable federal clients with minimal overtime required; good corporate brand; competitive compensation package; strong internal training programs.

    Cons

    Very rigid promotion process that requires some beaurocratic maneuverings, inflexibility when moving between different practices/geographical units; federal practice can be slow towards end of fiscal year.


  2. "Great place for the Consulting Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - diverse work
    - smart people
    - amazing knowledge sharing, internationally. Everyone is always willing to help/share information to help you
    - very defined career model and feedback mechanisms to grow/improve

    Cons

    The standard consulting issues - travel, travel, travel, long hours

    Advice to Management

    When a project is underbid, management needs to be more proactive and willing to step in and address with the client - as opposed to just expecting the team to work 24/7 to get it done anyway. While we don't usually mind working hard - when it happens over and over, the people do burn out.


  3. "Fast paced and often new"

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

    Pros

    Accenture has a great group of people that are easy to work with and they are very willing to work with you in taking time off and getting extra perks on the job.

    Cons

    Just like all consulting firms, you will have to work during some times very long hours. Also, I would say the 'typical' week is never less than 50-60 hours in my experience.

    Advice to Management

    The main piece of advice that management at Accenture should know is to NEVER underestimate how knowledgeable the people below you are, always trust their advice as they are people that are in the 'mud' every day.


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  5. "Good Learning Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart People
    Interesting Projects (Frequently)
    Interesting Clients (Frequently)

    Cons

    Compensation (compared to the competition)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to develop a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good knowledge capital, good opportunities to create network and reputation. Open and transparent performance appraisal system. People development is critical: both your own and others.

    Cons

    Large organization, can take time to navigate especially as an experienced hire. Many checks and balances are in place for good reason - this can come across as bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the evolution of management consulting, cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit within the organization. Find new ways to retain the best people.


  7. "Good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Partner in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    too many org changes that happen

    Advice to Management

    Allow things to stabilize before making too many changes


  8. Helpful (7)

    "If you are in solutions (ATS), or thinking about joining solutions, then think twice before you do."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Programmer in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Looks good on your Resume
    Training, but it depends which workforce you are in
    Don't have to travel, if you dont want to if you are in "Solutions"
    Pay is below Average only for "Solution" Workforce

    Cons

    If you are in "ATS" or now it's called Solution then you'r career will go no where.

    Back in the days lot of people who were not even High School graduates, were put onto this workforce, but then ATS, now Solutions has raised this bar, so all Solution people are well qualified, but ATS Perception will never change.

    Work with a Manager from "Consulting" workforce, and see how he takes credit for every single thing you produce, if on a client project.

    Few people, running "Solution" workforce, will "NEVER" let you switch your workforce if you have marketable technical skills. Even though Accenture says you can switch your workforce, but if you are stuck in Solutions, then your only option is to quit Accenture.

    Again, per Accenture you can switch your workforce, but if you are Solutions workforce, and you have some marketable technical skills, then Solution workforce, will not let you switch. It's not going to happen. Forget it, and either stay as a second class, or leave.

    "Solutions" is a cheap workforce, but no will say that on your face. Only when you produce something valuable at a client side, is when you will see how people change on your face. You could realize this within first month of being hired, or some people realize this within 6 months.

    First two years, unless you know someone from inside, you will not be promoted, and believe it not, Solution workforce will also not give you a raise as they want to make sure that you will not leave. So, you will not get anything accept few 100 bucks for variable pay. (literally)

    No one will say all this to your on your face, you just have to be in it to understand it. Solutions is a cheap workforce, and this will never change. Even though are more qualified then Consultants, but since you are Solutions, no one will see past that.

    Advice to Management

    Give Solution People a chance, and have decency to give them credit for there work from of your bosses too. These people, specially new hires have degrees, and are more qualified then Consultants. They were not told during Interview process that they will get looked down at.


  9. "Lots of opportunity, but only if you make a really strong case for what you want"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart people who are easy to work with. Knowledge sharing of best practices. Challenging work to achieve high performance.

    Cons

    There are so many people involved and so much corporate bureaucracy that sometimes it is difficult to get things done unless you become very vocal, especially on federal contracts.

    Advice to Management

    The best thing about Accenture is its challenging work and its core values (especially the respect for its individuals). Living those core values everyday is the key.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "great opportunities to learn, great people, lots of dedication, very focused on quality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - smart, supportive teams
    - given opportunities for challenges and to 'prove capabilities'
    - structured career growth

    Cons

    -lots of travel
    -work life balance challenges - required to be accessible around the clock
    -lower compensation compared to other firms

    Advice to Management

    Give more incentive to top performers and "home grown leadership" to stay. Respect pto and work life balance by setting an example.


  11. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time, great environment, and good people to work with

    Cons

    No where to move forward in your career. You get stuck if you are in the services department.