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Updated April 29, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2540 reviews)

  • long working hours might be a disadventage (in 1254 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Super Culture, Brand Reputation, Great Benefits

    Cons

    A little mediocre management, and at times irregular compensation for international employees in US


  2. "Strategy Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros to this position

    Cons

    Cons Long Hours, Nepotism, Not enough projects, short bench


  3. "The Consultant Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with Fortune 100 clients

    Cons

    Hard at time to find suitable/desirable projects.


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  5. "Building Android applications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get lot of opportunities to work on different challenging projects for clients

    Cons

    You will be not paid well...Lot of internal politics which don't allow you to grow

    Advice to Management

    Just allow people to work and enable their growth only from the work they do...Remove all the project managers who are in excess number


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent firm for technology professionals however frequent reorganization and internal boundaries are limiting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and talented people. Great relationships with top platform providers. Excellent library of assets and defined methodologies. Industry reputation as top technology consulting firm.

    Cons

    Constant reorganization creates directional and career challenges. Internal boundaries and competition is a significant part of the Accenture experience. Relationship with leadership vs performance is primary factor for career progression.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Learning organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - capabilities across technology areas
    - quick to adapt to changing markets
    - mature processes and support systems

    Cons

    - high churn rate of employees
    - culture of favoritism based on loyalty in addition to skill fitment

    Advice to Management

    improve fairness in matching people for open roles


  8. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros: great job out of college
    willing to pay for certifications

    Cons

    cons: traveling m-thurs
    long hours, no work life balance


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Digital v. Cash Cow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading edge IP and innovation

    Cons

    You are either on the digital path or they are milking you as a cash cow and will let you go when the milk dries up

    Advice to Management

    Reward the cow, too.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Proud to work here, expanding my knowledge; would love to see people managers / leadership advocate more for their teams"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Option to work virtually or in the office
    - Work we do for clients is interesting and often on the forefront of technology
    - Every project is different, so I continue to expand my knowledge and acquire new skills
    - Competitive salaries, though not much transparency into the logic behind raises and bonuses
    - Great resume credential
    - Smart people and many client account leads are genuinely appreciative of your efforts

    Cons

    - Internal systems / tools are antiquated - hence many processes are manual / broken / prone to error
    - Your boss is your "career counselor" - yet very few truly want to / know how to counsel on your career
    - Before you can apply for a new role you must get their permission - if they were truly counseling they'd already be advocating for you
    - Very few women in senior leadership roles are mothers (I've been told not to mention child activities as reason for taking an afternoon off -- not sure that would have been said if I was a father)
    - There isn't much advocacy for women by women

    Advice to Management

    - Let's lead in the new internally too; we should be eating our own dog food and investing in sophisticated tools for our internal corporate functions teams; way too many processes that should be seamless are manual, time consuming and require too much dependency on multiple groups, outdated excel forms, and external resources
    - Hold leadership more accountable for career counseling or let's stop calling them career counselors
    - Be transparent about raise and bonus ranges and what they are tied to. Our OG had a stellar year yet most people got the lowest increase in years


  11. "People are great, but salaries are lower than competitors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are great, great benefits, nice office space

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than competitors


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