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Accenture San Francisco Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2756 reviews)

  • Long working hours compare to other competitors (in 1375 reviews)

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  1. "Supports working parents"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Maternity leave is 16 weeks plus option to work locally for one year following that (consulting workforce)

    Smart and driven colleagues

    Ability to move into different businesses and industries

    Cons

    Your career trajectory is left to luck in some circumstances, and the quality of your representation at performance meetings

    The ability to move into different businesses is constrained by a non transparent process


  2. "Great work life balance compared to Deloitte"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Flexibility to travel. I typically travel to the client site every other week. Leadership cares about you!

    Cons

    Don't focus too much on training compared to Big 4 Consulting forms. Can't think of any other cons to be honest.

  3. "I like working here a lo"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with a lot of smart people. You have the opportunity to make an impact at the client site. I am constantly learning.

    Cons

    Lots of cooks in the kitchen. Very hierarchical. Lots of networking required to land the roles you want. Work/Life balance could be improved


  4. "What you make of it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects if you can meet the right people/network
    On the right projects, great exposure to senior executives with major clients
    Decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Big company with some bureaucratic/HR roadblocks, you have to take the initiative to find your best fit through networking and move practices if needed to seek out what you want
    Easy to get stuck on boring/bad projects
    Compensation rises relatively slowly year-to-year


  5. "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good projects, good people, good training

    Cons

    Tough to navigate because of size


  6. "Accenture Studios"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Always new, fresh, shorter projects with exciting technologies
    - Good future outlook

    Cons

    - Work with uncertainty
    - Challenging deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize project pipeline.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Access to the top Fortune-XX companies of the world who are Accenture's clients

    Cons

    Downsides are the lack of availability of key roles at the major clients when you need them

  8. "Great start to a career"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible lifestyle and ability to choose what you work on. Interesting projects across a diverse client base. Allows you to figure out a career path in a safe, inclusive, and high-paying environment while experiencing multiple types of companies and functions. Accenture is doing a phenomenal job in improving work-life balance and allowing employees to bring their whole selves to work.

    Cons

    Demanding lifestyle and there is not always control over what you are working on. Must be professional and client-facing.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Project Dependent"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Company, good clients. If you have a good manager/project you can move up and get promoted quickly in client and market. Can take on a lot of responsibility if you wish.

    Cons

    Large organization, promotions can be based on visibility / relationship to boss (good or bad). Laptops are cheap with low hard drive space. Offshore projects are rough if you are on one of those as far as late night calls.

    Advice to Management

    Rename Senior Manager title to director to better align with the level of responsibility. Better laptops/more space on laptops. Focus on longer term rather than meeting quarterly earnings targets (ie investing in in person training, comp, etc). Focus on higher value projects rather than taking any project. Perhaps create a separate brand for consulting vs operations/outsourcing. Bring back more significant funding for performance points.


  10. "Business Strategy Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to work across industries, clients and functions
    - High level exposure
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Learning and development could be improved at the junior levels
    - Some projects are sold as strategy work but are not strategic in nature

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build the Accenture Strategy brand in the marketplace and develop capable strategists to lead this group in the future.


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