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Accenture San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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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 Review - Resources industry"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and really great people. You can get into a role you want, but the company has such a broad range of roles that it can be confusing.

    Cons

    The travel gets old and sometimes you are trapped into roles you don't want. Management can be careless when it comes to the hours you work and work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    More guidance would be helpful. If all new hires took a test within their alignment to better place them, I feel like that would be very helpful,


  2. "Manager, Strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work, great culture, great learning.

    Cons

    Some of the projects in management consulting can be quite demanding if you have a young family.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Business & Technology Delivery Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business & Technology Delivery Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Business & Technology Delivery Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, polish your professional career

    Cons

    Long working hours, 75% - 100% Traveling


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Promising at first, but a let down in the end."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior User Experience Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -You get to work with friendly and smart people, for the most part.
    -Free snacks and lots of coffee if you care about this stuff.
    -Spacious office with large windows that fill the room with lots of natural light. The view is depressing from all angles though.
    -Some teams are flexible with a working from home policy few days a week.
    -If you like to travel, stay in cheap hotels, and deal with the the drama that always came with sleep deprivation and domestic flights, then this is the place for you.
    -Access to a decent fitness facility free of charge with swimming pool and jacuzzi included.

    Cons

    -Commuting is not a fun endeavor to the office located in Redwood City. Prepare yourself to leave home early and go home late. Don't try to beat the traffic!!! Informers are everywhere and they're hard to detect.
    -Don't fool yourself: The idea of achieving work/life balance is not a priority of the company. This is specially true if your boss doesn't care at all either.
    -Some projects are really interesting with nuances and challenges you don't expect, and others can be tedious and boring to the point where you may feel stuck in your career, and my advice for you in this case would be to request new challenges or move on. Why? Well, for starters, life is short and mediocrity is not an option.
    -I quit my job with the Rubik Team at the Accenture Liquid Studio after only one month, because no one likes to work with a controlling boss who excessively scrutinizes work and constantly checks in for every little detail. Not only was his micromanaging behavior annoying to me, but it was also preventing my professional growth and the autonomy I needed to get my work done and advance my career. Thanks, but not thanks. I know I deserve better.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire micromanagers obsessed with control who need to make it clear to themselves and others that they are in charge. They are experts in demotivating entire teams and decreasing the morale of employees. These are the bosses that give their team members little to no autonomy, insist they have to be involved in every detail of their work, and are more concerned about specifics, such as font size and folder naming conventions, rather than the big picture.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great company--it'll just be your whole life."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I really had a great experience working here--I had varied and interesting projects, including international assignments as a hire right out of college. Many of my supervisors took an interest in fostering talent and providing you with any tool you needed to do well.

    Cons

    The travel got a little grating--I was only home 3 days a week. Also, it is always expected of you to do many 'extracurriculars' beyond your normal assignments, which cannot be billed, of course. I ultimately quit to return to grad school, though, not because it was a bad job.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Testing and Quality Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Testing and Quality Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Supported client groups
    Easy to get info of client application

    Cons

    Short breaks
    Sometime weekend work
    Meetings should be followed properly


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Deal Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Deal Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High integrity, solid professional environment, invest in their employees training to succeed.

    Cons

    In my role, work/life balance was out of balance. 80 hours per week was not uncommon.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but be aware of TFS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Life work balance, good company

    Cons

    Some of the teams are totally does not care about what your background especially while locating your job functions


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Experience, if you can commit the time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent skill building experience
    Paid bench time in between projects
    Incredible project and client exposure
    Paid training if you are in a skilled sector

    Cons

    Lots of required travel
    Tough to navigate organization
    Lots of additional effort to manage upward during promotion cycle

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the learning process but attempts to fit experienced hires into project hierarchy could be improved. New hires get brought in gently and experienced hires are often thrown in unprepared for first project or two.


  10. "Customer Service Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefits and 401k matching

    Cons

    ACN leadership can come off as too corporate and uninvested in striking a balance between meeting client needs and keeping their employees happy/valued.

    Advice to Management

    it's not all about numbers. please treat your employees with more kindness!


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