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Accenture San Jose Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2592 reviews)

  • Long working hours but that was to be expected from a consulting firm (in 1289 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome learning company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    . Great Mentors.
    . Vast exposure
    .Good benefits

    Cons

    . Don't pay enough money.

    Advice to Management

    Regular Career counceling


  2. "So much turnover - think carefully"

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    Former Employee - R&D in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - R&D in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance in the Tech Labs is very good. Lots of PTOs.

    Cons

    The office is very hierarchical. Egos at every turn. Condescending managers who talk down to their team, inadequate yet entitled and stagnant management, absolutely no room for growth, high turnover and lack of transparency. Salary is much lower than the market.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on investing in employees. You talk a big game about wanting to be innovative and then run away scared from any innovation. Promote people concerned with doing great work, not those who you hang out with every day. In general needs to address why there has been so much turnover and begin focusing on treating employees with more respect.


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    "Not a good working environment"

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    Former Employee - PMO Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - PMO Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good location in downtown San Jose

    Cons

    Bad management all the way to the top. Great people are constantly let go and this is the only place I've ever been employed where I felt discriminated against. People are not judged based on merit but rather who you are friends with. Would not accept another position there decided to leave instead.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who are actually doing the work and built the business to succeed.


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  5. "Good People, interesting work"

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with good people on a range of different projects and technologies. Exposure to the global 500 companies as clients.

    Cons

    Compensation is not always scaled appropriately, especially for long time employees. Career path for non-consulting roles ill defined. Work life balance is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people right and make sure they can take their PTO. Help people define their next steps.


  6. "More than 12 years at Accenture"

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    Current Employee - Technology Delivery Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Delivery Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and build professional skills that you could utilize anywhere. Furthermore, if you are self motivated, able to demonstrate quality deliverables and have leadership qualities, nothing will stand in your way to make it it management.

    Cons

    All the cons of working for the top tier consulting company. You work harder than your clients. You are not always being viewed as part of the team by the client. And you are definitely make less money than the client.

    Advice to Management

    My biggest advice to management is to ensure that the salaries, especially for the lower level people are market relevant. Honestly, just use Glassdoor for that.


  7. "Behind The Times, But Still Hopeful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    1) Benefits are good
    2) They try to be in the forefront of technology, BPO, and strategy
    3) Still recognized in the business as a leader in management consulting

    Cons

    1) Very behind in technology offerings and just relabel offerings with new terms
    2) There transformation is really just masking the clients old tech and processes. This means more cumbersome processes and tech
    3) Success is built on long drawn out contracts that can be done faster by other services agencies. The BPO isn't even aware of BPM and workflow technologies and continue to do the same.
    4) Transformation message is just buzzwords with no real background or expertise in the actual transformation by most of the leadership.
    5) Most senior managers and above do not know how to train or mentor anyone. Telling people to take notes, file documents in sharepoint and order their lunches and handle the mundane administration processes is not management, mentoring or training people for their next level. Assistants can do that. The most talent is in tech consulting, cloud and digital strategy and a few other areas. But most still lack in mentoring and management.
    6) The phrase is "we expect people to learn quickly and figure it out" is code for "we faked our way through and we never did it and I really cannot help you because I don't know". Most have not done any of the work and latched on to someone else's opportunity and made their way to senior positions.

    Advice to Management

    1) Be up front about technical career opportunities and recognize that many of the delivery roles only require mediocre project and program management skills. Don't over hire as people will get bored.
    2) MD's should stop doing sr. manager and below work in order to remain chargeable. Much of that can be done by managers/sr. managers and stop hiding behind the phrase, "I've got to get to know you". If each of the leadership team has to "re-vet" every upgrade or new joiner then the vetting process for promotions and hiring needs revamping. This just means you don't trust your colleagues ability to hire and vet leaders.


  8. "Best Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is good. Compensation & Benefits.

    Cons

    Middle Management makes it difficult to have work-life balance. Leadership should have regular audit and feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should have regular audit and feedback.


  9. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Focus on innovation and networking

    Cons

    Growth can become stagnant after some time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be nimble and focus on developing skills of employees


  10. "Weak Salary scales"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people! Good set of clients, work-life balance is great

    Cons

    Pay is not great and work is necessarily not challenging enough


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    - Stay up to date with latest trends in industry and technology
    - Challenging
    - Great people
    - Great career training

    Cons

    - A beast. it's very big. easy to get lost in the mix
    - Travel
    - Pay could be a bit better


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