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Accenture San Jose Reviews

Updated November 25, 2017
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  1. "Life @ Accenture"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, very nice culture, employee friendly and lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Clients can be tough at times


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great team members and projects but average compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge range of people whom I've worked with, but for the most part team members are smart and creative. Travel was manageable for me, but I mostly had local projects at a great client.

    Large variety of projects available and clients, though there are many system implementation / integration projects. Ability to work basically anywhere in the US if you're competent.

    Cons

    Pay is alright. Salary is good but other benefits and compensation is lacking until you reach upper management levels.

    Managing client relationships plus internal corporate hierarchy can be frustrating at times - performing well at the client site may not translate directly to rewarded compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Improved stock options and bonus compensation would have retained me (and according to my team I am a high performer).

    Core training is lacking, most of what I learned was on the job.

  3. "Solid Summer Intern Experience"

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    Former Intern - Analyst Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Analyst Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, good coworkers. Solid work culture. Tons of free swag and benefits. They treat their employees very well.

    Cons

    I didn't find the work to be incredibly meaningful. Also, Accenture tends to prioritize its consulting, so I found many of their events and mixers to be geared toward consultants. This was occasionally frustrating as a software engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Give more individual attention to the software engineering departments.


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with talented people.

    Cons

    Administrative items that come with any job.


  5. "LSH Developer"

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary with helpful team

    Cons

    Too much politics and bad management

    Advice to Management

    Be co-operative with the employees


  6. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of work; ability to make business change happen with clients; Constant challenge to innovate and drive value with our clients

    Cons

    Very large and very focused on near term street objectives. That limits the flexibility to do more impactful deals and investments


  7. "Awesome learning company"

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    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

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. "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.


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