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Accenture Singapore Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. "Overall, it is a working experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Career Opportunities; Greate people and Great cultures!

    Cons

    Changing Policies; Promotion Opportunities depends on the relationship and power of your direct supervisors;
    The different workforce thing has been so unfair especially when we are doing the same scope of work!

    Advice to Management

    When there is a changing policy, make sure the affected people are compensated else it creates the demotivation.


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    "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Colleagues and nice exposure for newbie like me.

    Cons

    Working Overtime is very common

  3. "Analyst Programmer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Accenture is like a real-life university - their typical training model for fresh grads is "sink or swim". Many choose to leave earlier in their career, but I stuck on for 4 years. There are consulting firms where consultants worry about lack of projects and their own job security, but in Accenture you would never seem to experience that. Round the clock, partners and managers work on new business developments, and if it isn't a test of their superb salesmanship that they can churn out new projects and clients faster than people can resign, then I don't know what is. The managers and partners in my operating group are some of the most hardworking people I have ever seen who can still maintain a family. This is what many would call work-life integration.

    You can get a very good start in your career by joining Accenture. I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in Singapore, most managers are constantly seeking leaders - mainly to share their workload. If you dare to take up the challenge, it can be very rewarding for that first few years of your career. Because of this reason, I never experience much politics. I would say that many of the middle managers I have met are great people - understanding, practical, and they really took good care of the people under them.

    Most people leave Accenture for obvious reasons, but they never regret their experience.

    Cons

    I don't have to mention the obvious ones which everyone has been talking about. One very bad point was the clear separation of employee groups in terms of remuneration. Even now when they keep talking about merging the 3 career paths, there is still a difference in pay across them. This created lots of tension especially on projects having 3 of those groups.

    Another bad point that no one had mentioned so far was the lack of mobility across different operating groups or industries. If you joined the Health & Public Sector, you will die in H&PS. Unless you personally know someone important from another group, otherwise you will end your career in the same group you start.

    Advice to Management

    I wish I could tell the management to take it easy, but it is hard for me since I still own some of its publicly traded shares - courtesy of the wonderful Employee Stock Purchase Program. If there is really one thing you can do, please raise the salary bar a little and encourage people to take up leadership roles. It is inevitable that you have a bad reputation for work-life balance and high turnover because of the nature of the business, so try to make everyone's life there worthwhile.


  4. "Great place to work if you are single...."

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and work in different industries

    Cons

    Bogged down by the red tape and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the red tape


  5. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There are numbers of project with various roles offering (after completing one project, you can indicate your role preference on the next project e.g. developer, business analyst, functional designer etc), but it depends on the project demand
    - Leadership is great. Management listens to your feedback and is approachable.
    - Good exposure if you want to technology related-work and employees are generally nice

    Cons

    - Work life balance. Management most of the time will schedule tight deadline and need you to work over nights/weekends
    - Benefit is average or below market pay.
    - Sometimes hard to get vacation leave due to tight schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep up to good work. Equip the employees with more training opportunities.


  6. "Great stepping stone, huge organization"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Steep learning curves
    -On the job training
    -Wide exposure to different industries
    -Potential to progress quickly
    -Competitive pay as compared to similar firms
    -Able to leverage on existing material

    Cons

    -Potential to be placed in projects which are not of interest to you
    -Once you've specialized, difficult to do anything else
    -Hours are incredibly tough
    -Lack of work-life balance as expected
    -No 'company spirit'

    Advice to Management

    -Increase internal mobility
    -Check up on staff every now and then
    -BD work should be better managed (eats up into delivery work)
    -Ensure team is capable in delivering work before committing


  7. "Good place to work if you like traveling"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Business Integration Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Digital Business Integration Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Highly experienced people
    * Good package
    * Challenging projects
    * Lots of corporate events

    Cons

    * Long hours
    * Too much of travel
    * No work - life balance

  8. "No work Life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much hierarchy between mgt and working level
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Irregular hours, working across throughout the night, including weekends.
    Bad compensation package. Benefits are minimal.
    No sense of belonging.


  9. "UX designer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Accenture as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to meet loads of talented colleagues

    Cons

    Most people don't stay long because of the long hours


  10. "Business Intelligence Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Very Strong Leadership
    2. Provides several in house trainings.
    3. Plenty on Customer facing opportunities.
    4. Consultants have privilege to take risks in certain cases to provide solutions to customer issues.

    Cons

    1. Hard to get right project sometimes due to large workforce and market situations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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