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  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2611 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (305)

    "Alot of Jobs One Home"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Manager in West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Manager in West Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros working for Accenutre. They have great career opportunities, a never ending supply of interesting work, competitive compensation, wonderful benefits, great people, wonderful training programs, a tremendous number of brilliant professionals in their fields ready to help, and great core values.

    Cons

    This is not an opportunity for those that do not want to work. At Accenture everyone has a load of work to do and often times under very tight customer time lines. It is a challenge that I enjoy but many might find it stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Accenture is on a path to not only financial success but also to cultural success which is a much hard thing to achieve.


  2. "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.

  3. "Great for People Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good investment in people.

    Cons

    Slower progression
    Compensation jumps are slower


  4. "Lots of opportunity and great people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Digital Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked here for almost two years - straight from college and have learned a lot during that time. I was placed into a specific group from the beginning and have specialized in that skillset since then (digital marketing). I've learned how to work with lots of different types of people (internally and with the client), which is a very valuable skill to take away from any entry-level job. Overall, I'm satisfied with my project placements, network and potential to meet more people, and my day-to-day tasks related to my job. It's never just one thing I do and that keeps the job exciting. I also really enjoy the flexibility with working from home and traveling. Depending on your project and your position, you'll either be working TOO MUCH or just enough. I think it's important to put your foot down about when you need to log off and I've been on several projects where that was ok.

    Cons

    I know some people have complaints about the politics - but I also think that is present within any other company. But, I would agree that it is even more important to maximize on growing a network since you are always on different projects and working with different people. Having a network will ensure you get on projects you actually want and less bench time. Only other con I have is a specific manager on a previous project who did not know what he/she was doing and it's hard to know when you're a lower-entry level position what to do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the Career Counselors are making the effort to truly connect with their counselees because there can be a lot of issues they run into and having an unbiased, open platform to discuss is very beneficial.


  5. "Solid choice for enterprise software"

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Accenture focus on building and supporting enterprise software, so you get experience working with large companies and government institutions.

    Accenture puts a lot of effort on helping employees with migratory and travel needs, and they take good care of them.

    Cons

    Since most clients are big companies, most projects will follow more classic enterprise project management. Not a great choice if you expect a startup-like work environment.


  6. "Accenture Federal Services - Management Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very capable talent
    Many different projects
    Come a long way in creating programs to develop management consultants

    Cons

    Reputation of accounts vary. Some have lots of opportunities, others may be a black hole that you cannot escape despite lots of effort.


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of really smart, hardworking people
    Strong culture
    Wants to develop and grow employees
    Pays well
    Involved in local communities

    Cons

    The work is demanding
    Lots of travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on regionalization

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tough at the start but great experience"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great breadth of experience both in terms of client work and skill development

    Cons

    Can be tough to get settled when you join as an experienced hire

    Advice to Management

    Focus more time on the initial integration of experienced hires


  9. "More Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Visual Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Visual Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, tools, work/life balance and training

    Cons

    Compensation process & advancement opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Look to help those who want to succeed find the path to the next level in their career. Evaluate employees based on feedback and representation rather than letting HR do their own thing.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "As good as it gets in Consulting"

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    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have everything one can want in a career, room to grow, good pay, paid training, good time off (usually break during last two weeks of year, since clients aren't working, no vacation charged). Inclusive as part of core values. Efforts in leading and cutting edge technologies. Good bonuses.

    Cons

    Travel and life balance. They drive hard and don't fail the customer. Once I was the last person on the project closing it down and had to "stay after school" to complete project.

    Advice to Management

    You are definitely heading in the right direction. Keep it up.


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