Accenture Reviews in Washington, DC | Glassdoor

Accenture Washington Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
36 reviews

Filter

Filter

Washington, DC

2.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO

36 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Work life balance can be an after thought even though it's talked as top of mind (in 2756 reviews)

  • Long working hours compare to other competitors (in 1375 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Meh"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to try your hand at a variety of different workstreams.

    Cons

    Much of consulting is untethered from reality. If you possess a linear, slightly above average intelligence that doesn't need to know why, then it's a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so self-important. Keep things in perspective. Not everything is a code reg emergency. Just because you don't have a rich and varied life outside of work doesn't mean others don't.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Strategy Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros to this position

    Cons

    Cons Long Hours, Nepotism, Not enough projects, short bench

  3. "Software Implementation Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits; time off (5 weeks)

    Cons

    If you use your time off you get penalized because your utilization % is effected and oh... you are also compared against your peers, so its dog-eat-dog. Incompetent young lower management that get egos and are intimidated by anyone over 30 yrs old.

    Advice to Management

    Give more weight to life experience and personal skills than technical skills and time on project alone.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unless you have a Computer Science or IT interest- don't do it!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization is great- I won't deny that
    - Very competitive Salary and benefits, especially for a recent grad
    - Very positive/welcoming culture
    - Strong focus on Diversity

    Cons

    - Unless you have a technology or IT background, you will not be satisfied with staffing opportunities.
    I have been in the firm for over a year and although my educational background and previous experience was in supply chain/strategy all I have been doing is technology/systems work. Because that's most of what Accenture is focusing on.
    - They have a new "regional model" which basically hinders travel opportunities significantly and forces you to only work within a very small sector of the country.
    My contract expressed (75- 100%) travel expected, which I was excited about! but I have only traveled for 2 weeks out of my year at accenture

    Advice to Management

    If you hire people under certain promises/expectations- follow through with them


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ups and downs"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty much manage yourself as far as benefits and finding roles are concerned. If you are lucky enough to get on a good project, you could learn a lot and advance.

    Cons

    Promotions are handled by a career counselor (someone more than often who doesn't know you or your work ethic), which could mean no promotion at all. You could be so unlucky to remain at the same level for years with the same pay but doing more work.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to appreciate the people you manage for without them, you could not look as good as you do. Help others along, especially if they helped you reach your potential.


  6. "Miserable but learned a lot?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Some good managers who give structured feedback, lots of opportunities to learn new technical skills

    Cons

    Cumbersome procedures and training. They rank employees against each other and hire a ton of undergrads straight out of school who know nothing and the pay the developers who do the work less than them

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers and business analysts, not enough developers who can do the work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Turning into Booz Allen"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are great about their stock sharing program and health insurance benefits, but not much else at this point

    Cons

    They have turned into a company focused on the bottom line, letting folks go, but continuing to recruit from colleges and hiring people that are no where near the standard that was set years ago. It usually takes me 4-6 months as a manager to find an analyst with the right attitude, intelligence, and work ethic to fit our team and other managers I know are running into the same issues

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on the bottom line and began to realign your focus to your people

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Accenture Federal Services"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Accenture's corporate office has a very inviting and open culture. No cubicles and people there are very friendly and are easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Accenture Federal Services (AFS) is very different from Accenture LLP. No training structure after orientation which makes it incredibly hard, especially for entry level analysts to understand the work and how to do it. Management is too busy to help you get started, career advancement is very difficult. You are paid less than everyone in the commercial side. AFS is promoted as if it structured the same as Accenture LLP, but unfortunately that is not the case.

    Note: Most new analysts are not assigned to a project once they are hired and have to apply for a project assignment. It is as if you are applying for a job, within a job.

    Advice to Management

    Create a training structure that will help new analysts understand the work and how to do it, as well as their specific duties. Become more available for educating new analysts on how the work should be fulfilled and completed.


  9. "Associate Manager Big Data"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Big Data Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Big Data Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company has no interest in developing staff, business model based on high turn over rate

    Cons

    Workers that stand out are promoted quicking


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Literally the worst job I ever had"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consulting Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Useful project management exposure/ experience

    Cons

    I thought the 'up or out' culture lead to culture that undermined collaboration as employees worked toward their own self-interest much more intensely than serve the client well as a team. Its was hard to trust your colleagues or support them because you might be taken advantage of. Also, unconscious bias seemed prevalent despite the claim of being a 'meritocracy'. For example, despite being praised for the quality of my work and being more educated and experienced than my peers, I was passed over for promotion for not 'needing more time at my current level to be a part of the team'. Which is a way of saying that I didnt 'fit in' despite doing good work. Of course this kind of feedback was only given during the final performance review period and never along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Require your managers to attend unconscious bias training. Compare evaluations across teams and look for trends in the performance data


Showing 36 of 27,842 reviews
Reset Filters