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Accenture Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2020

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3.8
76%
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Accenture CEO  Julie Sweet
Julie Sweet
107 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Its a good place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    401k matching up to 6% 12 days PTO when you start plus some of the holidays are off Good training culture

    Cons

    Long working hours sometime more than 60 hours a week Work on weekends as well Starting salary is low and promotions are not significant

    Accenture2018-04-10
  2. "Consulting Manager"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Breadth of Work, Benefits, Flexibility

    Cons

    Travel, Compensation, Bonuses, Long hours

    Accenture2018-03-27
  3. "Management consulting analyst"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, Accenture doesn’t just hire smart people they hire smart people that work as a team! Very collaborative company everyone helps each other

    Cons

    Lots of travel and long hours especially if client has federally mandated deadlines.Work life balance can sometimes take a hit

    Advice to Management

    Don’t pressure analysts to ghost hours

    Accenture2018-02-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary Great Benefits (6% 401K match, Stock Discount of 15% using ESPP) Fantastic Educational Benefits (on the job learning, INSEAD strategy curriculum, will pay for a portion of MBA at select schools) Intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Bureaucratic Horrible Bonuses Long Hours and Lots of Travel

    Accenture2018-02-09
  5. "Manager at Accenture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A leading company with great skilled and motivated employees. Good learning experience, great taring opportunities.

    Cons

    Constant travel Mo-Th which is often So-Th is you need to go from east to west coast. Long working hours

    Advice to Management

    Providing a better work life balance would reduce staff turn-over

    Accenture2018-02-22
  6. "Procurement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    compensation, employee culture and ability to work from home

    Cons

    Work/Life balance (little to none), long hours expected, questionable job security

    Accenture2018-02-01
  7. "Accenture Strategy Analyst/Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to challenging projects and clients, and the company offers a good amount of PTO.

    Cons

    Sometimes extremely long hours, often projects drag on and are not particularly intellectually stimulating, lackluster workplace culture

    Advice to Management

    Help top-performing Analysts and Senior Analysts find their niche in the company, or they will leave

    Accenture2018-01-26
  8. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel. A lot of great perks. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Minimal diversity. Long hours. No overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your employees and seek ways to continually improve.

    Accenture2017-12-03
  9. "Strategy Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was in a cross industry strategy function, worked with very talented people in interesting projects all the way from go-to-market, to ZBB, to logistics and production.

    Cons

    Long hours with very interesting projects. Navigating a consulting firm sometimes can be complicated as politics play a big role.

    Advice to Management

    Mentoring works, but sometimes is hard to have a career path with a clear roadmap to follow. If you don’t have a good manager and/or partner, is very easy to get lost in the firm.

    Accenture2017-11-21
  10. "The cover doesnt reflect pages"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a large database of course and shared knowledge that you can get while part of Accenture. Also, the firm is generally willing to pay for external courses toward your career advancement.

    Cons

    - Unless you are free of family obligations this company is not for you. While you will most likely be hired under a local role advertisement you will soon enough realize that you will be asked to travel Monday-Thursday. - Most likely you will be led to believe that you are so welcome to the company that everyone would be more than happy to help you in your professional journey yet, once inside you will see that there are plenty of dirty "politics" around. If you are close enough to those individuals making decisions then you can see yourself jumping 2 steps at the time. But if not, then you will be stuck with working hard, long hours and without any materialized recognition. - The Performance achievement process, although reshaped this year, proves to be an obstacle that is not easy to overcome. As a starting point, since many of you will be hired as analysists chances are that you will be promoted the very first year you join the company. Not because you deserve based on the outcomes and deliverables, rather because the firm moves you up so won’t have to pay you overtime. Good catch on their side, right?! Once you start getting up the ladder on your feet you will be facing the constrain of residing within the grade because of firm’s policy of not giving you a promotion in 2 consecutive years. Keep working, no promotion available for you 😊. Or, they will promote you without financial benefits tied to that promotion. In other words, join the firm on your own risk.

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    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a mentality shakedown, beyond latest changes within the firm. While you aim at new technological "revolution", your HR is stuck in old ages. Lead by example, not by title.

    Accenture2017-11-22
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