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"Invaluable experience and network"

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Former Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager
Former Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

A few years resulted in a lifetime of friends, professional connections, experience and opportunities. Accenture provided the opportunity to work through multiple functional departments (IT, Sales, Marketing, Finance for myself) and through multiple industries. This kind of experience in a relatively short time is of enormous value to me in my current position and looking for new opportunities.

The professional network I developed has proven as valuable as the skills Accenture taught me, and added to that is that Accenture makes better efforts than most other companies to continue to stay connected with former employees and actively work to connect them to new opportunities.

Cons

At some point, it does become a numbers game. The "up or out" culture is what provides the amazing opportunities, but it also results in far to many good employees leaving out of frustration or lack of a landing point short of Senior Executive.

The travel can also be a bit excessive, no one should take a job with Accenture unless they are prepared to be a true road warrior, 48 weeks a year. You might have a run at Accenture with manageable travel for a few years, but eventually you will be on the road for extended periods. If that's not to your liking, don't work there.

Advice to Management

You only have your people, value them as such, invest in them, listen to them and recognize that all management achieves comes at the price of their sweat.

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. "Learning, but saturating experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well-known Brand in IT Consulting,
    Provides ample learning opportunities,
    Gives a good exposure with International clients,
    On-site work opportunities,
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Few teams are hampered by internal politics,
    Performance review process is not transparent,
    Often workload,
    Few managers don't accept creative ideas and stick to the traditional ways.

    Advice to Management

    Employee is an asset, not machine!
    If an employee is given right information and opportunities, he/ she will definitely serve the organization with integrity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Accenture is very challenging, and only for those who want the challenge."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to move around early in your career.
    Excellent internal training opportunties.
    Provide many opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Does not value outside training or education.
    After about 3 years, you are in a "track" and good luck moving to another

    Advice to Management

    review your partner compensation model so it is aligned with vision rather than tactical gains.

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