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"Great experience in Technology Consulting"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great mentor program with managers willing to invest time in you
Competitive pay and benefits

Cons

Very structured/hierarchical, hard to fast track

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. "Challenging, but rewarding for the right people given the right circumstances"

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

    Pros

    Accenture's knowledge base is second to none. Additionally -in my experience- even the most senior of SE's respond to queries within 24 hours - even if it is to defer the answer to a later date, which by the way is committed to.

    The majority of staff are there for a reason: they are articulate, know their stuff, and senior people bring relevant experience to the table. And with the right crowd, there is ample opportunity to adopt a similar "quiet confidence".

    Lastly, Accenture is a listed company that is accountable to shareholders instead of partnerships. Individual partners have a higher tendency to protect their own turf which typically impairs collaboration across practices and regions. This significantly reduces frustration when doing business development work.

    Cons

    Accenture has the best people, probably because it pushes them hard and has high standards. And more than elsewhere, it is either up or out. Limited support if you slip, and even the most respected seniors will turn their back to you.

    The hard fact is that Accenture is -at the end of the day- a consulting company trying to bite off a pie that has been getting smaller and smaller. It cannot afford to allow slack.

    I would advise anyone to give themselves a good hard bought before considering Accenture: a wrong decision could leave you blistered for life.

    Advice to Management

    Despite the need to preserve high standards, please do acknowledge the effect that clients and -indeed- behavior within the firm has on your assets ie professional staff. If not, you continue losing valuable assets to industry - which ultimately reduces your value proposition.

    In the words of a client: why would I need a consultant when I've already hired some - and support them better than you do?


  2. "Lots of opportunities, hard to realize, weak management support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - skilled people
    - global network, which works
    - flexible work arrangements, when supported by senior management
    - some interesting projects and roles

    Cons

    - very pyramid oriented
    - low respect to less senior colleagues
    - senior management living among themselves, disconnected
    - poor career counseling, poor support in following a career path, poor staffing to fitting projects

    Advice to Management

    - to find a better way to use their resources
    - to bring in more innovation into their solutions for clients

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