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"Fortune Magazine Got it Wrong at Accenture"

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Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager
Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

While internally Accenture is facing problems, the best part of being in consulting at Accenture is that you don't spend a lot of time in the office and interacting with too many internal people. The specific point here is that you will meet and work with a variety of clients in a multitude of industries and work on myriad projects. The career development and resume builder that results is undeniable. When you leave Accenture, you've vaulted over others in terms of experience and breadth of knowledge so that a prospective employer can see that your value far outweighs that of any other potential candidate.

Cons

Accenture has lost touch with all that it attempts to teach its clients. It is treating every employee as a fungible cog where each one is an identical replica of all the others. No longer is each person respected and valued for their own strengths and expertise nor do the majority of career counselors have any interest or skills in people development. People are pushed to work more than 60-70 hours a week on the project and then have additional internal responsibilities that can make the weekly work week exceed 80 hours on a regular basis. Vacation time is not respected; you are often asked (demanded) to pick up the phone and carry your laptop to handle project issues while on vacation.

Advice to Management

I believe that Sr. Leadership needs to come out of its "bubble" and get advise and insight from different vantage points and approaches. Other companies have found ways to get into the lives of every job..i.e. T-Mobile executives work in the stores during the holidays to experience the systems that its associates use, the store layout, customers, etc. This is real world information, not just information filtered by other partners selecting what information is delivered by whom or through surveys that people are fearful of completing or merely don't complete because the perception is that retribution is fierce, nothing really changes, and the way the calculcations on which the primary issues is determined is flawed.

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great to start at Graduate level but not so great for experienced hires"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for Accenture will mean plenty of travel (some good destinations some not so good), the opportunity to work along-side other smart people that have joined Accenture for the salary + brand and finally working for some very large clients.

    Cons

    Accenture doesn't offer the most personable environment and as a consultant you would be moved about onto projects sometimes without even your own knowledge. You are paid well and have a great name on your CV so in return you are expected to give most of your free time to the firm.

    As an employee you will need to take charge of your career and should expect little help from HR. It's a big firm so expect a lot of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening to feedback from employees and make tangible changes based on feedback


  2. "Great people, weak senior management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and international training

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes boring projects

    Advice to Management

    Address difficulties with integrating experienced hires with no consulting background


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