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"Working at Accenture has been rewarding and a great career builder"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Access to great assets/information
Opportunity to learn a lot
Mobility

Cons

Travel
Long work hours
Life time Accenture Managers are often times not the best people managers

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Your mileage may vary"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Workforce in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consulting Workforce in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - tons of resources
    - people are generally helpful
    - by being very aggressive in networking you can get very wide exposure and experience
    - great training program, particularly for those coming straight from college

    Cons

    - work/life balance is a myth in consulting
    - many projects (especially interesting ones) are frequently under resourced
    - deliver at any cost usually is born by the team members
    - i hope your family, boy/girlfriend, etc. are okay not seeing you, hardly ever (likely they are not and this has consequences)
    - promotion process is highly political and really a popularity contest - this is certainly something you can control, but don't expect hard work to translate into advancement and/or recognition
    - Your experience (particularly in consulting) will vary widely depending on who leads your project in terms of partner. This doesn't cancel out any of the above, but at least some partners recognize that they're working you to the bone and will every now and then say thank you.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the value of your resources and that good employees (within the context of what you are looking for) aren't just machines. It's nice you give a lot of vacation time, but if you ask around most in the consulting work force will tell you that they are often limited as to taking that vacation. It's not unusual to have 5 or 6 weeks that ends up expiring. This worked when the economy was crappy, but as demand in the employee marketplace is growing, there is an increasingly outflow of talented and dedicated people. You can backfill the body, but you're losing the dedication and experience.


  2. "Its been very good. I got more out of a career at Accenture than I expected."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different paths you can take. You must take care of your own career. There are opportunities for you if you are willing to take a chance on yourself

    Cons

    Sometimes managment locks their good resources into specific roles for their best interest and not yours.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your technical resources.

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