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"Not a bad experience but beware of certain things"

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

I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Abundant PTO
Friday work from home
Good training programs
Prestige, good brand, respected
Young workforce, very smart and intelligent people

Cons

1. Beware of the newly promoted homegrown managers. The usual 25 to 30 years of age group. These kids have no people skills, no experience with a real job and are only good at Excel and ppts which experienced hires are typically not. These guys are almost waiting for you to falter so that they can critic you in the review and get brownie points for that. They don't know when to give feedback or how to give feedback. You can only imagine when these guys make it to Senior Manager level by 35. I am not saying all are like that but just from my experience.

2. Its like you have two jobs. One for the client from 8 to 8 and then from 10 to 2 am is for the practice including weekends

3. Almost everyone excels on client jobs, what separates you from the next best performer is how much of the other stuff you do. Like practice building, community park cleaning etc etc

4. Since it is not a real job, there is no direct ownership feeling which kind of sucks.

5. Peopl are uber competitive and since you are graded against one another, I dont know how there can ever be camaraderie or team spirit. People know they will be graded for everything, the way they talk, the way they behave, the way the think etc etc which feels like a farce. The real you gets lost somewhere. And as I said the second you step in on an engagement, you will be graded for everything. You cannot fail!

6. I guess all of the above should not come new to people who are interested to go to consulting, So its like buyer beware.

7. While its OK to reap diamonds on the top performer, the average performers cannot be completely ignored. After all,even a loose screw can cause a machine to fail

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It used to be great, but they are not the good, strong company they used to be."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money can be good, but at an expense.

    Cons

    They only care about the bottom line, not the people as they used to. Sr. Execs will do some shady practices to win a deal. They have also hired a ton of underskilled people to just boost numbers, and bill these people on projects where they are causing the true performers to work 80+ hours / week in order to make up fr the slack.


  2. "Pretty good experience working on variety of projects accross several industries"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In general, people are good to work and interact with

    Cons

    Spend long hours in the office

    Advice to Management

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