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"Fake Meritocracy"

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Current Employee - Technology Analyst
Current Employee - Technology Analyst
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Decent starting salary and out of town benefits add up to an attractive reward package. Flexible working usually means that the company will ask you for over time (unpaid in the UK) but sometimes it can be a benefit to the employee.

Cons

All initiatives aimed at rewarding and recognising hard working, high performing, employees are a sham. People Oscars, Analyst Superstar, performance points and even the official mid year and end of year performance review are handled so badly that there is no correlation between effort/achievement and reward. I have witnessed people pushed for early promotion based on supposed achievements so far exaggerated that they were blatant lies. Luck, corruption and bureaucracy are the most important factors when influencing promotion.

Advice to Management

Ditch the meaningless recognition programs unless you are going to make the effort of implementing them properly. Introduce punishment for managers and above who lie during laddering sessions.

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  1. "Great start to grad career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Genuine people and made some great friends

    Cons

    Longer projects and, in some cases, difficulty transitioning into new areas


  2. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting work type, working with the best people

    Cons

    work-life balance, but in this type of industry, what do you expect :)

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