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"Good place to work"

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Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
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I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

people are smart and driven

Cons

not a lot ot say

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    "Valuable experience, but you definitely pay for it - not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Manager
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent 'bootcamp' for increasing professionalism with clients
    - You'll work with some wonderful, very very smart people there, and you'll keep them in your network when you leave
    - Great exposure to a varietry of clients and industries that is very hard to get outside a big 5 (4/3/etc.) consulting firm
    - Excellent brand recognition on your resume: this is the gift that keeps on giving

    Cons

    - Getting ahead is almost entirely about who you know, and who's looking out for you; not what you've brought to your client work.
    - If you're capable, you get billed out at a higher level that you're getting paid - great for Accenture, but unethical both to clients and the consultant
    - The forced laddering system (i.e., grading everyone's performance on a forced curve - someone has to come in 'below expectations' even if they've done well on a client assignment) has nothing to do with your actual performance reviews, but it has everything to do with promotions, raises, bonuses, etc. This means that you can ace every performance interview and not get promoted, still get laddered badly, and as a result not get a promotion or a raise/bonus, etc. And the laddering is 99% political - if you have an angel looking out for you, you'll do well, assuming you're not a complete failure at your job. If you're a complete failure at your job, then you're toast, but that will usually come out long before laddering.
    - Very hard to move around to exercise different skill sets you have - whatever you do on your first project will likely be what you do on your next project, etc. Their goal is to place you at a client as quickly and easily as possible, and not to help you expand your skill set and experience base. (Not entirely unfair, I suppose, but it's a weakness in employee development.)
    - There's no real way for an 'experienced hire' to successfully enter the company. The culture is built around new hire college grads who form their network with more senior folks on their early assignments. If you already have a career when you come in, the odds are greatly stacked against you - the knowledge you bring is usually not valued because you didn't learn it at Accenture, etc.

    Advice to Management

    - Figure out a way to better leverage experienced hires, and value expertise they gained prior to joining Accenture
    - Fix the laddering system so that it's tied to client performance. Increase the objectivity and make it less political
    - Find ways to help your consultants grown into new areas that interest them, and don't just benefit the company.
    (Honestly, I realize the company's leverage model is built on the premise of lots of turnover, so really, you're probably getting what you want. But these recommendations would make it better for the employees.)


  2. "it was good and flexible environment."

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

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

    Pros

    good salary and very good benefits

    Cons

    job security and work life balance

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