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"Hard-driving competitive culture, little work/life balance, but the experience is tremendous"

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

At Accenture, you sink or swim, make your own career, have the freedom to win big or fail, and while given some support you need, the business is built on networking with folks who work and play hard, all incredibly bright with tremendous experience. It's a great place to work to enhance your skills, learn life-long applications to other business functions, and create friendships and mentorships that will enhance your personal and professional lives immeasurably.

Cons

Highly competitive cultures are a double-edged sword. The culture is very hard-driving and if anyone tells you that there's a good work-life balance (or you have to manage it yourself), then they're understating it. While it's true that you must manage yourself and your life, there are definitely long hours and work-life balance is pretty terrible. Lots of complaints here, but the high pay and great experience may make up for it.

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. "Collaborative, High-Degree of Knowledge Exchange and IT-focused"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture as an intern

    Pros

    You will stay on top of the latest trends in technology-enabled workflow, engage with smart coworkers who are passionate about learning, grow in your ability to deliver tasks in the most efficient and high-quality way, and quickly grasp global view of business from the "Accenture world".

    Cons

    It is easy to lost in such a big matrix organization if you don't have an executive-level sponsor that keeps you on projects so that your visibility and skills continue to grow. Many managers have a "hit the ground running" philosophy which can hinder a new-hire. The interactions go so fast that sometimes it was hard to keep up with the complexity of the interactions.

    Advice to Management

    Be understanding with a student that is not familiar with a matrix organization and offer a mentor and not a manager who scrutinizes your every move.


  2. "IT Veteran Weighs In"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities; large, dynamic company; fun place for young professionals to start and grow their careers. Travel opportunities (if you like that kind of thing). Travel is not always required. Benifits and pay "competitive". Competitive environment can promote career development and confidence.

    Cons

    Experience depends on client: some projects can be grueling. Can be isolated from direct Accenture management support in some cases. Can feel pressured to travel to be retained. Highly competitive environment can create stress. Can be difficult to develop deep expertise in any area when moving from one assignment to another.

    Advice to Management

    They seem to know what they're doing.


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