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"Just like any other consulting company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good projects, smart people that are willing to work.

Cons

Not many great managers. Managers are too technical with very little business sense.

Advice to Management

Hire managers that have more of a business sense that are smart enough to understand the technical nature of issues/problems and lead a team to an overall solution.

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. "Love it...great company to work for with some great individuals. Many opportunities and avenues within the company..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth in different areas other than what you went to college for.

    Cons

    It can be very long hours. They stress work/life balance as all these companies do, but we're not there yet.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  2. "3 years as a Business Analyst in Systems Integration - Technology group"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    They have an uncanny ability to recruit and hire people who are very similar -- you'll get along with almost everyone. Some of my best friends in life have come from Accenture.

    You'll also get responsibilities that most other entry-level folks won't get -- not necessarily working with C-Suite (although some might), but you might be doing work that other people do in their 40's or 50's. You'll definitely be working directly with people your parents' age, if you are a fresh grad.

    It's not as glamorous as other consulting and i-banking cultures, but you'll get your share of project-sponsored trips, dinners, happy hours, etc... You might also travel extensively.

    Cons

    You can be easily pigeon-holed into doing the same type of work, and even be known as "that expert." That's great if you love it, but most people prefer diversity. You can also be stuck doing "project management", which is sort of a glorified secretary, in my opinion.

    Another con that probably isn't unique to Accenture is that you don't really feel attached to the work -- a lot of times, whether or not it succeeds or fails is either 1) hard to gauge because the project is so complex and massive or 2) you aren't there by the time it "launches."

    My hours were very decent, 8:30am to 6:30pm type of day, but some people do work crazier hours. Some by their (poor) choice, others because their managers sucked. :)

    Advice to Management

    Treat your analysts and consultants with respect -- try harder to help them develop a career instead of viewing them as pawns on a project that you are trying to sell.

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