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"great place to work"

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Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in El Segundo, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

knowledge management, talented people, good benefits

Cons

pay
promotion
inability to learn additional technology or process area. sucked into specific domain

Advice to Management

great place to work. tons of opportunities
people have become too specialized

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. "Accenture is a great place for a career in Information Technology."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The dynamic nature of the work where we can be placed at different client sites make work more interesting. Having the satisfaction of creating value for Accenture clients also brings great satisfaction in our jobs. Accenture provides helpful tools for developing your career using their performance management system and tools for developing your professional skills through online and classroom training.

    Cons

    Feeling disconnected from Accenture when placed at client sites for extended periods. The uncertainty of being able to find work on another project after rolling off of a project.

    Advice to Management

    None at the moment.


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    "Super and Nooooot side of Accenture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - 5(!) weeks PTO (Paid Time Off)
    - Employee at Accenture has a year budget for corporate training/conferences
    - Since the nature of the job is consulting, get to travel to different places - meeting new people
    - Leadership is promoted among all employees (junior / senior). If employee has a strong skill set, he/she will be given an opportunity to lead resources
    - Very young company (talking about people) average Accenturer would be somewhere from 22 to 32
    - Accenture does a good job on hiring interesting/bright people, compare to many other company who only hunt for the skill

    Cons

    - Very poor job on experienced hires. There is a ladder in Accenture's Consulting Workforce:

           title (experience):
    ------------------------------------------------
      1. Analyst (0 to 2 years)
      2. Consulting (3 to 5 years)
      3. Manager (5 to 8 years)
      4. Senior Manager (8 to 10 years)
      5. Senior Executive ( 5 levels - 8 + years )

    the problem with experienced hires is that Accenture does not know how to correlate existing (non Accenture) experience into the laddering structure (above). Coming in to Accenture with 5 years of experience, the one can get 12 months of Accenture's experience instead, and be identified as Experienced Analyst (with 12 months experience). Which is kind of bad, considering the fact that fresh out of college graduate after 1 year in Accenture is at the same level.

    - Other downside of Accenture is the technical growth. Although lots of resources are available, and there is a 1000 of ultra technical people (out of 180,000), Accenture is not very diverse when it comes to grow in different techy directions (Unix, Mac technologies, for example).

      All Accenture tools and software is Microsoft Windows based, and MS Windows only - this is no IBM, in that sense.

    - Although the promotion strategy is based on a bell shaped curve, where everybody ( same level ) is placed on the bell shape curve in two stages - first on current project, and then in Accenture big pool. It does not work fair for everybody.

    - No overtimes for Managers and above

    - For everybody else (below Managers), if worked over 96 hours for two weeks, each additional hour is at employee's current rate. So 100 hours would equal 80 hours + 4 hours at normal (not 1.5) rate.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus a lot more on Open Source technologies
    - Improve Salaries (which are currently below market average)
    - I Like Accenture - make me Love it!

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