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"Great for learning bad for long-term"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
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Pros

I don't think anyone could argue that Accenture is not a great place to start a career. People fresh out of college are given a great deal of responsibility and challenged to bring out their true potential, but competition is fierce.

Cons

While you may be doing your job very well, you still have the possibility of not getting promoted because there is always someone else on your project that is more in the scope of senior leaders and is sometimes setup with more responsibilities. The is unfortunate for the real hard-workers that are less about the talk and more about the walk. From experience, promotions for a lot of people seem few and unlikely.

Advice to Management

The laddering/promotion system needs to be restructured. Accenture loses a lot of strong minds and able people due to the fact that they are unhappy with their promotion opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic office politics make it a great place for intrigue

    Cons

    Too few opportunities for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employee diversity and treat consultants like people


  2. "Accenture Consulting Experience in DC"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Accenture is a phenomenal place to launch a career. They understand how to work with early twentysomethings and help grow them into professionals. Hours can be bad at times, but the worst weeks only come at the end of the project lifecycle.

    If you are capable of driving your own career, being on the look out for opportunities within the firm and taking a really proactive approach as an analyst, you'll move up fast.

    Cons

    Performance rankings do not impact salaries enough. Just anecdotally, most women in our "start group" made significantly less then men in the beginning-- because the women didn't negotiate. Because all raises are then on a proportional basis, it can be hard to catch up even if you outperform your peers that started higher. Accenture should address this by rethinking their zoning structure.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core competencies and don't oversell work that can't be completed effectively. A few bad projects can damage a reputation pretty quickly.

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