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"really is a "sink or swim" employer"

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Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in Saint Petersburg, FL
Former Employee - Management Consulting Consultant in Saint Petersburg, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

decent pay with even better benefits

Cons

An absolute "smoke and mirrors" campaign against clients. How we got them to pay such a large sum for what essentailly was window-dressing as deliverables from us was amazing (and not in a good way). That made me very uncomfortable. *** Additionally, leadership did not clue in "newbies" how to move up & add needed skills. It seemed like every road was a dead end professionally. *** That's not to say they wouldn't make you lead a project way before you were ready (recall they don't "show you the ropes"), I was afraid I'd mess up the project & make Accenture look bad. But worse, I was not comfortable misleading the client like Accenture always did & this was a premiere telecom. I just couldn't live with it. Eventually, I left.

Advice to Management

Get away from the "churn & burn" business model (both with employees & clients); not sure there are enough "diamond clients" out there.

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

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    "Manage Your Career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are a go-getter who wants to manage your own career. Requires networking and seeking out best projects/managers to grow within the company. If you sit back and take the lame roles that are given to you it won't be a good experience, but if you more proavtively manage your career it can be great.

    Cons

    A lot of time spent on backend project management which sometimes gets tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Many people complain about the travel. I say ignore them - that's part of the deal when you join the company and it's no secret. HR should seek people who are actually ok with the travel (or even enjoy it) instead of hiring the people who will complain about it.


  2. "Great place to start and grow a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible talent - no dummies
    Opportunities to learn and grow
    Rapid promotion
    Great clients
    Input into project assignments
    Strong top leadership
    Every one is a people developer

    Cons

    Survival of the fittest- sink or swim for experienced hires
    More understaffed/ overscoped projects than expected
    Annual performance reviews- ratings and peer rankings
    Compensation is slightly lower than competitors

    Advice to Management

    Improve assimilation process for experienced hires

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