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"A great place to start a career."

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Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in San Francisco, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to start your career. The training opportunities are fantastic at each level - and for those who take initiative to make 'training happen', it only gets better.

Diversity of experience - The work can be interesting, and I've always felt the true value derived from a consulting career is broad exposure to multiple client environments.

Cons

The hours can be very demanding, with very little payback. If you're willing to work long hours as a new professional, technology consulting at Accenture will not reward you the way it used to (when Analysts and Consultants received pay for every hour of overtime worked). I made more my first year as a consultant than I did my first year as a manager (3 years later) - so I decided to leave and take a job in industry which payed 30% more.

Advice to Management

Be honest and be frank with the project team you are responsible for. Too I found senior executives unwilling to listen to good ideas from junior staff members.

Other Employee Reviews for Accenture

  1. "good training ground. stewardship has gone away."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training and exposure to process and methodology. Well run and decent focus on both profitability for the company and the right outcome for the client. Chance to work in global environment - can also mean the global workforce and hours. Performance management process is done nicely - competitive but also tries to be fair. Ensures people complete reviews.

    Cons

    a lot of travel required. push toward outsourcing stifles creativity and the reason many people go into "consulting." Politics of course. Management is very risk averse. The think straight / talk straight manta of Andersen Consulting is completely gone. Migration toward solution workforce.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great place to work for those who can handle travel"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People
    Network of Experts / Materials that can be leveraged
    Interesting work with major clients
    Ability for high performers to advance up through Senior Manager level
    Working from home on Fridays helps balance out being on the road for 4 days / 3 nights every week
    Skills learned on job make you very marketable
    Hotel and airline points help reduce cost of vacations
    4 weeks of PTO every year
    Opportunity to change projects / clients to keep job interesting

    Cons

    Travel
    Difficulty of delivery-focused resources to advance to Senior Executive; criteria for promotion to Senior Executive is heavily focused on consistent client sales over multiple year period

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pursue current strategies

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