Accenture
3.6 of 5 7,212 reviews
www.accenture.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Accenture Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.6 7,212 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

(2,769 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work Life balance, Easy to commute as good connectivity of shuttles across the city"
    in 431 reviews
  • "Good work culture, Vast training programmes, inter -technology & domain shifting"
    in 415 reviews
Cons:
  • "Don't respect work life balance or personal commitments unless you have kids"
    in 850 reviews
  • "No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors"
    in 143 reviews
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A wealth of experience, but with a less than ideal work-life balance.

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat place to get exposure to various industries, big multinational clients and decent training. If you like travelling and working with different cultures, this is a great place to work.

ConsWork-life balance less than ideal, especially if in an out-of-town assignments. The company is becoming quite big and structure keeps on changing making it confusing for employees to develop careers and have a sense of belonging. Burocracy is also a big overhead on top of the already long working hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp manage people's careers in the context of the constant organisational changes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bit rigid and bureaucratic

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place to learn. You get an opportunity to work with very smart people

ConsSome of the processes are so rigid. So little room for innovation or entrepreneurial way of working. Sometime bureaucratic where you will have to adapt so much to the environment around there and you feel is it worth doing it...

Advice to Senior ManagementIt needs to find a way to pull in the knowledge of Industry experts. Just core consulting skills will not help sustain market share. And forced ranking could sometimes used in a wrong way by few managers to prove their own point......

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great people

Management Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than a year

ProsQuality of people, great variety of projects, good learning and development opportunities, especially at junior grades, good work life balance with high degree of flexibility

ConsHR is very slow, tedious and confusing. Growth becomes more and more difficult the higher up you go as it becomes a lot about who you know and youre expected to do a lot over and above your responsibilities

Advice to Senior ManagementGive people already within the organisation advancement opportunities rather than constantly hiring externally

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good delivery focused environment, market leading SI

Human Resources Programmer Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDelivery focus
Process
Methodology
Very team focused
Very business driven i.e the employee know that there is shareholder interest.

ConsNot agile in some areas
Pride - talking down at staff, a SE once said to me you are not paid to think.
Treating people like a number
Not listening to the customer

Advice to Senior ManagementRaise leaders from within
Reward individual's good work
Be agile

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start your career

Management Consultant (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent training and opportunity to pick up transferable skills.
Good opportunity to work with wide variety of clients and industries
Good opportunity to work abroad and work with global teams

ConsUnnecessarily competitive nature between colleague for ratings purposes
Promotion process can be influenced by seniority, rather than ability

Advice to Senior ManagementValue the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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High development focus and great people

Analyst (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at Accenture as an intern for more than a year

ProsAccess to accenture training and tools for computer based learning.
The people and networking are great.
Variety of clients.

ConsCan be long hours depending on client and stage of project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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London, England

I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat values especially when it comes to LGBT

ConsThere are some pockets of resistance around adopting diversity values

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not what I was told it would be

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accenture full-time

ProsHas major client projects, has some great staff who really know their areas

ConsHas a bullying culture (consultancy work force), total lack of vision, no communication (too secretive), breeds managers and directors with no professional skills, directors expect obedience, not interested in innovation, reduces every project to cheapest resources (not the best ones who won the project)

Advice to Senior ManagementRemove 80% of all directors they have no idea what they are doing in fact worse what they are talking about its embarrassing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

ProsNice place to work. You will be working for a big companies.

ConsNeed luck to get promoted.

Advice to Senior Managementnone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Supportive on personal front but lacks in giving support on career direction.

Senior Programmer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood Benefits (excluding basic pay). opportunity to work for high profile clients.

Conslack of initiative on career progression. Flawed appraisal system.

Advice to Senior ManagementAppraisal system needs to be improved.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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