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Accenture Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
9,390 Reviews
3.5
9,390 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing people, great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Accenture as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Personal Growth - In the few months I have been at the company, I have learned more than my entire time at University.
    -Great Benefits - This applies more to graduates and above, but the company really looks after you, especially when it comes to family related benefits.
    -Lots of variety - Being such a large company, you have the opportunity to work on projects in industries from Financial Services to Utilities.
    -Amazing people - Working with some of the brightest people in the industry is a great perk to working at the company.

    Cons

    -Work/life balance can be challenging - Late nights and weekend work can sometimes be the norm, depending on project demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to junior employees more - I have seen several instances where mistakes could've been avoided had management listened to the advice of an Analyst (or equivalent).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intense

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    People, people, people, people, people

    Cons

    not the most competitive financially

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Learning Experience and Career Starter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategy Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Strategy Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Many project options
    -Diverse industry offerings
    -Opportunities
    -Perks
    -Great benefits
    -Big community

    Cons

    -Political and bureaucratic
    -Project experience depends on who you get as your line manager, you can get lucky or unlucky
    -Performance management is a tough system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building consistently good line managers. It makes such a difference for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Graduate experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Pay could rise further as career progresses

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Engaging work and high degree of freedom

    Cons

    Often confusing processes which take a long time for new joiners to navigate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant more than 3 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Smart people, challenging environment, up and out, extra curricular opportunities, client exposure

    Cons

    Long hours, respect for work life balance, some very dull projects/work, politics, difficulty to navigate the company starting as a grad (easy find yourself accidentally on a career track you didn't want)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things have changed since the "good old days" where things just got done , namely pay has decreased in real terms, no overtime and there is no positive incentive for sacrificing nights and weekends. Adjusted the delivery expectations or compensate appropriately

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great first step in the professional world

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Exposure to multiple problems and industries, training and good salaries.

    Cons

    Long hours, less strategy focused and heavily burdened by the IT related brand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should focus on human capital, talent is very hard to retain and many times there are no efforts to do so

  9.  

    Good to employees but lacks atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good training and travel if you want it.
    Fantastic experience, definitely a 'life in the fast lane' company

    Cons

    Not so good work/life balance
    Laddering - you feel the axe is right above your head all the time
    Atmosphere in the office is stale - normally good on projects though
    Too much onsite work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working hard with little acknowledgement from Senior Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a number of industries and functions.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance and travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good place to work if you're good enough and have a strong work ethic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager (Services) Level 9 in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Project Manager (Services) Level 9 in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good career progression. Visable path upwards. Loads of talented people who want to help you. Flexible working.

    Some great 'not on the record' perks. Xmas parties. Travel to events. Client management event days etc.

    Cons

    Can be long hours if you let it be. There is a culture of working long hours - which is 'expected'. Difficult to find time for learning and development.

    Trying to keep some very difficult clients happy with a smile on your face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce a stronger culture of working core hours and highlighting time outwith that. This will not only identify hot spots / poor estimating, but also highlight problem areas to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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