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Accenture Reviews

Updated Aug 01, 2014
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3.6 8,008 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

(3,159 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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    Good experience

    Management Consulting Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat people, great policies and opportunities. I had an excellent experience working with talented people at this company.

    ConsLarge staff; it's easy to get lost in the crowd and difficult to navigate to do the type of work you want and are trained to do at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore attention paid to matching the right people to the right roles

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

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    large company, with lots of opportunities if you want it

    Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

    Prospersonnel growth, chance to earn extra qualification, lots of characters

    Conswork life balance, long hours, often very boring projects

    Advice to Senior Managementperks and communication improvements to people lower in the organisation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to bootstrap your career

    Programmer Analyst II (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsYou are immediately put in positions of responsibility so you will learn skills very quickly. You will work with very talented people and opportunities for progressing your career are well supported by Accenture. The type of work you is varied giving you the opportunity to shape your career in the direction you wish to take.

    ConsThere is a very corporate feel to the company culture so beware if that's not your kind of thing. You will be asked to work long hours on occasion. Salary is relatively low for technical analysts with a few years experience in industry

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

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    Counterproductive culture

    Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsAccenture give great results and employ only the brightest, most driven people. They never do things by halves and always strive for a positive outcome and, as a result, more business as a result. They're not interested in a short-term relationship with clients, but one that lasts and grows for years.

    ConsA strong performance management culture is essential for a successful organisation, but the way things are implemented at Accenture fosters a culture of colleagues manouvering to outdo their peers. This translates into very negative behaviours within teams. Management are generally those who have successfully used the same techniques in the past so don't discourage it

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more notice of what employees are delivering for clients, as opposed to delivering for laddering reviews - only the first one actually generates revenue!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start your career.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsSome great people - i have mode some great friends and worked with some inspiring people.
    Good learning opportunities including training and client exposure.
    Very accommodating to employee needs in terms of time off, opportunity to take LOA, work from home etc.

    ConsYou can get pigeon holed to do certain type of work again and again.
    Being one of the few females in a male dominated area of practice I feel I lack the right mentor-ship to navigate the company.
    Promotion process is lengthy and drawn out which can lead to frustrations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChampion people better in order to retain talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    very positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proshave really good work ethics

    Conswork life balance can be better

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Lot of benefits (i.e. GYM subsidy, Personal Insurance, etc.)

    Cons- HR has very straight roles

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

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    Partner (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsCompany values, interesting work, smart people

    ConsBureaucracy, internal process started to get in the way of client delivery focus.

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

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    Short but good training

    Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood training opportunities - first 5 weeks as a graduate were solid training

    ConsAreas of work not very interesting (for me).

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

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    Stagnant row, project and promotion depends on luck

    Analyst (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosbenefits are good, especially for people on maternity leave

    Consdifficult to get hands on an interesting projects, a lot depends on your relationship with the manager, rather than your performance. many people will claim that your work was their work, etc. generally not a very nice environment.
    HR is fairly incapable and the promises of strategy related work is thin air, as 90% of work is Technology based, which is where you end up if you don't fight or are unlucky.
    changing performance management year to save on employee benefits worth of 3 months

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest in talent, not private relationships. the smartest people leave after 2 years max

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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