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Accenture Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Best place to start your career. They take everything from you if you give it though.

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    Former Employee - Accenture Management Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Accenture Management Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    salary and benefits (salary less so above Manager level)
    opportunity to travel, work abroad, work on global projects
    steep learning curve

    Cons

    poor work life balance
    you are a number, and you go where there are roles available. Have you manage your own career VERY proactively.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, and great people!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to worm with.

    Cons

    Too hierarchical and need to listen to their employees.

  3. Senior Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits and role opportunities

    Cons

    Get paid less to the equivalent level from the consultancy group

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  5. Great place to build your career!

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity, growth, great people. Clients expect much from an Accenture person and this gets the best out of people. The leaders you work for have grown through the system and hence they help you grow as well.

    Cons

    Travel, long hours and works best if you join as Analyst to allow the bedding of their ways of working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on value.

  6. Helpful (5)

    A company to be proud of working for, due to its high performing and highly ethical culture. Only for high performers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Senior Manager in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Availabiltiy for flexible working and moving according to your interests and personal needs - great projects, a lot of very good training. Very good people to work with - senior leaders that will sit and work by your side till midnight if necessary - and analysts that are so bright you think they could do your job better than you. Always an open door to discuss a new idea or project. Strong emphasis on ethical behaviours, diversity and people.

    Cons

    Very demanding on personal life - exposure to clients that many times are not exactly bright, educated or respectful. Cultural fit determines everything, the yearly performance management process is exhausting but keeps us on our toes!

    Advice to Management

    Review the cultural fit of new hires more carefully, invest more in developing talent and recruiting the right people - then allow units to be more entrepreneurial, take more risks and become more light and innovative.

  7. very good for your creer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    excellent work place,approachable seniors,excellent learning

    Cons

    HR needs to be more active

  8. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Accenture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - great fun
    -Good interviewer
    -easy questions

    Cons

    -Needed more time
    -Nothing else really

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  9. Breadth of company means that no two projects are the same. Reasonable work life balance although this varies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Accenture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Quick progression / meritocracy
    - Good comp
    - Other benefits satisfactory
    - Interesting mix of clients and work
    - Useful training

    Cons

    - Vendor agnostic means that we do not have preferences where technology is concerned
    - High rates of attrition mean that SMEs and other 'good people' are easily lost to competitors
    - Company can feel somewhat bloated with 330K+ employees worldwide

    Advice to Management

    - Consider more Joint Ventures with technology partners (such as Microsoft = Avanade) to boost our offerings
    - Cultivate offerings to remain competitive in the market.
    - Compensation matters! [Consistently] overlooking pay increases shows people to the door...

  10. Worked with great people

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i had the opportunity to meet and work with great people. Had access to valuable learning opportunities and shared the experience of working for a multinational growing company. I also had the chance to travel internationally on several occasions.

    Cons

    i had a great experience with the firm but the level of experience is highly linked to the people you work with, more than the firm culture or values. So it is difficult to generalize. But i can say that i would go back to work with them at any time.

    Advice to Management

    I think the challenge for an organization of this size is to not lose the human contact with the employees, to get to know them as individual, understand their goals and aspiration and try to fullfil them while delivering great results as a firm.

  11. Helpful (2)

    It's all about networking

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects – if you can get onto them

    Fairly open culture. Some support available for training and further qualifications.

    Wide field of experience – provided you don't let yourself get pigeon-holed.

    Quite fair promotion policy: you get evaluated each year against all of your contempories and your entry cohort

    Cons

    Most of the work is quite boring and repetitive systems/IT consulting.

    Long hours, sometimes unpredictably long, sometimes including weekends

    Progress depends on choosing the right mentor[s], and then getting on with them. And then looking for the next good mentor . . . .

    Pay should go up fast, once you make Consultant grade; but rises have been cut back in the "present downturn". [What "present downturn"? you may ask].

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about what Accenture really is: a large, very professional, systems/IT/operations consulting firm. But NOT - except for rare occasions - a strategy consultancy. It doesn't compete with the Bains/BCGs/McKinseys etc.

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