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Accenture Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
9,825 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    As a graduate, ACN provides all the necessary tools and resources to learn and build basic management consulting skills. You are given the freedom to drive your own career taking the direction you want. The scope of work and opportunities to learn a huge, in a day to day job as well as from the people in the company.

    Cons

    As great as freedom to drive own career may be, it is also its own downside as there might be lack of support or direction for those unsure of their own strengths of career path to take. Performance rating system is quite tough, but fair. A lot of traveling is great but also can be overwhelming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good place

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Fantastic support, great progression, good benefits

    Cons

    Travel, sometimes too much work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good to work for short term

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    flexibility, learning, better pay, benefits.

    Cons

    work life balance, higher management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Was decent and new experience

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

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve and a lot of responsibilities

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and no chance for juniors for their input

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take up a less mechanistic structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to start, but leave soon

    • 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

    Pros

    Easy to get in as a graduate, big clients

    Cons

    Old technologies, too corporate, bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better people

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    The thing that once made it great will be its downfall - the people

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

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Generally good investment in training
    an interesting spread of projects if you're lucky enough to move around
    nice office facilities
    prestigious brand
    worked with some lovely people (luck of the draw)
    Centrally located offices

    Cons

    increased move to specialisation makes it difficult to move around and you are pigeon-holded extremely early on
    culture of fear keeps people in their place through fear of repercussions
    workplace harassment and bullying is extremely high, underpinned by the culture of fear in speaking out. People in high profitability areas of the consulting business are generally untouchable and even when instances of bullying are reported, they are ignored or swept under the carpet because the accused is making the company money
    long hours but that is typical of any global company, and not all projects work very long hours
    promotion politics and bias makes it hard for good people doing great work to be properly recognised
    discriminatory diversity agenda favouring some diverse groups over others
    salary is not as attractive as its once been
    poor investment in work life balance in the first 2-3 years
    'the client is always right' mentality often leavers employees as cannon fodder because its something deemed better for employees to take the hit even when client demands are unreasonable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tackle workplace bullying and whilst its hard to change the very culture that underpins the lifeblood of the organisation, create avenues for people to report bullying and harrassment without fear of repercussion. for example, a place in the portal for employees to send confidential note to the central HR team outlining incidents, with the option for the employees to raise it as a concern, or as something they want to action. as a victim of workplace bullying, that i escalated to the project team only for it to be thrown back in my face, i was only given the option to go through informal/formal procedures 10 months later when i brought it back up to my new HR rep, despite other members of my project team being aware of the bullies. Give employees an opportunity to speak out

    invest in better employees relations - oftentimes you are made to feel like a resource, an 8 digit number not a person. when we join accenture we come as people and leave as mere numbers and statistics. allow people a chance at dignity at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Different projects so lots to learn and take in during you time with Accenture.

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

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

    Pros

    The different types of work on offer

    Cons

    Big company with a good name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure you get a good career counsellor, as it important if you want get promoted and increase your network.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Excellent people exciting work, very innovative, creative and gives you a feeling of belonging. Career progression is easy if you want in and are willing to work in an exceptional way not just work hard and late.

    Cons

    Compensation is falling behind competition of late, especially E&Y, Deloitte etc. However if Accenture start using equity more aggressively as a reward function they will crush the alternate. Money isn't everything though... so really up to you and your circumstances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More on rewards and retaining talent as Accenture people are exceptional and everyone wants them,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good network and benefits

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    lots of clever people, healthy work life balance

    Cons

    lack of interesting projects, all implementation no strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good Company Culture

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training Opportunities, good variety of work with the potential to change and choose your projects regularly, good social events

    Cons

    Very varied hours, sometimes crazy long hours other times really lite workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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