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Accenture Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
9,218 Reviews
3.5
9,218 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Accenture as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Accenture is a very good company to work for

    Cons

    Room for improvement on the top management side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff

  2.  

    Amazing range of work and the best set of clients you could ask for

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It provides a good ecosystem for career development and lots of opportunities to work cross industry which include top global companies

    Cons

    It takes a while to figure out the culture and fit into especially if you've come from a non-consulting background. Getting a promotion is a bloody nightmare and you really need to know the right set of people, your performance and skills just might take a back seat here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very obvious but they couldn't care less ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manager / Strategy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Work hours are very balanced and salary is decent for the amount of effort that you have to put in

    Cons

    The shift to "Accenture Strategy" entailed Accenture liberally putting the word strategy after all of their original offerings. There is basically no real Strategy work here so if that is what you want to do look elsewhere and don't be fooled by the Accenture Strategy branding!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Accenture

    • 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 are smart, collaborative, helpful passionate about what they do. Projects cover the largest companies in the world

    Cons

    Rigid structure can slow down progression of best people. Strategy is a small part of a big machine. True corporate strategy work is a small proportion of the business strategy practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize business strategy as a seperate business unit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Okay hours, nice people, friendly

    Cons

    Can feel like a number

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Disparate Experiences

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

    I worked at Accenture as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work hard play hard culture
    Generally friendly and welcoming coworkers
    Some projects and clients are fascinating
    Technological forefront if that's your thing - possibly the best place for technological consulting
    They really do start from scratch if you have no previous experience

    Cons

    Overstaffed projects
    Monotonous tasks (lots of testing and admin)
    Very very political - you are who you know in the company
    Left to the mercy of your direct supervisor; if you have any issues or conflicts, you are reminded of how disposable you are to the firm.
    Extra hours are not paid and hardly compensated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your employees and do not make them feel like they are just a disposable number. Do not overstaff projects; instead divide the workload so that people with an unacceptable work-life balance can get some help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Graduate business analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Accenture full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great mentorship, great perks. The people genuinely are awesome.

    Cons

    As a fresh grad you start at the bottom and the grunt work can be mind numbing. But you have to pay your dues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company

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

    I have been working at Accenture as an intern

    Pros

    Good salary, young workforce, working alongside a lot of great people, diverse work is possible, Accenture have a fantastic list of clients, major players across almost any industry.

    Cons

    Could end up in an awful location (same for any consulting role), arguably focus a bit too much on technology, would prefer more strategy based stuff (they have a strategy practice but obviously not up there with McKinsey, BCG etc).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's somewhere you can make what you want of your career - total flexibility over what you want to do

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom to do what you want

    Cons

    Cold, uncaring culture. If you don't deliver, you're out. Expects very long hours and high levels of commitment even though rewards and benefits are no longer market leading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term future has been sacrificed for short term gains. The huge expansion over past 10 yrs is driving quality down. Brand value is decreasing year on year as average resource quality is in race to bottom to support pricing competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Interesting clients, collaborative environment, good client exposure, competitive package, diversity is prioritised, truly global org, meritocratic, strong performance culture etc etc etc etc

    Cons

    perhaps not the most fun - tight on social stuff, are becoming more risk adverse, slow recruiters and overall poor wirkforce planners, more operational tgan strategic with some repetitive and commidity like work e.g. Process design etc

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