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  1.  

    Great company but saps the life out of you

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    fantastic people - clever and intelligent. Good benefits, great technology and innovation. you can work from home in most roles.

    Cons

    not paid well enough for the job you do - ie sign over your life.
    told that if you are not happy with pay - you can live, because we want people that work for the brand.
    promotions opportunities are just not there anymore - used to be a great place to advance your career, now it's a fight to the top - everybody wants it. Training is mostly in house, cut back on costs massively. not a selling point anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think of your people as assets - pay them well - you are making so much money - share with your staff. invest in training - this used to be a great benefit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Top consultancy firm but comes at a price

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    Former Employee - Test Team Lead in London, England
    Former Employee - Test Team Lead in London, England

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

    Pros

    • Excellent career choice for graduates but beyond those early years it becomes a hard slog
    • Great opportunities to work across projects and industries picking up different skill sets
    • You are always given opportunities to step up to the next role/grade.
    • Working with some very talented people

    Cons

    • No work/life balance!!! - very long working hours are the norm
    • Performance management system is unclear and often comes across unfair
    • Project timelines are often unrealistic and poorly managed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of your core values is 'Respect the Individual' - but non-consultancy staff are seen as just a number with a pound sign over their heads and nothing more. Treat staff with some respect and allow them to steer their careers in the direction they want.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best of the big consultants. loads of chance to self improve and develop yourself over projects.

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    strict business discipline. respects what you are doing and your efforts. demands a lot so you can extend beyond your boundaries. possibility to move across organisation

    Cons

    long project delivery times may impact your motivation. based on project, you may require to work extended hours or sometimes across continental time zones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and competitive environment surrounded by bright people.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Diversity of work and projects
    Opportunities to work in new areas and get new challenges

    Cons

    potential to get lost if you don't network
    huge amount of administration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, excellent diversity of clients and projects

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    Former Employee - Service Management in London, England
    Former Employee - Service Management in London, England

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and flexibility of work. Amazing range of clients to work work and roles for every single levels

    Cons

    Promotions are slow, peer comparisons can feel irrelevant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there needs to better structure to discuss how peers are compared

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Reasonable for a consulting company

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

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Broad variety of work across a wide range of industries, salaries are competitive

    Cons

    Very political environment; poor work life balance - high expectation of working all hours of every day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Corporate and may not understand individuals

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Large company that makes plenty of money.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Need to apply for jobs within the company. Sometimes there is not much work.
    Pay slightly below average.
    Very corporate and people can get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the individual.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A good start

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

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

    Pros

    Advanced work
    Good travel
    Excellent training
    Flexible lifestyle
    Good network

    Cons

    Working above level
    Uncompetitive salary
    Slow
    Inconsistent work
    Chaotic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Brilliant environment and able to build your own career

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Training and Development and being able to build you own job

    Cons

    workload can be high at times with unrealistic deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent grounding in all aspects of business with opportunities for travel and personal development

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good quality of colleagues
    Opportunity for variety of work (type / location)
    Ability to craft your own career direction

    Cons

    Poor work life balance
    Less clear value proposition for career beyond Senior Manager level
    Compensation not as competitive as other peer organisations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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