Accenture

  www.accenture.com
  www.accenture.com

Accenture Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
9,405 Reviews
3.5
9,405 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme
Pierre Nanterme
3,814 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great for working moms..excellent work life balance, very fair, professional and above average benefits.

    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in London, England

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture, very objective and supportive for working moms...HR policies are clear and fair if not generous. Excellent internal communications...

    Cons

    Slow promotion especially in internal.non client facing functions...Teams are always huge and can sometimes slow you down. Complicated Matrix org and difficult to really understand who is doing what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job...

  2.  

    Good, although could be improved

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

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay
    - Sometimes challenging work
    - Opportunities to do more
    - Training is better than average
    - Some good perks, depending on your project

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be bad
    - Recruiters make company out to be a lot better than it sometimes can be
    - Lots of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training and professional/personal development; cut back the office politics; focus on making work/life balance and welfare a lot better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great grounding and training

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

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

    Pros

    Training, work experience, client exposure. Good salary, expenses and travel policy generous. Very talented people. Lots of opportunities to join team events and outside of client work.

    Cons

    All about your people network rather than performance. Work Life Balance can be tough with the travel and the hours, but I think you sign up to that with the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better fast track opportunities for outstanding candidates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Good company overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    opps, intereresting work, nice colleagues

    Cons

    work/life balance, admin, travel, scheduling process

  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to network with the global team
    Good work life balance, flexibility for working mums, pro diversity
    Rewarded on merit
    Great support for local community

    Cons

    Complex business
    Distance from senior management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dreadful for experience hires, pretty good for entry level positions

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

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

    Pros

    Solid progression for entry level positions such as analyst or junior consultant can do well if you get stuck in and become a company man
    Global network
    Decent training

    Cons

    Experienced hires look elsewhere and don't make the same mistake many of us have. Company lifers with no outside experience will run rings around you as they know the system inside out. Ex. hires should look at other firms where industry skills are valued i.e. KPMG or Deloitte. Don't make a mistake with your career. 80% of ex hires leave within 12 months.
    Performance rating system is a joke and is based more on an old boys network than performance. Situations are manipulated.
    Culture is toxic, mainly driven by the performance laddering system. You can't trust many, if any people and constantly watching your back. Horrible environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What are you trying to be?

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

    Mixed Bag

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

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

    Pros

    Good people who invest time into your development. You could get a lot of varied experience quickly and it would set you up for life in other companies.
    Competitive compensation and potential to work on interesting projects smaller firms might not get a chance to do.
    Flexible work - work from home can be negotiated.
    Budget for training if required.
    Good events.
    Get experience working with senior staff and client facing quickly.

    Cons

    The company has a tendency to push people into what ever roles are available at the time, these may last for years. Some people find their careers decided for them in something they care nothing about. Trying to actively guide your career may have negative effects - promotion is easier if you stay at one place.
    Many people feel guilty about leaving at a normal time.
    Some managers don't turn up to career discussions of their staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage better work hours.
    Ensure all managers turn up to laddering meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You can get a lot from this company - but be prepared for a tough ride

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet some really interesting people from a huge variety of backgrounds and experience and can learn a lot from them if they are willing to share and mentor. Unfortunately this is not always the case

    Cons

    Very, very political - watch your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the people working for you are exactly that................people, not machines. Using hierarchical power badly is truly weak management. Your role should be to develop and empower your team - you have the skills to succeed - now share them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    General

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training
    Great opportunities
    Overall I have been impressed with the value and recognition especially by the direct line managers

    Cons

    Long hours, you will need to work hard to position your career, if you go with the flow you may end up getting led to a path that you do not feel like you choose and may not be the direction you want to take.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive experience

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Accenture always has one eye on the present and the other on the future. The firm is open to new ideas and technologies thus creating opportunities for employees of all levels to be continuously learning and challenged. Work from home days can often be easily agreed although regular work from home is more challenging and primarily role dependent. The company has strong values and ethics and well published internal policies. The company has truly embraced the nature of being a global firm.

    Cons

    A strong internal network is required in order to succeed and progress within the firm. This is most easily demonstrated when seeking new role opportunities for growth or promotion. Strident competition for best annual ratings means there is pressure to work long hours (i.e. be visible) and to be available and contactable outside traditional office hours. Executive leadership can often appear distant from the experiences being encountered by those "on the ground".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide increased communication, support, transparency and parity in the process of open internal role fulfilment rather than primary reliance on the informal network. To remember true management and leadership is a two way street, it requires communication, trust and empathy to flow in both directions if the best business results are to be achieved by an engaged team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Accenture? Share Your Experiences

Accenture

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.