Accenture Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
8,908 Reviews
3.6
8,908 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 583 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 519 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1133 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 182 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful placement year

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Chance to travel.
    - Free alcohol.

    Cons

    I joined as an intern in the solutions workforce.

    - Long hours
    - Did consultancy work for most of the year instead of any software development
    - No sense of direction or encouragement from management
    - Management favours consultancy over technical.
    - Networking, networking, networking. Feels like it's all about who you know not what you know to progress.
    - The placement year is largely dependent on which project you get at the beginning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for Grads

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    More options, you can choose project

    Cons

    Doesn't care about Solution employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunities, with Limitations

    • 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

    Scope of work, opportunities, salary, people

    Cons

    Forced scheduling can damage your ability to develop and work to the best of your skills and ability, with limitations on how often you can move projects/roles to suit your interests and skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disillusioned staff, poor morale

    • 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

    - Higher levels of responsibility vs other graduate jobs
    - Social, young company

    Cons

    - Major focus of work is change management, rather than traditional strategic consulting
    - Morale is low due to the terrible performance management system which favours staff who stay on same role, at same client for extended amount of time vs lots of different experiences
    - Bureaucratic, people play games
    - Lots of work outside of London - so based at client site Mon-Thurs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Empower junior levels
    - More promotions
    - Reconsider performance management system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Accenture - great

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

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

    Pros

    great place to work, empowering, competitive

    Cons

    not as well paid as would like

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for people with ambition

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

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

    Pros

    Massive company, with loads going on and potential to grow your career.

    Cons

    You have to go and get it yourself. Nobody is going to spoon feed you opportunities you have to go and grab them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effort to engage employees to the wider company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Brilliant team and hugely productive working environment.

    • 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

    Employees are highly valued in the work place and really developed and grown. The work life balance is very geared towards getting the work done at the office and not at home if avoidable.

    Cons

    Work load can sometimes throw a spanner in the works when it comes to full understanding or work flow choke points.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diffuse the responsibility better across immediate leaders (team leaders etc). However the management growth style and development as well as the support function is very attentive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great training, good salary, tough environment

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

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

    Pros

    Develop excellent analytical skills, experience in world class companies.

    Cons

    Highly competitive, long hours, subjective promotions, primarily out of town work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its been a good experience working in Accenture

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

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

    Pros

    Accenture provides best training for starters. They provide good incentives if you work away from home office. You have to look for your own role within the company. This might be good if you want to work on particular area.

    Cons

    Travelling is must. Getting projects in your home office is always difficult. Hence work life balance is bit tough.
    Sometimes projects end up in between and you should be prepared to move on and look for another role which is bit annoying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accenture

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, End to end capability, Innovative and dynamic, great client work, global capability, dynamic and forward thinking, senior management are forward thinking and adapt or anticipate market needs

    Cons

    Performance ranking outmoded and devisive where individuals are forced ranked. This can become a somewhat non reflective measure of an individual's contribution or performance of an actual client project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Measure project team performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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