Accenture Reviews

Updated 23 September 2014
Updated 23 September 2014
8,565 Reviews
3.6
8,565 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great policies and opportunities. I had an excellent experience working with talented people at this company.

    Cons

    Large staff; it's easy to get lost in the crowd and difficult to navigate to do the type of work you want and are trained to do at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention paid to matching the right people to the right roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    large company, with lots of opportunities if you want it

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

    I worked at Accenture as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    personnel growth, chance to earn extra qualification, lots of characters

    Cons

    work life balance, long hours, often very boring projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perks and communication improvements to people lower in the organisation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

    • 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

    - Lot of benefits (i.e. GYM subsidy, Personal Insurance, etc.)

    Cons

    - HR has very straight roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Counterproductive culture

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Accenture give great results and employ only the brightest, most driven people. They never do things by halves and always strive for a positive outcome and, as a result, more business as a result. They're not interested in a short-term relationship with clients, but one that lasts and grows for years.

    Cons

    A strong performance management culture is essential for a successful organisation, but the way things are implemented at Accenture fosters a culture of colleagues manouvering to outdo their peers. This translates into very negative behaviours within teams. Management are generally those who have successfully used the same techniques in the past so don't discourage it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more notice of what employees are delivering for clients, as opposed to delivering for laddering reviews - only the first one actually generates revenue!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to bootstrap your career

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

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

    Pros

    You are immediately put in positions of responsibility so you will learn skills very quickly. You will work with very talented people and opportunities for progressing your career are well supported by Accenture. The type of work you is varied giving you the opportunity to shape your career in the direction you wish to take.

    Cons

    There is a very corporate feel to the company culture so beware if that's not your kind of thing. You will be asked to work long hours on occasion. Salary is relatively low for technical analysts with a few years experience in industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start your career.

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

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

    Pros

    Some great people - i have mode some great friends and worked with some inspiring people.
    Good learning opportunities including training and client exposure.
    Very accommodating to employee needs in terms of time off, opportunity to take LOA, work from home etc.

    Cons

    You can get pigeon holed to do certain type of work again and again.
    Being one of the few females in a male dominated area of practice I feel I lack the right mentor-ship to navigate the company.
    Promotion process is lengthy and drawn out which can lead to frustrations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Champion people better in order to retain talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Partner

    • 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 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company values, interesting work, smart people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, internal process started to get in the way of client delivery focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work in a company like this.

    • 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

    Pros

    Versatile, Brand value - fantastic process world class people

    Cons

    heavy travel to different place, working away from home most of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent

  10.  

    Good stepping stone

    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefit package (especially maternity)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and performance management based on who you know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall Neutral, Highs and Lows on the way

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

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

    Pros

    - strong brand
    - intelligent people
    - interesting projects
    - heavy weight for your cv
    - you build up perseverence and stamina if you survive more than few years

    Cons

    - work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke
    - cruel performance management process
    - your own performance does not really drive your career, other people do in a non transparent way
    - too much pretention and hypocricy across the senior levels - huge gap between what the politically correct marketing says and what is every day reality

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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