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Accenture Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
8,268 Reviews

3.6
8,268 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 company to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great school to learn solid core consulting skills

    Cons

    Poor rewards compared to the amount of effort put

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your hard-working people

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

    Great first start to your career

    • 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

    Pros

    Intelligent, like minded individuals, good pay compared to the market for similar roles

    Cons

    the 'system' that comes with a large company; recognition is inconsistent and based largely on staying on one project for a long period of time; being a true 'consultant' and developing multiple client experiences isn't always encouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise those that add value in multiple projects rather than just those that stay in one place; it is much harder to deliver well somewhere new, whereas if you've known the client inside out for 2+ years, of course you're going to know what they want!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good for CV

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can work on different domain
    Best if you work as consultant
    Good brains

    Cons

    In technology salary is not up to the mark.
    Politics
    Performance system poor
    Hr chooses your project if you don't find any in 2 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just for your promotion and bonus don't push others to put more effort and save money for Accenture

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  5.  

    A great learning experience

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

    Pros

    A fantastic firm to start your career
    Provides excellent exposure to a range of industries

    Cons

    Poor performance management / promotion process
    Once aligned to an area its very difficult to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hugely varied career over 20 years across 3 countries

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to start your career and learn many different skills
    Great colleagues and team members to help you deliver interesting projects
    One global firm made international work possible and fun

    Cons

    Demanding culture of long hours (not always productive)
    Very complicated matrix structure which made decision making slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the organisation and bring back the entrepreneurial spark that grew the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best for Technology consulting

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

    Pros

    All the big names in industry as clients, large scale transformation projects, compensation is good as long as you join at the right band

    Cons

    Laddering process needs to change, most of the times it is not what you do in your actual job or skills but who knows you matters, also experienced hire people suffer a lot if they join at lower bands and most of the cases they are brought in on lower bands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the laddering process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent student experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement Programmer  in  Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement Programmer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    Pros

    Good salary for placement, really fun and interesting colleagues, good challenging work.

    Cons

    There could be more opportunities to move about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  9.  

    Once loved the company, but over time it has lost its shine as poor work/life balance wore me down.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in Manchester, England

    Pros

    Company passionate about its diversity and always striving to do better. Strong leaders who are dedicated, compassionate and value their people. Many people in the company are bright, driven, hard-working and inspiring. Innovation and collaboration is valued and encouraged. A lot of interesting projects and challenging roles. Opportunity to shape your career and change directions. Exposure to a range of work and clients. Good investment in training and development. A place to build skills and experience quickly.

    Cons

    Long hours (overtime is expected on every role - no one works their contractual hours) and terrible work-life balance. Some roles involve considerable travel and living out of a suitcase can become exhausting and is not sustainable long-term. The Performance Management process is awful - the company aims to be a meritocracy, but there is a lot of luck involved (timing, manager, project dynamics) and it can become very competitive and at times bitchy. Some people are not recognised for their true contribution, particularly if they have had a non-standard situation during the period e.g. part-time working, returned from maternity, been unwell etc. If you want to succeed you need to be prepared to walk over other people. Process and policy can sometimes be lip-service and the reality does not always live up to the promise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on ensuring the meritocracy that you speak of exists in reality - reform the performance management process. Continue to support diversity within the company and maintain the positive culture - challenge those who do not value or support this. Look at ways to make flexible working an option for junior consultants as well as those in senior or Enterprise roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to gain experience and guidance

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

    Pros

    People are fantastic to work with, the culture was great to be part of. The role was very varied which helped build new incredibly useful skill set

    Cons

    Sometimes work life balance was very uneven, having to work late nights and start early mornings,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaging, bullying and stressful with a side of endless admin procedures

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

    Pros

    Great brand on you CV
    Once you have been there, anything else is actually not that bad nor as stressful

    Cons

    Intimidating and bullying culture.
    Lots of mindless admin and convoluted processes procedures.
    Blame culture- they are always looking for someone to throw the blame on and it’s all a big covering your back game.
    No room for new ideas or independent thought- things are as they are and you jus have to deal with it.
    Absolutely no life work balance- it’s extremely long hours, working during weekends is not said but quietly expected and lunch breaks don’t exist. They go as far as saying that if you have 30 minutes to have lunch you don’t have enough work. Your life belongs to the organization.
    Big egos that enjoy using heir position of authority to intimidate others.
    This might be obvious by now, but there is no interest in employee wellbeing. Nobody cares about you and some managers don’t even acknowledge you existence when you walk into the office unless they need you to do something. The result is low morale, fear, and a very high turnover.
    Don’t be fooled by the glossy offices and the high tech look of the place. It is a soulless big corporate where you become another cog in wheel. Utterly soul crushing and negative experience. I have never been so unhappy at a job in my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you all have targets, manage multimillion pound portfolios and all the rest, but your employees are people. Treat them as such

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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