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Accenture Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
9,152 Reviews
3.6
9,152 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 588 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 524 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1147 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 184 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bad company for Technical career

    • 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

    Good benefits
    Well organised
    Great place for consulting workforce
    Great brands to fill up your CV

    Cons

    No work life balance for technical developers.
    Bad place for developers.
    Very bad management as they have only non-technical people in the management.
    Billing is important and not the person career. Literally ruins profile only for developers.
    Senior management wants the developers after certain years in Accenture.
    Developers will never be treated fairly when it comes to promotion and increments.
    Believe it or not. Solution workforce(developers and testers) doesn't get promotions(minimum 15 -18 years to be a manager), hikes and bonuses whereas Consulting workforce at the same career level gets bonus, promotion yearly(5 years to be a manger). UKDC solution workforce 60% feel that it's a racist firm.
    On top of this when different delivery centre work together irrespective of their experience levels vary vastly with UK delivery centre and create a hierarchy problem.
    You will notice managers are more than the number developers in a development project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is to UKDC management only. Treat all workforce fairly.
    Non -Technical manager delivers a project but with the expense of seriously affected work culture of great developers.
    No wonder you can't retain good developers.
    Have only technical managers on development projects.
    Billing is important and career & CV of solutions too.

  2. 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8.  

    If you look up "corporate" in the dictionary...

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Big time clients, large project budgets, lots of training

    Cons

    People just keep their heads down and keep their jobs. There's no innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not McKinsey or IBM! Find your own market identity instead of being all things to all people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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