Accenture Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
8,965 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

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

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accenture

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    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
  3.  

    Job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great people passionate about what they do. Helpful staff make it an enjoyable place to be when away from home.

    Cons

    Long hours and lack of family life at times. Some senior management can be a little out of touch with the day to day demands on lowly staff members like myself!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More family time needed please!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Transparent review process
    Good salaries
    Good environment
    Good development prospects

    Cons

    Not much. Had a very good time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    large company, with lots of opportunities if you want it

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Accenture as an intern (more than an 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Counterproductive culture

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    I worked at Accenture full-time (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
  8.  

    Great place to bootstrap your career

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    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Good place to start your career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (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
  10.  

    very positive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    have really good work ethics

    Cons

    work life balance can be better

  11.  

    Good experience

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    • 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 (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

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