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Accenture Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
9,390 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good but Techy

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun people, good exposure to different industries, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    More technology consulting than management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's all a big game

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

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

    Pros

    Great work ethic and people. Everyone is ambititous and it makes you want to achieve more. Great benefits package: Gym subsidy, free private health insurance, sales purchase plan, pension contribution, cycle to work scheme.

    You learn a lot of how to act like a professional and think for yourself. The support structure for analysts is great. There is the consultant group and you get a careers adviso and can find even more people to help you through the company in order to play the game better.

    Cons

    It's a big game. Promotions are based on merit which is good but you need to be very good at playing the promotion game well.
    Accenture has shareholders (you included) which would like to see the value rise. This can only be done if the work is staffed which often means you may not be doing the strategy consulting you thought you'd be doing like during the interview process case studies. You'll wont start off in the best role, but through your netowrk you'll be able to find a good one. Hang in there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give realistic expectations and descriptions of projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Technology Delivery

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Delivery approach
    Rigour
    Quality of people (Below MD level)
    Excellent Learning and Development programme
    Good total rewards package

    Cons

    Poor quality of MD level personnel
    Career progression
    Value relationships over delivery

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

    Good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and varied work, good pay and training. Bright people to work with and a can-do attitude to problems. Generous sick pay. Care more about results than hours in the office. Particularly good to get experience for your first couple of years out of uni.

    Cons

    Culture is gradually improving but some projects are still dominated by straight white men of a certain background.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Your experience depends on the project you're assigned to, but the people who are on your Accenture team are always incredibly friendly, excellent people to work with. Some are very technical roles but what can you expect from a technology consulting company! You're definitely well looked after and there's tons of office events Accenture run.

    Cons

    Promotional ladder can get a bit political and the work/life balance isn't the greatest, but I've heard this tends to be the case mosly in London offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of opportunity

    • 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

    Great place to start career
    Lots of training opportunities
    Chance to work with senior members of client companies
    People

    Cons

    Pay compared to counterparts in the industry should be better
    Bonus Structure is non-existant at more junior levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Overworked, ignored and treated like a number

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you get on the right project I've heard it can be ok.
    It's somewhere where you can get a bit of experience while you wait to make your next move to a company who will treat you much better.
    There are some good people and I made some friends there.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero work-life balance. You should expect to work late nights and weekends and get shouted at when you refuse.
    General level of knowledge is extremely low. A lot of people are very confident and talk convincingly but when you scratch the surface they have absolutely no idea what they're talking about.
    When you're applying for the job, Accenture HR will tell you about how you can do anything you want and how your career is completely in your hands. You soon fine out that this is nonsense, and your career direction will be completely dictated by whichever managers want to use you to get promoted.
    People act like there's a huge difference between consulting and technology but really if you're performing well in technology you'll end up doing a consulting role without the salary!
    People have very large egos and really enjoy being in a position of power unfortunately this often leads to an intimidating and bullying work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR's version of Accenture does not match reality in the slightest. Find a way to encourage whistle-blowers to step forward without damaging their career.
    Treat your staff like human beings/

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Excellent environment for the self motivated

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

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn skills , practices and method that will stand you in good stead for life.
    Work with so many smart people form many different backgrounds
    Learn to how to operate under pressure.

    I have worked in Other 'blue chip' companies later - only then did I realize how good the skill I learnt really were. And how badly so many companies were at execution.

    All the people are pretty smart. All trying to make the best of where they are in different ways - its up to you to learn how to apply yourself and navigate you way.
    You can complain about politics etc - but any large corporate has the same issues.

     The quality of the people you work with in terms of skills, emotional maturity and diversity is generally amazing. you really notice when you work elsewhere.

    Great environment that allows you to take and use your initiative..

    Cons

    It can be tough. everyone expects a lot of you. expects to you step up and get on it - delivering projects is not a 9 to 5 job.
    If complaining and feeling sorry for your self is how you react to situations when they don't go you way - then its probably not for you.

    Work Life balance can be an issue. You need to work out how to do that. Don't expect the company to do it for you.
    In my experience - don't expect any large results driven company to make that work for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its easy to get people to work hard because that the type of people they are and the organisation it is. however authority could use a bot more leadership at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Work life balance and very good opportunities if you are at the right place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Good projects
    long term travel options

    Cons

    You can get pushed to places and projects you dont like
    Lot of managers in India office who cannot stand upto the Client or outside Accenture management to Say no or to set right expectations

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