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Updated 24 June 2018
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  1. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company heavily focuses on investing in their own people.

    Cons

    There are many projects, so one needs to be sure of what he or she wants.

    Advice to Management

    I really love working in Accenture. I am so excited to start my journey and explore the world of technology!


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic - a real sense of teamwork
    Exciting and innovative opportunities are available
    The work is interesting and varied

    Cons

    Working at client site away from home can become tiring

  3. "Great company but a lot of luck and politics involved"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity of areas you get get involved, learning opportunities, diversity, great people, some projects are truly fascinating

    Cons

    You can get stuck in one project doing mostly admin tasks
    Promotion involves a lot of internal politics and the decision is often influenced by who you know as opposed to how well you do

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that analysts are allowed to explore different roles and projects , i.e. be more flexible about changing your role


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to start your career!!!"

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    Former Employee - Software Test Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Test Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are single and want to start your career then this is the place. You can learn so many technologies and gain knowledge on different domains. You get the chance to go abroad. You get 3 trainings of your choice in a year. Gym subsidy, cinema discount etc are other benefits. The best thing with this company is 'the people'. They always help each other in the project.

    Cons

    If you are married then to continue with this company becomes hectic as you have to travel from project to project. Family life will be affected. Sometimes you are stuck in a role which you dont enjoy. You might get roll off anytime due to client budget.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to send people far from their home office location unless they desire to do so.


  5. "conractor"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    length processes and can be hard to get stuff done

    Advice to Management

    streamline


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn but beware many pitfalls"

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    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Strategy Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -At its core, I believe Accenture has the right strategy for growth in a digital world
    -Incredible learning opportunities on challenging assignments with a variety of leading multinational clients -- an amazing place to learn great skills and talents which are respected by clients and the external business world -- a great opportunity for younger professionals that want to accelerate their career over a few years
    -Interesting and rewarding work when staffed on projects in chosen subject area with respectful teams and work that is properly scoped (e.g. not under-priced to win the work, this leads to everyone working like dogs for months on end)
    -Some projects really do yield great results for clients, and you get to know senior client stakeholders well (if MDs get out of the way)
    -Some pockets of smart colleagues and great teams that support each other and shield colleagues from the negatives to some degree
    -Although the work life balance is unpredictable, you can take very deliberate steps to balance this, if you learn when to say no or ask for help -- although this may impact progression
    -Pay and benefits are pretty good but could be better given the demanding and often shifting workload

    Cons

    -Must exercise care when networking with teams, managers, career counsellors -- the only way to be treated fairly and work on projects you enjoy is to find the right sponsors and advocates, otherwise you may get lost in the business on endless projects with very poor working conditions and substandard teams
    -Accenture talks a big game about meritocracy and being human but talent management is a second-thought joke; formal reviews and coaching are lacklustre unless you have a career counsellor that really cares, the entire promotion process is unmeritocratic, deeply political, and driven by spreadsheets rather than rewarding individual progress -- a stressful and endless Game of Thrones
    -Accenture has a retention problem; best talent is squandered through politics and lack of meritocracy; worst talent not always managed out; as a result, ~50% of managers and above are simply adequate or actually hold good people in their teams back
    -Some senior managers and MDs don't understand how to build, run and retain high-performing teams, or frankly don't have time to care, given very challenging growth and margin targets
    -Enormous non-client facing demands and time at manager level and above, often on internal tasks, politicking and "positioning" that yields little value
    -Endless stream of internal initiatives, most of which go nowhere
    -Kiss your personal life (and often your Sunday evenings) goodbye if you're staffed on a thankless project in the middle of nowhere for months on end

    Advice to Management

    Fix the talent management and progression culture. Stop driving progression by spreadsheets. Learn from other meritocratic consultancies, which identify where to take progression and financial bets on promising individuals. Stop downloading endless support staff tasks onto your management consultants' 'side of desk'. Cut down on pointless 'vanity tasks' within client engagements that only lengthen project hours and don't deliver value -- focus ruthlessly on the problem being solved and don't distract good teams from doing this.


  7. "Company General"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best Technology services company
    Excellent diversity

    Cons

    Pressure points at times , however there will be some breathers

  8. "Great firm to work for"

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Applications Developer Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career progression provided you are motivated.
    Clients span the globe so there are many opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel like a tiny cog in a massive machine


  9. "Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Advisory Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Advisory Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work as it helps you discover yourself in the best possible and suitable manner.

    Cons

    There is no cons as per my experience.

    Advice to Management

    No Advice for now


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Variety
    Challenge
    Accountability
    Responsibility
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    Cons

    Hours
    Pay
    Pointless internal initiatives that achieve nothing
    Struggle to do work that I actually wanted to do, just get shoved into random roles


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