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Updated 13 December 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great people, culture of mentoring / support
    - clear promotion path

    Cons

    - promotions only 2x year


  2. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Accenture has a 'culture of cultures', a truly inclusive and diverse work environment which is fostered at all levels within the business.

    The firm invests heavily in personal development of it's employees equipping them with the latest skills, thinking and toolsets to make an impact with clients, communities and the business itself.

    In the UK there is a clear priority on enabling employees to work optimally, with strong initiatives around inclusion, diversity and mental health.

    Pay is competitive and additional non financial perks are good e.g. private health care.

    You are surrounded by hardworking, successful and intelligent individuals and teams. There is a high bar on performance.

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours to hit deadlines, depending on area of work.

    The business is hierarchical due to the historic Partnership structure. A lot of emphasis is placed on 'levels' when discussing individuals, rather than focusing on capability and experience.

    Advice to Management

    1 - Invest in more collaborative and open work spaces
    2 - Move away from antiquated hierarchical culture
    Continue to;
    1- Invest in employees
    2 - Foster an inclusive and diverse work environment

  3. "Accenture Graduate Scheme"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great holiday and benefits and opportunities for progression

    Cons

    Placement year is not considered in Performance Achievement process from a time at level perspective


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, training , industry breadth

    Cons

    Hard to get your voice heard sometimes, or be in decision making seat


  5. "Accelerated experiences, poor work/life balance"

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - People that you're working with
    - Opportunity to have lots of experience in compressed timescales
    - Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    - Projects are sold with unrealistic estimates - therefore meaning long days happen on a very regular basis and are assumed be leadership
    - Although programs exist around areas such as mental health, the underlying causes (unrealistic demands, long hours, not recording actual hours spent) are not being tackled.
    - Pay rises often meagre

    Advice to Management

    - Start mandating (as opposed to paying lip service to) correct recording of hours and ensure that guidance is not to just record the standard number of hours in your contract. This then feeds back into estimates for projects, ensuring realistic workloads, lower levels of burnout and a more engaged workforce.


  6. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Breadth and depth of skill/experience, Innovation

    Cons

    Public company pressures to deliver quarterly results and growth


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Too much work, too little pay."

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    Former Employee - Insurance Research in London, England
    Former Employee - Insurance Research in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Looks good on CV once you leave.

    Cons

    Too much work, too little pay.
    Hours were long and promotion options scarce.

  8. "Sm"

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting and diverse projects available

    Cons

    Work life balance, sometimes unnecessarily high pressured environment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work, can be long hours"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people.
    Great focus on LGBT, Mental Health, ethnic diversity, people with disabilities - I love seeing these initiatives grow and grow.

    Cons

    Often a flagrant disrespect for your personal time and evening plans/weekend plans.
    You can be "pigeonholed" fairly quickly and early into a random career path.


  10. "Human Performance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Like minded, capable people. Strong culture, great camaraderie.

    Cons

    Lifestyle. Long hours and lots of travel.

    Advice to Management

    None