Accenture Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
8,366 Reviews

3.6
8,366 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors (in 161 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with

    Cons

    Work life balance is something that need to be worry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work load balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fist year at Accenture

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big organisation with a lot of resources to support you in your day to day job including training opportunities.

    Cons

    The size of the organisation can also be a problem when trying to understand where you fit in the bigger pictures and what career progression you might have and how to get to them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company; highly political matrix organization( complicated)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training; IP; quality of work

    Cons

    Seniority not Meritocracy; Highly political; resistance to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the seniority and concentrate on Meritocracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Several Clients and differents responsabilities. Allow you to learn a lot.

    Cons

    You can have some painfull experience in Projects if you don't have the relevant Management. It make then Accenture not really a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get feedbacks from all the levels and not only from your Senior Managers/Managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great launching board; come here to be treated like a number

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Analyst in Melbourne

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Excellent learning; you can expect to learn more in 2 years at Accenture than 5-years in industry
    -Chances to get exposed to senior managers and C-level early in your career

    Cons

    -Your experience is based a lot on luck; end up on a bad project and you suffer
    -High employee turnover, but the company does not seem to do much about it
    -The company hardsells work/life balance to prospective employees for a reason; there is almost none
    -(Personal experience) employees' lives revolved around their project, and I rarely met people who cared about the company itself
    -Culture is determined by the project not the company; this leads to a very tribal atmosphere across the company
    -Poor compensation compared to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -For a company advising others on simplifying their business, please simplify the overall company structure; industries, DTEs and OGs make it confusing
    -Though consulting dynamics mean that we should act as part of our client, this goes too far; please remind people that we are Accenture employees and not our clients'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic organisation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Current Employee - Managing Director

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity for fast progression, abundance of talent, deep industry and solution skills. Quality approach to diversity and recognising value of teams.

    Cons

    Significant travel requirement can be challenging depending on life stage. Good progress in flexible working options and opportunity to transition roles when appropriate for work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't become IBM. Increasing tendancy to want to manage by spreadsheets and divide sales and delivery leadership. This is the differentiator, don't lose it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Exceptionally talented people who work hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney

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

    Pros

    I loved working with smart, hard working individuals to move mountains

    Cons

    A lot of travel which is great when you are young, but not so great when you have children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore how you can utilize 'Mums" in remote positions :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work hard surrounded by the best people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work hard/Play hard mentality. Genuine shared goals and everyone works hard.

    Cons

    Fosters a competitive culture, mixed quality amongst senior leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A big company which worth to have an experience

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    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Melbourne

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company, working with all the young telanted people, lots of different projects and technologies

    Cons

    challanging not the job itself, but the way to deal with people and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should really base on workload and performance to consider a person who could be promoted, not based on how well socialize and networking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive Accenture review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent people, great global network, interesting career opportunities, ethical employer

    Cons

    Long hours and out of town assignments (no different to other consulting companies)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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