Accenture Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
8,654 Reviews
3.6
8,654 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 565 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 503 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1081 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 177 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Understand personal goals

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Great people, career progression opportunities, diverse project and industry opportunities, overseas training options, networking events, career counseling setup, travel for work (if that is what you want to do)

    Cons

    Depending on project or client, can be long working hours, large focus on selling work (even whilst working on the project itself, at client site), politics (with clients and internally), Accenture is expensive so clients usually bring us in when there are big or difficult problems/working environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stretch targets may not be achievable in current financial environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    REALLY Bad people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company is ok - no problem - again - the company is an inanimate object.
    You can join the company but definitely avoid the people...

    Cons

    Most people are really crap.
    Freshers are treated like crap (NEVER join this company as anyone below a manager level)
    Great emphasis is paid towards oiling peoples butts rather than real performance
    Avoid the people - they are really bad and worst examples of creation.
    People are highly egoistic and they think they are the best in this world
    The culture at Accenture is more of a show off and who is who...not what you are as a person and what you are really contributing to the firm.
    Very strange culture, they secretly judge you and stab you in the back - they talk a lot
    There are many MD's at 30 - 32 and they know nothing in life and have no knowledge of life - so these cannot be good people to work with....
    People - Sincere Advise - Please look towards joining another company - or create your own...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company pays more attention to street smart people - people who talk well rather then do their work well. I have found many examples of flaws in work but they are promoted because they are good at smart talk - Remember its the egoistic and inefficient people who are at the top and people who think they are really smart but they are not - in reality they are boot lickers, if they were smart they would create their own firm - which I have done...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Nice salary, great training and growth opportunities. Great people. I loved being able to travel and meet different people around the world.

    Cons

    Sometimes need to work in small spaces at the clients' sites. When you are on projects, you wouldn't be able to enjoy all the nice things about Accenture's offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great career, good opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Global firm with global opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of transparency for Salary Levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Really nice team environment, challenging but interesting process,

    Cons

    Limited feedback provided after the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The accenture adventure is great, by far the most interesting interview process I have been through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Fist year at Accenture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Good for experience

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great launching board; come here to be treated like a number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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