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Accenture Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
9,884 Reviews
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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 people to work with

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Great range of people to work with. Established processes exist in the organisation. People are always available to help and many are smart.

    Cons

    People who expect to be spoonfed will not like the company. It expects people to learn how to be resourceful (if they are not already). Too much reliance on offshore skills will lead to onshore people to lack certain knowledge.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning opportunities with chance for specialisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Strategy Consultant in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Well treated within Accenture, well respected, opportunity to be involved in a variety of interesting, unique projects - never stopped learning

    Cons

    Due to the large size of the firm, may not always get the projects you are after

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue selling more strategy work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always learning

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

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

    Pros

    Great, friendly and down-to-earth people who come across as genuine compared to other firms that I've worked with/interviewed. Opportunity to specialise in an industry, opportunity for overseas training, projects are often demanding/interesting and varied but you learn a lot in a short space of time. Salary is above market. Management supports your aspirations and learning goals.

    Cons

    The projects you are assigned to may not always align with your interests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior managers/MDs should sell more work aligned to employee's allocated group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Consultant

    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Awesome work atmosphere
    Good opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    None that i can identify

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good learning opportunities in a sink or swim environment

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

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

    Pros

    Reputation - having Accenture on your CV is globally beneficial
    Opportunity to learn - unlimited opportunities to learn from client work and from your colleagues
    Exposure to best practice methods

    Cons

    Performance management is a flawed process, the noisiest folk tend to get the higher ratings and the promotions
    Work life balance is not good - learning to say no is respected and necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to walk to walk the walk when it comes to living the culture, in particular respecting the individual.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a true Management Consulting firm - although they like to think they are

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Training in St.Charles is great - gives employees a real sense that they belong to a true global organisation

    Cons

    Senior Management is some competencies are useless - can't sell, can't deliver, can't organise their work
    Promotions are based on tenure in a project rather than ability to perform at the 'next level'
    Pay rises can be less than inflation - even if you are a higher performer
    Work that is normally done is heavily implementation based, lot's of Project Management and filling in for BAU roles in a business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about why your attrition levels are so hire for experienced hires and fix it.
    Reward people for performance , not just tenure

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company but need to take care on your own

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Accenture have many standard practices which will cater to the needs of agile, waterfall,ADL etc., kind of methods and it has also developed its own standard practices which helps the employee to execute his or her duties in a way which will create win win situation for the client..

    Cons

    Accenture has got so many official formalities like training and other initiatives which will keep you distorted however this is not an hindrance you just have to manage, Salary is standard across posts so this is not something which we can influence..Tasks are going to be challenging and it will need your good discretion to treat priority and non Priority so to meet all the clients expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should send the clear communication forehand of the client expectations since the subordinates are not aware even the slightest perceptions which is getting built on oneself..

    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Experienced Hires are Leaving Accenture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    - Mature processes in delivering projects and resources to clients.

    - Lots of professional development possibilities especially while on bench.

    - Learned some wisdom whilst in Accenture School (i.e. St. Charles, Heathrow, KL).

    - Internally it has great library of knowledge base & assets.

    - Militaristic command hierarchy.

    Cons

    - Militaristic command hierarchy

    - Some training sessions includes brainwashing and indoctrination.

    - 85% of our new experienced hire orientation class have left Accenture within 2 years (which indicates a very peculiar staff hiring and retention strategy)

    - Career progression is designed to benefit "Accenture Babies" (i.e. employees who's been with the firm since fresh grads).

    - Strange and unique "culture" (see bigtimeconsulting.org to understand culture).

    - In order to gain rapport or possibly a promotion, the culture demands unwavering loyalty to your superiors and a lot of time & perseverance at work (whilst not necessarily being productive).

    - In IT client projects the majority of work are brainless, and these generally fall under two categories: 1.) data collection, and 2.) chasing people for task completion. Accenture can only sell low-skilled workforce & roles to clients who doesn't want to do themselves such as Testers, PM (Project Officers really), and Architects (not really Architects, as they typically love to copy-paste client designs).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Senior Management:

    I have no right to say whether what you do collectively as Accenture Leadership is right or wrong, Accenture has been a very successful firm in creating jobs and increasing revenues in the past. However, I do believe that soon there will be a game-changer that can challenge this Accenture "way of life".

    To Experienced Professionals:

    Stay away from Accenture unless you're absolutely sure that you can use it as a stepping stone and can fit to their culture (see bigtimeconsulting.org to understand culture). Otherwise, be prepared for lots of frustrations and humiliations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the worst yet not great either. This is for Acc. Philippines

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Brand name, overseas travel (if your a hot girl or well connected)

    Cons

    If you are "Technical" you have no future here.. This was also adviced to us in one orientation. Fresh grads can beat you in getting certified as leakage is distributed internaly. Imagine a batch of sharepoint or .net 4 certified freshgrads with 2 months experience uaing it who gets 1000/1000 on exam... Perception management is key and rude leaders that talk out loud and berate people run the organization. This is the case of Accenture Phillipine Delivery Center. Also I just noticed people who go up or go for global deployments are usualy hot girls :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check the background of the people you put on top. The PDC is a training ground with high attrition risk and it is due to the bad management in place. Any smart and honest person will have no future here and would likely leave.

  11.  

    Lots of opportunities, and lots of hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Sydney
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Sydney

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Accenture gives you lots of opportunities, including interesting work, travel and you'll become an expert at something very quickly.

    Cons

    Welll....the opportunities don't come immediately and they aren't offered to everyone. If you work hard and ask, they're available, but nobody ever will just come up and offer it to you. Also, you'll be an expert, but often people don't plan their careers are are forced it roles they don't want. Again, you can plan around this, but if you want a company where you can coast, Accenture is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company. My major concern would be to better manage expectations of new joiners. Not everyone will get promoted in a year, not everyone will work overseas. I think HR and management seem to create an attitude that everyone at Accenture will get these things, when in reality they only go to people that perform and push for them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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