Accenture Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
8,869 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 583 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 519 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1133 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 182 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic organisation

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (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
  2. 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 (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
  3.  

    Exceptionally talented people who work hard

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

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (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
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  5.  

    Work hard surrounded by the best people.

    • 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 (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
  6.  

    A big company which worth to have an experience

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    Really Great and happy to be a part of it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Visibility in the processes and learning new things..

    Cons

    Very Aggressive at times and compensations are not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nonen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    You make your own way

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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

    The analyst group you start with will be your good friends. Lots of company perks here and there. Though I would sacrifice for higher base salary. Long term prospects are very high if you can stick it out.

    Cons

    Quite a low starting salary compared to IT grads in other technology firms.
    Not all managers are the same. You may not get the travel opportunities they sell you during interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give something more to the bottom end. Make sure all the lower end is covered, not just some. Try to avoid favoritism among teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Accenture pays much less than market salary.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    training opportunities, travel and workforce!

    Cons

    underpaid, all depends on luck and projects one get.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent learning experience, Great work environment.

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

    I worked at Accenture (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, High standards for performance

    Cons

    Political and Rigid in its management styles. Not many options for choosing career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live to the company values all the time and Respect your people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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