Accenture Reviews

Updated 18 April, 2015
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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. Great workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Overtime is paid, Lots of travel opportunities

    Cons

    Very political, and you will be a small cog in a huge system. one in 300,000 employee. Small fish in a big sea.

    Advice to Management

    Cockiness and arrogance in management is not a trait employees want to follow. This was the reason why I left.

  2. Associate Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company with nice vision. People always accept challenge. Project delivery is on time.

    Cons

    less opportunities in Canada and Ontario.

    Advice to Management

    Develop Oracle Practice in Canada. Create more Jobs for Oracle folks

  3. Good ....... .... !!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance ......!

    Cons

    Did not face any issues

    Advice to Management

    Great Job

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Incredible opportunity to explore and develop deep functional skills across many geographies

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Surrounded by extremely intelligent and motivated people; incredible client project opportunities; breadth and depth of service offerings

    Cons

    Long hours; can get lost in such a large company

  6. Helpful (1)

    Senior Systems Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good Brand Value, market reputation, global footprint, vast diverse workforce, strong core values, strong in management consulting, key business parters and technology offerings

    Cons

    I would just comment on Accenture Canada, which is loosing its shine in the local market. Mostly due to leadership failures to win large deals over last 5 years. Rewards and compensation is not upto mark. Diamond shaped Org hierarchy has limited options for people at below manager level to survive and top level is inefficient to bring business.

    Advice to Management

    Canadian leadership needs serious restructuring to be honest since their failure at top level has affected morale across the organization. No concrete steps taken to widen footprint into emerging technologies and trainings are not provided to employees.

  7. Programmer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They provide a lot of trainings for you to hone your skills. this will help you prepare for the upcoming projects that you will work on.

    Cons

    promotion takes a lengthy process and the salary is not competitive. you will get deployed to different projects that is not in line with your skills and experience

    Advice to Management

    Do not let your staff get overworked and provide them the compensation that matches their titles or positions. also, modify the way you promote staff and speed up the process

  8. Good place for career growth

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    Current Employee - Technology Consultant
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - People talent
    - Large-scale projects
    - Flexibility
    - Events (networking, training, workshops)

    Cons

    - Cut throat competition
    - Average compensation
    - Work/life balancedsg

  9. Completed a very productive and successful project working with many bright people and experienced, sharp managers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for lateral and vertical movement - you are expected to look for and find open projects based on your skills and interest so you get lots of opportunity for lateral and vertical movement. Lots of challenging work.

    Cons

    Many times you have no control over projects with very demanding and tight deadlines. Work focused culture, not a lot of focus on work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Consider creating a less pressure oriented work culture.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Giant company, with all the opportunities and challenges this implies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong brand. Scale and breadth of capabilities allow the company to bid on the most complex deal types, which when stars align, can result in career defining personal opportunities.

    Cons

    Losing sight of what it means to attract and develop talent. Frequent policy & organization changes have upped the bureaucracy & internal politics.

    Advice to Management

    Though we consistently report great things to the Street, our talent is explicitly and implicitly given the message we need to bootstrap. I see morale headwinds.

  11. Excellent company and benefits but expect total commitment with little or no family or personal life

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Accenture

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large international company with a knowledge capital that is second to none. Provide excellent training and have above average compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Very opinionated team environment. They have an up or out mentality which basically translates into working your tail off, being totally committed and working your way up the corporate ladder in a designated time frame. It used to be that you should target to be partner within 6 - 8 years but there go to be so many partners that they had to modify they mindsets. As it implies, if you didn't satisfy the timeline they would demote or fire you.

    Advice to Management

    One of the handouts at management training is a laminated card that states, Be proactive but if possible, never assume responsibility. Based on their upper tier pricing model to clients, they should not be teaching this within their management training.

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