Accenture Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
8,363 Reviews

3.6
8,363 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    One can make a great career there - with some luck

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    Former Employee - SAP Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement (up to you to make it) - there is also some luck involved
    Majority of people are very competent and intelligent
    Very flexible and agile for such a large company
    Work with some very big clients

    Cons

    Compensation for Analysts not very high
    Promotion system has a lot to do with project size and role perception
    Layoffs affect even high performing employees
    As much as work life balance is spoken about, it is not realistic to think you can achieve a good balance as well as maintain a high performance rating

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best company to for for as long as leadership you work with is good

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst Team Lead in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good company culture and methodologies

    Cons

    Lot of frivolous processes which can be avoided to save time and cost

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rating meeting are not fair because they base everything on the representing lead's caliber to speak and represent instead of the actual employees who are represented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    satisfied

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Accenture as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    it's a good place to begin working. lots of experience relatively fast.

    Cons

    like other similar businesses, you'll get the juice squeezed out of you.
    mediocre formation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve perks for the lower levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    meter reader

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    working outside on sunny days

    Cons

    working outside on rainy days

  6.  

    Stay away from this place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of time off if management has the foresight to hire enough casuals to cover for you (hint: doesn't happen often). There were celebrating performance points until they were taken away. My job is Monday-Friday with weekends and statutory holidays off.

    Cons

    Very poor management, decrease in employee benefits, abysmal work-life balance, disorganised. You name it! This was a decent company to work for several years ago, don't even consider it today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix all the cons and you're halfway there.

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

    Accenture PCS

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Great exp with big companies
    Young, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Low pay
    Impossible to get into consulting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate differences between pcs and consulting

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

    Consulting Analyst

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    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Systems Integration Consultant in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, work with brilliant people

    Cons

    Very corporate, limited creativity, very beauraucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a more collaborative office culture that doesn't praise cut throat competition at the expense of peers and colleagues, ultimately affecting client work and relations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stay away!!

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    Former Employee - SAP Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Decent salary for new grads $55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion

    Opportunity to travel - for those who don't value stability this might be a temporary perk (no significant other/ mortgage / pets) but the pressure of constant travelling for work is stressful

    Getting promoted is easy - here's the steps
    1) find a senior manager who other managers and senior managers fears/respects - this is the guy who fights for you during laddering
    2) stay staffed and chargeable overtime is key (numbers says a lot in laddering calls)
    3) brown nose and make sure all the senior management knows you and likes you

    Cons

    senior management doesn't care about the project it's all about changeability.

    High political environment most managers are incompetent especially non-technical PMO and Project Managers - they'll spent time looking good and blaming others and when things hit the fan they'll start throwing people under the bus to protect themselves

    HR will let you go if you stay on the bench so you'll basically have to take roles that you're not specialized in.

    No training and no work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of incompetent senior staffs it's toxic for the Project Team to have to deal with their political bs when they're trying to make a honest living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Great clients to work for, flexible work situations, good benefits

    Cons

    Some days you question what you've done all day, unclear on promotions/opportunities, poor geographic wide raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would not be surprised if turn around becomes high again, as employees look for better opportunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Call center

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    Former Employee - Call Center Agent
    Former Employee - Call Center Agent

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

    Pros

    The office environment was clean and the desk were ergonomic. Co-workers were friendly and pleasant to deal with. I was provided sufficient hours based on my availability to work.

    Cons

    Management has an asinine performance review system with metrics for following the phone script among other things. There is a clear divide between management and call center employees resembling a caste system. I found the union that represents the call center employees to provide little value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The call center job is thankless to begin with and management's desire for all employees to perform like robots is demeaning. It made me dread going to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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