Accenture Reviews

Updated 1 October, 2014
Updated 1 October, 2014
8,661 Reviews
3.6
8,661 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 570 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 508 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1092 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 179 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent learning; terrible work-life balance

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Loved the culture, loved having managers to look up to and that were incredibly smart, loved having international ties through this company, loved St-Charles (the training facilities). I have learnt so much with the company and I'll always keep a dear spot in my heart for ACN.

    Cons

    Promotions sucked. It's too bad ppl needed to play the game of overworking themselves to get promoted.

    Work-life balance is inexistent. Worked ridiculous hours for "team spirit". Yes, they somehow suck it out of you.

    And so because there's so much work, there's also lots of stuff going on at work, where "new" (read "extramarital") relationships form... that's what happens when ppl spend too much time with each other, it seems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership: lots of very very good leaders out there. I loved the value added given to clients. I believed in our proposals and the ideas brought fwd. And stayed long enough to see it make a true difference for many clients. Keep on taking good care of your employees.

    Find ways to keep us as it's so hard for the ones of us who want families to find ways/incentives to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

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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

    Work life balance and opportunities are great

    Cons

    Do not support resources being moved from one delivery center to another country's delivery center

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support resources being moved from one delivery center to another country's delivery center instead of the resource having to resign from Accenture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Invest on your self

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Work Opportunities
    Great Projects
    Great Networking Support
    Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Promotion Mechanism not always is working
    Travel in same case is too much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Accenture Solution review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    - Good work culture
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Not very good managment
    - Work pressure is vary with assignment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn how to work in projects, new technologies and working experience in general

    Cons

    salaries and longer hours depending on the project management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain good people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    It was good to work there

    Cons

    I could never work on 1 job

  8.  

    Massive company with hands in all sectors and functions of work - but little care for the employee at the end of the day

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst
    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst

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

    Pros

    - Because of the size of the firm, there really are opportunities to work across all sectors and functions. There's pure strategy work, and there's SAP implementation work. There's resources and private equity work, and there's FS and Retail work.
    - The compensation for "Management Consulting" or what's now known as "Accenture Strategy" is competitive vs. alternatives straight out of college

    Cons

    - Pockets of great people are often pushed out of the company due to a toxic work culture brought on by a grossly imperfect rating structure
    - Training and professional development are advertised, but not guaranteed - indeed, many go through their two year stint and are never allowed to go to training because "chargeability needs to stay high"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people. True, there will always be a supply of eager young graduates willing to put up with the outdated and depersonalized management culture; however, it's more likely going to bite you in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One can make a great career there - with some luck

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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