Accenture Reviews

Updated 20 September, 2014
Updated 20 September, 2014
8,538 Reviews
3.6
8,538 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  

    Good company to start career, nice reputation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - good culture, people generally work hard and are smart
    - lots of training available
    - your career is in your own hands, very clear defined career path
    - good to learn about basic consulting skills like presentation, meeting clients, a lot of the soft skills you don't get exposure too often
    - lots of travelling if you enjoy
    - good reputation to have on resume

    Cons

    - no work life balance and no OT pay
    - compensation is average
    - promotion sometime depends on how reputable your manager or career counselor is within your operating group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - pay your employees more

  2.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities, respect for individual, integrity, stewardship, one global network.
    Amazing management, open door policy, add on and build capability.

    Cons

    Work life balance, pressure, very fast paced. you need to network quiet well.

  3.  

    Good workplace.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Nice to have in resume about the experience gained through Accenture.

    Cons

    Less availability of projects to place the consultants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Canadian HR is not proactive or strong to look forward for demand and supply position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Average Emloyer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Lots of team outings and free dinners.

    Cons

    1. Lower then market salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect people who are working hard for you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best flexible working -life balance!

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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

    Best flexible working-life balance is achievable!

    Cons

    I do not have one.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Lots of positives but

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

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of opportunity, training and career support. Great for grads and established professionals

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, process, and endless meetings consume time, energy and resources ideally spent selling, delivering, etc work for clients and company alike

  8.  

    Great brand and opportunities for career growth

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

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work opportunities, type of work, stimulating work environment.

    Cons

    Numbers first mentality kills team spirit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Political company where you cannot intrust nobody

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    The training material have interesting courses.

    Cons

    Horrible coaching and mentoring system, promotions are made politically not by the person performance . No life balance. Realocation process weak where you need to be friend of someone to be have a project to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, they will never change their behavior. The culture code paper accepts everything but in reality it not happens. The concept of fiefdoms within the company is too strong.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Some of the best stuff ever

    Cons

    sometimes we work too hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do better at what you think is good to do good in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Big complex company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accenture

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good. There are a lot of top industry experts throughout the company that always seem to be willing to help. I also found that almost everyone at Accenture are very professional and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The organization is very complex and matrixed. The annual review process is extremely cumbersome and time consuming. It's based upon a laddering system that pits peers against each other. Employees and management are expected to put in considerable extra hours performing extracurricular activities over and above their regular job which is timeconsuming as it is. The "Accenture Way" serves to force everybody into the same shoe. Known as the "Accenture Borg"!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that not everybody wants to work 60-80 hours a week just to get ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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