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Accenture Overview

Toronto, ON
10000+ employees
1989
Company - Public (ACN)
Consulting
$10+ billion (CAD) per year
With more than 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Mission: Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#23), 2017 (#17), 2016 (#23)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#16), 2016 (#8), 2015 (#9)

Company Updates

  • What an empowering night! Our Toronto She Leads networking event celebrated Accenture women leading in the new by harnessing the power of equality. Our guests had the opportunity yesterday to experience how Accenture’s diversity ignites its ability to deliver innovative solutions to clients and communities.

  • At Accenture Canada, we strive to improve the way our communities work and live. Recently, our people learned about Motionball’s Marathon of Sport where participants team up with Special Olympics Ontario athletes and compete in sporting activities to support Special Olympics Canada!

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Accenture – Why Work For Us?


Join Accenture to help the world’s leading companies imagine the future and bring it to life. Innovation is at the core of our business model, with the Accenture Innovation Architecture bringing together Accenture Research to identify market and technology trends, Accenture Ventures to invest in growth-stage companies, Accenture Labs to incubate and prototype new concepts through applied R&D and Accenture Studios to build innovative solutions for clients with speed and agility.

Our innovation hubs provide destinations where Accenture people work side-by-side with their clients to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch transformative ideas. In these hubs, our clients have hands-on access to digital and emerging technologies that have the power to transform business (think artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, drones with computer vision and virtual reality).

We use our global capabilities and digital experience to address a wide range of societal issues—and improve the way the world works and lives. For example, we collaborated with Biogen to develop a first-of-its-kind molecular comparison application which has the potential to significantly speed up drug discovery and bring medicines to people faster. With Microsoft, we’re helping the United Nations provide digital legal identification for refugees who have no official documents, with a digital ID network that runs on blockchain technology and connects existing public and commercial records so people can access their personal details from any location.

Outside of client work, Accenture people love to give back and donate their time. They are passionate about improving the way the world works and lives. Last year, our employees spent approximately 240,000 hours volunteering through its global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which helps transform lives by equipping people with the skills to get a job or start a business. Accenture is on track to equip 3M+ people worldwide with workplace and entrepreneurial skills by 2020.


The diversity of our people is part of what makes Accenture exceptional. We value the diversity of thought and experience that comes from across a broad spectrum of abilities, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. We believe it makes us smarter, more competitive and more innovative—and is a key part of what makes Accenture a great place to work.

We’re taking steps to increase progress toward a more diverse and inclusive workplace, for example, by setting a new a new goal to achieve a gender-balanced workforce by 2025. And we encourage our employees to use their voice to help create a workplace where it’s possible to be successful, both personally and professionally. We invite you to join our #InclusionStartsWithI conversation.

At Accenture, we know that success for our people requires two things: the right skills and the right opportunities.

Constant learning is essential to building the right skills, which is why we make learning – from basic skills to industry-specific content—available to all our people. Last year, we spent more than $900 million on training and developing our people, with a focus on helping our people become more conversant in areas like cloud, digital and security.

We place enormous value on mentoring within the workplace, and each of our employees are a designated, more experienced person who provides career coaching and guidance to help them manage their careers and develop professionally. Our new approach to performance management includes real-time, forward-looking conversations about setting priorities, growing strengths and creating opportunities tailored to each individual—and eliminates the annual ranking.

Hear more from our Chief Human Resources Officer on how we’re focused on unlocking potential.

Wherever you’re looking to take your career, Accenture likely has a role for you.

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    The people are supportive, and encouraging. The company has always provided ample training and prep for change, although there are considerable changes, the company provides notice and effective communication for individuals to prepare. It's a global company and the opportunities are boundless. I have seen people travel all over the world for work, and I've seen many people develop and move into promotions. Gender-balanced workforce by 2020 is the Global initiative. Benefits are top notch. If you are looking for community involvement and employee support groups like LGBT, Innerfaith, social, live well etc there is something for everyone interested.
    Full time = 40 to 44 hours weekly (44 is fairly common).
    The company is future-focused and leading edge with digital transformation.

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    Continue to support and show encouragement, it means so much!

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Accenture Photos

Accenture photo of: Canada Innovation Hub ribbon cutting on November 27, 2018.
Accenture photo of: Welcoming the inspirational Stan Wesley for National Indigenous History Month
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Accenture Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Toronto, ON) in November-2017.

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    There were total 4 rounds of interview. All the interviews were easy and to the point. Have you done this? If yes, explain the process. Easy for experienced professional. It took 3 weeks to get the offer. The offer was generous and above expectation.

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    • How you define SLA for non functional requirements?   1 Answer
    • Explain how Jmeter works and how you can create a Jmeter based testing framework.   1 Answer
    • Explain the process of Cloud based application's Performance Engineering?   1 Answer
    • What you like about Dynatrace?   1 Answer
    • RestAPI testing using Loadrunner. How to do that?   1 Answer
    • What is CI/CD and how you can implement it for performance Engineering?   1 Answer
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Accenture Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2019
  • Indeed's Top Rated Workplaces, Indeed, 2019
  • Forbes Canada's Best Employers, Forbes Media, 2019
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