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Updated 12 December, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "The best job I ever had."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericton, NB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fredericton, NB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    No feedback. The best employer I've ever had.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. "Amazing learning, culture and people"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My direct capability area leadership team was amazing, rewarded and recognized me for my contributions, and selflessly pushed me to expand my horizons.

    All the success I am now experiencing in my industry role was due to the training and knowledge gained during my time at Accenture.

    Accenture really tries to practice what they preach (all these best practices) and the global network is truly impressive with people who are willing to help you in a heartbeat.

    I loved having alot of opportunities to do and learn more outside of core consulting projects - helping to build the local Accenture community, getting involved in asset development, learning development, practice operations, recruitment, business development...etc.

    The Kx (knowledge exchange) was the best thing ever - so much thought capital that can be accessed to help enhance our thinking.

    Cons

    Dedication and long hours comes hand in hand with strategic consulting projects - while I don't regret all the hours put in to excel quickly in the formative years of my career (I knew what I signed up for and took full advantage of it), work/life harmony was difficult but when you enjoy the people you work with and the work you're doing, work and life kinda meld together nicely.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on helping people succeed and practicing positive leadership. Be flexible in making decisions that help build local skills and optimize chargeability, even if we are a tad short on target CCI.

  3. "Accenture - a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good at taking care of employees, good cross training and learning opportunities, good salary hikes and bonuses based on performance, good at social activities.

    Cons

    Large organization, and hence needs special effort to get your self highlighted among thousands of employees. Might face politics in some projects.
    Service based industry , and hence might not be attractive to product based role- seekers.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that the management is good in taking care of and helping employees grow.


  4. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Work - many opportunites.

    Cons

    Focus on employees has been lost

    Advice to Management

    Remember its the employees that drive satisfied clients


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Big name
    - Stylish work culture

    Cons

    - Leadership guidance zero and only focus on changeability
    - No team culture
    - Employees are at their own
    - Promotion criteria is biased and no clear guidance
    - Confusing structure
    - Training spending is high but mediocre

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on team forming
    - Employee satisfaction is going down to zero
    - Understand how the market is getting more and more competitive
    - Focus on reducing unnecessary costs


  6. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Executive in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accenture full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    career growth, great client based opportunities

    Cons

    a culture of outsized expectations, leaders that can be disconnected from reality

    Advice to Management

    respect


  7. "Wish salary matched the work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    Accenture is a big name and having it on your resume will definitely land you other jobs/opportunities.

    Cons

    I wish the salary (comp) matched the work you are doing. You are expected to work long hours yet, your pay doesn't reflect this.

    Advice to Management

    There are other workers except for consultants. Please pay them well.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Support Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Executive Support Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Executive Support Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can work from home two days a week. MDs are great to work with. Toronto office is stunning and modern

    Cons

    Poor salaries for Executive Assistants . Poor vacation set up - you have to earn them as you work each day. Horrid culture where EAs are at the bottom . EAs are often asked to do dishes, clean up the kitchen areas - jack of all trades, master of none. You're worked to the bone. Terrible compensation - there's a $10,000 gap between Toronto average for EAs ($65,000) and Accenture EAs ($55,000)

    Advice to Management

    The Workforce Management is pathetic and abusive. They have no leadership training or skills. EAs are threatened regularly by the Workforce leadership - EAs are expected to take on projects unrelated to their roles. Avoid these EA roles in Toronto at all cost. EAs fight within each other. No room for advancement - EAs that have moved on have been held back by the Workforce Leadership for months on end. There's a "Speak Up" campaign that when staff do just that about harassment, they are treated as outcasts or terminated. Thus, nobody's "Speaking Up" any longer! Human Resources are weak and do nothing. Horrid culture.


  9. "Sr. Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Strong Women leadership focus

    Cons

    Experience over talent, Education not valued

    Advice to Management

    Hiring and staffing needs to be aligned with education and interest. Not as per business need.
    If that’s done right, you will never have to hire for business need. You will always have smart people who will be able to fill business needs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "would not work here again"

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - opportunity to work with interesting, diverse people, smart people you can learn from
    - access to the C-suite

    Cons

    - culture of intimidation
    - everyone is stressed
    - condescending people
    - business comes first, not concerned about your development