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  • 243 employees say

    Excellent (129)
    53.086419753086%
    Good (69)
    28.395061728395%
    Satisfactory (26)
    10.699588477366%
    Subpar (19)
    7.8189300411523%
    3.82
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    100%
    1.33

Reviews for Accenture

Reviews - What employees say

3.82 Employees say
1.33 Applicants say

Company Culture

Very unstable environment over time, and definitely works against those who need a stable financial environment such as parents of children in high school or college, and especially those with families relying on a single income. Most roles last from six months to two years and since HR has been moved offshore, there is very little to help with transitions from role to role as there was in years past. This is compounded because fairly frequently clients suddenly reduce roles due to financial pressures leaving fair sized groups of people with similar skillsets competing for a small number of Accenture roles in their region and competencies.

Teamwork

There are a lot of good individuals to work with in Accenture.

Internal Communication

Too many time wasting Accenture corporate communications floating around each week. For those of us that deal with an abundance of work related client communications, the abundance of Accenture corporate communications are an extra overload that we have to sift through to keep from missing the few important communications that are important.

Gender Equality

It difficult for women with young children to keep their job. Since roles suddenly end and taking on new roles causes' loss of flexibility to the employee for the first few months in a new role, mothers often are forced to choose between continuing in their career and their children.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Age has two forces working against an older employee. First, there is an underlying theme within Accenture that younger cheaper employees are best for the bottom line. Second, the theme of having younger employees gives way to having very young employees who determine who they want to fill open positions and they usually choose other younger people over older often much more qualified and experienced employees.

Overall compensation for your work

Two fold issues in this area. 1st Accenture had for many years had a saying at raise time "that they pay for performance". The pay for performance was based on a factor that the top 20% got pay increases and the lower 80% got a pittance of an increase. Many times I’ve heard the frustration this brought to the very hard working mases of Accenture employees, especially when top notch members from a number of teams were brought together on a team for a special project, and suddenly were told they were in the lower 80% of their peers.
2nd, Accenture’s pay policies have a capping effect that tends to generally cap wages at a level to never exceed the average for the industry. Several times in years past, I’ve heard this is a deliberate strategy, and I’ve watched as many of my peers lost their jobs because hiring managers always check to see if candidates for a position fall below their cost threshold.
The ironic result of Accenture policies to “pay for performance” at time for raises and then limiting candidates for roles to a cost limit causes those who meet or exceed the averages for particular roles to be ejected from employment with Accenture.

Work-Life Balance

Planning time off is very difficult for those mindful of keeping their jobs during the first six months of any new role. And since many roles are scheduled for less than one year and those that are longer, often suddenly end, vacations are difficult to schedule in advance and often vacation time is lost to sudden role changes.
In addition, I have been in roles that require morning and evening meetings with resources working offshore which splits up ones workday. The early meetings fall at the beginning of a US workday which isn’t a problem, however also having to be on calls at 11pm everyday locks up one’s freedom to participate in evening activities. You end up working from about 7:30am through about 6pm to 7pm weekdays and then from 10pm through midnight to deal with the evening meetings, Sunday through Thursday.

Company Image

Accenture works hard to build a brand created from repeated rhetoric and advertising. If you ask the right questions you can get past the façade that Accenture portray themselves to be.

Job Security

Accenture, on average, has an extremely low retention rate over time.

Workplace Safety

Most of the client sites are fairly manageable, however, working late, as early as 5:30pm, can sometimes get those who don't have 24hour access locked in areas of the building that make it difficult to get out of the building. (i.e. I got locked on a plaza section of a floor upon going to the restroom because the main room locked at 5:30pm and there was no access to an elevator or stairs from the plaza area. Luckily after about 20 min someone else came by on their way out.)

Inclusive / Diverse

Accenture's policies are very age discriminatory; they rigorously higher an abundance of very young inexperienced people and make it difficult for older employees to remain in a career with Accenture.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Figure out what it takes to provide job stability or quit spouting rhetoric that Accenture provides a family friendly place to work. Sudden loss of financial support is drastic for all and especially those supporting families.

What I dislike about the company

The fact that Accenture employees are a commodity that is bought and sold. In this realm, you have to always be the best of the best to keep the clients happy, and to keep your job. However, being the best doesn't help when roles end and short term lapses occur in availability of open roles. Accenture employees are often put in a fast paced process to end their carriers with Accenture and separate the employee from the company while they search for their new role. I’ve gone through that process many times and it’s been dehumanizing every time I’ve changed roles over the past decade.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Accenture
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Company Culture

It's constantly repeated throughout the firm that Accenture's best quality is their people. Time and time again I have found this to be true. In a nutshell, smart people that work hard and make sure knowledge is shared.

Support from management

Whatever is needed for you to be success on a project is readily available regardless if you are an MD or Analyst. Outside professional responsibilities, Accenture will take care of their own if personal issues arise.

Teamwork

Teamwork is a critical aspect to any project you are engaged in. You need to collectively work as a team to solve your client's problems where everyone shares the burden.

Freedom to work independently

Freedom to work independently is expected of you within 6 months of starting on the job. Work is divided amongst team members with strict expectations/results to produce. Few micro-management is known in the firm.

Internal Communication

Easy to understand anything you need professionally and personally through HR, your individual Career Counselor and current project teammates. You are almost provided with too much periodic information on the progress and direction of the company.

Gender Equality

The firm has made Gender Equality a priority with clear expectations to increase female representation to 50% of total firm. That's a large but top priority to focus on with a workforce greater than 400,000 people.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older colleagues are not discriminated against. Having said that, Accenture does promote an 'Up or Out' mentality. No one is expected to remain in the same role/level for greater than 3-4 years.

Career Development

Clear career track that accelerates your professional progress in business world (ex. Accenture Senior Manager = Corporate Vice President; Accenture Consultant = Corporate Director/Senior Manager)

Overall compensation for your work

Compensation is above market included large base salaries, annual bonuses, discounted stock options, and generous benefits (health, vacations, holidays, perks)

Perks include paid personal flights (flexible flying), endless vacations (accumulate 1 vacation day per 2 weeks)

Office / Work Environment

People are friendly, but majority of the time will be spent on a client site which differs based on the client/project you are staffed on.

Environmental Friendliness

No opinion on this matter

Work-Life Balance

The interesting yet difficult nature of consulting requires you to sacrifice personal life for professional progress. You are constantly working under tight timelines, with direct team members that rely on you to do your part and solve the client's problem which they just paid Accenture multi-million dollars to resolve.

Company Image

Very proud of working at Accenture. Really stands out in resumes

Job Security

Accenture is not going anywhere but you are required to perform to stay

Challenging Work

All the time.

Inclusive / Diverse

The only constant characteristics you experience in Accenture is intelligence and hardwork. Anything else is fair name - diverse race, ethnicity, age, gender...

Suggestions for improvement

  • Ensure employee goals are considered just as much as company goals are. Accenture is a people company; it is only as strong as it's people.

What I like about the company

Smart people, Amazing projects, Travel opportunities, Impact network connections

What I dislike about the company

Work/Life balance needs to be reevaluated

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Accenture
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

The only real culture that exists is within the project teams and that may be strong to non-existent.

Support from management

You receive very little, if any support, from management unless you are on a project. And then, if depends on how you define "management".

Teamwork

Some of the project teams see this as being important - others not so much. When you are not on a project, there is no teamwork.

Freedom to work independently

I was not micromanaged on my projects.

Internal Communication

The company intranet site and the number of emails you receive on a daily basis are overwhelming. Too much information, data, and opportunities for which you do not have enough time to take advantage of, result in most of the employees just tuning them out.

Gender Equality

Very Good

Attitude towards older colleagues

Age Discrimination is very prevalent within the company. Unless you are an established, upper management employee, do not expect to retire from the company.

Career Development

You either move up within a specified time frame or you are out of a job. There is no real Career Development Path. On-site training mainly consists of completing a multitude of on-line PowerPoint training programs.

Overall compensation for your work

The base pay is very fair and market-based. However, the bonus structure appears to be extremely subjective and not very well managed.

Office / Work Environment

The office is more like a Starbucks than a place where people come to work together, network, and learn from each other.

Environmental Friendliness

People rarely talk to each other in the office.

Work-Life Balance

There is no work-life balance. Either you are going full-out up to 12 hours per day, six days a week (sometimes seven) on a project or sitting "on the bench".

Company Image

Good Image

Job Security

Job Security does not exist. Period.

Handicapped Accessibility

Very Good

Workplace Safety

Very Good

Challenging Work

Very Challenging. I really enjoyed that aspect of working at Accenture.

Inclusive / Diverse

Very Good

Suggestions for improvement

  • Employees should be required to complete a full on-boarding program and not just a two-day (very limited) orientation.

What I like about the company

Most of the employees are incredibly intelligent, highly experienced, and extremely innovative. Accenture is definitely a "cutting edge" company.

What I dislike about the company

Not a good place to work as an experienced new hire. Unless your skills and background are a perfect match to a project, you spend too much time just trying to get staffed on a project. Also, providing clients with developmental, coaching, or "people or professional skills" support is not seen as being important and are often downplayed. These type of employees are definitely not as valued as those that are just more technically-based.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Accenture
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 243 employees say

    Excellent (129)
    53.086419753086%
    Good (69)
    28.395061728395%
    Satisfactory (26)
    10.699588477366%
    Subpar (19)
    7.8189300411523%
    3.82
  • 2 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (2)
    100%
    1.33

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