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Review averages

  • 260 employees say

    Excellent (140)
    53.846153846154%
    Good (73)
    28.076923076923%
    Satisfactory (27)
    10.384615384615%
    Subpar (20)
    7.6923076923077%
    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

Innovation is at the heart of the company and this is very cool

Teamwork

It´s part of being a consultant - if you can´t work in teams you won´t be successful

Freedom to work independently

it´s part of the DNA of the company - responsibility and focus on result

Internal Communication

The company has issues on communications as any big company, but the usage of new technologies and tools helps a lot - most of communications are clear throughout the organization

Career Development

Great place to start a career and if you´re up to the challenge, also to develop a fast pacing career

Overall compensation for your work

you get more from the experience in the initial years. As you move on the career, compensation gets better and more adequate to the level of work you do

Work-Life Balance

Can´t say it´s the best but if you can adapt to travelling a lot and take the best out of these experiences, the work-life balance can be sorted out

Company Image

Very much recognized company on the Consulting and Enterprise Services area

Challenging Work

It is challenging but it does pay off

Suggestions for improvement

  • The company has a very challenging environment and resources are constantly under pressure so the leadership needs to be more mindfull of it

What I like about the company

The challenges and changes we do in the client are significant and it´s very exciting

What I dislike about the company

Some people still live on the '90s in the sense of having to work long hours to prove they´re doing work that matters - this is changing but it still common

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Ability to work remotely is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Accenture do Brasil
  • City
    sao paulo
  • 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 Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

Have people from many countries and states. Promote monthly cultural events thought out the ERG's

Support from management

I was very lucky to have managers that listen and support you in many ways

Teamwork

Like everywhere, you have great teammates, but you also find people that don't make the minimum efford

Freedom to work independently

If you now your process and you are able to deliver ontime, you will have the freedom to work by yourself. We always have to follow, Accenture and Client guidelines. But managers are not breathing at your neck.

Internal Communication

Company have frequent Town Halls for North America, Global and for the Center. Management communications don't pass to us on time sometimes.

Gender Equality

Is very good, with a few exceptions

Attitude towards older colleagues

Respect to each individual is very notable

Career Development

You have the opportunity to learn and progress

Overall compensation for your work

Salaries are good

Environmental Friendliness

Recycling, plant trees, take part of cleaning parks, highways and is 95% printing free.

Work-Life Balance

Most of the time you are allow to take the vacation when you requested, some projects have blocked out some periods that are sensitive to deliver ontime to client

Company Image

In San Antonio is been on the Top 10 "Best Place to Work" for The San Antonio News for several years in the row.

Job Security

I wish to have the opportunity to stay with the company, not always you can find another project to move when your project ends or is outsourced.

Handicapped Accessibility

Parking have several handicap parking, external and internal ramps. Accomodate the employee needs, many veterans are part of the force

Workplace Safety

Place is very safe to work, doors are lock at all times, you need to have a badge to enter the building and specific areas.

Challenging Work

Most of the jobs that I have were challenging. We always need to meet goals, quality and the standards

Inclusive / Diverse

Great company for all diverse individuals. Great respect to each other.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Air conditioners need to be clean more often. Many sensitive people to allergies

What I like about the company

Involvement with the community, great opportunity to learn different process.

What I dislike about the company

Not able to guarantee other position when your project ended or is outsourced

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) 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 Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Accenture CB
  • City
    San Antonio
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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

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Review averages

  • 260 employees say

    Excellent (140)
    53.846153846154%
    Good (73)
    28.076923076923%
    Satisfactory (27)
    10.384615384615%
    Subpar (20)
    7.6923076923077%
    3.82
  • 2 applicants say

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

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