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  • 249 employees say

    Excellent (132)
    53.012048192771%
    Good (71)
    28.5140562249%
    Satisfactory (26)
    10.441767068273%
    Subpar (20)
    8.0321285140562%
    3.81
  • 2 applicants say

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

Reviews for Accenture

Reviews - What employees say

3.81 Employees say
1.33 Applicants say

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

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

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Review averages

  • 249 employees say

    Excellent (132)
    53.012048192771%
    Good (71)
    28.5140562249%
    Satisfactory (26)
    10.441767068273%
    Subpar (20)
    8.0321285140562%
    3.81
  • 2 applicants say

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

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