Accenture Federal Services Employee Reviews

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Business Operations Manager (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXJuly 21, 2015
Pros: Lots of educational resources and good benefits
Cons: Working on a Saturday or at 2 am is not unheard of
Accenture will give you the opportunity to succeed if you use the tools presented. It is sometimes difficult to find who you need to go to for what but once you lean the corporate culture they are dedicated to help build not only your personnel skills but those of the client.
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great place to start
Client Financial Management Analyst (Current Employee), DCJune 23, 2015
Great place to start your career, the companies upper management is all ways there to help the most jr employee. you get to work on many different federal accounts with out having to work for the government.
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A very good company to work. Fortune 100. Good work life balance.
General Accounting Analyst (Current Employee), Arlington, VAMay 22, 2015
Pros: Good work life balance and vocation time.
Cons: No tution reimbursment. No Training or advancement in terms of education and technical skills.
A very good company to work. Fortune 100. Good work life balance.
Good work life balance and vocation time but no tuition reimbursement. No Training or advancement in terms of education and technical skills.
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Senior Quality Assurance Analyst - Fannie Mae (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXMay 20, 2015
Pros: PTO, Flex schedule, learning environment
Cons: Low Salaries
Accenture offers a great learning environment, flexible schedules and great Paid Time Off benefits, however, they salaries are low compared to other corporations in the IT Consulting industry.
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Great Place
SAP Security Analyst (Current Employee), San AntonioApril 29, 2015
If your right out of college this is the place to be. Large cafeteria and breakfast and lunch is served everyday. This is a positive environment.
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Great Experience
Business and Technology Integration Senior Analyst (Current Employee), Reston, VAApril 20, 2015
Accenture provides a wide range of opportunities and diversity which I really like. It is big on moral and code of ethics while also providing a fun place to work by incorporating a vast amounts of employee groups that create events for which people and family can assist. The technology used on this company is outstanding and only the best of the best are chosen.
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Interesting place to work, particularly if you're young in your career
Senior Manager (Current Employee), Washington DC RegionApril 1, 2015
Pros: lots of client problem exposure
Cons: Accenture is process driven, so you need to adapt a bit
Great opportunity to start your career, and grow. If you're mature in your career, you may find it challenging to adapt to the Accenture culture - come with an open mind!
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Too much in flux
Talent Fulfillment Specialist (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXMarch 13, 2015
Pros: remote work
Cons: high attrition
Due to the nature of government contracts, employment is always in flux and work environment uncertain. I would not suggest this company for steady career growth.
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Amazing Experience
Management Consultant (Current Employee), DC MetroFebruary 17, 2015
One of the best companies in the world to work for. The people are supportive of your decisions, allow you to grow professionally and personally,. Co-workers are the biggest plus points.
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Very Integrating Environment
Deputy Project Manager (Current Employee), Arlington, VAFebruary 9, 2015
The people are the best in the company. They are very engaging and inclusive. Senior leadership listens to the junior resources and continue to look at best practices to have everyone feel welcomed and productive.
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Balance great, pay sucks
Management Consultant (Current Employee), Washington, DCFebruary 8, 2015
Pros: great pto, good work/life balance
Cons: underpaid, org. structure very confusing, hr is a pain
I'll start by saying Accenture is a great company. It seems to be well managed at the enterprise level, and the projects I've worked on tend to be staffed with and managed by very capable people as well. The work itself is not terribly exciting, but what would you expect from a company that makes its name implementing ERP solutions for most of its clients.

The benefits are great; you get more PTO then you'd probably ever need. And as long as you are respectful of your project's timeline when requesting to take vacation, few managers will deny the request. That said, the pay is underwhelming, and if you are promoted from within rather than an external hire, the raises are insulting.

Moreover, HR is truly awful. The company is continually realigning its workforce into groups with increasingly arbitrary names, which only have the effect of confusing its employees and limiting their ability to choose fulfilling roles. The company recruits many of its consultants on the promise of choice - that one they enter the general consulting "pool" they will be able to select roles that interest them. The reality is much different. The internal staffing folks were clearly sent from corporate h*** to plague the rest of the workforce. They have a specific purpose to align demand (hundreds of unfillable roles that promise unchallenging college freshman-level work) to supply (consultants who would prefer to have some say in their next role), and their existence alone is motivation to stay off the bench (unstaffed).
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Great place to work for.
COGNOS Specialist (Current Employee), Arlington, VAFebruary 6, 2015
Pros: monthly team happy hours
Cons: short breaks
Assisting clients with troubleshooting issues.
Very enjoyable company to work.
Great learning atmosphere.
Learned more about the COGNOS tools and how to better assist customers.
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Support client organizations
Senior Systems Engineer /Business Analyst (Current Employee), Denver, COJanuary 12, 2015
Pros: good benefits and perks.
Cons: no clear view of the future.
The position was a contractor. Because I was Federal Services and not Accenture proper, we provided services to organizations that required US citizens, clearances, or other limiting qualifications. The work is varied. Depending on the client and the pogram, we were expected to do whatever tasks were required. You had to learn quickly, be adaptable, and work outside your comfort zone. Because it was contract work, the job security lasted only as long as the current contract. They management was good at keeping us all on staff, and keeping the work backlog filled. They Accenture environment is excellent. It has to be separate from the client environment which is sometimes difficult.
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Dynamic and Flexible Environment
Billing Supervisor (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXJanuary 6, 2015
A great place to start your career. Many opportunities provided to hard workers. The culture is very flexible and we have only laptops (i.e. no desktop to tie you down). Much of the work is remote. In my unit we have two work from home days a week.
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Client site was great
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator (Current Employee), Ellenwood, GANovember 11, 2014
Accenture is a good place but I loved my client site. Just want more money
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No work life balance, good benefits, No respect for their lower position employee
System Integration Senior Analyst (Current Employee), Washington, DCOctober 17, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: work life balance, culture
No work life balance, good benefits, No respect for their lower position employee, Poor management, lack comunication
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Awesome employees and great benefits
PeopleSoft Developer (Current Employee), Linthicum Heights, MDOctober 14, 2014
All the people I work with are awesome and we garner 8 hours of paid leave every pay period. A little jaded towards management, but they try.
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Different environment
Senior Case Manager (Former Employee), Columbus, OHSeptember 23, 2014
Pros: free seminars
Cons: management
Depending on job placement the management can be one sided and easy to alienate a person. The co-workers are from all walks of life. This is from my perspective, good employees will move quickly to a different company and tend not to last with this company. If you don't fit into a clique then this may not be the best company for you. What I enjoyed about this position is helping others try to live a productive lifestyle.
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Great Company, WORST LOCATION EVER
Transaction Representative Associate (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: jeans passes, benefits, pto, parking, food vendors/trucks for lunch, and free coffee/water.
Cons: separated from other teams, no interpersonal relationships, rude people, stressful, unorganized, no sick days, far travel, no good leadership, preferential treatment, micromanagement
If you're looking for a good company to apply, this company is great. The benefits are good, dress code is flexible (even though they send out a dress code policy that no one follows) and the charity/social events they host are a way they encourage their employees to stay active and involved. Around the world at other locations, I'm sure it's good.

However, San Antonio Delivery Center at Fairgrounds Pkwy location is the worst place to work at if you decide to apply or you're referred through someone who works there as a Transaction Processing Associate/Representative. Within 2 years, 13 people have left the project because of poor management, leadership, team, communication, preferential treatment, and rude/unfair workload. Out of those 13, only 2 actually were able to move to a different project. If I can help the next person who thinks about applying, please don't waste you're time applying for this position. It's a set up and truly not worth the stress and unfair treatment. Trust me, the money is not worth it. Apply for another position there if you really must but not this one. Although the experience can be a lesson, the leads will fool you and make you believe they care about you only to question you and your personal life if you have a family member pass away. Again, the company is good, it just all depends on the team and/or project you're on. Every other team seems to keep their workers and appreciate them. However, this team is NOT a team. Again, don't apply for this position at this location. They'll start you off at 28-29K no matter if you have a college degree – more... or not. They'll suggest to you that you have to be on the project for at least a year to move onto a new project/team. LIES. They'll make you believe there are endless opportunities to grow within the project when in reality there is only one way to advance. That's just to become an analyst. You have to do "analyst" work for at least 6-9 months before you can even see a promotion from 28-30K to 32K. While other projects in the building have the choice to work from home, you're NEVER able to work from home. The leads sneak and work from home and manipulate the team in believing their not working from home. – less – less
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Program Manager (Current Employee), Arlington, VAAugust 20, 2014
Overall AFS is a solid place to work. As with any firm, the promotion opportunities are contingent upon the up and out rule. AFS is just starting to go through the cost cutting process that all corporate consulting firms go through should they dare to play in the price competitive Federal market. The iron curtain between the Federal and Commercial business is visibly starting to appear.
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more than $10B (USD)
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10,000+
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