Accenture Employee Reviews in United States

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Great People, Great Culture
Business Strategy Manager (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAMarch 20, 2016
Accenture is a big organization that feels small through the projects teams and communities. The organization generally has great people and a great culture of people development that has enabled me to advance my careers and skills.
Pros
Flexibility to often manage schedule, Good Leadership, Good Compensation, Challenging Work
Cons
Demanding client work can lead to long hours. Weekly travel for Strategy projects.
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A place to enhance your skills/ Knowledge
QA Lead / Associate Manager (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 7, 2016
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology
services and outsourcing company and collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance.
I feel it's great place to work and learn and implement the skills.Variety of work, Career Opportunities,Great like-minded people, High performing culture, Diversity of colleagues,
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Enterprise Consulting on a Grand scale
Manager/Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 30, 2016
Accenture is the giant for giants. If it's big and complex, Accenture should be involved. This is accomplished by true collaboration. Not only is the project team willing, ready and able to help with any issue, the entire Accenture personnel and online resources are available. It is not uncommon for a VP or Director to take time out for a consultant to work through a delivery issue. Sending a question out to the Accenture network guarantees the correct answer. Building a personal and professional network is intrinsic to the Accenture culture.
Pros
Network of genius, Enterprise level Corporate exposure, great benefits
Cons
Expect to be away Monday - Thursday most of the time.
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Fast Fast Lane
Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  Louisville, TNFebruary 12, 2016
The Best of the Best; highly competitive and work intensive.
Great Opportunity if you are right out of college/, the military, of high social intelligence and don't mind relocating as needed to advance your career. No matter how good you are, you will be challenged.to create value every day by doing it better, smarter and faster, every day.
Pros
Great Opportunity for the chosen few, Not for the average; Great Benifits
Cons
Very intense, highly competitive.
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It's a good company to start your career at
Test Lead (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAFebruary 2, 2016
great company!
Benefits -

- Overall a very good culture and good management
- Good mentoring programs
- Good benefits
- work life balance can be difficult sometimes depending on your project but there's still flexibility in terms of work hrs
- you get to work with good client base
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productive and fun projects
Software/ Application Tester (Former Employee) –  Downers Grove, ILJanuary 31, 2016
There are a lot of pros working for Accenutre. They have great career opportunities, a never ending supply of interesting work, competitive compensation, wonderful benefits, great people, wonderful training programs, a tremendous number of brilliant professionals in their fields ready to help, and great core values.
Pros
interesting projects
Cons
at time you have to take work home
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complete opposite of work/ life balance
Mortgage Loan Processor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 19, 2016
This is a review of the Charlotte location ONLY.
Here's a company that over promises and under delivers. The goals as a vendor were 2-2.5x what the clients expectations were, which were almost completely unattainable without putting in significant overtime. If quality of your work matters, this is NOT the place for you. Those who do the most production are rewarded despite the quality of the work. Despite the man hours of reworking loans and mending customer relations due to closing date changes/ amounts.

Do not expect that you will be mentored into a position of your choosing. You are merely a plug in a dam. They put you where they need you, regardless of your career goals. You will seldom ever receive a proper review. Attrition is quite high for a company who boasts of a such a great culture.

The best part about this company is their benefits. They are terrific. Which is helpful given how many people go on short term for stress. Which more often than not ended in Accenture severing ties after a few months of the person returning to work.

All in All, it was a waste of several years of my life. You will not be able to navigate your career, this is simply a "job". If you have no pride in your work and you're in it to milk some OT, this IS your place.
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Benefits
Cons
all else
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Work Life Balance is a struggle
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 8, 2016
Accenture has great benefits and compensation and will invest in their employees from the start, however there is often stress put upon employees to really put a lot of time into their work at the expense of their personal life.
Pros
Great culture and people
Cons
no work life balance
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productive and time to learn and improve yourself
Analyst Programmer (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJanuary 5, 2016
I worked at a Accenture client site supporting production applications and developing new applications. Management was very supportive
and provided training for advancement. Co-workers were friendly and easy to work with.
Pros
Provided training as needed and competitive compensation
Cons
can't think of any
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Accenture is an excellent company to work
Associate Manager (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 3, 2016
Accenture is an excellent company to work. It has good work life balance. However the work culture is changing a lot.The company is deviating from it core values.
Pros
Opportunities
Cons
Compensation
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Only good for lifers and college grads
Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 1, 2015
If you are mid- to senior- career this is not the place to go. Place is run by blow hard Managing Directors who are incapable of speaking without jargon and buzzwords. A religious zealotry aimed at PowerPoint decks. Decisions roll down hill and anyone who questions them is deemed a bad apple. I was a Manager and was basically treated like garbage by Sr. Managers and Managing Directors. Was actually told not to ask questions to a certain MD because he didn't like not having answers directly at his finger tips. Only good for people who have worked here their entire lives or are fresh out of college and want to cut their teeth in a Big 4 environment. Warning if you are out of college you will be the PowerPoint/Excel stooge for the team
Pros
Resume experience
Cons
Poor benefits, nonsensical management, terrible projects, inability to deliver
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Productive and fun workplace with free gym, ping pong table, billiard tables, karaoke, darts, etc.
Software Engineering Analyst (Current Employee) –  ManilaMarch 14, 2016
The company is a very good training ground for new hires. Free trainings and fun co-workers are just around the corner. Salary is competitive as well (this may not be applicable to every employee though)
Pros
comfortable workplace, good salary and benefits, simple recruitment process
Cons
few allowances (transpo allowance - only for night shift, meal allowance - only for overtime)
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Great Company with lot of opportunities
QA Manager | Program Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 12, 2016
Accenture is a great company and brand name. It has hired lot of people and is delivering business in all areas of market very successfully. Its a very good experience for career to begin with.

As in with any big company, the organization is just too big. Its hard to know people. Often new comers get lost and some quit. Attrition rate is high at this point.

Overall, good company, good benefits, just need to work on organization to keep people around for longer duration so that people feel they belong in the organization and give better productivity.
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Amazing career foundation but not sustainable
Management Consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 8, 2016
Although I'm glad I started out at ACN, I can't see myself maintaining this lifestyle throughout my entire career - the 90 hour work weeks, the 24/7 travel (usually to places you wouldn't want to go), and competitive company culture.
Pros
great client base, smart coworkers, solid brand
Cons
work-life balance completely out of whack, constant travel with no out of it
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Great perks but very little work life balance
software consultant (Current Employee) –  South CarolinaDecember 22, 2015
Love the benefits and perks of Accenture; Health insurance is great! we sometimes get annual bonuses; The offices are all very nice with free coffee, condiments and free sodas; Lots of online training modules and resources all over who are willing to share their knowledge if you can get to them! I love working with my clients and moving them through the requirements process.

The toughest part of our jobs is there is very little work life balance. If working on a client project most of us work minimum 50 hours a week and that does not include the travel time. On client site you often work 11 hour days;
Pros
Beautiful local offices, with free coffee and free drink machines, Collaborative work environment
Cons
no work life balance; difficult for opportunities to advance, if you are not traveling to client sites
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Firm is good only for college grads with no experience
Security Analyst/Compliance Reporting Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 26, 2015
This is a good company to work for if you are straight out of college and have no work experience as they want to compensate as low as they can. If you are a professional and seek better employment and opportunities, this is not the place for you. It doesn't matter what job or role you get within the organization, you will always get paid lower than the market pays and advancement or promotion is non existent unless you are a management favorite.
Pros
Flexible Work Hours
Cons
low compensation, nonexisting advancement, management of projects play the favoritism game for promotion
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Good Company for New College Grads
Program / Project Management Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 24, 2016
Work hours vary depending on your work load and you are not held to a strict 9 - 5 time frame.

Your co-workers are very knowledgeable and helpful when needed.

Hardest part of the job is the early morning and late night calls when you are working with teams that are outside of the US.
Pros
Work life balance is accomplished by utilizing a work from home schedule
Cons
Management favoritism when it comes to moving up in the company
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Consultant (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAFebruary 28, 2016
It is difficult to move around internally within the company. Management consulting is more important to the firm than other positions, and when taking a position with the firm, it is important to ask in advance how your role is classified. Management consultants have faster career progression and a much greater ability to change roles.
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Shark tank
Digital Senior Principal (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 17, 2015
Accenture is a huge volume of Type A people. That tied to the meritocracy 20-70-10 differentiation scheme converts to many people managing up and not down. If you remember to do your own work first and help others second you will do well here.

The management hierarchy is matrixed which means you have a Deployed to Entity Lead, and possibly several people in that group assigning tasks, a Career Counselor whose primary focus is to represent your interests, and other leaders depending on your role and level. There are many great people here and the key is to find a role that is a good fit without under-hiring. As I titled this in the Review summary, Accenture is a shark tank that you're thrown into and expected to start swimming, building a network and making sure you cover. If you do not do well building your own brand you may find it difficult depending on your role.

The hardest part of the job was the extremely long hours over an extended period of time and being staffed on projects with a small percentage of people with previous experience.

The best part of the job was working with some seriously smart and driven people.
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Love the people,always eating!
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Louisville, TNFebruary 12, 2016
Accenture is one of the #1 outsourcing giants in North America. Always new clients,new innovations and new technology.Management is always willing to listen and the people are great to be with everyday.Hardest part is that there is never enough time to do all you want to get accomplished for the client. Most enjoyable...boy do we know how to eat! Potlucks, vendors,team outings/lunches. Yum!
Pros
cheap insurance, great people
Cons
advancement takes time
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