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Accenture has the best people but that sometimes isn't reflected by management
Test Lead Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Reston, VANovember 16, 2018
Accenture says that their best asset as a company is their people, and I wholeheartedly agree with this. I have met some of the best people working for Accenture, however sometimes the people in management reflect poorly on this.
There are tons of people available to help you regarding project related things, there are many different groups that you can join that ranges from volunteer work, mentorship, cultural groups, athletic groups, women's groups, LGBT and Allies, along with groups for your particular level in the company.
Management and work culture certainly depends on your particular project, along with what is expected of each person. All in all Accenture is a very inclusive work environment, and I believe they are trying their best
Pros
the people are amazing, plenty of opportunities for career development and growth, very inclusive
Cons
sometimes work life balance is pretty poor
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Fantastic Coworkers, Projects can become black holes
Software Developer Specialist (Current Employee) –  Reston, VAJanuary 13, 2019
Accenture like many consulting firms, have their varieties of pros and cons. One of Accenture's strengths is in the diversity of the people they hire and the environment they attempt to promote. They also have their hands on really cool projects and technologies and the opportunity to learn is there. Their salary structure is not the best and you can easily be under paid and be taken advantage if you allow it. There also projects where management makes it very difficult to advance and also depending on who your lead is, they will manipulate and attempt to keep you at a project you do not want to participate in. TFS staff is essentially useless, and you will find that if you do not have the mentality to survive in a competitive consulting environment, then Accenture is not for you.
Pros
Flexible Schedule, Remote work available, Fantastic coworkers.
Cons
Management, Salary
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Great Benefits and Mission, Lack in Management
Project Lead (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VADecember 28, 2018
I've been with Accenture for 5.5 years, and have seen a lot of changes. The company is still a very strong competitor, but AFS is having some growing pains. There is more work to be completed by fewer people. I started out as a tester and I'm now in charge of an Agile delivery team. The hardest part of my day is explaining issues that crop up to the client. The most enjoyable part of my day is seeing my team click and collaborate. Overall, I learned a lot from AFS over the last 5.5 years, from testing to product management to client management.
Pros
Great benefits, networking events, and opportunity for growth.
Cons
Almost no work life balance.
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My day in office
Business Architecture Specialist (Current Employee) –  Phoenix,AZDecember 3, 2018
Accenture is a great place to work for hard workers.I really enjoyed working in accenture for past 8 years.They pay a good salary and develop good competition among peers.If you really work hard and dedicated then they will help you that extra bit in our carrier by giving onsite opportunities/Bonus etc.They have dedicated teams taking care of immigration/travel etc which makes employees life easier.Management staff are very suuportive. They have a good policies overall in all the areas of company to cater employee needs.I personally enjoyed working in accenture for 8 years.
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Good For sharpining skills
SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA) (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VADecember 17, 2018
I have been working at Accenture.
There are a lot of benefits working for Accenutre. They have great career opportunities, a never ending supply of interesting work, competitive compensation, wonderful benefits, the innovation, the challenges and problems we solve, the flexibility and ability to reinvent yourself great people, wonderful training programs, a tremendous number of brilliant professionals in their fields ready to help, and great core values.
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Accenture was a total joke!
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 3, 2018
This company is the old Andersen Consulting. It is a huge global company which sells its services to a company then slowly shifts its operations to India, Brazil, or some other country where wages are extremely low. This allows for maximum profit. The compensation and benefits are amazing, but you'll never have any free time to enjoy them. You will be expected to work 60 hours/week (probably on the road) and if you work really hard, you'll be given Accenture's greatest compliment, you'll be "meeting expectations." That rating comes with no annual increase, no bonus and no hope of advancement. The company likes to talk up their culture and uses terms like "Team Building," "Integrity," and "Stewardship." These are great as long as they don't stand in the way of the bottom line. In the last year of my employment, I worked 100-hour weeks, had no life whatsoever, was on-call 24/7. I was laid off when it was decided to move the day-to-day management of my account to someone in Bangalore, India.
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Good Time Management Learning Experience with attention to detail
Client Financial Management Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Ramon, CANovember 18, 2018
Enjoyed peer interaction but the work was tedious
Learned a good deal about time management financial concepts
Highly skilled management that had high expectations of employees
Fast paced, high pressured workplace culture
Hardest part of the job was manual detail input that was prone to errors
Most enjoyable part of the job was completing assignments with no errors
Pros
Brand name company and good management
Cons
Poor work/life balance
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Great company vision, policies but rewards are driven by politics
Delivery Executive (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJanuary 10, 2019
Work is dependent on where you are assigned in the organization.

Culture is definitely great, everyone does have unlimited trainings and room to grow, there's always a chance for new roles and opportunities however the major deficiency is on rewards.

Rewards varies by organization and worst case you don't get what you deserve in terms of pay and bonuses. You have to maintain great degree of politics (ie. have really close relationships with group leads) to receive great rewards and most leaders are like this, there are probably small number of leaders that are really objective and sees your value base on your performance and outcomes.
Pros
Great culture, vision, mission, lot of great people, good benefits
Cons
Pay and rewards are driven by politics
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Full of highly motivated people. Outstanding leadership. Lives culture
Business and Technology Integration Executive (Former Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 20, 2018
Very well run company. The leadership is very accessible. The CEO is also very present. Lots of live video sessions with the CEO and Leadership. The ethics and core values are strongly followed and visible in all interactions.


Very strong learning culture and tremendous opportunity to learn and grow. The company is on the leading edge and very focused on emerging technologies. They take a leadership position and invest a lot in staying ahead as well as researching and predicting the future growth areas.


In summary, great company, great people. Live their core values and have very strong ethics that everyone visibly lives by.
Pros
You determine how much to learn and what to learn. Growth potential is very high.
Cons
high travel depending on client location - lot done to keep travel to a minimum
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Good place to start out
SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  ManilaAugust 15, 2018
A typical day at work in Accenture starts out usually by checking out the emails on what to do today, work on it mixed in with online calls and meetings while doing your own pace at work. Then when you have free time you can go through their learning website to further develop or learn more skills.

Management can be a mixed bag depending where you end up in but a lot of them value your growth in the company and can help you further advance inside the company.

The work culture there is fantastic, you can talk to your colleagues like they were your friends and some of them can end up being good friends. They are all eager to help you out and you can feel there is a sense of camaraderie within the team.

Hardest part of the job was the Work/Life Balance of the company, they encourage Work/Life Integration more.

The most enjoyable part of the job is working around people with the same mindset as you and it feels like you can enjoy your job even if the going gets tough.
Pros
Great Colleagues, Salary is higher than average, Great Benefits
Cons
Lack of proper Work/Life Balance, Management is a mixed bag
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Bad leaders
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAAugust 14, 2018
Accenture Federal is a poor place to work. Management is more interested in replacing the experienced workers with college hires than they are with being able to meet deadlines and put out a quality product. The most experienced managers that made programs made programs successful were laid off in order to replace them with college grads who have no loyalty to the company. The new kids would be leaving after a couple of years just to go after the higher paying job.

Benefits suck. Where the health insurance used to be top notch, AFS decided to manage their own program, hence huge copays, out of pocket and premiums. This was before Obamacare. And vision care was removed.

No, this is not a company you want to work for if your goal is job security. No one is safe from the stupidity of management.
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Good Company
Quality Assurance Onshore Lead (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 13, 2019
Good company. Culture with Job security and compensation. Training Job culture. Diverse.

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.
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Something different every day
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hartford, CTJuly 19, 2018
My role in executive support was one of great importance, allowing the senior leaders to seamlessly communicate and interact with clients and team members. Opportunity for advancement was not readily available in the workplace area of the company, so I had to make the move to Global Recruiting in order to move up in terms of responsibility and income. Being given the privilege to work at home in my Global Recruiting role was a great gift in terms of work/life balance.
Pros
Working at home, 5 weeks' vacation, 401k match, great benefits
Cons
Limited opportunity for advancement for executive assistants
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Disappointed
Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 4, 2018
During my time at Accenture I was seriously disappointed with the culture this company promotes. Being a major US Government contractor with multiple locations, I was expecting a highly professional atmosphere with competitive compensation & benefits. What I was exposed to was a year of highly emotional management heavily pressuring employees to meet deadlines regardless of quality. It was not a pleasant experience at all. We were routinely asked to work upwards of 80 hours per week for little or no compensation. My co-workers would have been a great bunch of people to work with, if they weren't so stressed out all the time. The hardest part of the job was getting any time to spend with my family.
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It's ok, but beware
Risk Analyst (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 21, 2019
While you are provided training, it could very easily be that you move from one person to another rather than sit in a classroom for a few weeks before being put out on the production floor, so in a way I felt like I was set up to fail. Decent people to work with

Depending upon the job, you don't necessarily work for Accenture directly but rather as a contractor/contingent worker on an Accenture contract.

You can get benefits, but they're expensive.

They talk about respecting their employees but that may not necessarily be true. Just the a-typical executive mumbo jumbo covering their behind kind of statement.
Pros
Free breakfast/lunch/snacks
Cons
Training is wishy washy
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Welcome back to High School
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 16, 2018
The environment feels like being in high-school. The only thing missing is the bell ringing at the end of the day.
Open floor space, can be distracting. Very noisy. Lots of cross-conversations can happen while you're on the phone and people are willfully oblivious to that.
Management's philosophy is to continuously give you feedback, whether you need it or not. Feedback overload is inevitable and leads to many data points that don’t add up to anything when you ask for a raise or promotion.
Your co-workers are classified in two categories: The arrogant spoiled brat, and the naive just out of college techno guru who relies exclusively on data and technology and not much on common sense.
The most challenging part of the job is managing your 8-hour day with meetings, appointments, reschedulings and administrative tasks, which according to management should only take a few minutes of your day. The leadership at the company is failing at motivating it’s workforce to prevent our rampant turnover.
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Nonexistent Management
Accounts Receivable Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 4, 2018
Accenture Federal Services is a horrible place to work. Most new employees only stay only 1-5 years. Some new employees even leave before reaching their first year! Abysmal Attrition Rate - Accenture cannot keep new talent.

The Management is poor and unfocused. Expect to be "chewed-up" by the Corporate Machine. Expect long hours! Most new hires have zero clout, and hence have poorer benefits, no real sick time (only a low amount of PTO), and no one to whom to voice their concerns. As noted, HR there does not help with complaints, and they only serve to make matters worse. HR is too tied up conducting exit interviews they can’t focus on actual employees.
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Extremely poor management for content review project
Agent (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXDecember 23, 2018
This project started out very laid back because of poor management team, when they expanded the project and hired more people, the place turned chaos real quick. Advancement at this company is not based on performance but rather connection. Low integrity and morale. The management uses people at their disposal and doesn’t care about employees’ wellness, as well as giving false hope and false promises multiple times as a way to “motivate” and taking advantage of the contracted employees.
Pros
Nothing good comes out of it except relatable friends who have the same depression.
Cons
Stressful environment, poor leadership and no structure for advancement. Favorism is a huge deal here.
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Employee morale has been obliterated
Federal IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAAugust 16, 2018
The level of disorganization at this organization is astounding. Accenture has a strikingly different culture that is noticed immediately if you’re an experienced hire coming from another large company.

I’ve never seen anything like this before.

HR and employee management tools are so antiqued that I’d bet they couldn’t even quote an accurate headcount. Maybe that’s why they were one of the first companies to eliminate the annual review process, because they simply can’t track employees?

Despite what upper management says about the place I like to let the numbers speak for them self. Just ask the 20 - 40% (estimate) of ship-jumping employees that have departed certain teams recently.

Most senior managers are stagnant bodies, indecisive and just sit there collecting a paycheck. Management is totally “clocked out” both literally and figuratively, with no passion or emotional connection to the company. It’s just sad.
Cons
Expect rampant disorganization leading to slow information sharing and slow career progression
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Good work/life, poor compensation
Software Engineering Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaNovember 13, 2018
PRO: The people working the client sites are great, there's good work/life balance, and frequent social events.

CON: Pay and benefits are not competitive. A general mood of disappointment permeates the office during the month they announce raises and bonuses.
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