Great place to work. Almost everyone you work with is very talented and professional. Good variety of work as well. My biggest complaint would be that they sometimes don’t manage your career very well. They have me like a jack of all trades so I’m not heavily specialized. When I approached a senior manager about this I was told that being a generalist wasn’t bad, that the pendulum was always swinging between specialists and generalists
Too much internal competition, politics, and clicky management.Worked here for 15+ years, seen company changes 5 times over. The people is what makes me stay here.
Talented people, teamwork, knowledgeable resources.
Too much internal competition, politics, and clicky management.
Accenture is a place where you can learn a lot of things, but it is also a place that will at times demand you sacrifice your life outside of work. Lots of times this is due to poor management decisions, and often times management will not own up to it.
You can learn a lot
Lack of respect for personal time
You get a great work life balance in an extremely professional setting. Pay could be a bit more competitive. You typically start out at 60-65 as a an analyst, senior analyst is about 70k give or take a few, and specialist is 86-90k.
On the surface, Accenture seems like a great company to work for. And, it is a great company if you immerse yourself in the culture, play their games, do your networking, volunteer your time to other roles while still doing your full-time job, and never complain. They tout that their people are the priority and they do a very good job in talking about this - but here is where actions speak louder than words. They do not value their people unless you are a senior manager and above. If you're not, you have to do all of the work, brown-nose and everything else to get noticed and maybe get a promotion in pay but not in title. There are extremely talented people who are stifled at low level positions while higher level roles don't produce half as much work. If you do one thing really well, you'll get pigeonholed into that particular role and never be able to successfully land a role in another area that you might also excel in but just haven't had the chance to show it. It's obviously a good company for many people who have been there for 20+ years but if you are young and energetic and want to truly thrive in your area of expertise while growing and feeling valued for your outputs, then this is not the best place to be.
Flexible/remote work (aside from Covid), Benefits, Good pay
Career stifling, cliquey, exclusive / pretentious culture
Great place to work overall. Management understood workers' needs but couldn't provide sufficient assurances relative to job security and advancement. We experienced the constant threat of being fired despite the high degree of conscientiousness and dedication to work demonstrated.
Experience from day 1 was wonderful and enjoyable. There were long hours during cut over periods, but nothing unexpected. The discipline to do the right things right was a common practice and fostered a good learning foundation for job progression. Best admiration achieved was when clients respected our team and common practices we bought to the table. Success in Win's, final deliverables, and product satisfaction was a rewarding experience during my tenure.
Everything you needed was available or could be made available for you to be successful.
Having to reside within 90 mins of an office, Most work was out of town and all was outside the office.
I was a manager at a company that was bought by AFS. We managers we treated as second class citizens since we had not gone through the full AFS program and did not have benefit of the good old boy network. Many of have left or been laid off since opportunities are more limited. It's great place to start your career...
Accenture is a big company. Too big. So big that you will get lose and everyday will feel like day ine (in a bad way). Its almost imposible t find a simple answer to a question or to find the name or contact info of someone who may know the answer. They talk about innovation and caring about their peopel but all they care about are two things: "BUY BUY BUY" (buying other companies) and "SELL SELL SELL" (trying to force solutions and resources down their clients throats whether they want them or not).
As long as you live in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia, there are many opportunities with Accenture Federal Services (AFS). The culture caters to a younger audience, with many different support tools hosted online through the intranet portal. It is difficult to locate information on different processes when you need it, but usually other employees are willing to assist you with finding the right information.
Ping pong increases concentration/alertness, stimulates brain function, and develops tactical thinking skills along with hand/eye coordination. You may think you're just goofing around playing a game, but you're really training your mind to think more strategically and improve focus. Additionally, endorphins that are released during exercise make you feel happy and more relaxed. Who wouldn't want to be happy and relaxed while working all day. So there you have it, a ping pong table is a great way to make the workplace better. However, ping pong is not the only way to encourage employee interaction and promote a fun work environment. There are tons of ways to improve the office to make it more than just a daily grind sitting at a desk all day. The key is to have something fun that brings employees together and doesn't take up too much time away from work.