A typical day at work involves helping others and getting the best out of the installed technology. I've learned how Accenture operates and it's not for me. Management is siloed away in thinking and working with lower 'CL' staff. (CL is career level). They love this leveling at Accenture and those who have been successful in gaining a promotion, forget pretty quickly what it was like when they were at that level. No particular workplace culture to speak of, apart from everything being urgent and a priority. Feedback is delivered only when something has gone wrong and there is no sense of positive reinforcement or appreciation of a job/task well done. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new technologies.
Good nights out, free food/drink.
Career progression non-existent, office politics play a huge part in day to day, everybody wants to know your business
This place does crazy marketing and recruiting efforts at local colleges with flashy videos and exciting talk to lure in new employees. Once hired it’s every man for themself fighting for work, but none of the projects are ever as interesting as the recruiting videos and the culture is a lot worse. I feel like I took a job for something I was not aware of some of the other duties I would have to do. I would not recommend working here.
I highly recommend Accenture as a first job after college or graduate school. You will learn a lot, be pushed, and if you are talented, the path forward to a promotion is extremely transparent and politics-free. You will, however, have very little control over the type of work that you are staffed on, and in that respect your job satisfaction is extremely luck of the draw. If you have excellent projects, you will have an excellent experience, but the opposite is also true.
Great learning experience, transparent career progression
Little consideration for career objectives given to staffing process