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Great company to work with , pays as per market standards and takes care of employees but mostly things are driven based in the project and client engagement one is involved with.
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Lack of staff protections

Accenture is a consulting company, which means they have big contracts and have quotas to fill. It's like an army. You will be put where you are needed.Realigning your career is basically impossible at Accenture. At all levels of management, the incentive is to block good employees under them from moving. The loophole is to be useless, but not too useless that they fire you. The general feeling among all levels of staff therefore is one of being trapped. Now that bonuses have been removed, there is little incentive to perform. Salaries rise slower than industry standards, and don't if you do not excel.The employee attrition rate is extreme. Within a year, most of your colleagues will have left. There remains only managers and grads. Those who stay for too long find it extremely difficult to find new work. Hence, the title of this review.At the end of the day, the main reason people join a consulting company, is to be able to move around and experience different projects and roles. Accenture doesn’t offer this, pays worse, usually has worse roles, and expects you to do Accenture work on top of your client work. Join the client directly instead. Don’t wait until it’s too late and you’ve signed a non-compete clause.
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Regret not leaving sooner

Accenture is a consulting company, which means they have big contracts and have quotas to fill. It's like an army. You will be put where you are needed.Realigning your career is basically impossible at Accenture. At all levels of management, the incentive is to block good employees under them from moving. The loophole is to be useless, but not too useless that they fire you. The general feeling among all levels of staff therefore is one of being trapped. Now that bonuses have been removed, there is little incentive to perform. Salaries rise slower than industry standards, and don't if you do not excel.Equal pay for equal work is not a principal Accenture upholds.You are aligned to a program when you join, and some are arbitrarily paid more than others. For example, it is common for two people to be in the same role doing the same work, but for one to be paid 8% more due to having a luckier alignment. Shifting alignment wipes your career progression since you are deemed to not have contributed to your new area.The gender quotas are set extremely high, and other forms of virtue signalling are marketed hard. Compulsory voluntary service is also an Accenture staple.Training is on the job and is sink or swim.The employee attrition rate is extreme. Within a year, most of your colleagues will have left. There remains only managers and grads. Those who stay for too long find it extremely difficult to find new work. Hence, the title of this review.At the end of the day, the main reason people join a consulting company, is to be able to move around and experience different - 
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Wonderful company to work for in Dublin

Dublin Accenture is a people workplace, I have never worked for a better company, to be honest. I will do it all again if I could. I loved working there

Pros

Relaxed

Cons

Salary can be better though
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Very Good Place

- Good learning platform.- Growth opportunity- lot of learning and upskilling ways.- travel options are good in my role.- Lot of project opportunities- Exposure to new tech and methods- Free Certifications- Large scale project exposure to learn and grow.

Pros

lot of learning and upskilling ways, certification, classroom trainings. distance education with top university is possible, work for international brand customer from anywhere.

Cons

WFH was less during my time
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Fast paced, high stress, low pay, no work life balance

PROS- Lots of opportunities to learn new things.- No routine at all.- Fast paced projects (for the ones who enjoy things moving super fast).- Paternity Leave benefit (3 months).- Very comprehensive Intranet Platform.- Rich list of online courses in many areas, but you'll only have time for those in your rare and spare personal time...- Lots of travel (again...if you like that and/or have no family to come back to). Pre Covid, of course.- Lots of social activities (coffees, dinners, etc).- Good place to work about Project Management.- Possibility to relocate to other offices in other countries.- Diverse workforce, with most people from international backgrounds.CONS- Most projects are too fast paced with high levels of toxicity and stress.- Practically no work life balance, as the company implicitly encourages a culture of working overtime. 10-12 hrs/day is the norm during weekdays...and weekend work is very common as well. Forget about 9am-5pm work!- High level of competition between employees, as you're ranked and compared to your peers during performance review time.- Most projects have high levels of toxic people (from clients as well).- Too many status meetings. It's not rare to have 3 a day (morning, afternoon, evening). On top of that, dozens of other meetings, only leaving the evening or weekend hours to actually do some work.- Below the market salaries (at least up to Senior Manager level).- Control freak micro management culture.- Pressure to go into managerial roles. There's no technical career path.- Too much travel (pre Covid, of course).

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Not best leadership

Confused leadership, agile projects across industries, promotions, hire and fire has no logic... senior managers so stressed... low performance business
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Great diverse work

Two main qualities of Accenture Australia: - The quality of the higher management. They all know their business very well and are ready to help. - The work could be challenging due to diversity, but very rewarding as well. Last point Accenture has a good work life balance , you do not not work 12 hours a day.

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Very collaborative culture and very interesting projects
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Nice Private sector

Really good team there they had the best technology there and I learned a lot there, a team of 8 and all very supportive, brand new office good environment.
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Great place to work

Great place to work Great culture Live by the mantra of Work hard party harder Big clients to work with Learning and development at every stage Career counselling
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Great company to work with

Great company to work with i have good work life balance and managers used to support me. I had good colleges with good workmanship. I was encouraged and given challenging work to excel my career.
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Productive workplace

Quiet place and friendly people. The company provides training regularly to improve knowledge and skills of the staff. Very professional in dealing with clients and their staff.
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Interesting work place with lots of learning opportunities

Fast paced and had to catch up with the project delivery schedules Stretching is must beyond the committed time due to work load but also a promising learning environment

Pros

Plenty of Learning opportunities, Team collaboration, good growth in career

Cons

Stressful
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None

Heavily focused on individual capability, but this is also dependent on the project and client you work for. Most colleagues are easy to engage and helpful. Career progression is competitive.
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Excellet employer to train you with skills for life

I started as a graduate with Accenture Australia and did a straight run for 12.5 years. Have lot of gratitude to the firm. Due to a year of losses, company had to hand over redundancy to me with fariness and respect.

Pros

Opportunities to learn and work with wonderful people.

Cons

Complicated operating models.
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Good place to gain skills, good client exposure

Worked on multiple projects with numerous clients and gained exposure. Great place for go-getters. International experience. Client facing roles. multiple options.
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Fantastic Opportunities & Culture

I loved my time at Accenture. Great opportunities and international experience gained. Fantastic management team with some exceptions. Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. Have taken the skills that I learned with me.
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Great culture and highly driven organisation

Great work culture. People are excellent to work with. Would be good if they paid market rates for their employees however, typically pay just under average market rate.
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Great people, poor management

Very different company in the UK vs. in Australia. Main difference in Australia is that management don't seem to know what they're doing, or have proper people skills; no role models
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Great place to work

I highly recommend Accenture as a place to work. It's a flexible fast-paced workplace where staff are treated, and expected to behave, as volunteers. There's plenty of opportunity to learn and grow provided your keep the client's interests foremost in your thinking.
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Good working culture with work from home flexibility

Good working culture with work from home flexibility which really help to improve the contribution in day to day work and save time which is consumed during commute home office
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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture
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