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Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United States on Dec 28th, 2020
"Wire Stone (part of Accenture) is not a good place to work. Partners (way too many) use it as a personal ATM."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United Kingdom on Nov 18th, 2020
"Its one of the better companies for women to work in by far, but still needs to improve"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, Malaysia on Nov 16th, 2020
"There are women in higher management, and women are treated as equals here."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United States on Nov 3rd, 2020
"Be upfront about your expectations, your limits for example - not working after 7pm and weekends. Ask for clarity, be vocal when something does not make sense or you don't agree. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United States on Aug 11th, 2020
"This company is a wonderful place to learn and work hard. I have found numerous co-workers who are open and willing to be mentors, teach you what you need to know, and are uplifting. I would recommend working here to anyone, especially those who are mothers and need flexibility. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, Philippines on Jul 28th, 2020
"Women in IT will enjoy working in Accenture because the organization provides support in terms of career development, balancing parenting with work, and more importantly, its leadership culture focuses performance and values. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United States on Mar 26th, 2020
"Take advantage of free learning the company has to offer"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, India on Mar 5th, 2020
"yes -its a good place to start working - i like it and will strongly recommend "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United States on Mar 1st, 2020
"Accenture's Goal is to ensure at least 50% of their leadership and location staff are women. It is an amazing initiative that all support."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, Brazil on Aug 5th, 2019
"Great place. Nice coworkers and working conditions. But the workload is absurd."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, Australia on Jul 31st, 2019
"Accenture is an amazing place in terms of learning and growing experiences"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United States on May 15th, 2019
"16 weeks full pay maternity leave; travelling can be very hard on a family"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United States on May 1st, 2019
"I think Accenture strives to meet aggressive diversity goals and to be a great place for women to work. Accenture seems to be moving away from the "old boys club" culture and there are many women leaders. Be up front about your work/life balance commitments and don't be afraid to protect your time when you need to."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture, United States on Apr 30th, 2019
"a good number of leadership are women. there is an initiative to have 50-50 ratio by 2020 I believe "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 4th, 2019
"It’s really department dependent, but be prepared to advocate for yourself otherwise the default tends to be based on traditional gender roles. Some of the jobs are just structured in a way that works against mid-career women who have lives outside of work (with or without kids)"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 3rd, 2019
"Everyone I work with at Accenture is professional, polite, and willing to help from corporate headquarters to the smaller segments of the company."
"The company seems to care about inclusion but they need help filtering it through the company."
"It really depends who your manager is, but most are great about offering flexibility "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 15th, 2019
"Company culture varies by team- that’s the nature of consulting. If you find a great manager or MD, stick with them."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Feb 19th, 2019
"All boys club mentality, promotions mainly for men, bad work life balance"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jan 8th, 2019
"Frequent travel is required in consulting practice, many projects are difficult for remote work"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Dec 21st, 2018
"Great maternity leave, great flexibility despite high workload. Inclusion and Diversity is a high priority on the talent agenda"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Dec 18th, 2018
"What has been wonderful is being able to work locally for 1 year after my maternity leave ended so I didn't have to go back on the road. I am very fortunate that I have a project where I can work from home half of the week. However, I don't think that every working mom has had this experience. I believe I was in the right place at the right time and do fear for what my work schedule will be like when this project ends. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Dec 12th, 2018
"They brand themselves as extremely female friendly and do have an amount of female executives who you often read about. However for those that are experienced hires and looking for growth into management- opportunities are few and far between. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Nov 19th, 2018
"It is very necessary tokeep up with the new trends and keep themselves uodated of the new technologies."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Sep 19th, 2018
"Accenture is a great place for women to work, but if you are an ethnic minority, then you will need to work twice as hard to get credit. Find a male sponsor who is at least two positions higher than you are and have him guide you through the company politics "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 25th, 2018
"Cut-throat culture to get promoted in all departments. Very stuffy environment in the AFS Accenture Federal Services Space "
"There are great benefits for working mothers - especially new mothers!"
"Slow progress and promotional growth, low moral, but can meet some great people. "
"I think there is a great focus on gender diversity in Accenture. There are a lot of women empowerment programs"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 12th, 2018
"Great place to work. Opportunities are endless and it's easy to find something you are passionate about and pursue it."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 5th, 2018
"You can count on working 10-12 hr days. Total disregard for personal time."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 1st, 2018
"it's a great learning opportunity, personal development and exposure to multiple industries, functions and roles. but based on your personal goals, family, work, life, balance, it may not be sustainable"
"Accenture can be a great place to work up to the Senior Manager level. At the Partner/MD level, there is a lot more competitiveness, ego, and less respect for the individual. "
"It's a great place to work with good work life balance"
"Please work only 9 hours and please track of how many extra hours you work every day"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on May 17th, 2018
"They have great policies for women, but unfortunately they are not flexible with timing. I see a 8 month pregnant person come into work everyday because she's afraid she will miss opportunities if she works from home."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 26th, 2018
"I'm not familiar with other consulting clients of Accenture, however, the area I worked in was tech heavy and it was the worst culture I've ever experienced. The women on the team were encouraged to sabotage each other for bonuses and promotions. The young, very sexist, male middle managers always promoted male employees first and gave them bigger bonuses. The woman employees were always piled high with the lowest profile, grunt work. One male colleague, who had less experience than I and was doing the same exact job, was being paid double and bragged about it constantly. He went so far as to show me his pay stub and all the perks he was given when hired that I was not. The woman managers did not advocate or mentor new or existing females, even though everyone was assigned a "mentor." I had a woman mentor who also mentored another male colleague. She advocated for him and got him a bonus and left me to fend for myself. I've tried many times to think of constructive ways of improvement. There is such a deeply embedded culture of denial at this company. Men are running the show at all the highest levels and they have a formula of pitting employee against employee that has been working for them for decades. There's so much smoke screen in the form of new "programs" and initiatives for equality that seem to be serving a token few for the sole purpose of performing for the media. All I can say is that there are some very good programs in place such as flexible work hours, accrued vacation and family leave, but if daily work life is hell, these small compensations are not worth sticking around for. They need to get in the trenches and talk to woman and minorities in non-management roles and find out what's really going on."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 18th, 2018
"Diversity efforts are supported at grass roots and C- and regional level executives but bad practices remain in the leadership tier directly beneath."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 16th, 2018
"It's a consulting firm, so any project within the company will be extremely time consuming. Although some projects are more flexible than others, it was always hard to find time for your family and yourself when work weeks were mostly working all day. Even when working from home it wasn't that good. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 13th, 2018
"Be careful about talking about your family and children. They aren't interested and ding you for having young families. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 3rd, 2018
"If you are a seasoned consultant, the company would be a great fit. But if you are fresh out of college or from another career path, I've noticed it's rare to see a woman rise up the ranks quickly without having to leave the company and then come back. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 2nd, 2018
"Accenture has excellent professional & career development programs to assist women (and anyone) with moving to the next level, but these are typically self-driven and can vary in accessibility depending on the type of role and line of business. Those with ambition, drive, and strong internal-to-the-company mentors will do best here. Now with a public goal of 50/50 gender equality in staffing and 25% of management roles staffed by women, I've seen a big improvement in proactive efforts to prepare women for leadership and promote them."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Feb 9th, 2018
"Global Company, work life balance, benefit package, training and development, great people to work with and for, women leadership programs, committing to boosting workforce to 50% women by 2025"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Feb 7th, 2018
"It may be a better fit for the start of your career, versus once you're trying to start a family. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Feb 2nd, 2018
"Futuristic, career oriented, respect for individual is highly shown. I'm very happy to work here"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jan 29th, 2018
"Expect long hours and salary that does not match but great maternity leave "
"In order to climb the corporate ladder, women at Accenture have to undermine other women. Women are constantly thrown under the bus by their female supervisors, and those female supervisors are promoted and praised."
"Great maternity and paternity leave policy. Internal networking groups to help mother's find opportunities that allow greater work/life balance."
"It's a great place to work at. Try to find a mentor"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jan 12th, 2018
"Very focused on achieving gender parity. Provides great benefits for women."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jan 6th, 2018
"I have seen women far out perform men in objective sales and not be promoted to Managing Director. Women don't usually last past manager, they get burned out or give up. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Dec 7th, 2017
"Great opportunities given to women. Not enough support once in the role."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Dec 4th, 2017
"There is a lot of hierarchy within the company, so you will need to network your way around if you want to enter into different divisions."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Nov 1st, 2017
"Expect lots of bureaucracy and long working hours. Networking and connections are key for advancement and promotions."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Oct 20th, 2017
"Working at Accenture is like no other company in the world; women are visibly in leadership positions and inclusion, diversity and belonging is part of the experience."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Sep 12th, 2017
"I have heard positive things about Accenture's work culture and promotion of women; from my day to day, I think it depends hugely on your direct bosses and making the most out of current projects."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Aug 29th, 2017
"Be confident when requesting work options, be your authentic self, be a role model to others "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Aug 6th, 2017
"Be careful- super-charged hierarchy means that you are often in vulnerable or no-win situations. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Aug 4th, 2017
"No matter what they tell you about flexibility, a slow week is 60-65 hours in consulting. If you can balance that with your other commitments, then great. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 30th, 2017
"Try to avoid becoming an admin assistant by default. It happens."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 28th, 2017
"- Meritocracy - Great family benefits - Flexible schedule - Opportunities to succeed - Organization has an inclusive culture and opportunities to participate and give back to the community"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 27th, 2017
"Women and men seem to be valued equally and are compensated in a very logical and fair manner. My only concern is that if women are not confident enough to write about their achievements for their performance reviews, they may fall through the cracks (a girl's gotta lean in!). Accenture works to offset these issues by pairing you with mentors, career counselors, and other resources. They also just set a goal to have a company with 50% women by 2050, which is pretty great. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 25th, 2017
"There are so many opportunities and I believe you can navigate these if you know what your current and longer term priorities are."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 23rd, 2017
"You will be intellectually driven, plenty of variety, be prepared to work hard."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 22nd, 2017
"Challenging, but there is a good progression pathway towards a position of leadership."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 18th, 2017
"Ask for what you need ... when you need it. You will find true flexibility around every corner. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 12th, 2017
"Very good culture, flexible hours for women. Work from home policy"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 28th, 2017
"That Accenture is a good company for women to work at."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 21st, 2017
"I would recommend that she look at our job listings right now, because we are on the path to 50/50 gender parity by 2025!"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 15th, 2017
"It depends on where or which project one is working"
"It s great to work at Accenture. Very flexible for women and policies are good"
"It depends on where or which project one is working"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 5th, 2017
"be sure what you want, be prepared to fight for it if needed"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 3rd, 2017
"Accenture is a place where who you know and your status enables progression."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 2nd, 2017
"I've been able to learn a lot while working here, however the group I am in lacks development and growth of it's younger employees"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on May 13th, 2017
"There are many opportunities to grow, advance and excel at Accenture. However, it typically requires a lot of your time and difficulty balancing other priorities."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on May 2nd, 2017
"Accenture really embraces flexible working across the business, whilst some other employers offer flexible working at a surface level. This has made a huge difference when it comes to raising a family."
"While Accenture will publically tell the world that they are working to get women to equal and support your career this is not in fact true for the people who are literally doing the work to put those messages into the industry. The leadership in the NYC office is all women and they do nothing to help other women advance their career. Every move is a powerplay - they are unsupportive in every sense. An ad team that encourages employees to be themselves to make a difference actually does everything to make it so if you have an opinion that is original thought you are immediately seen as uncollaborative. The ad director and CMO have created an environment where their organization constantly feels threatened. Everyone is a resource on the Corporate team and nobody is a person. "
"Just be yourself there and don't feel you need to be someone else to fit in or progress"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 20th, 2017
"Accenture has several initiatives and groups focused on improving the work and life experiences of women."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 19th, 2017
"Be outspoken and honest about what you want, if you don't speak up, you cannot expect others to know what drives you or how you define success."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 18th, 2017
"Define your ideal working hours and location up front so you're both clear on expectations"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 17th, 2017
"In Accenture, flexible hours and good colleagues make coming to work worthwhile."
"GREAT culture - team oriented and supportive of women. Women-friendly policies."
"With the breadth of work that we do, the experience from employee to employee varies widely. If you actively manage your career and relationships, you can structure it in a way that you have flexibility to pursue your interests, both career-wise and outside of work. "
"Accenture goes out of its way to ensure women are treated well"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 30th, 2017
"Policy-wise flexible options are very available, but make sure to find a supervisor who will support your needs. Set a precedent for yourself early on as to what your work/life balance/limits are to set expectations and ground rules for your coworkers & supervisors."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 22nd, 2017
"A company focuses at bringing change. Gender equality is the highly followed."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 16th, 2017
"The benefits are fantastic and they truly promote equal opportunities."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 14th, 2017
"Very progressive views, there is a commitment from leadership to make this the best place for women to work."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 9th, 2017
"Know your worth and ask for it from both HR and managers."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Feb 21st, 2017
"Great place to work for every women. Certainly consider this great employer."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Feb 12th, 2017
"Accenture is a great place for women to kickstart their career up to mid-management level, you can expect a high growth trajectory and great promotion opportunities that are very equal for women. Senior manager and partner levels have brutal lifestyles for women, it depends on how you navigate around the roles and projects to balance out with your life needs. I have seen women leaders succeed in Accenture, yet at the senior manager and partner levels somehow men seem to manage better at commit more effort and time to their work, women tend to drop out naturally..."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jan 27th, 2017
"They are really great and cutting edge when it comes to maternity leave and working with parents"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jan 24th, 2017
"flexible working hours, maternity leave, work from home options on some days"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jan 12th, 2017
"PTO is great - 5 weeks right out the door Maternity Leave is amazing - 4 months at 100% pay Flexible work arrangements and telecommuting available Hours can sometimes be rough depending on what team/client you are on. Performance based/Merit based promotions on a standard/average timeline and career counseling to ensure you are meeting your performance goals and are on target for they next promotion. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jan 9th, 2017
"Experience will depend strongly on your practice and geography; some practices are more "boys club" than others"
"Be passionate about what you do; Be authetntic; Engage your Brain but speak from the heart; Don't play a role; Be yourself; Don't underestimate the power you have within"
"Accenture is a great place to work for women. Most groups are flexible and allow remote work. I woud find it difficult to work for another company because of the amount of flexibility that I have. There can be more women promoted and I know they are aware of that and are pushing to close the gap there. The recent performance review process was not executed well this year. Within the US most people did not receive raises even if they were high performers because all of the money went to individuals that were promoted. Hopefully they will reevaluate the new process and fix it otherwise people will leave. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Nov 3rd, 2016
"If you are searching for equality in the work place Accenture is a great place to work at. During my time there I saw that you were only judged on what you contribute to the team. Everyone I met was friendly, welcoming and professional."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Sep 6th, 2016
"Know the unwritten rules and know yourself so that you can figure out if this is the right place for you."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Aug 8th, 2016
"i would advise women to apply for this company as my company has gender friendly policies. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Aug 1st, 2016
"You can really get what you want from it to make your work life balance work if you ask and prove yourself. There is a lot of power given to the individual to make it work for them. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jul 11th, 2016
"Women have a voice at Accenture. Women lead at the top. Newly promoted chief executive of one of the global businesses replaced a man."
"Analytics is a more flexible place. Look for opportunities there as there is a lot to learn and lot of exciting changes taking place"
"Great People and Place to work with and also the policies are amazing."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Jun 13th, 2016
"it is great , I feel as if this employeer strives to create equality and enforce it "
"Make the role your own and make your choices - find a good mentor to support you."
"Great mat leave. If you're eligible! My company was purchased by Accenture and they didn't offer enhanced mat leave as part of the deal"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on May 18th, 2016
"Travel is always on the table, but it's possible to find virtual and local opportunities."
"We do offer a condensed work week, which I currently take advantage of, however not all managers are supportive of this. I think we are on the cusp of changing the culture and I'm hopeful that policies turn into practice."
"Accenture has excellent benefits and family-friendly policies, and there is potential for flexibility depending on who you work with. Since the company is so large there are a variety of roles to choose from. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on May 5th, 2016
"Accenture focuses on Inclusion & Diversity throughout the company and you'll see our employees living our core values everyday!"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on May 3rd, 2016
"Really supportive, hard work, great colleagues, really good benefits, rewarding. "
"It is a good place to work, most of the time. Lots of travel though"
"Great place to work that is supportive of women. I would recommend it as an employeer. "
"Women in the work place and equality is definitely on the agenda for Accenture Leadership. There a lot very visible women leaders. "
"good employer. good benefits. work life balance at all levels so far"
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 15th, 2016
"Take the opportunities available to you to grow your skills and advance."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 13th, 2016
"It's a great place to work, at all levels! You make your own path here, so there is plenty of room to climb the corporate ladder if that is your priority, but if family is your priority then it is also a very flexible workplace and the culture is very supportive of it. "
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Apr 5th, 2016
"Hard work, but flexible."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 31st, 2016
"Better than a lot of other US companies, but not as good as the rest of the world."
Anonymous shared this review of Accenture on Mar 24th, 2016
"I've been here for 9 years, and have had mostly good experiences with women leaders. My experiences with my male colleagues has also been positive for the most part, and I feel that the company as a whole supports their employees regardless of gender."
"11 years with the firm, only recently returned to work after maternity. It's difficult to keep up with colleagues who burn 10+ hrs a day when you have small kids. Standard work load requires long hrs, always has. The company does support working parents and has several initiatives but bottom line is there isn't any less work and people get frustrated when you have to leave each day. My experiences up to being a parent were good no gender bias that I could see. Excellent maternity benefits, healthcare and other benefits."
"Network with the men"
"As you progress there is unequal treatment of females who want to challenge the way things have always been done; the divorce rate is incredibly high as well!"
"Globally it has some of the best maternity packages available, and there is a genuine commitment to encourage diversity and support women. However, this generally only translates in the enterprise and support roles - most women can't/won't consider the front-line consulting roles when managing a young family."
"Generous parental leave policy (16 weeks paid) and generous paid time off (4-6 weeks), but the travel and hours/overtime typical of consulting work might be difficult with children."
"At entry level woman are on par with men. As you progress within the organization, it becomes more bifurcated between women and men and the roles they play."
"Great company with great flexibility."
"I have worked here for a number of years and I believe that women are treated fairly. There is a strong gender balance at most levels and the company actively seeks to be in line with best practice to reach gender equity (e.g. shared parental leave, mentoring programmes, women-specific support programmes)"
"Great place for working women who don't mind travel."
"I have worked at Accenture for 20 years. It is an amazing place filled with incredible people -- including 130,000 women. One thing i really like, if you want to make a change and improve benefits, you speak up and ask for changes. Lots of variety and opportunity and the company is always reinventing itself. Everything is underpinned by technology."
"I think experience depends on the practice and business unit that you are in, but I've seen many women achieve great success in our industry group. No glass ceiling that I've seen, though our numbers are still noticeably smaller at the very top. These women definitely work more hours that the average woman but seem to still maintain a high quality/balance of life. Also, I think they recently started a program to ship breast milk for the traveling new mother."
"I've worked here for almost 2 years and there are not a ton of women that work in my department/segment. Technology Consulting is very male-driven. Women are given opportunities but it does seem that fewer of them are able to climb up the ladder the way that men do, seeing there are so few women in leadership roles. That being said, I don't think I'm treated unfairly, I just think there are still some underlying reasons why its hard to grow as a woman in this industry. Getting closer to figuring out why and changing that is something I hope I can contribute to in order to make things better for all women."
"It's who you know, if you network with the right people and people like the work you are doing, you will see movement in your career and the cool projects will come your way. They say there is flex work-life balance but working in the consulting world there is really no such thing, Accenture or otherwise. You will however find that some managers and projects are willing to be flexible so you may not have to travel M-Th or every week, I've been working at Accenture for 4 yrs and even though I have not seen upward mobility in my career, the flexible projects do come my way and salary and merit increases do happen every year. The people are great to work with here, very smart, hard working driven folks so you wont get any slackers on a project, if you do they tend to find their way out of the organization fast. You will find people on your project that are flexible and understand that people have a life outside of their current client and project and support you when you need to head out early or cant travel one week."
"I have found the experience seems to be equal for men and women for the most part from what I have seen."
"There are women-specific, internal, networking and social groups. Working for 9 years, I've seen projects that were predominantly male and some that were predominantly female, so my experience would be a 50/50 split as far as demographics. I did not encounter any situations with anyone taking maternity leave, so cannot speak to that."
"This company is probably one of the most progressive with respect to health care options, maternity leave options, and options for positions within a variety of industries."
"If you are willing to delay the pursuit of MD, Accenture is great in terms of flexible working arrangements. If you want to make MD, very hard with children unless one spouse is a stay at home."
"Its difficult to be in client facing roles and be a primary caregiver. There is little understandign for collegues, leadership and clients when personal things pop up unexpectedly. In addition, if you are a local resource working with mostly travelers, there is little understanding about commuting and getting out of work on time or not attend work social events in order to get home for family obligations sometimes."
"Women do tend to be treated fairly in Accenture, but it largely depends on what group you are working with."
"There is a significant positive shift to proactively talk about and empower women with flexibility around pregnancy and being a parent. The best part is that it also includes flexibility for men as well."
"External client facing roles can mean lots of travel and hours. In town roles can mean driving an hour to a client site (one way). Moving internally may eliminate weekly travel, but hours can still be long due to decreasing team sizes and rewards well decent, are only good if you are in the top 30%"
"It's a great place to work if you are a high performing woman. People will help you find opportunities to stay local especially if you are in a hub."
"Consulting is a fast paced environment that can overwork you and wear you down. However, Accenture is a company that you can drive your own career potentially at your own pace. The downside is sometimes you have to sacrifice your personal life or professional career by placing one over the other."
"I've worked for the firm for 9 years. We do a great job with cultural diversity in our workforce. However, most women hit the glass ceiling at the Senior Manager level. When you look across our organization, women are under represented at the Managing Director level across all lines of business."
"I've worked here for a year and a half now. There are only a handful of women managers. I have experienced blatant discrimination based on my sex by a male manager and when I reported it, was retaliated against."
"The company itself is great and having the option to align to an area where you don't have to travel (dependent on projects in the area) is a definite plus."
"In general, women are treated very fairly at the company, however, there still seems to be a bit of the old boys club at the senior levels."
"I haven't been here for very long, but I have felt completely comfortable with the company. I will say that there isn't a large representation of women in the highest executive roles."
"Women are celebrated and treated just as well as men if not better."
"I've worked here for one year and there are a lot of women working here. Management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them and establish a candor to feel comfortable."
"Accenture loves strong women. I have seen quite a few women in leadership roles, who do not compromise their sense of self, femininity *if they choose to do so* or time to build their families. Hard work speaks for itself here."
"Only about 35% of leadership roles are held by women. They are trying to address this by giving internal training to women to help them grow into leadership roles. There's a lot of talk of mentors and champions, but finding the right one is a challenge."
"I've been with Accenture, assigned to the same client, for almost 10 years. Accenture is very mom-friendly, very flexible and has great benefits. Although there are many, many women in senior management across the world, in my geographic area the "boys club" vibe still exists. Base pay is good. Raises have been very light for the last few years of everyone but the superstars."
"Women are treated fairly and I believe there is upward mobility. however, you have to be comfortable with the lifestyle - late nights and early mornings, and a lot of time on the road"
"Accenture is filled with opportunities, and it's for sure important to deliver results - but that doesn't get you where you want to go. I have had several senior women as mentors/guidance and I'd encourage any woman who joins to find a couple of senior women to learn from. Some of the key tips I've gotten and are practicing: be crisp on your story/pitch and your selling points, be comfortable with "showing off" (it can be done elegant), figure out what you want to do, and then be proactive about asking for it and dont clean up after meetings or offer to be involved in the support roles - that all impacts the way your colleagues see you. On work-life balance: Senior people expect a lot, and you can easily put in 60+ hours if you dont protect yourself. If you want a work-life balance (I dont work in the weekends) while still getting ahead, you got to make strategic choices about what to get involved in and protect yourself. Finally, Accenture is definately leaning towards a maskulin culture, so you got to be ok with adapting to that way of working."
"Leadership cares about diversity and hiring women. Less women in the chain the further up you go. In this huge company it is so important to network and find others up on the chain who can vouch for you and support you. This can be more difficult for women as there are less women in leadership positions."
"I have been at Accenture for 11+ years. The work is challenging and you get out as much as you're willing to put in. There are a lot of opportunities to grow and progress your career, but there are also options to step out of the core business into support roles that have more consistent hours and allow for better balance."
"You need to be confident, network, and support other women to ensure we are all successful. This company will take what you will give to it, but if you set your boundaries with time, travel, family commitments, etc, those will generally be respected."
"I've worked here for 2 years and I've had a good experience. I all of the senior managers have been male, but there were a few female managers that I interacted with."
"You will work hard, but the professionalism and quality people you'll meet make this a very special experience."
"Women are treated somewhat equally at the Analyst level, but in moving up the ladder the organization becomes significantly less equal. Men are valued, women are diminished and do not advance at the same level as men. The exception are HR and Finance, but those are lesser paying areas. There are token women in Director roles, but certain less than the % of women at the Analyst level. Women who are experienced hires (previous experience) with more than 15 years of experience are placed at much lower levels than are men who are experienced hires with the same experience and credentials. Most men come in at the Sr. Mgr or Director level. Women come in at the Consultant or Manager level and then move up the ladder at a much slower rate. Accenture touts itself as a company with great diversity, but if you look across the leadership levels there is little to no diversity."
"You can work out flexible hours, e.g. leaving at 5:30 to pick up kids from daycare, but that means working late into the night after your kids go to bed, to catch up on everything."
"Inherent to consulting is the monday-thursday travel lifestyle. For me, I can not see myself doing that when I have children. That's not to say there are not many women role models who make it work. The organization, however, has MANY women who have left the 'front line' consulting workforce to go 'internal' and work from home."
"Use any free time to learn policies more quickly"
"You and only you own your career path."
"I've been here for almost 9 years. I wish I made myself spend more time in the evenings outside of work to have a life and meet people in particularly men who I could date and have a personal relationship with. I let work take over my life working overtime (and not billing for it) and then being too tired on the weekends to go out and meet someone. Most of this is my own fault, I know, but I definitely will tell my younger self to go out and enjoy life more and take the time to meet someone."
"I worked for Accenture 10 years. I was off shored twice. I should have paid more attention to the frequency Accenture off shores. My team was fully supportive through tough personal period and I was respected for my work ethic and performance. I would have loved to advance even further than Analyst but within the Proquire LLC (resale technology) team there was no more room to grow. Finally in March 2015 my purchasing role was off shored to buenes aireas argentina and I have not had a chance to find work. If a woman is satisfied with losing her job to a lower cost center/country than by all means Accenture is the place for her. I would love to come back to Accenture but have not had a nibbles on reemploy yet."
"Network, put yourself out there and be as flexible as possible. Opportunities will come to those who deliver, are collaborative and those who ask for it. There is still a majority of the leaders that are male, but women need to support each other and find the right mentors to help them progress. You have the ability to pave your way if you are open to the possibilities. Don't be afraid to take credit where it is due but also ensure you support your fellow women."
"If I were to do things differently, I wouldn't have worked as hard or as long as I did. I would have worked my 8 hours/day and that would be it. Yeah you will get a good rating if you work long hours, but the raise is negligible and the workforce I was in didn't get paid overtime. So I took a step back and realized that having a life outside of work was more important than slaving away in the office under a manager that didn't respect me. I had already set the expectation that I worked long hours though and couldn't take it back and couldn't roll-off. That in addition to the way I was treated by my manager prompted me to leave the company."
"To network, attend social gatherings to meet people. You never know when you will need to utilize your network."
"Don't be afraid to network - and share your work with others."
"Keep a low profile."
"I started out as a contractor and was hired on as an FTE after five months.I came into a very toxic environment and my situation was not necessarily a common one. My only advice is give Accenture 18 months before you decide whether you want to stay or leave unless it is absolutely intolerable."
"Be prepared to continuously job hunt and know that it isn't always what you know but who you know that gets you the next role."
"Strive to work hard."
"I was excited when Accenture bought out my former employer - there were many promises of great opportunities for advancement and education. Little did I know that our workplace culture would descend into a bureaucratic, top-heavy, micro-managed nightmare. My former job (and many others) were outsourced to India, and as an older employee, I fear that I may be phased out in the not too distant future. They want young, energetic kids that don't mind making $10 an hour. If you are an older person, you are not an asset."
"Talk to a lot of people that are experienced hires and know the ropes from that perspective."
"My management is quite supportive of my flexible work arrangements, when a need arise. They respect my work ethics and expertise. My advice to other women is to take the work seriously and ensure that your immediate supervisor is in the loop on important/critical activities that you perform."
"Push hard in the beginning!"