We surveyed 110 graduates working at Accenture. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 110 responses.
International training, great people, interesting roles
Strong brand name on the CV, high quality clients, accessible upper management
The emphasis on self-improvement and ample support for learning and certification
Great culture, many opportunities to work with the world's best clients and staff, fantastic training opportunities and exponential growth potential.
Great training, well respected company, fantastic growth opportunities - excellent company to kick-start your career
Strong technology focus i.e. if you don't like tech integration projects there is nothing for you to do; not good at putting people in roles their experience relates to
The hours can sometimes be really long, you can have weeks where you work a lot of hours and work weekends. It comes in peaks and troughs but it can be quite stressful when you work a lot.
The strategy practice is quite young, so while we strive to do strategic work, there is not that much strategy work we actually end up doing. So we will often find us staffed in non-strategy work or work that is not strategy being labelled as strategy. However, there is a lot of effort made to grow this practice and we are seeing some strong results, so hopefully this phase will pass. So have an open mind in terms of what type of work you would like to do.
The size of the company can make it easy to get lost. It is also hard to do the work you want to do when it is demand driven.
I'm pretty chummy with superiors mainly because I just be myself (don't put on an act and don't pretend - these people have played longer than you and will see through you). Social events put on by this company are pretty Stella. Teamwork is strong, people help each other out a lot. At the same time there are players and schemers. This is fine and in every work place. Just be aware of it and make sure you learn how to play the game without shooting yourself in the foot.
2 rounds of interviews Intro interview - Build character and see if you are a good fit. Event day - Skills put to the test to see how you perform in everyday situations.
It was more so just a casual conversation. There were some housekeeping questions such as: What do you know about the company. Why did you choose Accenture to work for? Do you know our core values?
Read the employees website get familiar with the services they offer and the core values. Remain calm and relaxed. Get to know your interviewer if the name is listed try find common ground through interests. Potentially try mirroring in the interview to appear more likeable.
Formally there is overseas training - once per level. There are also many system and methodology optional training programs to enrol in (all free). Agile methodology, SAP, supervisor training, Business Analyst training, Waterfall methodology.
- I haven't been here long enough to really know how easy or difficult it is - I do feel if you spend more hours working and get more work done then that can be viewed favourably and there aren't very many opportunities to stand out on work alone (perform
Held International Women's Day event and have a women's newsletter. Have news related to LGBT and disability diversity regularly. They provide flexible working hours for my manager who has a terminally ill child. They also have good maternity leave and 3 months paid paternity leave.
There are a number of volunteer programs you can get involved with either in monetary donations or your time or something as simple as donating your professional clothes in good shape to those who need to look good for interviews but can't afford to buy it themselves. They are really committed to the community