Culture at Accenture

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

I love that there is a flat structure, everyone is extremely approachable, regardless of their position. The team is very friendly and inclusive, and always willing to give a helping hand.
Graduate, Sydney
Long hours sometimes, but good work culture and great people
Graduate, Sydney
The culture of the company is very friendly and engaging. It is all about networking and knowing people, the social events are a really good opportunity to network and know people. The company is structured really well and the senior people are really friendly and helpful. Everyone is working as a team in Accenture, and I find it is really easy to work in that way.
Graduate, Sydney
Positive company culture. Accenture are very good with flexible working hours and working from home. Everyone within the company tends to be like-minded and great to work with. Quite an active social culture after company hours, which can be positive or negative depending on your personality type.
Graduate, Melbourne
In terms of workplace culture and after hours, it has a hierarchy in terms of the different roles and responsibilities but when it comes to work, people work as one team to deliver things.
Graduate, Melbourne
I have enjoyed the teams I have worked with colleagues both above and below are all great people.
Graduate, Melbourne
Socially a very flat hierarchy (not the case regarding pay) Great people
Graduate, Melbourne
The company culture is all about networking. There a many opportunities outside of work to socialise with colleagues - not as many during working hours. The company structure is so big and complicated it is difficult to understand the hierarchy - generally.
Graduate, Melbourne
So far, the culture has been great. Everyone is really lovely, and really encourages you to get involved. For someone who is a little more introverted, this can be hard to reconcile, but everyone is very welcoming, both at work and after hours.
Graduate, Melbourne
The work culture at my company is brilliant
Graduate, Canberra
I think that depends on the operating group you are in. My personal experience in terms of socialising has been popular. There were graduate events organised, as well as events to know your team. However, due to the nature of the work, sometimes it is hard to meet the entire team all in one go at any given time. During hours, there is a tendency to stay at your desk. There aren't that many initiatives to bring the team together e.g. lunch time sports. Further, I think quantity is valued over quality i.e. quantity of time spent on something over the quality. While there is a vertical hierarchy, the company is quite flat in structure and senior management is accessible.
Graduate, Sydney
With any large firm, culture can change between offices and teams.
Graduate, Melbourne
So far it's quite good. It is very male dominated, but they're working very hard to change this. I believe it wasn't always good, but they're working to improve it.
Graduate, Sydney
Outside office hours there is a lot of organised social activities, which helps with the vibe of the place
Graduate, Melbourne
Social, collaborative, work/life balance, training, opportunities and large responsibilities.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Very social and fun
Graduate, Canberra
Everyone is really happy to meet and answer any questions. There are a heap of networking activities and social clubs.
Graduate, Melbourne
Accenture staff are great to work with, both inside and outside of the office. They have lunch together and are always laughing, and they frequently go out on Fridays together for a few (too many) drinks.
Graduate, Sydney
Socialising is heavily emphasised, and within my functional department (products) there are informal drinks every second week so I can get to know my colleagues. Socialising after work is very important, and the culture is very welcoming to attend these events.
Graduate, Sydney
The culture is generally good with attempts to reinforce positive messages and expectations however this is not always the case. Good social events also help the culture. My project has a strong stance on discouraging out of hours work where it is not needed and promoting healthy work life balance.
Graduate, Sydney
Over involved - Expected to stay late for events and team meetings. Hierarchy is structured, cooperation across teams is difficult.
Graduate, Wellington
Relaxed structure and hierarchy: senior leadership are approachable and formalities are foregone in favor of quality work. Lack of social culture and cohesion - can be very isolating at times.
Graduate, Melbourne
The whole organisation has a very welcoming culture - everyone is more than willing to help and teach you. Both my fellow graduates and project members regularly meet after work for casual social events. Hierarchy isn't as obvious and you get a chance to work with a variety of people, all that matters is that you're willing to learn and improve so that you can add value to the project/those around you.
Graduate, Melbourne
Unpaid overtime is a regular. Although there is structure, you are always welcome to disrupt and try something new. A lot of teamwork but socialising endorsed but not always initiated by the organisation.
Graduate, Perth
There is a good degree of socialisation amongst the internal groups of the company, with many functions most weeks. There is a strong volunteering and corporate citizenship culture within the company. Accenture is very proud of its diversity and in supporting all people no matter their difference
Graduate, Melbourne
During office hours, everyone is pretty friendly and willing to offer help. It can be a little difficult to meet lots of people in the company because often the only people you see are your team at the client site. But the team work is always there! It's a reasonably flat organisation, where the MDs/Partners make an effort to connect with you, make sure you feel included and don't think too highly of themselves. After hours, it's pretty good too, as a team some of us go out for drinks or dinner and most people are pretty friendly!
Graduate, Perth
In the office hours, culture is great. Not a lot of culture for graduates after hours. Not very hierarchical - which is great.
Graduate, Sydney
Not strictly hierarchical, but even those at higher levels are very supportive and caring about everybody. People share information heaps, even when you email a random they'll give you what you need quick-smart. We do plenty of social and volunteering events together, and eat lots of breakfasts.
Graduate, Auckland
Very flat hierarchy. Friendly environment
Graduate, Sydney
Great social initiatives and fun learning opportunities with lots of in and out of hours options.
Graduate, Canberra
Structure is hard to understand at first. It is constantly in flux, but there are ample opportunities to network and meet with leadership. Teamwork is a big part of job, but there are times when you are expected to handle situations on your own. Being versatile in your learning abilities and being social with co-workers definitely helps.
Graduate, Melbourne