Accenture

Company
Accenture
Headquarters
Dublin, Ireland
# of employees
10,001+
Industry
Consulting
Website
www.accenture.com

Diversity Report - Gender

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Female

38.4%

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Male

61.6%

Diversity Report - Race/Ethnicity

Asian

29.3%

Black

9.3%

Latinx

9.2%

Native American

0.4%

White

49.4%

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Recruitment Specialist
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Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
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male
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Management Consultant
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New York City, NY
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
Yes
October 9, 2020

Salary and benefits

Benefits are also good. The 401k match is 6%, and the employee stock purchase program is absolutely awesome. I've maxed it out since I joined, and it's one of the better decisions I've made.
October 9, 2020

Training and career development

Career development is my biggest issue with Accenture. It's so easy to get pigeonholed into one particular function or practice, and once you're in that position, it can be difficult to find the confidence to speak up and ask to be moved.
October 9, 2020

Salary and benefits

Benefits are also good. The 401k match is 6%, and the employee stock purchase program is absolutely awesome. I've maxed it out since I joined, and it's one of the better decisions I've made.
October 9, 2020

End-to-end

Most of the work available at the firm just doesn't interest me, and I'm very doubtful that anyone here truly enjoys the work they do. It's not fulfilling at all. You might enjoy the people and find the work tolerable, but I don't want to spend 50+ hours a week doing something tolerable. This isn't a bad reflection on the firm, it's just not a good fit for where I want to take my career.
October 9, 2020

Company culture

I feel like I can be myself at work, but I also realize that I'm very used to being around primarily white people, and I know how to adjust. I still code switch to a point, but I wouldn't say that I do it much more than a non-Black person.
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male
latinx
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Management Consultant
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Houston, TX
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
Yes
August 7, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

For the most part, I've had great managers. I had one poor manager for one of my projects. I came on as a Senior Analyst, and he was absolutely hands off. I didn't receive any guidance. He'd show up to meetings and just walk out when things got heated. Other than that, managers have been very invested in my growth.
August 7, 2020

Application and interview process

I entered directly from undergrad. 2 behavioral interviews and one case study. Process could have been faster.
August 7, 2020

Promotion discussions

I appreciate how Accenture separates the person that evaluates you from the people on your project. Your CC is your advocate, and it's nice that you can separate biases and that if you have a one hiccup at the client site, it doesn't necessarily mess up your chance at promotion because there's a layer of hierarchy they have.
August 7, 2020

Training and career development

I think it's great because they give you the flexibility to do it all on your own. There really isn't any allocated time for training; you're kind of expected to do it on your own outside of client work hours. But the access to resources and access to training is phenomenal. There's just no dedicated time for training.
August 7, 2020

Company culture

From my experience the culture has been very inclusive. I haven't had any pressing things in terms of not feeling included.
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black
heterosexual
Management Consultant
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New York City, NY
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
Yes
August 13, 2020

Salary and benefits

I don't have a lot of insight into what other firms are getting paid, but I think that compared to my peers, my salary is about the same. I have friends at other consulting firms like the Big 4, and Accenture's salaries are the most competitive.
August 13, 2020

Promotion discussions

There's some ambiguity in promotion discussions. It's fair in that what I expected is what I got. At one point they said they were doing a laddering system to compare you to others, and then they stopped doing that. So there's just not much clarity.
August 13, 2020

Training and career development

It's very self-driven. You have to go out of your way to find the training that you want to take. You have to be proactive about the learning and career development that you want to have. Once you identify what you want to do, the resources are out there, but you have to drive it yourself. You have to know what you want to get out of it.
August 13, 2020

Company culture

The company culture has been good. I've made some really good connections, and that's probably what's kept me here so long. I've met some good people that have taken care of me, and I've worked on some interesting projects.
August 13, 2020

Diversity programs

Before I was on the executive board, that was my home. That's where I would go and keep it real and say “Yo, has this ever happened to anyone else? Is it just me?” It's been a great community to just be around other Black folk.
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male
black
heterosexual
Management Consultant
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New York City, NY
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
No
August 13, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

As a Consultant, I haven't had good leadership or support. My last two projects, I don't think people have cared about me or have had interest in growing me at all. They've all been about doing what the client asks and not about my development.
August 13, 2020

Promotion discussions

Every year, my talent discussions have gone pretty well. That's reflective of your expectations as an analyst where you're just expected to be present.
August 13, 2020

Company culture

Within the Talent practice, there's not a lot of people of color, so in my two years of being a consultant, that's been a big difference. As an analyst, there's a lot more people that look like you in projects. But when you start getting into your practice area, the numbers look a lot different. That's something that's changed - being on projects with people I know vs. being on projects with people I don't know.
August 13, 2020

Promotion discussions

The model of the talent discussions makes sense in that you have to have your priorities laid out, but I think it's very subjective. I don't think that we formally rank people, but I know that there's some sort of under-the-table ranking, and I know they lay off people that are in the bottom five percent. I wonder where the transparency is where people that are low performers know where they stand and if there's anything they need to do to improve.
August 13, 2020

Company culture

I don't think that I've stayed because of the culture. I've been actively trying to leave for a while. There's a culture within cultures, which is a byproduct of how large consulting firms are structured.
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homosexual
Management Consultant
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Atlanta, GA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
Yes
August 10, 2020

Company culture

I have seen that in the recent months, Accenture tends to put more resources towards programs but not as much time. For example, they'll have a Black Senior Manager and an MD stand up a diversity council in the Southeast when they already have so many other plus one responsibilities. They ask a lot of their minority employees.
August 10, 2020

Salary and benefits

I've always been fine with my numbers. I've never had an issue, and I know that some other firms might make a little bit more in various areas, but I've always been satisfied with how much I'm paid. If anything, I've been kind of surprised with how much they've been.
August 10, 2020

Diversity programs

I think that they're great and I'm glad that they have them, but the company needs to support them in ways that can actually be beneficial. It's frustrating that we get thrown all this money, but the same 10 people are expected to plan events. It's also great to see that C-levels come to the events, but it becomes a lot when you're expected to do as much as you are at Accenture being a minority.
August 10, 2020

Promotion discussions

I've had a pretty normal experience. I've always maxed out bonuses and I've always gotten promoted when I've been up for promotions. I wrote a script for my career counselor to read when he was representing me in the discussions. Overall, the process has been open. All of my career counselors have been open in telling me what I'm doing well and what I'm not doing well, and I've never disagreed with them.
August 10, 2020

Training and career development

I've always been fine with my numbers. I've never had an issue, and I know that some other firms might make a little bit more in various areas, but I've always been satisfied with how much I'm paid. If anything, I've been kind of surprised with how much they've been.
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female
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Senior Analyst
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Southeast Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
January 9, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

Great, but I think my situation is very unique.
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female
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Senior Analyst
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Boston, MA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
September 30, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

Overall, I'd say that the people within the firm are by far the best thing about working here. Even when I've had "bad" managers, there are always other people around that have had my best interest in mind and the ability to make sure I had the support I've needed to do my job. One of my former managers is now a close friend and mentor.
September 30, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

Overall, I'd say that the people within the firm are by far the best thing about working here. Even when I've had "bad" managers, there are always other people around that have had my best interest in mind and the ability to make sure I had the support I've needed to do my job. One of my former managers is now a close friend and mentor.
September 30, 2019

Training and career development

Accenture does a good job of providing opportunities for training and skill development. While how much time you have to access these training resources will depend on client work, there is a vast amount of trainings and certifications you can explore.
September 30, 2019

Training and career development

In general, the company should work on creating similar experiences for new joiners coming into the firm. There should be a better foundation set for how to get acclimated, the performance review cycle, available training resources etc to allow the same base knowledge for growth opportunities and decision making.
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male
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Consultant
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Southwest Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
September 27, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

I've been fortunate to have knowledgeable managers who are focused on developing others.
September 27, 2019

Diversity programs

Diversity representation at leadership levels; being transparent/flexible about career/alignment process and/or opportunities.
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white
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Consultant
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New York City, NY
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
September 25, 2019

Diversity programs

Accenture could do a much better job with its mentor and career counselor programs. In my experience these positions have been treated as holding almost no importance. Support for employee resource groups could hardly be described as fair or equal.
September 25, 2019

Diversity programs

I think Accenture does a good job saying the right things. We recently became one of the only large professional services companies to publish a company-wide diversity report. We've taken efforts to reach set gender pay and promotion goals by 2025 and report on those goals each quarter. I think we also generally hire fun, smart driven people.
September 25, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

In general, most of my relationships with managers have been very normal and professional. While some managers have been a bit overbearing or demanding at times, nothing ever felt inappropriate for the workplace. That said, I have heard stories from women at the company that were fairly different, and would at the very least have been described as unprofessional.
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male
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Consulting Senior Analyst
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Northeast Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
September 25, 2019

Training and career development

Improve on being transparent on the type of work that analyst and consultants will be doing their first couple years. It is important to understand that Accenture is not a strictly management consulting or strategy shop and a lot of the work that is being done ill be tailored towards IT implementations. This can be frustrating for consultants who wanted to do more "traditional" management consulting, but instead have been pulled into more technology roles because of lack of resources to cover this type of work.
September 25, 2019

Diversity programs

As far as the type of work goes, Accenture has been focusing a lot of time and effort in the IT implementation space. So if this is something you are interested in then Accenture is the consulting firm for you. In terms of culture, Accenture has excelled at creating a inclusive environment that encourages employees to interact with one another, especially on Fridays in the office. Overall the recruiting efforts for diversity have followed trend with all large fortune 500 companies in order to build a more diversified community.
September 25, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

My own experience has been relatively positive with managers, but this is heavily dependent on employees personal experiences based off of project selection and industry. I have had both great and poor managers, but overall the experience has been more of the former.
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female
middle eastern
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Strategy Senior Analyst
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Boston, MA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
September 25, 2019

Diversity programs

Several ad-hoc initiatives (e.g., women's initiatives) have been started within different groups & practices to encourage and foster growth given the lack of female leadership at the MD level. The company also hosts International Women's Day events across multiple offices.
September 25, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

The relationship with my managers, who have all been females, has been great. They are understanding and truly work to help you grow your career. The relationship with my MDs, who have all been males, has not been as great simply given the lack of quality time spent together but also given the fact that I cannot see them as role models or someone who I would want to emulate. The dynamic is different.
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female
asian
latinx
heterosexual
21-30
disabled
not a veteran
Management Consulting Analyst
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Washington, D.C.
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
March 20, 2020

Accessibility

I'm not open about my disability, I'm just seen as easily frightened at work.
March 20, 2020

End-to-end

Sometimes they hire entry-level employees that don't have many skills/great education backgrounds to work the operational roles. I think they can do a better job of hiring higher quality people in that sense. To be honest, if someone graduates from an unaccredited college, and they don't have many applicable skills, Accenture shouldn't paying them full salaries to copy and paste. It also brings down the "value" of an Accenture offer/role/the prestige of the company's brand.
March 20, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

Great, the morale and culture is certainly up to par.
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female
non-binary
white
bisexual
21-30
disabled
not a veteran
Consulting Analyst
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Northeast Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
March 16, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

It depends on the manager. With the way project work happens, you change managers with every project. I have had some transphobic managers, but not overtly transphobic. The policies protect you from them saying overtly transphobic things, but some definitely have treated me differently than all the cisgender people on the project and have done things like shared the fact that I was transgender with the entire project team before I even had my first day on the project. Thankfully, they do have an HR lead who is quite high up with real power who is dedicated to LGBTQ issues. So when I've found myself on projects such as these with those types of managers, I can email or call her, and I'll hear back normally within 24 hours. She then will help me navigate the situation by giving me several options on how to handle it, letting me make the ultimate choice on what I feel is best to do, and then supporting me in that action (even if it is getting of the project and onto a different one). When this has occurred, she has made sure I get moved to a good new project with a great manager. So bad initial experience in a few cases, but great effort to fix it and ensure that my career isn't hurt by it.
March 16, 2020

Diversity programs

I've found that it does try to uplift the voices of trans employees, at least a few key leaders do within the organization, once the trans people are hired. So I think there is a pretty good trans retention rate because it's a lot better of a workplace environment for trans people than most other options in the job market. They let those of us who are currently at the company take the lead and provide continual guidance around trans-related policies and healthcare benefits.
March 16, 2020

Diversity programs

While they might be good to the trans people who are already there, I don't see much of an effort to increase the numbers. There are less than ten out trans people across the company in the United States and probably less than 20 (maybe 30) globally, which is an insane under-representation when you consider trans people are at least 2% of the population and the company is about 500,000 people. Also, almost all of the out trans people are white trans women (male to female)...probably less than 5% of all out trans people at Accenture are trans masculine (female to male), non-binary, or trans people of color. And I don't see much of an effort to correct this imbalance.
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female
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Senior Analyst
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Boston, MA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
Yes
January 3, 2020

Diversity programs

Accenture hosts events and creates employee resource groups that support diverse team members.
January 3, 2020

Diversity programs

While officially there are several efforts to improve diversity, it is not seen as much in the higher levels as it is in the junior levels. There is also some ambiguity in what warrants a promotion, leaving some POC in the grey area when there is not a specific reason why or why not they were promoted or not compared with peers.
January 3, 2020

Relationships with manager(s)

I currently have a strong relationship with my managers. They respect my work and my contributions. This was not always the case in the past but my current team actively works to question pre conceived notions about where good ideas come from.
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white
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
(Former) Senior Analyst
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Midwest Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
November 25, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

Some managers I keep in close contact, others I stay connected to, and one was a major factor into me leaving the company.
November 25, 2019

Diversity programs

Developing and retaining talent. Listening to different employee segments especially age to look for themes such as manager relationship, job satisfaction, training availability, etc. There seemed to be a lager than normal disconnect between leadership and individual contributors. Enterprise/Industry communication regarding strategy, threats, or growth was siloed and not consistent.
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female
white
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Consultant
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Northeast Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
November 18, 2019

Training and career development

More generally, I think that Accenture needs to be better at providing more transparency into the rotational development program that is offered to undergraduates. I think that the CDP/TDP program is falsely marketed and Analysts end up feeling a bit more pigeon-holed in the differing types of opportunities available to them. I also don't think applicants understand the extent of the technology focus we have as a firm, and therefore, traditional "Management Consulting" work is limited.
November 18, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

Since starting, I have up to ten managers in varying roles/projects and it's been a mixed bag. Some managers go out of their way to make you feel supported and challenged, while others have been very immature. Even if I don't feel as though I'm not feeling properly supported by my manager on a specific project, I make it a point to maintain relationships with my mentors outside of the project and throughout various segments of the firm. I have found incredible mentors who are willing to go above and beyond to provide me with opportunities.
November 18, 2019

Company culture

You will hear this over and over again from most people within the firm, but I honestly mean it in that the work that I do is rewarding because of the people that I get to work with. I have met some of my best friends at Accenture and some amazing mentors. I also think that Accenture offers a wide range of challenging and varying experiences.
November 18, 2019

Diversity programs

In terms of diversity, Accenture could improve on attracting more diverse talent in levels of Manager and above. I think that Accenture has recognized the criticality of attracting diverse talent, but I only see efforts in attracting diverse hires out of university into the rotational development program. Within the firm, the most visible gap is the lack of diversity at levels between Manager and MD. It's so important that we both hire employees from differing backgrounds but also ensure that we retain our diverse talent. I think there are a good amount of initiatives/events, but it depends on the industry/alignment you are within the firm - some are better than others.
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female
black
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Management Consultant
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Northeast Region
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
October 12, 2019

Diversity programs

Retention of people of color and supporting people and their career objectives. In addition, supporting people whose career priorities no longer align with one particular part of the business to move to another. Finally, caring about employees outside of simply being "resources", and taking in to account their objectives and plans. They sell people on autonomy but there is a sheer lack of that.
October 12, 2019

End-to-end

Providing a variety of different opportunities for the people who work there. If you find the right sponsors there is also the ability to move across different business units and industries which is nice but that's often difficult to do although it is often touted as one of the benefits of working at the company.
October 12, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

It depends on the manager but generally positive. Managers like projects, are hit or miss.
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female
black
white
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Consultant
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Philadelphia, PA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
October 9, 2019

Diversity programs

Create more programs for keeping diverse employees. They have a ton of programs for bringing us in (and they do a great job with that), but once you are in, there are not very many programs, other than a few ERGs, to support your staying and your growth at Accenture as a minority individual.
October 9, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

Close. I would say more like a friend who I report to, rather than someone who I am "below". Almost all of my past and present managers at Accenture have given me just the right combination of space to create solutions, be challenged, and be creative while also providing their support and guidance when needed.
October 9, 2019

Company culture

Because of its size, Accenture is very flexible. I have very particular needs in terms of work flexibility (remote work, shifting hours during certain times of the year), and Accenture has gone above and beyond in meeting those needs. Additionally, Accenture hires great people, not just in terms of skills and experience but really in personality. There are few people that I have met at Accenture that I would not enjoy working with
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male
latinx
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Senior Analyst
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New York City, NY
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
October 8, 2019

Company culture

Inclusive of new joiners, and minorities
October 8, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

Very open and respectful
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male
asian
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
not a veteran
Consultant
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Boston, MA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
September 30, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

I have great relationships with my managers. I am so grateful for the people I have gotten to work for and with. I don't feel comfortable always speaking my mind, but in Korean culture, that's not exactly "encouraged", so I've learned to be okay with that. If I could change anything about my relationship with my manager, it would be for her to be more honest and less speculative with us about project timing. Still, I know that's a product of the industry as an attempt to retain talent on projects so that's not something that would necessarily be better elsewhere.
September 30, 2019

Company culture

My local office is two stories tall and at one time could probably hold upwards of 200 people. Yet, there are over 1,400 employees who claim that local office to be their primary workplace. I understand that as contractors, we aren't necessarily required to be around, but it is extremely difficult to make the connections that can help accelerate a career when no one shows up. In my local office, there are 0 people in my practice (that me and my mentors have been able to identify); In my practice, I don't know any other Koreans in my country. I feel like I've had to choose between work I find fulfilling and a network that can support me, and I have no clue if I made the right choice. Further, I am a Korean male in my mid 20s. For the 2.5+ years working here so far, I have met 1 person who is also Korean and has a higher title than me. I don't let that bother me in how I handle my business, but it would be nice to have more than 1 person I can go to for advice on how to handle expectations among colleagues I have questions or am uncertain about.
September 30, 2019

Training and career development

Also, Accenture does a good job of providing financial support for business resource groups that they call Employee Resource Groups. As long as there is a business reason for the group, the local office will try to provide financial support according to the number of people in ERG.
September 30, 2019

Diversity programs

Further, I am a Korean male in my mid 20s. For the 2.5+ years working here so far, I have met 1 person who is also Korean and has a higher title than me. I don't let that bother me in how I handle my business, but it would be nice to have more than 1 person I can go to for advice on how to handle expectations among colleagues I have questions or am uncertain about.
September 30, 2019

Training and career development

Accenture has many resources to develop industry relevant technical and professional skills. In person, given the right connections, you can find support for in person training programs. Online, there are training resources for all employees, and more specialized training programs within practices.
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female
black
latinx
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
(Former) Consulting Senior Analyst
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Boston, MA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
September 30, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

My manager was open with me regarding how I was doing and was transparent with what needed to grow. We met on a bi-monthly basis to ensure I was on track. If I had any issues, my manager ensured that they would be addressed and would bring in the necessary people to help find a resolution. I took a lot for me to find a good manager, I would say for those entering in to the firm, interview leadership you like or aspire to be because those are the ones that will invest in you.
September 30, 2019

Diversity programs

Providing more diversity as leaders go up the professional food chain because I rarely saw MDs that looked like me or just non White and mainly male. Another thing would be is to have a steady structure because a lot of change occurred throughout my tenure there. Lastly, I wished they had some sort of program to better invest in their employees because retention is high - but then again it's consulting so it makes sense.
September 30, 2019

Diversity programs

They do well in trying to make the company as diverse as possible. I have never seen a company where a team was more than 2+ kinds of people.
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female
black
latinx
heterosexual
21-30
not disabled
(Former) Consulting Senior Analyst
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Boston, MA
Tenure:
Would you recommend this company to a friend?
September 30, 2019

Relationships with manager(s)

My manager was open with me regarding how I was doing and was transparent with what needed to grow. We met on a bi-monthly basis to ensure I was on track. If I had any issues, my manager ensured that they would be addressed and would bring in the necessary people to help find a resolution. I took a lot for me to find a good manager, I would say for those entering in to the firm, interview leadership you like or aspire to be because those are the ones that will invest in you.

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