To better understand Accenture's culture you need to learn more about the roots of the company at the time it was called Anderson Consulting and when it was the implementation arm of Arthur Andersen. After the Enron scandale, the company became independent and changed its name from Anderson Consulting to Accenture which is a contraction for "Accent on the future" (it also explains the accent logo > that many consultants today misinterpret as "greater than"). Now, who are we working for and what do we do? Accenture business model is to "help Fortune 1000 companies achieve high performance in their strategic goals". It's a very important statement because it defines the kind of companies that we are working for and even the kind of projects we are working. How do we work? When Accenture starts a project, it will bring in a project team that will almost completely match the customer team so it will ease change management process. However, Accenture will hire super talented analysts, consultants, managers to do the work side by side with their counterpart. Counterparts may have a say on the performance evaluation of Accenture employees so it is rare but it happens that a counterpart ask for a replacement in the pyramid of consultants if he/she believes that the individual is not performing. Accenture executives may also replace a consultant when they believe it's necessary. That said, it is very rare because the hiring is very competitive. Accenture would recruit mostly top students from top schools and I have been always impressed by the excellence of my colleagues
The people that I worked with this summer were always inviting and willing to help me with anything I had questions about. My teammates were dedicated to helping me grow professionally and develop my knowledge of the company even more. Some of the things that stood out to me would be the willingness they showed when I set up personal meetings with them to learnmore about their experience at the company. Another thing that stood out would be when the manager of our team set up a meeting just for the analysts to express their goals within and outside of the company so that he could provide support in helping us to reach these goals. Overall, Accenture's culture revolves around the people and their willingness to consistently provide support to anyone that is going to ask for it.
Accenture has a vibrant and diverse culture that was very welcoming for me as a fresher. They have a training which lasts for a few months before assigning your projects. Though the working hours is fixed and provides little flexibility, the work assigned to freshers is never overwhelming and the team leads makes is sure that they are able to contribute and add value to their assigned projects at the earliest. Every employee is assigned a career supervisor to help choose the career path and also help develop key skills to remain industry relevant. Even though there are clearly defined career levels at Accenture, we can freely talk about our concerns and views to our managers or senior managers. There are client meetups in a quarter to help us understand how the client views our performance and also recognize top performers. Accenture also has a recognition points system to recognize any valuable service provided to the client by any employee. Accenture takes an outcome oriented approach and it recognizes the performance of any employee solely based on the effort and the quality of service provided to the client.
I would say that the culture was very laid back. Staff is not closely monitored and is given a lot of freedom to move about. You are allowed to take your lunch at different times and don't have to necessarily adhere to a strict lunch schedule. If you are a temp, you don't get all the benefits that permanent/full-time employees get. Permanent employees get excellent benefits and are treated extremely well. Temps do enjoy some of the perks but not all. The company does provide coffee, hot water, cocoa and the break room is well equipped with several microwaves and fridge space. There are coffee stations throughout the building so you don't have to walk far from your assigned seat to get coffee. The company does a lot to promote all things healthy.
Accenture's culture is based on core values the company has adopted. These core values essentially bring together the success of all entities involved with the company, from the employee to employer relationship, the clients satisfaction, employee support and development and also the betterment of the community as well.
Accenture's culture varies depending upon the project & client you are working on. Since Accenture is a company of nearly 500,000 people with locations all around the world, I wouldn't say the culture is consistent. The culture varied between my client site and my home office.
I worked as a Software Test Engineer and we were assigned to different projects at various companies throughout the metro area.
So the culture was at Accenture was very laid back, Accenture allowed us to do what we do best. However when on assignment at other organizations we were expected to adjust to that organization's culture as representatives of Accenture.
Accenture has a very friendly and learning oriented company culture. They focus on lots of internal training and are registered with many well known institutions to provide that training. At the project level, they believe in transparency and help all team members to maintain a better work-life balance with a positive environment at work. With Accenture, its never just work, there are many events and collaborations, client side meet ups, etc. which help an individual grow within the company.
Accenture has a great company culture filled with people from all walks of life. Many of the people that I work with come from places all across the world and it is fun to get to know them and hear their stories. AtAccenture we are committed to making our clients happy and providing them with the best solutions possible. We make sure to do everything we can to meet deadlines that we have. We also work together all the time, collaborating and brain storming the ideas for our clients.
A typical day at work in Accenture starts out usually by checking out the emails on what to do today, work on it mixed in with online calls and meetings while doing your own pace at work. Then when you have free time you can go through their learning website to further develop or learn more skills.
Management can be a mixed bag depending where you end up in but a lot of them value your growth in the company and can help you further advance inside the company.
The work culture there is fantastic, you can talk to your colleagues like they were your friends and some of them can end up being good friends. They are all eager to help you out and you can feel there is a sense of camaraderie within the team.
The culture at Accenture was great. The company encourages creativity everywhere, and it is very open to anybody's advice, even new joiners. When you have your work done, it always gives you the opportunity to learn more through its online and offline courses.
I would describe the culture as constantly cultivating curiosity. Being a fast learner is so important in the consulting field and staying up to date with new technologies and skills is also critical. Accenture actively seeks to provide many opportunities for you to learn both online and in person and they strongly encourage it. There are a bunch of groups that all host weekly phone calls you can join—sort of like live podcasts that take questions. On a personal note, the Accenture staff is honestly amazing. I never felt like my ideas weren’t good enough or weren’t taken seriously even though I was still in undergrad. I never met anyone who wasn’t invested in my success. Even MDs and Senior Managers would constantly ask you what part of the company you wanted to be in and would honestly try to help you get there. People always say they’re in the job for the people, but at Accenture they’re telling the truth. I liked it so much I recruited my best friend, and now we’re both starting full time.
I would say that Accenture is really a team environment. Pretty much everything you do involves teamwork. Since consulting is project-based, it is very important that the team members can trust and support each other.