At Accenture, 85 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1309 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.24. It was published on Sep 10, 2018. 135048 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are given a lot of responsibility.
91%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
91%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
91%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
91%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
90%
 

What They Do

We asked Accenture to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. 

About this Company

Website: www.accenture.com Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10105 Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois; Irving, Texas; New York, New York; San Francisco, California; Houston, Texas; Florham Park, New Jersey; Austin, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; San Jose, California
US Employees: 49,901 Worldwide Revenues: $34,850.2 million
Employees Worldwide: 449,000 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: ACN Founded: 1989

Our more than 14,000 Persons with Disabilities Allies organize programs and events that engage, celebrate and raise awareness to help foster an inclusive environment for all.

Perks and Programs

We asked Accenture to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Investing In Innovation: We are innovators working together to solve industries’ and organizations’ most-challenging problems with leading-edge technologies. Not only do we make significant investments in our people and their development, but we also invest to bring innovation to the doorsteps of our clients. Our people have the freedom to co-create with clients using all the tools and assets we’ve built to date, while embracing innovative ways of working, like design thinking and data analytics. We help reimagine the future with our clients by collaborating in our network of Innovation Hubs—destinations where our people work side-by-side with our clients to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch transformative ideas. Our Hubs feature the latest in emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, drones with computer vision and virtual reality.
  • Skills Training at Your Fingertips: We are a global collective of diverse people and talent with broad and deep expertise—all innovating together. Our people are our largest and most important investment—last year, we invested $935 million to develop our people globally, including substantial investments in reskilling. Our innovative learning approach, Accenture Connected Learning, helps ensure we remain at the forefront of both technology and industry. We offer a blend of classroom-based training and on-demand digital learning, providing digital learning boards, thousands of online courses, regional training centers and a virtual campus of connected classrooms, thus enabling our people to enrich their professional capabilities, develop critical skills and stay market-relevant in key areas such as cloud, artificial intelligence and robotics...and to do so anytime, anywhere.
  • Total Rewards For All: Our compensation philosophy translates to competitive rewards for our people. Our “Total Rewards” package includes market-relevant benefits, including annual individual performance-based bonuses. We have a deep commitment to ensuring pay equity among our people. We strive to ensure that all our people—women and men—are compensated fairly and equitably from the moment we hire them through the milestones of their careers here. Investor minded? New joiners are immediately eligible to contribute to a 401(k); Accenture matches each dollar contributed up to 6 percent of eligible compensation. Our Employee Share Purchase Program allows our people to purchase Accenture shares at a 15% discount.
  • Time Away and Family Benefits: Our benefits provide optimal flexibility and choice to help our people manage time away from work. We pride ourselves on providing flexible work arrangements wherever possible; approximately 85% of our employees telecommute at some time. Our people enjoy up to 30 days paid time off. Parental leave offers up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave and eight weeks for primary caregivers. New parents can work locally for one year following a birth or adoption, and can access to 120 hours of discounted back-up childcare the first year; other caregivers can access up to 80 hours annually for children, adult/eldercare needs. For those dealing with developmental disabilities, we offer insurance/programs that provide advice for managing daily life and larger challenges, within a safe, supportive environment.
  • Most Truly Human in in the Digital Age: As our Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer Ellyn Shook has shared, our people are everything. They are smart, ambitious, ready to imagine and invent a future that improves the way the world works and lives. We know our people value work/life balance greatly, so we are on a journey to become the most truly human organization in the digital age — by helping our people succeed both professionally and personally. We offer our people tools, insights, and freedom to select what fits their needs best to help them work smarter, not harder. We empower our people to reclaim not just the “shoulds,” but also the “wants” — in work and in life.
  • Endless Opportunities…Agile Workforce: Accenture offers our people plenty of opportunity to make career changes as their strengths and passions evolve. Our hyper-personalized digital tool, Careers Marketplace, helps users easily search/filter thousands of open positions to find their next career opportunity. In fact, 32% of our open positions were filled internally last year (not including acquisition positions). Customized recommendations and the option to create a career “board” (think Pinterest) with roles that may be of interest later keep goals fresh. Similarly, our Agile Workforce digital solution lets us create an internal “gig” workforce to meet resource demands, while encouraging our people to build and apply their skills to intriguing projects and position themselves for new roles, ready to meet the demands of the digital age.
  • Community Impact: Accenture people are innovators who make our vision of improving the way the world works and lives possible, and their passion for driving change is evident in their support of our community impact efforts. Last year we offered nearly 1,800 local and virtual volunteering opportunities to our US people and had participants from all our locations. Our people are empowered to choose when, where and how they give back, contributing their time and skills in whatever way works for them. Opportunities range from spending 30 minutes online classifying animals in the Amazon to teaching local kids how to code…to a months-long assignment with Accenture Development Partnerships, which applies business and technology solutions to build capacity and strengthen programs for development organizations around the globe.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

79% Company-paid health coverage for employees 78% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
79% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers No minimum hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Restricted stock units
Nearly 30% of our people belong to one or more of our employee resource groups. These groups come together to celebrate Pride, Veteran's Day and many other key moments that recognize our diversity.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

30 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 30 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
30 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 30 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (75% use it)
  • Telecommute option (85% use it)
  • Job sharing (3% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (20% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free snacks during the day, free beverages during the day, on-site package/mailing service, massage therapy, discount ticket sales, fitness classes, wellness rooms, wellness lunch and learn sessions, wellness webinars, games such as pool and fuze ball, information highlighting local walking paths and healthy restaurants nearby, computer maintenance)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

80 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
88 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
40 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*35 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$10,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
40 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$18,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Global Operations Environment Director Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit 10 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Managing Director - North America Inclusion & Diversity Lead oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 500 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Experimenting with virtual reality headsets is just one way our people celebrate the opening of our Innovation Hubs across the country.
 
Volunteers bring technology to life with Girls Who Code. Nearly 1,800 volunteering opportunities were open to US people last year. Photo credit: Carey Wagner

How to Get Hired

We asked Accenture for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Innovative. We bring innovations and innovators into every client organization to help them transform and unlock growth. Agility. We expect our leaders at all levels to experiment, inspire, work across boundaries and quickly adapt. Collaborative. We are collaborative in how we lead and how we work. Team members with diverse perspectives co-create to drive creativity, spark breakthroughs and truly innovate. Strategic. We operate at the heart of our clients’ businesses, helping address their most complex, mission-critical issues.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Bring your authentic self. Make sure your profile effectively highlights your differentiated experience, skills and accomplishments. We want to know what makes you, you. Get to know us. We encourage you to build relationships with Accenture people. We offer a “Get Referred” tool that lets you easily search social and professional networks for Accenture employees—referral candidates are one of our top sources for talent. Still in school? We host numerous events at various universities and in our offices and innovation hubs across the U.S. where candidates can get to know Accenture and meet our people. Respond to these invitations and come join us. Networking is key! Stay informed. Attend our webinars and read our thought leadership and blogs to stay in the know about the innovative work we’re doing with clients.  Join our Talent Connection community to discover more about what we do and our open opportunities.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are in the midst of a technology revolution that is disrupting and transforming businesses and entire industries around the world. We are always looking for people who are innovators—people who want to improve the way the world works and lives. Our people love to learn and work together to solve industries’ and organizations most challenging problems with leading-edge technologies. In the year ahead, we expect to hire talent across all businesses and industries with a special focus on professionals who will enable us to: Reinvent our clients’ workforces and organizations for competitive and sustainable advantage in a digital age. Power digital transformation through services designed to reinvent our clients’ application portfolio and new style of IT. Combine artificial intelligence with deep industry and analytics expertise to help our clients embrace intelligent technologies confidently and responsibly.   To explore careers for a future workforce visit: accenture.com/careers

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Four key things: 1. Visit careers.accenture.com.   Discover new job opportunities and meet our people, see our work and experience our diverse and inclusive culture. 2. Join our Accenture Talent Connection community to receive special access to webinars, events and real-time job alerts matched to your skills and interests. 3. Read our latest company news, job updates and career advice from our front-line recruiters, and follow the Accenture Careers Blog.  4. Connect and engage with us on social media: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to see what we’re up to and to get a taste of life at Accenture. 

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