At Accenture, 82 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 570 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.42. It was published on Sep 16, 2016. 90366 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is competent at running the business.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.

What They Do

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

Accenture is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, with capabilities in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We develop and implement technology solutions that enable our clients to become high-performance businesses and governments.  

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: New York, New York Major Locations: Arlington, Virginia; Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California; Atlanta, Georgia
US Employees: 47,566 Worldwide Revenues: $31,000 million
Employees Worldwide: 375,000 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: ACN Founded: 1989

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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.

  • Performance Achievement: In 2016, we embarked on a new approach to performance in our organization: Performance Achievement. We said good-bye to the annual performance review process that had been in place for many years, which involved countless hours of our supervisors and career counselors looking back on the year rather than looking forward to a person’s strengths and career goals. With this new model, our people will be better equipped to understand and capitalize on their strengths and priorities, grow their skills and capabilities, and participate in meaningful feedback discussions and coaching in real time, while being recognized and celebrated for their achievements.
  • Accenture Active: Healthy people enjoy work/life balance and thrive professionally and personally. Knowing this, we asked our people what they wanted in a health and wellness program, and what would best integrate with their lifestyle. We listened and launched Accenture Active in 2016. It features easy-to-use apps and integrated technology, including wearable devices that track activity or food intake. The program allows participants (65%+ of our people) and teams to challenge themselves—earning rewards in the process—and participate in yearly biometric screenings that translate to reduced insurance premiums. About 1,700 people celebrated our first Accenture Active Day through in-person events and live webcasts that featured health/wellness speakers, group workouts, healthy meals and other innovative programs that make taking care of health achievable, fun and rewarding.
  • Caregiver Benefits: We offer many programs that help parents and caregivers thrive personally and professionally. In addition to our recently expanded paid parental leave benefits that doubled maternity leave to 16 weeks and increased primary caregiver leave to eight weeks, a new program gives caregivers the ability to work locally for up to one year upon return from parental leave, while also offering free breast milk shipping to mothers who wish to keep travelling. Other benefits include: 80 hours of dependent care (children/elders) with an additional 40 for those within child’s first year, rent/purchase of hospital-grade breast pumps, adoption/surrogacy assistance, au pair assistance, lactation rooms and a special needs program. We offer resources for our people to discuss and learn more about parenting and elder care.
  • Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity: We were the first in our industry to publish the demographics of our US workforce for gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities and veterans. Going forward, we will report annually on our progress across these areas of diversity. We aspire to be the most inclusive and diverse company--we believe that diversity makes our company stronger, smarter and more innovative, which helps us better serve the needs of our clients and our communities. 
  • Commitment to Gender Equality: Gender equality is an essential element of an inclusive workplace, says Chairman & CEO Pierre Nanterme  “At Accenture, our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top, and we empower all of our people – including our more than 140,000 women – to lead. This commitment extends to pay, and 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.” In 2016, Accenture signed the White House Council on Women and Girls Equal Pay Pledge. Accenture also pledged to grow the percentage of women it hires to at least 40% worldwide by 2017, reaching 38% by fiscal 2015 year-end.
  • Being Greater Than: Since debuting our Being Greater Than campaign in 2015, we have published more than 100 inspirational stories of women achieving their dreams. In 2016, we teamed with women directors at MOFILM, a global community of filmmakers, to showcase stories of women across the globe breaking barriers. The campaign underscores our commitment to gender equality, including pay equality, and connecting our more than 140,000 women. The two-minute videos bring to life our inclusive and diverse culture; our efforts to ensure our people can succeed personally and professionally, and the impact our people are having by giving back to their communities.
  • Corporate Citizenship: Our people are passionate about improving the way the world works and lives for our clients, our people and our communities through their leadership, knowledge and skills. With our core values at the heart of our efforts, we collaborate with a range of partners to deliver long-lasting, measurable solutions. Areas of focus include our Skills to Succeed initiative, which equips people around the world with the skills to find a job or build a business; our commitment to reducing environmental impacts—including carbon, waste and water—from our offices and operations to fostering sustainable growth with all our stakeholders; and our inclusion and diversity efforts across ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability, which are key to innovation and high performance.
  • Reinventing Training: With a focus on digital, we reinvented our approach to learning, enabling our people to unleash ideas, drive innovation and develop the highly specialized skills needed to serve our clients and communities. In fiscal 2015, we invested $841 million (averaging 46 hours/person) in training and development. The centerpiece is Accenture Connected Learning, which blends classroom and digital learning comprising: • 50+ connected classrooms--enabling people from multiple locations to participate in interactive, collaborative sessions • 24,000+ online courses and 900 learning boards--online forums providing anywhere, anytime learning opportunities • Five regional learning centers • 100+ Professional Communities allowing employees to harness the power of Accenture’s global network “Accenture Connected Learning makes learning continuous, flexible and increasingly democratized,” said Ellyn Shook, chief leadership and human resources officer.
  • NEW Skills: As part of our commitment and investment in learning—and to allow our clients to be the digital disruptors, not the disrupted—we are focusing on “NEW” skills. We define NEW as the combination of digital-, cloud- and security-related services, all enabled by new and innovative technology. Our Pivot to the NEW Technologies training program is about being more curious and able to adapt how we work as the new IT wave continues. It gives us the ability to remain at the forefront of what’s happening in technology, while enabling our clients to reinvent themselves as they transition to the digital future with faster and more flexible solutions resulting in higher customer satisfaction.
  • Employee Resource Groups: Our culture of inclusion and diversity is fostered by Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)-– vibrant communities that enable our people to strengthen their networks, grow their skills, celebrate their heritages and give back to the communities where they live and work. We have 10 US employee resource groups with 250+ local chapters. ERGs offer a vital avenue for our people to get involved, affect decisions and offer insight into how Accenture can improve overall. They focus on the needs of each group’s constituency through sponsorship of networking events, career development workshops, mentoring opportunities, and recruiting, client and community service activities. All employee resource groups are open to any Accenture person, and nearly 50% of our people participate in one.


100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (Applies to all) 80% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
$50,000 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Personal concierge service
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Dry cleaning
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Personal travel service
Management Consulting Manager Gabi helps to empower communities with sustainable energy.


30 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 30 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
12 weeks Unpaid sabbatical after 3 year(s)


  • Flexible schedule (75% use it)
  • Job sharing (1% use it)
  • Telecommute option (85% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (20% use it)


80 days Job-protected maternity leave80 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
78 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take40 days Job-protected paternity leave
40 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)16 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$30,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
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.


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


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$15,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • North America Inclusion & Diversity Lead is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 500 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

Executive Diversity

No celebration is complete without cake! Our people celebrate growing our Dallas office to more than 2,000 people.


Interns celebrate successfully completing their Accenture internship by enjoying an indoor skydiving outing. The sky’s the limit!

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?

Leadership, curiosity and authenticity.  We are asked to solve our client’s most difficult problems—they expect our people to be leaders at every level, because they need our leadership in driving change.  Curiosity is critical because the pace of change in technology and in the industries we serve is staggering. Our clients need us to be ahead of the change, which means we need people who love change and have the curiosity to be continuously learning so we can help our clients.  Finally, at the end of the day, people want to work with people who are authentic. We have amazing people at Accenture—from all backgrounds and cultures and with a wide range of experiences—and we believe what makes us so special is both this diversity and the authenticity of our people. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Be sure to showcase your skills and accomplishments on your resume, application, and any social media profiles, and make sure you meet the basic qualifications listed on positions for which you apply. We also encourage you to build relationships with Accenture employees or alumni who can personally submit your resume—referral candidates are one of our best sources for top talent!  We offer a Get Referred tool that allows you to easily search your social and professional networks for Accenture employees. Additionally, you may join the Accenture Talent Connection to discover more about what we do.  As a part of our talent community, we’ll keep you updated on Accenture news, upcoming events and job opportunities relevant to your skills.  For those at the entry-level we host a number of events at various schools across the US that you can attend in order to get to know Accenture and our employees.

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

We are hiring a wide variety of roles across Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology and Operations – including entry-level positions at US colleges and universities. • In Accenture Strategy, we look for individuals who can help shape our clients’ futures, using deep business insight and understanding of how technology will impact their industries to envision and deliver.   • In Accenture Consulting, we look for individuals who can help transform clients’ businesses through deep industry knowledge and by leveraging our capabilities to deliver innovative, tailor-made solutions. • In Accenture Digital, we look for individuals to help digitize our clients’ businesses. • In Accenture Technology, we look for individuals who can help power our clients’ businesses with innovative established/emerging technologies to change how their people and customers experience work, life and entertainment. • In Accenture Operations, we look for individuals who can deliver business outcomes through infrastructure, security, cloud and business process outsourcing services on our clients’ behalf.  

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

Start by visiting our Accenture Careers Website! In addition to finding the latest job opportunities, you can meet our diverse people and hear about their career journeys and timelines. Then, stay connected by joining the Accenture Talent Connection to discover more about what we do, how we do it, and what makes us different, and by registering for real-time job alerts of new positions that match your skills and interests.  Be sure to subscribe to the Accenture Careers Blog for the latest company news, job updates and career advice from our front-line recruiters. And follow us via your social channel of choice for real-time updates, insights into #AccentureMoments and see where the #AccentureAdventure can take you.

hiring Outlook

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* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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