At Accenture, 87 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 749 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.97. It was published on Sep 18, 2017. 100294 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
92%
 
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
91%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
91%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
91%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
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, 60601; San Francisco, California, 94105; Atlanta, Georgia, 30308; Boston, Massachusetts, 02199; New York, New York, 10105; Houston, Utah, 77002; Los Angeles, California, 90245; Dallas, Texas, 75039; Washington D.C., District of Columbia, 22203
US Employees: 50,000 Worldwide Revenues: $34,900 million
Employees Worldwide: 425,000 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: ACN Founded: 1989

Early exposure to computer science is crucial to helping prepare the next generation of workers for careers in technology. Accenture volunteers help educate students, especially young women and minorities, by encouraging and inspiring them to learn digital skills.

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.

  • Focus on Innovation: We’re accelerating innovation across the United States. By 2020, we’ll build 10 new Innovation Hubs in key cities, invest $1.4 billion in training to ensure our people have leading-edge capabilities and create 15,000 highly skilled new jobs. What’s an Innovation Hub? They’re destinations where our people work side-by-side with our clients to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch transformative ideas that help them to reimagine their futures and solve their biggest challenges. Our clients have hands-on access to digital and emerging technologies that have the power to transform business — think artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, drones with computer vision and virtual reality.
  • Learning & Development: We’re always inventing new ways for our people to learn and grow professionally in their careers. With a focus on “NEW” skills, we invested more than US$900 million on their training and professional development in fiscal 2016. We define NEW as the combination of digital-, cloud- and security-related services, all enabled by new and innovative technology. Accenture Connected Learning, a blend of classroom-based training and a digital learning environment, links our people to professional content and world-class experts from inside and outside Accenture, and delivers these skills to our people. Anyone – be they data scientists, visual designers, information architects, mortgage processors and beyond – can enrich their professional capabilities, develop the critical skills needed to stay market-relevant and enhance their own career opportunities.
  • Total Rewards: Our compensation philosophy is geared towards providing competitive rewards to all employees. We call it our “Total Rewards” package, which includes a range of market-relevant benefits, including annual bonuses that recognize individual performance. For the investor minded, we offer Accenture equity acquired through share option grants and our Employee Share Purchase Program, which allows our people to purchase Accenture shares at a 15 percent discount. Additionally, new joiners are immediately eligible to contribute to a 401(k) where we match each dollar they contribute up to 6 percent of eligible compensation.
  • Time Off/Job Flexibility: Professional success should never come at the expense of personal goals, so we offer a range of benefits providing optimal flexibility and choice when managing time away from work. Our people enjoy generous paid time off which accrues over time and can reach up to 30 days. Need more than a vacation? Future Leave, our award-winning, self-funded sabbatical, enables our people to take up to three months away from work with continued benefits to manage personal priorities. For the family focused, we enhanced our parental leave benefits—offering up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave and eight weeks for primary caregivers. We also offer new parents the opportunity to work locally for one year following their return from the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Truly Human: Amid a disruptive technological landscape, Accenture is on a journey to be the most truly human organization in the digital age by taking care of the whole person at work. To do this, we partner with organizations like Thrive Global (Arianna Huffington’s new wellness venture), and Potential Project, the global leader in mindfulness training, to infuse new ways of working into our culture that help our people stay mentally focused and physically energized, with a clear sense of purpose and belonging. Additionally, our many wellness offerings help our people pursue healthy lifestyles. The Accenture Active program gives our people to access to health tools through a simple app, while our virtual fitness program offers unlimited access to online exercise programs and classes.
  • Careers Marketplace: Although we hire our people for specific roles, we offer them the opportunity to make career changes as their strengths and passions develop. Our company culture empowers and enables our people to pursue their next opportunity with Accenture, without leaving to find a new job or career. The Careers Marketplace experience allows our people to look for new opportunities internally that help them meet and achieve their career goals and aspirations. An innovative, sleek digital platform, Careers Marketplace helps our people easily find their next career opportunity and search/filter thousands of open positions at Accenture, set alerts and mark favorites. Through this hyper-personalized tool, our people see customized recommendations and can create a career “board” (think Pinterest) with roles that may be of interest later.
  • Inclusion & Diversity: The diversity of our people is part of what makes Accenture exceptional and we are taking a number of steps towards our ambition to become the most inclusive and diverse company in the world. One way we’re doing this is by committing to transparency. We set and publish clear, measurable targets to grow our number of women – including our new goal to achieve 50 percent women and 50 percent men, by 2025 – and annually publish our workforce demographics in the U.S. Additionally, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture. For example, in collaboration with our Employee Resource Groups, our “Building Bridges” town hall series encourages all of our people – leadership to new joiners – to come together and discuss diversity-related and personal topics that are most important to them.
  • Community Impact: Our people love to give back. They’re passionate about improving the way the world works and lives for our clients, our people and our communities. Last year, our people spent approximately 240,000 hours volunteering through our global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which helps transform lives by equipping people with the skills to get a job or start a business. They share their time, skills and counsel in many ways, from planning and volunteering at events to managing relationships with our partners like Upwardly Global, The Institute for Veterans Military Families and Girls Who Code. In addition, our online crowdfunding platform, myGiving, provides a simple way to make tax-deductible donations to – and raise funds for – causes important to you (and all at your fingertips).

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

80% Company-paid health coverage for employees 79% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
80% 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
It’s all about the people. We pride ourselves on our “friends and family” atmosphere, and get creative with infusing fun and camaraderie into the Accenture experience. We celebrate our people at the team level, locally and globally.

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 (1% 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)*
78 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take40 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
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 (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

$17,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Chief Operating Officer Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit 10 LEED certified building(s)

Diversity

  • North America Inclusion & Diversity Lead is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • 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

 
Our Pride celebrations grow every year, with more people engaged than ever before. Together we continue to ensure Accenture remains a place where our people can bring their truly authentic selves to work.
 
Innovation is in our DNA. It’s an indispensable, intrinsic part of everything we do. For 30 years, Accenture Labs has been inventing the future through pioneering, applied research.

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 – Because we are asked to solve our client’s most difficult problems, they expect our people to be leaders at every level.  Curiosity – We’re applying “the New” every day—new thinking, technology, and innovation, which means we need people who embody an entrepreneurial spirit with an unlimited appetite for learning and imagination.  Authenticity – Bring your authentic self to the table so we can learn from and inspire one another. At Accenture, we strive to create a truly human environment where people feel a real sense of belonging. Where they can be who they are, and be their best, professionally and personally. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Everyone is unique. Make sure your resume 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 across the U.S. where candidates can get to know Accenture and meet our people. Stay informed. Attend our webinars and read our thought leadership and blogs to stay in the know about our innovations.  Join our Talent Connection to discover more about what we do and the open opportunities that are available.

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

We’re looking for people who are creative thinkers and strategists. People who are digitally savvy and keen on data analysis. In short, we’re looking for those with the skills needed to help our clients succeed in the digital era. Join us and help unlock, design and implement emerging technology, like Artificial Intelligence solutions, for some of the world’s most interesting companies. Powered by new data, new science and new technology, you’ll help drive digital transformation and help our clients make faster, smarter decisions. Or how about a digital content developer where you’ll design, build and configure web-based applications that equip our clients with rapid access to the information and services they need to work more efficiently, make better informed business decisions and enable their organizations to become more competitive. To explore these careers – and many more – visit: accenture.com/careers

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

Four key things: 1. Start by visiting careers.accenture.com.   Discover fresh job opportunities and get acquainted with our people, our work and our collaborative culture. 2. Join the Accenture Talent Connection and sign-up for webinars, events and real-time job alerts that notify you of open positions that match your skills and interests.  3. Read up on our latest company news, job updates and career advice from our front-line recruiters. Follow the Accenture Careers Blog.   4. Connect and engage with us on whichever social network you prefer, like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  This is also a great way to see what we’re up to and to get a taste of life at Accenture.  

hiring Outlook

46 Average applicants per opening 26% New hires by employee referrals
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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