Accenture at a Glance


  • "The ability to choose from a variety of impactful, exciting projects with top clients."
  • "Flexibility."
  • "Compensation and resume equity building."


  • "Difficult to get external training/education approval."
  • "It is very unpredictable."
  • "Work/life balance—you will need to set what works for you."

The Buzz

  • "Large firm, big projects."
  • "Great training for new consultants."
  • "Road warriors."
  • "Tech machine, known for very high churn."

About Accenture

Accenture is a success story by any measure. The company's history has been more than 60 years in the making-from the earliest days as a pioneer in the new world of information technology in the 1950s to its position today as a Fortune Global 500 industry leader. 

The company built its reputation primarily as a technology consultant and systems integrator. By the late 1980s, Accenture began offering a new breed of business integration solutions to clients-solutions that aligned organizations' technologies, processes and people with their strategies. 

Throughout its history, Accenture has expanded its offerings and capitalized on evolving management trends and technologies to benefit its clients. The company pioneered systems integration and business integration; led the deployment of enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and electronic services; and has established itself as a leader in today's global marketplace. 

Today Accenture is one of the world's leading professional services companies, with capabilities in consulting, strategy, digital, technology and operations.  

Commitment to High Performance

At the heart of Accenture's business today is about helping clients and organizations maximize their performance and achieve their vision. Its  current business is structured around five business areas. 

Accenture Strategy: Is where the company helps to shape its clients' futures… combining deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. Accenture operates at the intersection of business and technology, bringing together capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help its  clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise-wide transformation. 

Accenture Consulting: Comprises the people who work in its  five operating groups: Communications, Media & Technology, Financial Services, Health & Public Service, Products and Resources. They are industry experts with the insights and capabilities to help transform the world's leading companies. Accenture Consulting orchestrates and brings together the best of Accenture from across the organization, and has primary responsibility for building and sustaining long-term client relationships. 

Accenture Digital: Combines capabilities in digital marketing, analytics and mobility to help clients unleash the power of digital to transform their businesses. These professionals  help clients use digital technologies to deliver more meaningful and relevant customer experiences across all channels and customer segments, as well as to create new products and business models and to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of their internal operations. 

Accenture Technology: Harnesses the power of technology to drive innovation, deliver cutting-edge solutions and increase productivity. It comprises two primary areas: Technology Delivery, which includes global delivery capabilities as well as application services-spanning systems integration and application outsourcing-and Accenture's portfolio of software solutions; and Technology Innovation & Ecosystem, which includes the R&D activities and alliance relationships across the ecosystem. 

Accenture Operations: Provides business process outsourcing, infrastructure consulting, infrastructure outsourcing, security and cloud services, including the Accenture Cloud Platform. They transform, build and operate IT infrastructure and business processes on behalf of clients to help improve their productivity and performance.   

Investing in growth

Accenture remains focused on maximizing  its differentiation and competitiveness, and continue to make significant investments in the areas of training, acquisitions, emerging technologies, offerings and assets and more. 

In fiscal 2013 and 2014, Accenture  invested $1.5 billion in acquisitions to enhance its  capabilities, and will continue to use targeted acquisitions to scale more rapidly in key growth areas.  The company also invests aggressively in talent to attract, develop and retain the specialized skills they need to be relevant to our clients' changing needs. In fiscal 2014, Accenture invested more than $780 million in training and professional development and hired about 80,000 people, including thousands with deep expertise such as PhDs, data scientists, web developers, digital marketers and big data specialists. 

Driving innovation

The sheer scale of capabilities and client engagements differentiates Accenture from most other companies. Many of the company's clients are global organizations, so Accenture technologists are regularly tasked with crafting solutions and building systems that affect companies around the world-creating the infrastructure of business today. Needless to say, the variety of work on offer is almost endless, as well as innovative-both factors that the firm is keen to highlight to potential hires. 

Reporting from the frontlines

Accenture's Institute for High Performance employs 30 researchers and thought leaders across Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Delhi, London, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Shanghai.  This thought leadership think tank applies academic research to the problems facing today's businesses and organizations. Many of the published papers appear in major international newspapers, such as the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and The New York  Times, as well as magazines and journals, while others have a more limited circulation as research notes and papers in books. 

So ingrained is a culture of staying ahead of the game that Accenture even has its own research and development technology labs where it investigates new and emerging technologies, uncovering new trends and helping clients take advantage of the opportunities they offer. Made up of 200+ professionals, the technology R&D team operates from five labs in the U.S., France, India, and China, and like the Accenture Institute for High Performance, they too produce volumes of research, including the annual Accenture Technology Vision. The Labs also conduct innovative pilots using emerging technologies such as cognitive computing and the internet of things with pioneering clients.  The Labs work closely with a network of more than 40 Accenture Innovation Centers around the world, helping Accenture and client leadership teams break through and discover new sources of value through innovation. 

In addition, the firm publishes the digital journal Outlook, with articles written by Accenture professionals that focus on high-performance business strategies. It also produces a newsletter called The Point, written by its global financial services executives. Each business area also contributes to Accenture's thought leadership by sharing research reports, points of views, white papers and more in the "Latest Thinking" sections across the company's website. 

Building for a better future

Accenture is helping make a sustainable impact in communities around the world. Through its Skills to Succeed initiative, the company has already equipped 800,000 people around the world with the skills to get jobs or build businesses-and it set a new goal to equip 3 million people with the skillsto get a job or start a business by 2020. It is equally committed to minimizing its environmental footprint, and has implemented actions such as water-heating systems powered by the sun to collaboration tools that reduce energy-intensive commuting options. Employees can become involved with grassroots employee eco teams that are helping implementing more eco-efficient office practices, or help clients integrate sustainable solutions into their business.



June 2015

Celebrates #PrideAtAccenture 

In June 2015, the company hosted a series of #PrideAtAccenture events around the world, including a live webcast for employees, alumni, clients and recruits with keynote speaker Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA. This webcast continued the discussion from the Accenture hosted panel "Improving the State of the LGBT Workforce," which streamed live via webcast from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. These events are just one of the ways Accenture helps builds an inclusive environment for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, driving Accenture's 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the eight consecutive year in 2015. Learn more at 

May 2015 

Sets Goal to Hire 5,000 U.S. Veterans by 2020

Accenture plans to hire 5,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses in the next five years, significantly adding to the more than 1,000 former members of the U.S. Armed Forces the company currently employs. The company has a number of initiatives to attract former active-duty personnel and current reservists, such as the Accenture Veteran Technology Training Program, the Accenture Military Career Coach and a dedicated military recruiting team. Find military career resources at 

March 2015 

Accenture Increases U.S. Paid Maternity Leave to 16 Weeks 

Accenture also announced the company doubled its maternity leave benefits by offering up to 16 weeks of paid leave for its U.S. full-time and part-time women employees. The new policy, which became effective on March 1, 2015 also offers up to 8 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a new child for other primary caregivers and enhances the amount of paid leave for secondary caregivers. 

Hosts Interactive International Women's Day

Accenture people and clients gathered at more than 266 locations in 44 countries around the globe-from Brussels to Bangalore and Manila to Minneapolis-to celebrate International Women's Day. The theme #ListenLearnLead-anchored in a global research study-explored how our evolving digital world affects the way we listen, learn and lead across a range of physical and virtual environments. In addition to the local events, Accenture launched an International Women's Day virtual environment to reach a broader audience. This interactive site features coverage of live International Women's Day events, on-demand replays, a networking center, resource room and >Expo (Greater than Expo) hall, where Accenture groups showcased their initiatives. Learn more at

March 2015

Accenture to Equip 3 Million with Workplace and Entrepreneurial Skills by 2020

Accenture announced a new goal to equip more than 3 million people with the skills to get a job or build a business by the end of fiscal 2020 through its Skills to Succeed initiative. As a part of this, the company will increase its focus on the successful transition of individuals from skill-building programs to sustainable jobs and businesses, and bring together more organizations across sectors to create large scale, lasting solutions aimed at closing global unemployment gaps. Since fiscal 2011, Accenture has equipped more than 800,000 people with workplace and entrepreneurial skills. Learn more at

February 2015

New insights released in the Accenture Technology Vision

In its annual outlook of global technology trends, Accenture identified a 180-degree shift to what it calls the "We Economy" that is re-shaping markets and changing the way we work and live. According to Accenture Technology Vision 2015, pioneering enterprises are tapping into a broad array of other digital businesses, digital customers and even digital devices at the edge of their networks to create new digital "ecosystems." Explore the interactive report at

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  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: ACN
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Pierre Nanterme
  • 2015 Employees: 336,000

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  • With offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries, Accenture serves clients in 120 countries.

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