Accenture at a Glance

Uppers

  • "Best people. Always willing to work their best no matter what the circumstances."
  • "Great leadership, name and good benefits."
  • "The ability to create your own opportunities and leaders that support you."
  • "They make work fun and interesting every day. "

Downers

  • "Ambiguity in project assignments, inconsistent opportunities."
  • "It's such a large place, and sometimes difficult to work through red tape."
  • "Misperception in the marketplace that we don't do C-suite strategy work."
  • "Project diversity."

The Buzz

  • "Building up strategy consulting."
  • "Decent exit opportunities."
  • "Do it all type of firm."
  • "Prestigious, but not employee friendly."

About Accenture

A pioneer of information technology in the 1950s, to defining what success looks like in the 21st century and beyond, Accenture has been a disruptive innovator for more than half a century.

Today, Accenture is helping the world's leading companies imagine the future and bring it to life. The firm has put innovation firmly at the core of their business model with what it has coined the Accenture Innovation Architecture, bringing together Accenture Research to identify market and technology trends, Accenture Ventures to invest in growth-stage companies, Accenture Labs to incubate and prototype new concepts through applied R&D, and Accenture Studios to build innovative solutions for clients with speed and agility.

Up next? Accelerating the pace of innovation. By the end of 2020, Accenture will open 10 new innovation hubs across the U.S - destinations where Accenture's people work side-by-side with their clients to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch transformative ideas that help them to reimagine their futures and solve their biggest challenges. In these hubs - like the one recently opened in Houston Texas - Accenture's 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). Additionally, the company is investing $1.4 billion in training to ensure its people have leading-edge capabilities to serve its clients, while creating 15,000 highly skilled new jobs in the U.S.

Specialized Careers

Wherever you're looking to take your career, Accenture likely has a role for you. Join one of the company's businesses: Accenture Strategy to shape the future at the intersection of business and technology; Accenture Consulting to transform businesses through industry expertise and insights; Accenture Digital to create value through new experiences, new intelligence and new connections; Accenture Technology to power businesses with cutting-edge solutions using established and emerging technologies; Accenture Operations to deliver outcomes through infrastructure, cloud and business process services; or Accenture Security to infuse security into everything they do.

Investing in People

Delivering on its commitment to innovation, and with a focus on "NEW" skills, Accenture invested more than US$941 million on training and professional development in fiscal 2016. The company defines NEW as the combination of digital-, cloud- and security-related services, all enabled by new and innovative technology. Accenture Connected Learning-a virtual campus of connected classrooms, more than 800 digital learning boards and thousands of online courses-supports learning anywhere, anytime, linking its people to professional content and world-class experts from inside and outside Accenture.

Additionally, the company has eliminated the annual ranking. Performance Achievement, the company's new approach to performance management, includes real-time, forward-looking conversations about setting priorities, growing strengths and creating opportunities tailored to each individual.

Getting to Equal

Accenture is taking steps to increase progress toward a more diverse and inclusive workplace, for example, by setting new goals for gender diversity. For Accenture, gender equality is critical to its business and an essential element of an inclusive, innovative workplace. The company has set goals and marked milestones in its progress to hold itself accountable. Earlier this year, it set a new goal to achieve a gender-balanced workforce, with 50 percent women and 50 percent men, by 2025. In 2016, Accenture surpassed its goal to reach 40 percent women new hires worldwide. Currently, the company has more than 150,000 women, nearly 40 percent of its global workforce.

Making a Difference

Accenture uses its global capabilities and digital experience to address a wide range of societal issues-and improve the way the world works and lives. For example, the company collaborated with Biogen to develop a first-of-its-kind molecular comparison application which has the potential to significantly speed up drug discovery and bring medicines to people faster. With Microsoft, Accenture is helping the United Nations provide digital legal identification for refugees who have no official documents, with a digital ID network that runs on blockchain technology and connects existing public and commercial records so people can access their personal details from any location.

Outside of client work, Accenture people love to give back and donate their time. They are passionate about improving the way the world works and lives. Last year, company employees spent approximately 240,000 hours volunteering through its 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. Accenture is on track to equip 3M+ people worldwide with workplace and entrepreneurial skills by 2020. 

 

IN THE NEWS 

June 2017

Celebrating 30 years of the Labs

This year, the firm celebrated 30 years of innovation at Accenture Labs and the amazing people behind their rich heritage of patents and breakthrough solutions. Watch their tribute to innovators everywhere.

Getting to equal by 2025

Accenture announced that it will achieve a gender-balanced workforce, with 50 percent women and 50 percent men, by 2025. Read more.

May 2017

Understanding Gen Z

As the Class of 2017-the first crop of Generation Z graduates-enter the workforce, Accenture Strategy released their fifth annual U.S. College Graduate Employment Study. Gen Z Rising shows that new grads hold traditional work values with a digital spin. Read more.

February 2017

Accelerating Innovation Investment in the U.S.
Accenture opened a new innovation hub in Houston, designed to help clients grow, compete and transform in the digital economy. Houston is the first of 10 new hubs that Accenture will establish as part of a nationwide initiative, which includes a $1.4 billion investment in training and the hiring of 15,000 new employees over the next four years. Read more.

January 2017

Forecasting a Future of Technology for People, by People

People hold the power to shape and apply technology to create positive change, improve lives, and transform business and society, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2017, the annual technology report from Accenture that predicts the most significant technology trends that people will apply to disrupt business over the next three years. Explore the interactive report.

September 2016

Symphonologie: The music of business

Accenture Strategy created a symphonic experience inspired by the top stories in business and technology, and enabled by human insight and artificial intelligence. Symphonologie was performed by a 50-piece orchestra inside The Louvre Pyramid, accompanied by a galaxy-inspired data visualization created in real time and synchronized to the music of the orchestra. Experience Symphonologie.

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Accenture

1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105
Phone: (917) 452-4400
Fax: (917) 527-9915

Stats

  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: ACN
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Pierre Nanterme
  • 2017 Employees: 411,000

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Accenture Strategy
    Accenture Consulting
    Accenture Digital
    Accenture Technology
    Accenture Operations
    Accenture Security

Major Office Locations

  • With offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 55 countries, Accenture serves clients across more than 40 industries and in over 120 countries.