2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“The diversity in roles and responsibilities.”
“Continuous learning opportunities as technologies change.”
“The breadth and depth of our expertise.”
“You can get lost in the large company bureaucracy.”
“Complexity in navigating the firm.”
“The pace can sometimes be blistering.”
“The go-to for tech consulting.”
“Historically strong reputation.”
Accenture, a global professional services company with 482,000 people in more than 120 countries, provides a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. Combining deep experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by a worldwide delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value for stakeholders.
The company defines NEW as the combination of digital-, cloud- and security-related services enabled by innovative technology. The company’s Accenture Innovation Architecture brings together Accenture Research to identify market and technology trends, Accenture Ventures to invest in growth-stage companies, Accenture Labs to incubate and prototype advanced concepts through applied R&D, and Accenture Studios to build solutions for clients with speed and agility.
Accenture now has 10 innovation hubs across the U.S., destinations where employees work side-by-side with clients to ideate, rapidly prototype, and launch transformative ideas that help them reimagine their futures and solve their biggest challenges. In these centers, clients have hands-on access to transformative emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, drones with computer vision, and virtual reality.
Every Accenture practice offers a different way to create innovation:
- Accenture Strategy shapes the future at the intersection of business and technology.
- Accenture Consulting transforms businesses through industry expertise and insights.
- Accenture Digital creates value through new experiences, new intelligence, and new connections.
- Accenture Technology powers businesses with cutting-edge solutions using established and emerging technologies.
- Accenture Operations delivers outcomes through infrastructure, cloud and business process services.
- Accenture Security drives tailored cybersecurity services that build resilience from the inside out.
Investing in People
Accenture invested more than US$927 million in 2018 in learning and professional development. 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.
Accenture is committed to helping its people achieve their best performance every day. The Performance Achievement experience, introduced in 2016, is designed not only to elevate individual performance, but also the performance of a team. Team leaders regularly discuss the team’s priorities, strengths and engagement, and incorporate real-time feedback.
Innovation Driven by a Commitment to Equality
Accenture fosters a “culture of cultures” where its people experience a sense of belonging and can be their best professionally and personally. Creating this inclusive workplace means ensuring people feel comfortable engaging in honest, open dialogue about difficult topics—such as bias and inclusion—without judgment or career limitation.
In 2018, the company launched an interactive training, “Unconscious Bias—Mitigating It Together,” which demonstrated how to identify micro-aggressions in the workplace. To date, more than 40,000 of its managers and above have taken the course.
Accenture has also set bold goals on the path to gender equality. By the end of 2018, its global workforce comprised more than 42 percent women and 29 percent of executives (manager and above) were women.
Improving the Way the World Works and Lives
Innovating responsibly is fundamental to Accenture’s culture and the company empowers its people to advocate for the positive impact of innovation for their clients, people, partners and communities. Through its global Skills to Succeed initiative, Accenture is on track to equip more than 3 million people by 2020 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
Accenture is proud to be a responsible corporate citizen, using its global capabilities and digital experience to innovate society and shape responsible business, and its people are passionate about giving back. In 2018, they contributed approximately 854,000 hours to company-sponsored corporate citizenship activities, including pro bono consulting projects, and gave more than 311,000 hours of their own time through Accenture-facilitated volunteer events.
In the News
Accenture Appoints Julie Sweet Chief Executive Officer
Accenture’s board of directors announced that Julie Sweet has been appointed chief executive officer. David Rowland, currently interim chief executive officer, has been appointed executive chairman. These changes are effective Sept. 1, 2019.
Accenture Teams with St. Louis Promise Zone to Provide Technology Skilling and Job Placement for Mid-Career Workers
Accenture and the St. Louis Promise Zone have launched a new program to help Promise Zone residents develop the skills they need to pursue the rapidly growing number of information technology (IT) jobs in the St. Louis area.
will.i.am and Accenture’s Omar Abbosh Co-Host Podcast about Continuous Business Re-invention
Accenture launched a podcast series with multi-faceted tech entrepreneur, futurist and investor will.i.am about how successful businesses are harnessing disruption to prosper.
“Pivot to the Future,” New Book from Accenture, Provides Roadmap to Help Business Leaders Navigate Continuous Disruption
A new book by Accenture executives Omar Abbosh, group chief executive of the company’s Communications, Media & Technology business; Paul Nunes, global managing director of thought leadership; and Larry Downes, senior fellow with Accenture Research, provides a modern playbook for harnessing groundbreaking technologies and entering and defending new markets.
Accenture Collaborates with Mastercard, Amazon Web Services, Everledger, and Mercy Corps to Increase the Sustainability and Fairness of Global Supply Chains
Accenture introduced a circular supply chain capability that leverages digital identity, payments and blockchain to directly reward sustainable practices of small-scale growers and suppliers.
Accenture Technology Vision 2019 Report Points to Emerging “Post-Digital” World of Personalized Realities and Experiences
Successful businesses will take advantage of new set of technologies but prioritize trust, responsibility, privacy and security, according to the 2019 edition of Accenture’s annual report predicting key technology trends that will redefine businesses over the next three years.
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105
Phone: (917) 452-4400
Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: ACN
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: Pierre Nanterme
2019 Employees (All Locations): 482,000
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.