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Updated Dec 14, 2019

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  1. "Wow"

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    Applications Development Senior Analyst in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Accenture for less than a year

    Pros

    High salary, Competitive work, perfect work life balance

    Cons

    nothing as much, because accenture treat its employees very well

    Accenture2017-03-30
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Content Moderation / Operations in Dublin"

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    Former Employee - Social Media Reviewer / Data Analyst in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy going work environment Free coffee/tea/snacks Wellness on site Inclusiveness amongst employees (good company culture) Really helpful/lovely team leads and great colleagues Comfortable chairs It’s okay in the short term

    Cons

    This is just coming from working in operations point of view (not Accenture as a whole, just a section of it) - Firstly, you will be working on a rotational shift pattern (one month of mornings, one month of evenings, one month of nights, etc…), and you’ll get a weekend off every couple of months, so you can say goodbye to any extra- curricular activities you have outside of work. Adios to your social life as well. A work-life balance? Not here, I’m afraid. Also, what about HR? Not here either. Who is HR? I haven’t a clue Secondly, after a while, the job becomes insanely boring/repetitive and you’ll be looking at the clock every few minutes until the end of the shift, while pressing the same buttons over and over again, slowly losing your mind and having many an existential crisis. A dystopian nightmare of sorts. You’ll feel as though you could have accomplished a lot more by chewing stale pieces of bread in a darkly lit broom cupboard. Thirdly, its location has a lot to be desired, out in the countryside, practically hidden (one hour from Dublin city). There’s no canteen on site, so if you need a proper meal, make sure to bring your own. And if you’re working nights, don’t forget to bring your lunch as there’s no open shops nearby. God forbid, if you forget your lunch for the night-shift, be prepared to indulge in a nutritious meal consisting of packets of crisps, overdosing on pot noodle and bounty bars from the vending machine all night long, while your stomach makes some of the weirdest noises you’ll ever hear and creating a whirlwind of flatulence at 4am! A concoction of diabetes is just what the company ordered. Fourthly, there’s a lot of false promises and very little transparency between employees, managers and the client. When employee’s air their grievances, nothing ever gets done/or changes and you just feel like everyone is going around in circles/hitting a wall, which brings the morale on the floor to an all-time low. After a while, people just give up asking questions and become institutionalised, hoping things will improve. A lot of people look deflated and unhappy there, like walking zombies. Fifthly, there is very limited career progression, and when there is, it takes ages to be processed. So, knowing you’re stuck at a dead- end position doesn’t help either. It’s as if the whole operation is tucked away in secrecy, not feeling as though you’re part of something bigger, but just a cog in the machine, waiting to be replaced by someone else (and there is always someone else, as turnover is really high). Also, your brain cells will begin to shrink, and you’ll start to feel like an egg shell.

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    Accenture2019-11-20
  3. "Good company, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Finance Specialist in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of roles available to apply for Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Poor pay in comparison to industry Lots of red tape

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    Accenture2019-10-07
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    "Pay attention to what they do, not what they say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perfect place for spoiled, fresh graduates who can't speak English.

    Cons

    - System is created to make sure you can't advance your career: --A lot of talks about transparency but there's hardly any information anywhere, nobody gets back to you when you ask anything. --There's no point in working hard, cos if you're not friends with the people in power, you won't get far. Doesn't matter if you can't speak English, as long as you're friends with the decision makers, you're good. - Benefits are only for management level and above. The little people don't get anything. - Company values are only there to make sure they don't get sued for anything. - Nobody knows anything, even the HR doesn't know HR-related stuff. - Team leads and managers don't have operation knowledge. - Critical thinking is not encourage, you just need to do what you're told to do. - Low salary - We're constantly reminded that we're only outsourcers --so there's no need to take pride in our work. - "Work-life balance" constitutes of asking one day off at least a week away. God forbid you take a one week off; you have to request it a couple of months away. - Very disorganised: Meetings are called 5 mins before, and we have to walk around the office to find empty room. Meetings are cancelled without the calendar being cancelled and are only told via word of mouth (so tough luck if you're not friends with the seniors).

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    Accenture2019-09-06
  5. "Customer Service Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people. Nice training process.

    Cons

    Low Salary, difficult work-life balance, uncertain opportunities.

    Accenture2019-06-24
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    "Not the best place to be a Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader - Vendor Operations in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, good work-life balance if you don't work in shifts

    Cons

    The vendor operations is a bit of a no man's land, neither belonging to the vendor nor to Accenture. The job offers very little challenge to an experienced team lead. Communication and information flow is bad.

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    Accenture2019-07-01
  7. "Recruitment Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Recruitment Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture for more than a year

    Pros

    Work culture; diversity; work life balance

    Cons

    Salary; progression; sponsorship issues for Visa candidates

    Accenture2019-06-10
  8. "Great place for experience"

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    Current Employee - Analytics Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good experience across multiple projects - People in general are extremely friendly and approachable - Very good social events - Paid overtime and overall a good work/life balance - Culture is great, especially around Inclusion & Diversity

    Cons

    - Corporate structure makes progression well-defined but quite restrictive - Experience is very project dependent - Chargeability is prioritised over individual goals

    Accenture2019-06-07
  9. "Good if you're not in the operational part"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance is good, they're quite flexible.

    Cons

    Operational pillar is very fragmented out of the other pillars and doesn't offer enough opportunities to grow. It feels like being left out of Accenture.

    Accenture2019-05-31
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not as nice as it sounded on the job offer"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Program in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Accenture full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance Possibility to turn overtime into vacation days

    Cons

    Very low salary for juniors Uninteresting missions Very lights training before sending you to your first mission Long probation time (9 months) No salary increase during the first 2 years

    Accenture2019-02-15
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