working mother at accenture

working mother at accenture

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working mother

Singapore, Singapore

#1 Jul 24, 2010
Any working mother who work for accenture?how do u juggle work and family?
Ex Accenture RESOURCE

Mumbai, India

#2 Jan 7, 2011
I recently moved out of Accenture. This company promises several benefits like Flexi work time.. and Work from home etc. But its only on papers. You dont get to see all this in the company. The company has no consideration for any of the employes even for the working mothers. They expect you to work for overtimes without any extra pay.
might work for Accenture

Olathe, KS

#3 Feb 11, 2011
I'm interviewing for a consulting position, but I've been reading the company interviews and I'm starting to be really concern about the excessive travel and overtime. I'm a mother of 3.
To Work for Accenture

Falls Church, VA

#4 Feb 24, 2011
I'm in the same boat as you, i just had a baby a year ago and am worried about the travel and overtime, more so after reading this forum. I think i might bring it up at my Sr. Executive interview.
Best of luck to you!!
working mom

Old Bridge, NJ

#6 Apr 9, 2011
I am a mom of 2 and its not possible to be part of consulting services and enjoy a good work life balance. If your interested in an internal role like HR, then that would work better for you.
ACN working mum

Australia

#7 Sep 1, 2011
I have had two children while working at Accenture, and i'm just about to resign. From my experience you can be a working parent in this firm, but you need a "wife" at home so you can put in the hours etc to get ahead.
Another working mother

Australia

#8 Sep 1, 2011
ACN working mum wrote:
I have had two children while working at Accenture, and i'm just about to resign. From my experience you can be a working parent in this firm, but you need a "wife" at home so you can put in the hours etc to get ahead.
Basically what it means is that 'The place Sucks'!
ktrade

Old Bridge, NJ

#9 Jan 7, 2012
Another working mother wrote:
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Basically what it means is that 'The place Sucks'!
Its extremely hard to be a working mother at accenture, just can't happen.... however i was able to pull it off for a while. They just did the best thing to me yesterday and layed me off. Gave me an package and let me go. I'm soo thankful because if I just quit i would have gotten zero and no unemployment benefits, now I can get both!!! Either way, i'm recruted by small consulting firms where there is no travel. Last year they were doing one of thier HR Reorgs and i was able to fly under the radar and stay unstaffed for 7 months!!! lol
When you mean Travel

Charlestown, IN

#10 Jan 11, 2012
Does this mean airplane and hotel? Or driving distance?
never again

Australia

#11 Jan 26, 2012
Where do I start? First of all, it's a very misogynistic workplace. There is very little chance you will be promoted if you are a women working at InnerWorkings. Second, some very underhanded and unethical things take place within the walls of corporate headquarters. I was shocked at the way I was treated and some of the things that happened to me and others.

I'm a well educated hard working single mother and I confidently say that people be very careful about accepting a position at this organization.

It is shiny and pretty on the outside, rotten to the core internally.
Wife of an overworker

Norristown, PA

#12 Jan 29, 2012
I would warn you to NOT take a job with Accenture. While my husband was an acquisition from a company Accenture just gobbled up in January this year...and this is only Jan 28th...they DID NOT fully disclose how travel would work, how employees were NOT given codes for clocking time for testing, how travel time IS NOT billable so they basically get upwards of 10-18 hrs of OUR family time FREE each week and he is expected to fly out on Sunday and not leave the client site till late Friday....RUN, nay FLYYYYYY as fast as you can away from this company. It may be a sweet bonus to have that Accenture name on a resume, but our family can vouch that it is NOT worth the rip off of crap they make the employee and their family deal with. And I won't even get you started on the pathetic medical they have us on. He came from a much smaller company and had incrediable medical, travel rule and extended benefits. Accenture gobled up a whole team this January and all of those who travel are tossing their resumes back in the ring with less than 30 days at Accenture....does that tell you anything??
Accenture Widow

South Africa

#14 Feb 17, 2012
I have been an Accenture Widow for the past ten years. There are some advantages with working for this company,...but their lack of respect for their employees personal time and family is shocking.

I wonder just how many marriages and families have broken down as a direct result.
In the minority

Stewarton, UK

#15 Feb 28, 2012
I have worked for Accenture for 15 years now and I know that the flexible work life balance is promoted internally and externally as well as winning award for the best place to work as a mother etc. I think I am in the minority on this chat though as I am a mother of one and had to go back full time after my maternity leave. A year in I decided to apply for a job share to go down to three days a week. It took five months to sign off - a hell of a lot of admin, patience and will power, but it was signed off and I started it in October. My work life balance is so much better. My days are flat out for the three that I work, but I have cover whilst I am out and I get more time with my family. It helps that I am not in the consulting workforce, but it was still a hard road to push for. It can happen, it just depends on who is involved and who you have fighting your corner. A lot is down to circumstance. It isn't right, but it is the sad truth...!
concern

Kansas City, MO

#16 Mar 31, 2012
I don't work for Accenture, but my girl friend works for this company and we are working in Kansas. She has been sent to work for a client through Accenture. She goes to work at 7am in the morning, and I go at 9am. She returns at 10:30 pm at night and I reach home at 5:30pm. So there you go! You know the difference. Although I haven't worked for Accenture, I can very well say that it is nothing more than living HELL! I have asked her to quit her job and Accenture says that she needs to give 6 months notice else pay a huge penalty. They make money out of everything. And moreover since I work for a company in Kansas, I get paid 3 times more than her for working half the time that she works for. ACCENTURE SUCKS people!!! Hand over your resignation ASAP!
Citizen

Germany

#18 Dec 10, 2012
Accenture can’t design or build voter registration databases

While playing a major role in the Enron scandal in 2001, the accounting firm Arthur Andersen split. The consulting branch became the offshore, Bermuda-based company now known as Accenture. Always aggressive in marketing, Accenture proposed to a number of states that it could develop the state wide voter registration databases mandated by the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Naive and incompetent at best, crooked at worst, state election directors in many states thought the clever demonstrations presented by Accenture were the answers to their dreams. Besides, it was only taxpayer dollars they were spending.

The articles below outline many, but by no means all, of the resultant database disasters after Accenture was hired.

There are many fundamental, unanswered questions about Accenture:

1. There is the unanswered question of why Americans should trust something so fundamental as elections to an offshore-based company?

2. There is the open question of how much Accenture has relied on H1-B programmers in these disasters? Given that as of June 2006 Accenture has 1,223 of its high-end technical positions filled by H1-B workers one suspects that many of its problems might be related to an undue reliance on foreign workers.

3. There is an overriding concern about national security when foreign workers are employed in such a fundamental operation as the control of American elections.

State wise DISASTERS delivered by Accenture:

Colorado – Contract signed with Accenture in August 2004. Contract cancelled in December 2005.

Florida – Accenture responsible for creating the Florida 2004 error prone felon purge list, which was discarded after a court order forced its disclosure prior to the election. Miami Herald discovered that Accenture wrongly included 2,119 names among those listed for removal from Florida’s voter registration roles for the November 2, 2004 election. Contract scrapped in July 2004 after several glaring mistakes were revealed in the voter registration list.

Kansas – Contract with Accenture terminated by agreement in March 2005.

Ohio – Arnold Tompkins, former director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services was accused and later confessed to steering state contracts toward Accenture. After Mr. Tompkins retired from his government post he was rewarded with a $10,000 a month consulting salary with Accenture.

Texas – Integrated Eligibility system operated by Accenture for Health and Human Services piloted in Austin. Newspapers across the state reported significant declines in food stamp, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program cases since pilot began.

Wisconsin – Signed contract with Accenture, November 2004. State announced it will not meet the January 1, 2006 deadline for completion. Wisconsin’s attorney general is looking at the contract to see if the state’s Elections Board violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law when entering into the contract with Accenture. Contract was finally terminated in December 2007.

Wyoming – Signed contract with Accenture, February 2004. State announced it will not meet the January 1, 2006 deadline for completion. Cancelled contract in March 2006.

US government problems with Accenture:

Department of Defence – As detailed in the section Internet Voting For Military Was An Open Invitation To Election Fraud. Accenture again failed to produce in the SERVE program and it was cancelled in February 2004.

Marine Corps Cancelled a contract with Accenture in February 2006 to design and implement its new global supply chain and maintenance system.

Other countries where Accenture is failing, or has failed:

United Kingdom – Program was to include Internet, phone and public access kiosk voting; smart card deployment for voter authentication; and real-time, online voter registration rolls. In February 2006 MP Richard Bacon project shows “all the classic signs of a huge information technology failure.”
Citizen

Montréal, Canada

#19 Dec 10, 2012
Accenture can’t design or build voter registration databases

While playing a major role in the Enron scandal in 2001, the accounting firm Arthur Andersen split. The consulting branch became the offshore, Bermuda-based company now known as Accenture.
Always aggressive in marketing, Accenture proposed to a number of states that it could develop the state wide voter registration databases mandated by the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Naive and incompetent at best, crooked at worst, state election directors in many states thought the clever demonstrations presented by Accenture were the answers to their dreams. Besides, it was only taxpayer dollars they were spending.

The articles below outline many, but by no means all, of the resultant database disasters after Accenture was hired.

There are many fundamental, unanswered questions about Accenture:
1. There is the unanswered question of why Americans should trust something so fundamental as elections to an offshore-based company?

2. There is the open question of how much Accenture has relied on H1-B programmers in these disasters? Given that as of June 2006 Accenture has 1,223 of its high-end technical positions filled by H1-B workers one suspects that many of its problems might be related to an undue reliance on foreign workers.

3. There is an overriding concern about national security when foreign workers are employed in such a fundamental operation as the control of American elections.

State wise DISASTERS delivered by Accenture:

Colorado – Contract signed with Accenture in August 2004. Contract cancelled in December 2005.

Florida – Accenture responsible for creating the Florida 2004 error prone felon purge list, which was discarded after a court order forced its disclosure prior to the election. Miami Herald discovered that Accenture wrongly included 2,119 names among those listed for removal from Florida’s voter registration roles for the November 2, 2004 election. Contract scrapped in July 2004 after several glaring mistakes were revealed in the voter registration list.

Kansas – Contract with Accenture terminated by agreement in March 2005.

Ohio – Arnold Tompkins, former director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services was accused and later confessed to steering state contracts toward Accenture. After Mr. Tompkins retired from his government post he was rewarded with a $10,000 a month consulting salary with Accenture.

Texas – Integrated Eligibility system operated by Accenture for Health and Human Services piloted in Austin. Newspapers across the state reported significant declines in food stamp, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program cases since pilot began.
Wisconsin – Signed contract with Accenture, November 2004. State announced it will not meet the January 1, 2006 deadline for completion. Wisconsin’s attorney general is looking at the contract to see if the state’s Elections Board violated Wisconsin’s open meetings law when entering into the contract with Accenture. Contract was finally terminated in December 2007.

Wyoming – Signed contract with Accenture, February 2004. State announced it will not meet the January 1, 2006 deadline for completion. Cancelled contract in March 2006.

US government problems with Accenture:

Department of Defence – As detailed in the section Internet Voting For Military Was An Open Invitation To Election Fraud. Accenture again failed to produce in the SERVE program and it was cancelled in February 2004.

Marine Corps Cancelled a contract with Accenture in February 2006 to design and implement its new global supply chain and maintenance system.

Other countries where Accenture is failing, or has failed:

United Kingdom – Program was to include Internet, phone and public access kiosk voting; smart card deployment for voter authentication; and real-time, online voter registration rolls. In February 2006 MP Richard Bacon project shows “all the classic signs of a huge information technology failure.”
pgdn 384556

Bangkok, Thailand

#20 Apr 2, 2014
The project that I handing is too rush, I have tried to work for 32Hours in 1 shot. 2 night didn't went home during the 32 hours in Malaysia brand.
Besides that, I have to handle task that I not supposed to handle. I can't feel any work life balances in this company. When I ask my manager about this, he told me that, work is life. this is what we called work life balances! I was like.. CRAP!!! I need my life back. So I targeted to quit in 3 months time, after I got an better offer. Never again looking back at accenture.
Ron

Philippines

#21 Feb 22, 2016
working mother wrote:
Any working mother who work for accenture?how do u juggle work and family?
I just like to know if Accenture offers like a daycare inside the building for Accenture employee. While you are working you can leave your kid like a play house or clinic. Do we have some kind of a group at Accenture that helps parents.

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