What is the typical salary of an Accenture employee?

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Aug 28, 2006
 
How much does a Consulting Analysis (entry level position) make and what are some of the benefits?
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i will be joining accenture in nov.com p is 2.21 as a fresher.
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Joel Yang wrote:
How much does a Consulting Analysis (entry level position) make and what are some of the benefits?
Analysts are low on the chain in Accenture.

Their internal positions look like this :

Specialists
Sr. Specialists
Analysts
Sr. Analysts
Consultant
Sr. Consultant
Manager
Sr. Manager
Then through the ranks of executive positions.

Specialists/Analysts can start as low as 25-30k yearly, depending on the position and location.
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Joel Yang wrote:
How much does a Consulting Analysis (entry level position) make and what are some of the benefits?
Accenture Analysts start around 55,000-60,000 according to Business Week. They also do offer bonuses in many instances
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Fo entry levels, how much is the starting salary?
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Apr 22, 2007
 
I did like to know what their starting salary is in Houston, TX. I will be done with my CIS degree by August and I am looking towards working for Accenture since I'm interested in travelling around for the next few years. Would you recommend Accenture? maybe another company?
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May 2, 2007
 
what is the salary of an executive partner (communications and high-tech alliance lead) at accenture?
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Jun 14, 2007
 
What is the salary of a .NET developer in Accenture Technology Solutions, in Romania and abroad?
I see that the benefits are very different based on country...
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FYI wrote:
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Accenture Analysts start around 55,000-60,000 according to Business Week. They also do offer bonuses in many instances
Not true...only the most qualified, technical hires from the very best schools get that kind of salary to start. For example, dual degree electrical engineer and computer science grad from stanford. Also, Accenture has quit paying bonuses due to cash flow issues...they've had to refund hundreds of millions of dollars to various companies due to massive failures in the software projects in the last 8 months...that money had to come from somewhere..so it came from the lower end staff.
Finally, that salary will require you to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if you are an analyst. You'll get no training..you'll be given crap to do for which you have no experience or guidance, and you'll get no mentoring. It's a 'churn and burn' environment where you work continuously until you quit, or until you fail to get promoted to next level and you'll be fired. The people who succeed in Accenture figure out very quickly how to lie and take credit for others' work, and how go behind others' backs and blame them for their own failures. The managers are so overworked they can't ever check to see if someone is lying to them, so they take lies at face value. This is leading to a massive erosion of competency at all levels within Accenture...which is noted in several of these other replies here. Accenture is a sinking ship...

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ATS(Accenture Technology Solutions) are the ultimate slaves for the Services and Consulting groups. They get paid shit and treated like second class citizens byt their own supposedly "peers" mainly, Services and or Consulting groups who get to run and "own" their software projects. There is no opportunity for career advancements in this division. If you want better treatment, you might want to consider joining Services or Consulting first. ATS might advertise that they are the "true consultants" but it is more like they are the true slaves for the company.
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Can someone give me an example of a typical day as a consulting analysts?
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Aug 27, 2007
 
how much salary should a procurement consultant with 2 years experience expect?
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Interested in Accenture wrote:
Can someone give me an example of a typical day as a consulting analysts?
Typical day...

Wake up in a strange hotel room at 6 AM to be in the client office by 7. You're tired though because you worked until 1 AM the night before. Once you get to the office you have a consultant or manager level person asking you to create spreadsheets, make copies, heck you may even have to get them coffee. Next you may have to write some code in a language that you don't know. You have no designs or documentation for the wanted code. If there is a design it is probably crap. Another common analyst job is testing. The test scripts were probably written by a more senior person. Your job would be to perform the tasks in the test script. You quickly discover that a monkey could do most of the tests. You eat lunch at your desk. You eat dinner at your desk. Wait... desk? Shyah right. Your an analyst, you don't get a desk! You keep doing the managers' shit work until 1 AM again. You work 80 hours or more every week. You will definitely work some weekends also. When it's time to complete your time report (Artes) your manager tells you to charge 50 or less hours per week to prevent overtime. Accenture is truly a slave driving company. It's all about the bottom line. Management does not hesitate to lie in order to keep clients happy and project costs down.

Don't even get me started about the employee assessment (laddering) process...

Accenture is truly a horrible company to work for if you have any kind of a social life or family. Kiss your free time goodbye!
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Which part bothers you the most. Is it the part that you had to report to women that bothers you the most or is it the fact that you did not like the managment style of Accenture?????
CHS wrote:
True, Accensucks might pay better than a McDonald's employee, but not enough for someone who does all their bullshit work for all their incompetent deadbeats that they hired. Basically, they will hire just about anyone on the street who is willing to work for cheap, low wages, just like hiring a whole bunch of illegal Mexicans picking melons. That is why I noticed there is a change where more and more women are getting into the technical industry. It is bad enough that they are so incompetent in doing their jobs, and unqualified as well. They don't want to learn anything to do their jobs and basically just pass off all their work for others to do. But because they are the only ones who are willing to take the low paying jobs, they get promoted by suck n' fuck their way up. When they become managers, I worked for a couple by the way. They get so demanding and bitchy when they get squeezed by their own bosses. Basically, they ill-treat their own subordinates due to their own incompetence (the fact they can't write even a single line of code themselves) and stupidity.
Bottomline is, the incompetence is soaring so high in the tech industry till the point that every good employees they have ends up quitting or just flat out getting out of the industry all together.
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Chuck wrote:
Which part bothers you the most. Is it the part that you had to report to women that bothers you the most or is it the fact that you did not like the managment style of Accenture?????
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Let me have the privilege to answer. I worked at ACN for 5 years, was a part of C&HT Services (Level D).

1. Competency at the peer, management as well as executive level. I have had peers who were "developers" but did not know the difference between Java Code and VB code by looking at it. They are still working there. Same with management - most likely your managers will be 24 year old kids who are sold into the "become a partner in 10 years" pyrmaid scheme and have no clue of how real world works.

2. If you are a worker bee, you have to cover up all the BS that management promises to the client and fails to deliver.

3. More often than not, if you are smart, you will be the only one on the team who will do the work. Your peers, which you will soon find out are worthless and asking them to work with you is more damaging to the project than doing it yourself (which is where the 80 hrs/week comes from).

4. Competitive pressure. No other outsourcer has partners to feed. Hence, they have good margins with cheaper rates. ACN has a ton of them to feed, which results in cost cutting at the lower levels and reducing the billing rate. This translates into ACN hiring anyone with a beating heart. They charge by the bodies they get, not the output delivered.

I can go on and on. These issues result into more, and most of them are inter-related. It is a sweatshop and not what is advertised. Believe me, save yourself a career mistake.
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Wow. I find it hard to believe that all you detractors actually worked for the same company--Accenture--that I currently work for. It's a really a shame that there are people that feel the way you feel about the company, but my own experiences have been wholly different from yours. I like working at Accenture, and even if I were to leave, I wouldn't have this sort of vitriolic feeling the company.
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Accenture Employee wrote:
Wow. I find it hard to believe that all you detractors actually worked for the same company--Accenture--that I currently work for. It's a really a shame that there are people that feel the way you feel about the company, but my own experiences have been wholly different from yours. I like working at Accenture, and even if I were to leave, I wouldn't have this sort of vitriolic feeling the company.
can u elaborate and perhaps answer the original question?
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I'm expecting a telephone unterview for a job with this mob. Having spent 7 years with CSC I find the comments here to be the normal state of affairs for companies like these.
Its all mamagement speak, and you tend to get up the ladder by who you know, and not what you do.
Todays interview is going to be fun, expecially as they shoved this into the job advert
Hours
37.5 per week + paid overtime (if required during peak periods).
To me, as a reasonable sort of person, I would take that to mean I'll be working 37.5 hours a week, and thats it. Maybe at the end of a project I may have to work a few hours overtime (to cover the backs of others who can't do their jobs properly) but I'll be WELL rewarded for giving up my free time with 'paid overtime'.
Now, having worked for CSC I know how this works, as the idea is to charge as much to the client as possible without having to pay the worker for his time. Also, to hide the fact the project is way overbudget and overtime lying on the timesheets is normal.
What am I going to say at my interview, the truth unfortuantely. I'll ask about overtime, they'll come out with 50% rate, I'll laugh, and say I'd do it for time off in lieu. Interview ends.
Wish me luck.
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Sep 25, 2007
 
Guys. I am about to start working for Accenture in their Oracle practise in London but its "ambition" that has led me here. Its amazing to hear such negativity on such a large scale. I'm not judging anyone but is it really that bad??? If you're motivated, care about "getting on" and want to push hard to ge there.... is this not then the best place to be? There does seem a general feeling of bitter grapes here? Does anyone have anything poistive to say about life at Accenture? Is it really that bad??? Comments "please" (and do feel free) to gor_work@hotmail.com
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Unfurtunately, most IT consultancys use basically the same business model. Its based on overcharging the customer and undervalueing the staff.
You can progress in companies like these, BUT, its all down to whos arses you kiss. Its good to be a yes man.
Management are usually incompetent yes men themselves. I worked for one who took over 100 staff on a team building excercise (12 hour drinking session) the day before a major deadline, on a project that was late and 100,000's over budget. Its normal practice at places like this.
If you work hard, you get exploited more. In the hopes that you will get up the ladder you will work long hours (sorry sit at your desk and do repetitive paperwork). Its not what you do at these places, its the length of time your at your desk as well.
I used to work 8 till 4 with 1/2 hour lunch.
Others who strolled in at 10, had 2 hours for lunch, and left at 7.30pm were seen as being more consenscious as there bums were on seats when the managers were in.

Good luck with the job though, let us know how you feel about it in the new year, it may work out for you.

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