Sweat shop , Outsource capital of IT.. all jobs going to India
Software Engineering Team Lead (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 18 August 2017
Accenture Canada recently took over IT operations at Canada Mortgage and Housing and they have been failing miserably since January of 2017 when the transition took place.
Their decisions are based on squeezing every single dollar from their clients; creatively inventing new ways to avoid their SLAs. On this contract everyone is a warm body and it doesn't phase them that dozens of former CMHC employees and Accenture (Avanade) employees have left over the course of the last 7-8 months. Employee morale is incredibly low and they do nothing to improve things.
They place fresh grads in senior positions.. make them team leads and managers with no experience because they love the idea that these people with work long hours for future rewards and not question their direction.
Accenture is by far the worst place I've ever worked.
Associate Manager (Former Employee) – National Capital Region – 28 July 2017
A typical day at Accenture for an application developer involves talking to clients, attending meetings, providing daily status reports and metrics. You are expected to multi-task and perform and complete internal Accenture requirements and trainings on top of your tasks for the clients. In addition, you are also required to initialize, spearhead and participate in nice-to-have activities like get-togethers, mentoring and brownbags, continuous learning and certifications. Accenture requires a 9-hour workday excluding lunch. The hardest part of the job, in my opinion, is the daily commute to work, and balancing work/life balance. The most enjoyable part are the people and the ability to change projects and increase skillsets.
flexible hours, good benefits
stressful, responsibilities on top of regular tasks
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 18 July 2017
Never apply to this company- they work for BC hydro and all they do is hire and use you for the time your probation is done and fire you so that they don't don't have to pay more for your benefits to kick in and they again hire fresh new batch! The job is very stressful and they make you run like hounds in a race. They lost the contract with BC hydro- serves them right!
IT Operations Analyst (Current Employee) – Philippines – 18 July 2017
The best place to work where you can learn a lot of stuffs inside and outside of your chosen career. The company offers diferent trainings that you will find useful for your career growth and it supports work-life balance by sponsoring different clubs, i myself enrolled in the badminton club and it is amazing!
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – National Capital Region – 23 June 2017
I joined Accenture right off college. This company is really known for providing its employees with good training and I have to agree. We were schooled and deployed to projects that really tested my skills. Accenture offers wide-array of extra curricular activities that will keep employees engaged.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Delhi, ON – 13 June 2017
The day starts at 8am in the morning with planning of activities that need to completed before end of day. The usual day is a mixture of client meetings, reading newspaper and execution of the project etc. Accenture is a very employee friendly company and make sure that the employee is fully updated with the new technologies. It gives opportunity to employees to interact with other employees across the program through training, assignments etc.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Toronto – 8 June 2017
Lower level consultants are considered disposable. They just use you for the time being and just let you go. Also looking for a project when being on bench is extremely frustrating as new employees don't have established network within the company. Even if you do have some network, it's still very hard to land a project. Everyone has a talent specialist assigned, who looks for jobs for you, mine didn't care much, despite my constant calls with her. Talked to many senior consultants, and the amount of hours they work is insane, to the point of extreme anxiety and stress.
They claim diversity. All I see is Caucasians and Indians working, by the way, they OVERWORK all the offshore (from India) teams.
I did enjoy meeting some kind and hardworking folks and that's all.
Honestly, can't think of any.
Long hours, LOTS of politics, lack of professionalism
IT Consultant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 June 2017
One of the best employers I've had, enjoyed working here. Great team, good career prospects. good remuneration and work life balance. This place gave me great opportunities to learn and grow. As a consultant I got to travel to new clients, learn new technologies and was given an opportunity to prove myself. My best 12 years of my career.