Pros: work culture, focus on people
Cons: average pay, offices only in the metropolitan cities.
I am missing that place right now. In one word, simply Awesome.
The company has a very good work culture that is maintained by the employees there. "Respect for the individual" is the keyword there. You will be respected for who you are and if you do have any problems, everybody is there to help. Its more like a family and it reflects in the job security – more... as well. Accenture doesn't fire its employees unless its the only option left.
A typical day for an employee would start in the morning(although for some roles there are other shifts), but the idea is, you get instructions from your client(if you are in a role where you interact directly with the client, like how I was) or from your supervisor in your mailbox and you spend the rest of the day doing them. For any reason you end up not being able to do it by end of the day, just let your supervisor or client know and there are no issues. There is this laid-back culture in accenture, where you don't see supervisors or clients pushing you to do the tasks quickly. There are no points for how fast you do the work here. Its all about the quality. So, its okay to take your time, relax and do the work. The only case where you end up being under pressure is when a defect arises from the work you released. That pressure depends on the severity of the defect. Thats why its always best to take some extra time to check your work before delivering it.
If you are a person who likes to keep yourselves updated on the latest technology and trends, then Accenture is the best place for you since they have this dedicated team who conduct training sessions on a regular basis. If you want to learn something new, you can just register for an upcoming course(online and classroom based) and attend the same and its all free. Outside Accenture if you want to take up similar courses, you end up paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Now, to get to work, accenture provides free transportation by means of buses and cabs. In case, you end up working in a shift where you can't use either of these, you can make your own arrangement and the company will reimburse you for the same when you bring in the bills. Every office has a 24x7 cafeteria facility to cater to needs of employees working in all shifts and there is also a good concierge service to help the employees for their personal errands.
The only con to the Accenture experience is the pay scale. They have this weird system by which a portion of your CTC is paid once every six months. This is the variable pay and forms a considerable part of your CTC. So, if you are living in a rented house, chances are that you might find what you get at the end of every month to be not as much as you expected. The CTC itself is a problem since Accenture has offices only in the big cities. So, if you ask me if the salary is good considering the living expense of these cities, I will have to say that its not. – less