Unethical, Immoral - Not a good place for lateral hires
Good infrastructure, transportation services, Employees at TL and above get to define their salary structure and can opt for a Higher basic (thereby ensuring that they get to save more using PF [12% of basic]).
1. Each year, there is a mandate by the HR team to identify a bottom candidate across career levels. This is not an ideal scenario for anyone, neither for the supervisors who are forced to identify a bottom candidate by their Delivery Leads nor for the candidate who will eventually be ranked as bottom and be selected for a managed exit. If you are not good with your boss or higher ups, you can be a potential candidate to be ranked as bottom (this is all the more applicable for resources in Supervisory roles (TLs and above)).
There have been instances where roles are created to hire external resources simply to protect the existing lot (at AM and above levels). No matter how pathetic and incapable some of these guys are, they tend to cling on like parasites and are protected by their supervisors.
Advice for laterals (AM and above positions) - Make sure you do a thorough check on who the hiring manager is, his/her qualities, the team that you are going to be a part of etc. before joining this company.
2. Doctors hired for their domain expertise being promoted as Delivery/Project managers. Needless to say while these candidates might be good in Healthcare, they lack adequate knowledge and are poor when it comes to knowledge on the SDLC, STLC etc. Some are good at
ProsGood infrastructure, transportation services, Employees at TL and above get to define their salary structure and can opt for a Higher basic.
ConsPoor worklife balance, bad leadership (Complete lack of oversight on projects, they expect you to be available all the time and make you join calls even while you are on vacation)
Bad and Incompetent Management, Policies not transparent, salary and compensation not clearly described, poor and Dishonest HR department
Accenture is number one company only on papers and internet. In reality, it has bad and Incompetent Management, Policies not transparent, salary and compensation not clearly described, poor and Dishonest HR department.
IT systems are poor and ancient aged. Full of corruption. No channel to listen to employee grievances.
Systems in Accenture are not linked and to update any information an employee needs to update many different applications.
Accenture management even except wrong demands of the client because of the simple reason that its incompetent management will not to be able to handle them.
As far as learning is concerned, if you do not keep yourself equipped with good and latest techniques by enrolling yourself in outside/Market courses you will loose all your knowledge. Accenture conducts training but those are not relevant and much useful. In all, no new learning.
Even people at level B (senior manager/GPOs) are involved in junior level processing. Still the teams need to work extra hours to complete day to day work whereas in other companies even senior associates handle the day to day work properly without putting any extra working hours. This shows the incompetent, incapable and inexperienced management at Accenture.
Also, for India Accenture workers there is no payment for extra working hours and Indian employees are working extra hours everyday.
Accenture is ruled by too much politics and nepotism and that is the biggest reason of incompeten
ProsNothing good to say. Worse than any other company of the same business line
ConsProductivity tool ACMS applied however, no concentration on quality work or employees health, Incompetent managers
A high pressure work environment with strict deadlines. The organisation also had several initiatives for employee satisfaction.
A typical day at work started with looking at my mailbox as well as my HR Dashboard (one where requests and queries are auto directed to the respective HR) and formulating a to do list for the day by prioritising the tasks.
I then had various employee and line manager connects where I would interact with them face to face or anchor HR training programmes for them.
I would then look at the available employees and open roles within the organisation, screen their resumes and share their profiles with managers who posted the demands. For this, was responsible for North America based clients.
Further, I was responsible for transfers and thus had to ensure smooth domestic/ international transfers of employees.
I was also responsible for ensuring our team is compliant on the key performing indices. Thus had to review in detail our progress on each factor, prepare a bi-weekly report on the progress for the HR Manager.
Most weekends, I participated in open houses where pre registered candidates could come in for an interview. In this, I administered the aptitude test and took the HR interview round in addition to ensuring the applications were duly filled and all relevant documents were provided if the candidate were selected. I also had to ensure the line managers were filling out interview feedback forms comprehensively.
I learnt how to distinguish and prioritise tasks better to have an organised day and to keep track of what is pending. I also was able to hone my prese
ProsGreat co workers, extensive exposure to various dimensions of HRM
Your ordeal begins From the day you join. They first hire people and then put them on bench saying that their are no openings for his skill. Then you might be asked to cross skill to a different technology and start from scratch, the ordeal doesnt end here, now you may be asked to relocate to a different city,
I was surprised to see that they were hiring for the skills for which people were sitting on bench !!! Their is hardly any coordination between the HR/ management.
You need a WBS(Charge code) for anything and everything, you need a notepad , you need to fill a form, email that , get that approved and what not.
The HR is only for name sake, most of them sitting in a different city , you might work in noida and your HR in Banglore, if you are lucky and they are in the same city, they seldom hear you, even if you go to them with your grievances, dont expect them to help you coz only God knows what they remain busy with.
WORK LIFE BALANCE
You are supposed to work for over 10hrs a day, often extending you shift , working on weekends, working from home , and you dont get any comp. offs / over time for that . They dont even allow documenting that in your yearly appraisals as thats illegal !!!
Hardly any good projects left in Accenture, most big projects have been lost to its competitors like wipro, Infy , HCL, thanks to its inefficient Sales teams and management.
Most managers are self centered , only concerned about their promotions and hikes, while you w
ProsGood Brand Name
ConsPoor work life balance, Unprofessional Management