Oh boy, where to start?
I applied and was accepted for role as a content review analyst with Accenture, working on a project for a big social media brand back in July 2018 then left in November 2019. It was a brand new project with a brand new office so their was a great feeling at the start that even at associate/ analyst level, you felt like you were really a part of something important. Everyone who I started on the project with were amazing, supportive and the management were super too!
Until about January 2019, when things started to go downhill...
I will try not go on massive tangents so here's some pro's and con's to digest:
1. Perfect first job (but not for the faint hearted)
2. Top notch talent across the board from analyst's to TL's
3. Good benefits such as provided wellness program and coaching, discount card, seasonal outings/parties, free things now and then.
4. Good facilities such as: Modern eating area with a large kitchen area. Restrooms are spacious and clean, a relax room with massage recliners,meeting rooms and quiet rooms also.
5. Decent location that is a 5 minute walk away from a gym, convenience store and cafes.
6. Public transport is good with the office near a Luas Green line station and bus stop. Office is near the main motorway too.
1. The salary is just bad, for the kind of job that it is. On top of that, their were months where your pay was messed up on payday due to 'technical errors' or whatnot
Accenture has a good reputation. I will never understand why.
Accenture always talk about what a progressive, inclusive and fun place they are to work, with a great work-life balance.
None of this is true.
In my experience they are deceitful, and bullying by the management is accepted.
When I was recruited for this company, I was only in contact with one of Accenture’s own recruiters. Only, when the time came to sign the contract, they put me in contact with Hays, a recruitment agency. Suddenly I wasn’t to be an employee at Accenture at all, I was only a contractor.
I want to make it clear I have nothing against Hays, and they were nothing but respectful and kind to me all the time I worked there. But that Accenture has to deceive people to make them accept a possision with them, speaks for itself.
The training I received was okay, but the moment it is finished you are expected to know everything, and when I needed to ask for help, I would either be ignored or flatly told «no».
This was off putting at first, and in the beginning I thought my team leader and manager were simply busy.
Only to discover they were outright ignoring me and keeping me out of the loop.
I was not informed about important changes, meetings or things I allegedly did «wrong». Instead of simply talking to me, they ignored me and told Hays my performance was lacking.
As someone who suffers from a chronic condition that kept me at home more days than what is normal, I expected this
ProsYou learn marketable skills
ConsTerrible pay, incompetent management, workplace bullying, no work-life balance