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Accenture

Analyst (Management Consulting)

February 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Everyday is new and different. There's excitement around every corner. Well... sometimes but even when it's not the people are awesome so it's still fun.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

The first two weeks of any job you should do very little talking and a lot of listening.
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Digital Consulting

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

During my time at Accenture, my team gave me a tremendous amount of responsibility. They really trust you and depend on you as if you were a full time analyst. This not only reflects in the deliverables they give you, but also in the face time you get with senior clients. As a summer analyst, I was given the opportunity to take ownership over a main deliverable, working with VPs and senior level leaders to develop a product they felt proud of. This kind of responsibility and face time is something that many of my friends at other firms were not given and for that I am so grateful not to mention stronger because of it.

What I wish was different

While my hours were not atypical to the industry, I wish I had known that as a summer analyst, your hours can be quite long. Although, I suppose it is a good thing that Accenture treats their summer analysts as they would full time analysts. At least you know you are getting a realistic depiction of what the job really looks and feels like. I also wish that there had been more programming throughout the summer with fellow summer analysts. Since everyone is dispersed throughout the metropolitan area at various client sites, if you don't go into Accenture offices on Friday then you don't really get the opportunity to meet and bond with your fellow summer analysts. I highly, highly recommend you go into Accenture's office on Friday for this very reason. Otherwise, you only see summer analysts during the two or so scheduled activities throughout the summer.

Advice

During your time at Accenture you must advocate for yourself and ensure you are getting the kinds of opportunities and experiences that will allow you to grow. If you are not getting the kinds of experiences you want or the kinds you feel you need, speak up. Everyone at Accenture is so open and receptive that if you put in the effort to propose a thoughtful plan to do something, most likely you will be given the okay to go ahead and see it through. With that said, you should always search for ways to add value to both your team and client. The onus is on you to do so and most likely no one will lay out a direct path for you. My advice: find pleasure in the small things, like creating a weekly newsletter for your team or organizing a team dinner. These small acts do not go unrecognized and will go a long way in demonstrating your dedication and commitment to the team. Lastly, do not be afraid to bring in new knowledge. If you have something to share, share it. If you have a new, more efficient way of doing something, propose its implementation. Speaking up and adding value are some of the best ways that you can be recognized and helps you stand out as an intern.
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Strategy Analyst Intern

June - July 2018 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I really enjoyed the community that Accenture had. Everyone there was so friendly and welcoming that I immediately felt comfortable in the new environment.

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Technology Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Accenture has a great summer internship program! You get the chance to be an integral part of a team producing client deliverables. In this setting you work with other analysts, managers, and occasionally interface with company leadership as well as you support the team and the client. Additionally, there are tons of opportunities to meet other interns and build your Accenture network. The quality / interest of the work depends on the project (which is life in consulting), but generally most interns like their experience.

What I wish was different

You have no say in the project you are placed on. This is totally understandable (staffing interns is very difficult since its a huge supply of relatively low skill employees all at one time), but at the same time, I would have selected a different project if I had the chance. That being said, everything is a learning opportunity.

Advice

Take a positive mindset into your project. Focus on maintaining this. Naturally, entry-level work is not always the most interesting, but if you see your working fit into the bigger picture, and focus on learning and developing, you'll find satisfaction.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Houston, TX

What I liked

My intern class, my team , my team buddy, intern outings/events, my work/project

What I wish was different

Nothing, I loved everything about my experience!

Advice

Get close with your team buddy, as they will be the one that will be providing you feedback on your performance, which can lead to them also determining whether or not you get a return offer.
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Consulting Analyst Intern

June - September 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Exposure to real consulting practices & ownership of work

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

Your experience will largely depend on the project you are on!
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Summer Consulting Analyst

May - August 2018 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The opportunities for growth within the company. The friendly company culture and how people are continuously trying to help you!

What I wish was different

The number of networking events. I wish there would have been more of that and training for us to take advantage of.

Advice

Make sure you know excel and network during your internship. Don't be scared to ask questions.
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Consulting Senior Analyst

February 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

It's a great place for diversified learning, especially as a first job out of college. I appreciate the breadth of skills that I have the opportunity to absorb, and all the avenues of growth that consulting at Accenture has to offer.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

It's important to do your research on the firm and its practices prior to interviews and conversing with the recruiters - it's okay not to know everything, but it's never impressive to know nothing. Ask questions at events to get to know more and fill in the gaps on what you don't understand, but showing up without having done any research on your own doesn't fare well with any potential employer.
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Strategy Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Working in Accenture Strategy provided me with a fabulous opportunity to engage in the long-term strategic planning of a big box electronics retailer. Furthermore, since I was working on a traveling project, I was able to experience much of what working in consulting full-time would be like. This, coupled with the training and networking that the firm provided made my summer very exciting and educational.

What I wish was different

Pre-internship training was a bit lacking. While there is a week of onboarding prior to heading out to the client site, some greater effort to enhance the baseline skills of interns, many of whom aren't coming from a business or technical background, would increase the quality of the experience they can get from the internship and enhance the contributions that they can provide to their teams.

Advice

Accenture is a massive company and there isn't really a set framework or path to follow. This can be a bit daunting, but it also provides a huge opportunity to network within the firm and pursue the opportunities that you want to. While you're here, my biggest advice is to NETWORK!
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Software Developer

March 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Enjoy working at a big company with many different opportunities

What I wish was different

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Technology Analyst

January 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I’ve had so much exposure to the corporate world by entering the consulting firm. There are so many opportunities, and you get to pave the way to ensure your career is going in the direction you want. It’s been an amazing experience so far.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Don’t be afraid to be open to roles you maybe offered, because every role is a great learning experience.
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Management Consulting Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Get out of your comfort zone as best as you can. Explore new fields, industries, and people as much as possible throughout your summer. Accenture has a lot to offer and it takes time to learn about it all.
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved working for Accenture this past summer. They have an amazing internship program that fostered an inclusive environment and treated me like another full-time employee. Accenture doesn't believe in using the term "intern" and instead, they are called "analysts". Nobody on my client team would know I was the intern if I did not say so. This really set the tone for the summer and I felt valued for the work I was doing. I felt as though I could make a real contribution to the company.

What I wish was different

I wish during my internship, I could have received the opportunity to have more feedback. While the internship was well organized, it lacked a formal process for providing feedback from my supervisor. Feedback is a great learning process and I would like to receive and apply that feedback to future positions.

Advice

I would tell people to network and connect with as many people as possible. I learned everyone at Accenture was very willing to sit down and answer any questions I had, however, I didn’t realize this until the end of my internship. If I could redo anything, I would have reached out to more people within the company sooner and scheduled quick coffee meetings with them. You can learn so much from the people who have been in the company for years. They are more often than not willing to help you out and they are great resources for the future.
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Analyst (Management Consulting)

June - August 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Accenture had a well structured internship program with many opportunities to network with full time employees and activities set in place to learn more about the company environment. Moreover

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

ask questions and make sure to keep in contact with other interns and employers after the internship is over.
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Technology Consulting Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Jakarta, Indonesia

What I liked

I like how Accenture handles its clients, always try to do our best as a consultant to make sure all works are delivered. The co-workers in my project's team were amazing and helpful, trying to teach me how does a consultant work and tackle every problem.

What I wish was different

I wish my project could be more about management consulting rather than technology consulting since my major is business and I do not really have many technical skills in IT.

Advice

Always give your best and be ready to learn each new valuable skills every single day. Eventhough we will not know about something, that could be too technical, just ask and try first.
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Strategy Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the kind of work I was doing and I enjoyed getting exposure into the field of consulting.

What I wish was different

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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Austin, TX

What I liked

This summer I am worked with a world-renown consulting firm, Accenture. My experience here has taught me a great amount about how to navigate the cooperate world and generate connections.

What I wish was different

In my experience with Accenture this summer I would have enjoyed to have a supervisor that also fulfilled a mentorship role with me. I would have liked to receive more feedback and constructive criticism.

Advice

I suggest any student interested in interning with Accenture, or any consulting firm, to approach the opportunity with an open mind and absorb as much as you can from the people you meet. Creating connections is key to expanding your opportunities and attaining information about the corporate world from people who have expertise.
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Consulting Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I enjoyed the flexibility and extensive leadership training that Accenture offers. They have a dynamic program for incoming consulting analysts to experience a broad range of industries and projects.

What I wish was different

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Global Controllership/Client Financial Management Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved the people, the environment, and the culture. Recommend!

What I wish was different

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Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed the structure of the program. We were placed on the client site Monday-Thursday and then went into the downtown Accenture office Friday where we had intern events and networking events.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Get to know everyone you work with very well. Go in with an open mind and try to learn as much as you can about your project, role, team, etc.
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