What it does: Professional Services with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security.
Mission: To solve clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
Size and presence: Accenture has a global network of over 100 innovation hubs with over 6,99,000 employees and a presence in more than 120 countries.
Best known for: The company is well-known for its consulting, strategy, technology, and operations.
The good bits: The organisation provides a work-life balance to its employees with a favourable environment that promotes learning.
The not-so-good bits: Work is highly tech-focused and often gets repetitive in nature
Accenture was the business and technology consulting unit of Arthur Andersen, an accountancy firm. Its first project was to automate payroll processing and production for a Kentucky client. In 1989, Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting became separate units of Andersen Worldwide Société Coopérative (AWSC). Later, Andersen Consulting changed its name to "Accenture" on January 1st, 2001.
Accenture's board of directors unanimously authorised transferring the business's place of incorporation from Bermuda to Ireland in 2009, primarily because of the lower taxes in Ireland. A major business advancement for Accenture was when Apple Inc. announced a collaboration with the company to develop iOS business apps in 2017. Recent developments in the company include the creation of the division called Accenture Cloud First and the rebranding of ‘Accenture Interactive’ as ‘Accenture Song’.
Accenture has a diverse and inclusive culture. Being a global organisation, the company gives an open environment to employees from different backgrounds. On the whole, Accenture encourages an environment of safety, security and flexibility while maintaining the principles of honesty and integrity.
Accenture selects freshers in three to four rounds. These are aptitude tests, technical interviews and HR interviews. There are three stages to the written round: General Aptitude Test, Logical Aptitude Test, and Verbal Ability Test. Students who pass the written exam are invited to participate in a technical interview. There is no hard and fast rule as to which topics will be asked in this round; depending on the panel, you can expect questions on any topic. To pass this round, you must know your fundamentals. Data structures and algorithms, DBMS, Operating systems, Networking, OOPs concepts, and a programming language of your choice should all be covered. Other than computer science, students should prepare for two other subjects related to their branch. In the interview, computer science students will be expected to write code. They also ask for your resume. In this round, you may be asked to solve puzzles. HR questions include a brief introduction, the reason for choosing Accenture, your 5-year goal and previous project questions.
By working with Accenture, one gains invaluable experience. Advancement is contingent on a number of factors including one’s performance and relationship with the supervisor or manager. One does get promoted on doing well at work and building a "dependency." There are plenty of chances to earn certifications in popular courses like AWS/Azure, etc. And the pay rises steadily throughout the course of the year, and even more so after promotions.
The average remuneration for fresh graduates at Accenture India ranges between Rs 3 lakhs per year to Rs 6 lakhs per year.
Accenture is working with non-governmental organisation partners to install 5,000+ oxygenated hospital beds, 30+ oxygen plants, and other critical care equipment at government and charitable hospitals. It is also collaborating with the ' YouWeCan Foundation' to help government and charitable hospitals across the country. It is making efforts to create critical care beds in Rohru and Theog in Himachal Pradesh, Bikaner in Rajasthan, Madurai in Tamil Nadu, and New Delhi, as part of the foundation's ‘Mission 1000 Beds’ campaign. The company has added 120 critical care unit (CCU) beds to Nizamabad's Government Medical College and General Hospital. Medical equipment such as BiPAP machines, ICU ventilators, patient monitors, crash carts, and oxygen cylinders for the hospital are covered by its contribution to this endeavour.