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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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Overview

Below you’ll find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about careers and life at Accenture. If your query isn’t dealt with here, get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer it.

Lifestyle

Will I feel lost working in such a huge organisation?
Accenture is certainly big, but it is made up of smaller, more manageable communities that you'll soon come to know and feel part of. You'll quickly make friends with colleagues who share your specialisation and with other Accenture staff on the projects you choose to work on – in no time; you’ll find you have your own personal and professional network within the organisation.

What are the people really like?
Accenture people are more diverse than those you'll find in just about any other comparable organisation. They come from all backgrounds and all communities and bring a wealth of talents with them. Apart from the obvious, there are only two requisites when it comes to Accenture people – a sense of purpose and a sense of humour.

How will working at Accenture affect my lifestyle?
Hopefully you’ll find it improving. You'll certainly find your work life more challenging, more stimulating and more rewarding. Sometimes you'll work long hours. But we'll also help you find time for all the things you want to do outside work through our personal support services, optional sabbaticals, and community development schemes.

Challenges

How will I find joining Accenture as an experienced hire?
In a word, stimulating. Your previous experience will be immediately recognised and harnessed by the area you join. The combination of familiar territory and new ways of working may take a little getting used to, but the immense satisfaction to be gained by putting your knowledge to work is, for many, the greatest reward of a move to Accenture.

What will make the work continually challenging and interesting?
People at Accenture answer this question with a smile. That's because work at Accenture is the way work ought to be—constantly stimulating and varied. Every day is different. That may sound challenging now, but the stimulation that new situations and people provide will make you think more deeply, perform more effectively and continue to grow as a professional throughout your time with us. Accenture structures your career to help you be the best you can be.

Development

What influence will I have over my career progression?
At Accenture, we believe people do their best when they are doing what they really want. Everyone at Accenture is assigned a career counsellor within the organisation to help with career that will be good for your personal and professional development. Accenture is also unique in allowing you to help decide which projects you work on.

How will I continue to grow as a professional?
The projects you’ll work on and the colleagues you’ll work alongside make this an extremely stimulating place to develop your career. If you want to be recognised as one of the best at what you do, we’ll do our best to make that happen. There are a number of ways we can help, through personally selected training, professional development programmes and guidance from the leading practitioners in every field of business.

What kind of training can I expect from Accenture?
Every one of our people receives an annual allocation of training time—usually about 80 hours—that can be used in many different ways. At Accenture, training is not imposed from above, but chosen by you according to your own needs and wishes. You decide the areas you want to develop, then pick the most appropriate training from our unique database and arrange the programme to suit you.

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