When I first joined Accenture in 1995, my initial plan was to stay for three years and then go back to school to get my MBA. Twenty-one years later and I’m still here. I stayed on my career path because I love the challenge, the thrill, the work and the people, and because Accenture offers one of the most collaborative cultures I’ve ever experienced. I’m one of the only people I know who is still with the same firm since college. It’s good to check yourself occasionally and ascertain whether you’re still happy at certain periods of your career. Yet I feel that I’ve worked with so many clients across diverse industries, and I’ve had such a variety of experiences that I’ve never felt the need to pursue a job with another company. It’s the challenge, the excitement and the thrill that get me out of bed, and that, to me, is the reason why I continue my career journey with Accenture.
To be successful at Accenture, you have to love variety; you have to be entrepreneurial and explore different approaches; you have to modify and improve on the ways you tackle problems. This comes with the territory when you’re working at the cutting edge with clients. This is the exciting part of my job—doing things that haven’t been done before. It’s not about staying safe in your comfort zone, but rather, about pushing the envelope. It’s about having the curiosity and tenacity to see something through that’s challenging and that has never been done before.
Being a managing director with Accenture is more about building client relationships and less about managing a spreadsheet. It’s about staying in touch with clients, understanding their issues and problem-solving together. Another important benefit of working at Accenture is the global collaboration—we can work as a team no matter the geographic location. If we need an expert in San Francisco and the right person lives in New York, we can make that happen.
Working at Accenture offers you the opportunity to work on everything from strategy through implementation. We help clients at each stage of their journey, rather than only specializing in specific skills. We provide solutions from end-to-end, and that’s a great thing to be a part of.
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