Andrew Hart
Andrew Hart, Technical Architect – Associate Director, London
December 06, 2018

Why Accenture is the Best Place to Build a Salesforce Career

I once had a team member, an incredibly intelligent guy, who said that he enjoyed "not always being the smartest guy in the room”. It wasn't arrogance, but rather the opposite—it was about understanding and admitting that there are always people you can learn from.

I completely agree, and the people at Accenture are one major reason that I chose to build my Salesforce career here.

Working with the best of the Salesforce best
I recently joined Accenture with nearly 20 years of CRM delivery experience—more than five of those years working with Salesforce technology. There are currently only 260 Salesforce Certified Technical Architects (CTAs) worldwide. And I’ve joined a team that boasts the most Salesforce-certified professionals of any partner.

I know that I am surrounded by the best and brightest in the industry at Accenture—people I know I can learn from. Even from short discussions with two other technical architects during my interview process, I felt my thinking was more connected and further-reaching than at previous employers.

The Accenture Salesforce team comes from different backgrounds, in terms of technology and previous roles, but also in terms of geography, education, background, language and culture. This leads to diverse viewpoints and opinions, creates a melting pot of ideas and inspires innovation.

Opportunity with a global reach
During an interview with an Accenture managing director, I rather glibly said that I wanted people to recognize the names of my clients when I discussed work at dinner parties. It wasn’t the fact that the brands and logos would be recognizable; rather, it was for the scale of challenge that they would bring.

Accenture exceeds what’s possible elsewhere because of its global reach and breadth of knowledge and expertise. Industry experts, technology and software experts, customer experts—all come together at Accenture to deliver transformational change for our clients.

A clear corporate vision
It’s easy for an organization to set vague goals like, “We will grow our business by 100 percent in the next three years,” but it's something else entirely to actually have a measurable, obtainable plan in place. Accenture’s cloud products and consulting services strategy is a clear differentiator.

For me, technology consulting at Accenture is a great place to work, because the scenery always changes. Each new project brings not just a new location or a new city, but new people, a new industry, challenges to be solved and customers to help.

To succeed in this space, be ready to accept—and solve—these challenges.

Grow your career with the best and the brightest in the industry. Find your fit with the Accenture Salesforce team.

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