Analyst at Accenture

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight week was absolutely amazing. It gave me an incredible view into what Accenture is as a company and the warm atmosphere made me feel excited about the possibility of working at Accenture. There were networking events and bonding activities that helped everyone make friends with each other and all in all, the insight week felt longer than 4 days as it felt like we'd known each other forever


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

All of the supervisors and managers were incredibly helpful and provided incredible feedback too. It was great to take part in a mock project which felt relevant and gave me an insight into how a real-life project works on a day-to-day basis. I felt like I was able to contribute effectively to the project team I was a part of as well.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

The Accenture volunteers were incredibly helpful and always at hand to help when we had questions. Everyone was really warm and took time to get to know you and help you if you had any difficulties. They were also really easy-going which reflected how nice the people in the company are as well.


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

While the information did not particularly help my degree, it did help when I finally started working and I was able to see how realistic the experience was to an actual project. It was great because you don't necessarily get to have that experience with every company and see what generally goes on, on a day-to-day basis.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured as we had networking opportunities, time to work on the project and self-development sessions as well. We also had a rep from an external vendor come to talk to us about the product which was interesting. However, it would have been good to have some onboarding/pre-read material about the project we were supposed to complete before the experience started.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Extremely fun and I'm still friends with some of the people I met during the insight. They were a great bunch of people to work with and Tech Visionaries was an incredible way to start building my network prior to actually joining Accenture. I'd recommend it absolutely everyone, even just as a new learning experience.


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

We were given 2 training sessions over the 4 day period. The first was a deep dive into the data analytics platform called Splunk delivered by a representative from the company Splunk themselves. The second was a session from the MindGym that helped us understand better what type of person we were.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

It helped me understand well the types of roles available in the company as during the 4 day mini project, we were able to flexibly work within the team in different roles. I enjoyed undertaking the different roles and expand my skillset and work on expanding it further to include more functional skills.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The company culture was visible all throughout the insight week. All the Accenture volunteers were incredibly nice and helpful which is something that is true of the people I have met working at Accenture in general. Additionally the openess and focus on whole self was also shown as again everyone was really nice.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It was super helpful as it helped to show me the potential roles at Accenture and made it easier for me to understand which role I was better suited for. It was also encouraged me to explore what sort of career I would want for myself as I was able to talk to people within the company about their career paths.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I was reimbursed for travel for all 4 days of the insight week. I took the train to the venue and aside from this, we were provided with breakfast and lunch on all 4 days. Additionally, we were had 2 networking events on 2 of the evenings of the insight week.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

There were 2 networking events during the week. Both dinner and drinks events and we had the opportunity to speak to current analysts at the company. Additionally we were given talks by managers in the company and many of the volunteers were either analysts or managers as well, so we met a wide variety of people.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The network opportunities were extremely insightful, as well as fun. They were very chilled out and did not feel overwhelming as some networking events can be. Everyone was super down to earth and easy to talk to and engage with. The venues were also really cool and great places to socialize.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes, all the employees mentioned what opportunities there were available within the company e.g. for side-of-desk work, societies and interest groups that were available in the company. They also emphasized how diverse and friendly the company was, and talked about the different internal initiatives such as the focus on Mental Health.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would completely recommend this to a friend and actively encourage my friends to come onto the insight week. It such a rare opportunity that enables you to see what working for a global consulting firm would be like.