2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“The diversity in roles and responsibilities.”
“Continuous learning opportunities as technologies change.”
“The breadth and depth of our expertise.”
“You can get lost in the large company bureaucracy.”
“Complexity in navigating the firm.”
“The pace can sometimes be blistering.”
“The go-to for tech consulting.”
“Historically strong reputation.”
Accenture, a global professional services company with 482,000 people in more than 120 countries, provides a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. Combining deep experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by a worldwide delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value for stakeholders.
The company defines NEW as the combination of digital-, cloud- and security-related services enabled by innovative technology. The company’s Accenture Innovation Architecture brings together Accenture Research to identify market and technology trends, Accenture Ventures to invest in growth-stage companies, Accenture Labs to incubate and prototype advanced concepts through applied R&D, and Accenture Studios to build solutions for clients with speed and agility.
Accenture now has 10 innovation hubs across the U.S., destinations where employees work side-by-side with clients to ideate, rapidly prototype, and launch transformative ideas that help them reimagine their futures and solve their biggest challenges. In these centers, clients have hands-on access to transformative emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, drones with computer vision, and virtual reality.
Every Accenture practice offers a different way to create innovation:
- Accenture Strategy shapes the future at the intersection of business and technology.
- Accenture Consulting transforms businesses through industry expertise and insights.
- Accenture Digital creates value through new experiences, new intelligence, and new connections.
- Accenture Technology powers businesses with cutting-edge solutions using established and emerging technologies.
- Accenture Operations delivers outcomes through infrastructure, cloud and business process services.
- Accenture Security drives tailored cybersecurity services that build resilience from the inside out.
Investing in People
Accenture has invested more than US$927 million in learning and professional development. Accenture Connected Learning—a virtual campus of connected classrooms, more than 800 digital learning boards, and thousands of online courses—supports learning anywhere, anytime, linking its people to professional content and world-class experts from inside and outside Accenture.
Accenture is committed to helping its people achieve their best performance every day. The Performance Achievement experience is designed not only to elevate individual performance, but also the performance of a team. Team leaders regularly discuss the team’s priorities, strengths and engagement, and incorporate real-time feedback.
Innovation Driven by a Commitment to Equality
Accenture fosters a “culture of cultures” where its people experience a sense of belonging and can be their best professionally and personally. Creating this inclusive workplace means ensuring people feel comfortable engaging in honest, open dialogue about difficult topics—such as bias and inclusion—without judgment or career limitation.
To date, more than 40,000 of its managers and above have taken the interactive training, “Unconscious Bias—Mitigating It Together,” which demonstrated how to identify micro-aggressions in the workplace.
Accenture is achieving bold goals on the path to gender equality; its global workforce is more than 46 percent women, including 30 percent of executives (manager and above). Additionally, women make up 45 percent of board of directors and 27 percent of global management committee.
Improving the Way the World Works and Lives
Innovating responsibly is fundamental to Accenture’s culture and the company empowers its people to advocate for the positive impact of innovation for their clients, people, partners and communities. Through its global Skills to Succeed initiative, Accenture has equipped nearly 4.6 million people with the skills to make substantive improvements to their lives through job training or building a business.
Accenture is proud to be a responsible corporate citizen, using its global capabilities and digital experience to innovate society and shape responsible business, and its people are passionate about giving back. In fiscal 2021, the company instituted a newly structured Environmental Sustainability Executive Committee, accountable for approving strategic global decisions aligned to Accenture’s corporate environmental sustainability commitments and growth objectives.
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Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: ACN
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: Julie Sweet