For Accenture Employees Only: Managing Director Q&A

Accenture employees get to chat directly with one of their Managing Directors.

As a MD, you probably get a lot of analysts reach out to. Due to your busy schedule, you cant possibly mentor all of them. But what make an analyst stand out to you (Cont.)

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How do you make your presence felt in local accenture office when you are new to the company and new in the country and need to be onsite at client locations all the time.

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Walking away from a bad deal. Do you think Accenture walks away enough from impossible deals? Have you even done it yourself and what were the consequences for you personally and your career?

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Well, I don't know how many people stopped by this bowl today, but I hope ir was worth it for ask that did. I learned today, and thanks to all that contributed questions, comments complaints and

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How hard is it to transition to another role/client after making MD? I jumped at an opp to quickly bump my numbers at a client, but traveling every week. Plenty of local clients I’d love to work with.

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What do I you see to be our strengths as a firm? What types of work are we successful at winning and delivering at a profitable CCI? Cont..

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Heard rumors that we may be getting rid of OU/industry alignment for certain functions (i.e. T&O). Or at least being less strict and allowing people to go outside of their alignment. Can you confirm?

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I know there are lots of MD career tracks (I’ve seen the internal site with them all). I want to be a CAL in the future, are you a CAL?

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Hi! I’m a mom to a 3 year old daughter. My husband works part-time and my daughter is in preschool full-time. How many kids do you have? Did SO, did they work? How did you balance childcare?

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I am by all accounts a little introverted and really making an effort to network more. I know this is how we get more roles and exposure to the rest of the company. Any tips on how to not to feel..

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What's the magic number for sales to get to MD?

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For experienced hires at L9 who were hired in Q4 of 2019, rolling off a project during December with nothing imminent to roll onto... When should we get nervous about bench time?

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As a brand new L4 promote do you have advise on how best to prep myself for L3. My excitement, aggressiveness and focus over this past year has suddenly changed to panic that I am going to fail.

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Outside of potential re-org, do you think strategy has been a successful endeavor? Do you think it’s sustainable long-term given lower pay compared to competitors (tier 2, aspirationally MBB)

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I was just reminded to post that this is open and I along with others are posting questions and responses. Looking forward to all!

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There are many CDO people who were formerly C&M that were just on the wrong side of a reorg and happened to be in technology. Is there anything being done to address this in the future?

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Any advice on what to do to position yourself for MD? ESP if you’re not in a client facing/revenue generating role?

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I came to Accenture as an experienced hire into a specialty group within applied intelligence. How do I pivot out of this group so I can work on more general data science/ analytics projects?

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What caused you to leave ACN the first time? What changed that inspired you to come back? (More tangibly than being bored if you can) thank you!

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