Thread regarding Accenture layoffs

Lipstick on a Pig

I’ve spent over a decade at Accenture in NA in many capacities, from client facing Strategy and Consulting to internal HR. Given that people are at the core of this organization, working in HR here has by far been the worst and saddest that time I have had here. It is quite frankly very nasty at times, An area of the org I once admired is actually quite in disarray and lacks transparency. My naive thinking that a switch into HR would be welcoming and this group would truly understand matters as it pertains to true humanity has been proven to be completely wrong. At this point in my career, I can honestly say that I have now seen the best and worst of human beings. It is a sad place and an even more heartbreaking realization. I would compare it to the point in your adolescence when you realize your own parents have made major mistakes that have impacted outcomes in your life and mangled your psyche and perhaps those same parents are not those iconic super-heroes you once held on a pedestal in your mind, all this time.

Do you remember in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow were being mesmerized by a massively enlarged, projected image of the wizard, who talks with an amplified, booming voice, light effects and smoke designed to create the aura of great larger-than-life being???? That was me before. And then remember in the movie when Toto runs back and rips the curtain to the side, and the Wizard of Oz realizes he's been found out, and tries to cover it up by shouting over his loudspeaker, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" Yeah, that me now - I see you now for what it really is.

Beyond the pretty internal branding and messaging of themes being pushed from the top down, what I have experienced time and again and watched others through and how we treat people, have brought the truth to light of the extreme flaws at the very core in the HR org. The lack of transparency will never change. Harsh decisions are made, which we expect, but be honest. how does the saying go that you can put “lipstick on a pig.”

It makes me sad to come to this realization. Now that it has been seen, it just can’t be unseen or felt. I’m left with that icky feeling in the pit of my stomach each and every day. I ask myself if this place has gotten too big and lost its secret sauce, and think it is about time to move on.

by
| 2514 views | | 7 replies (last )
Post ID: @OP+1dHQ20RU

7 replies (most recent on top)

Oh, I did a similar thing rotating into HR. Sadly, this group will stab you in the back faster than any other I experienced inside Accenture.

by
|
Post ID: @kqzg+1dHQ20RU

Layoffs will happen. ACN will replace experienced employees of N3 Results with college grads.

by
|
Post ID: @akro+1dHQ20RU

Question to the original poster of message….
Does Accenture lay-off when they acquire a company? Accenture acquired N3 Results last year and NA is suppose to migrate to Accenture on April 2022? Per your experience. Do you think they will layoffs many N3 Results employees?

by
|
Post ID: @9pyn+1dHQ20RU

Right on. There is life after Accidenture. But i agree with you.. the times you were in the hamster wheel with the other hamsters.. it was the worst of times, it was the best of times. Accidenture is like Stockholm Syndrome.

You can try out other outfits like Kyndryl (chaos but opportunity for the nimble) or DXC (CEO is an ex-Accidenture trying to create another accident).

by
|
Post ID: @5zff+1dHQ20RU

On that DNH list here and could have avoided if I didn’t make a fuss on my way out. Is what it is. I can sleep at night now. Look, there are a lot of things I loved about it there, and i do think there is lots of good, but there is also ruthless leadership and many aspects that lead folks to a dark place. Like an old relationship, it’s nice to reflect on good times at time, but doesn’t mean I’d ever want to go back. There is a life after Accenture. They may be huge but they don’t own the world or your life or your soul. Let there be change!

by
|
Post ID: @4ycy+1dHQ20RU

Poor guy. Hounded by HR. Realized that Accidenture is unavoidable in labor market and he might have to be rehired. Don't want to be on the DNH list.

by
|
Post ID: @3kmq+1dHQ20RU

Person posting is just letting off steam. Any org this big is going to have pros + cons, good + bad. Fishbowl seems to really be a place of chatter and specifics.

by
|
Post ID: @2sun+1dHQ20RU

Post a reply

: