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Hi

I have offer from both Accenture and IBM. Now, I am in delima which one to choose as both are offering almost same salary and both are reputed cos.

Please suggest which one is better co. maily in terms of work culture.

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I think IBM is slightly more ethical company, but accenture might offer better work. My choice would be IBM.

HTH,
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are you being offered by Accenture Consulting or Accenture Technology Solutions?
 
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I am being offered at their Global Delivery center, Bombay.

The work and salary both are better at accenture but I have heard the work cultre at accenture is not very good. do not know whether it is just rumor or fact.

Can anybody shed some more light??

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I vote for IBM in terms of work culture and policies.
 
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Well I am working with IBM and work culture is good in terms of work life balance, but work is not good.
Actually in long term i woul like to join accenture as located at Mumbai.
But at the same worried about work life balance at accenture..need inputs form you friend.
In n that sense like good work ,onsite, work life balance i guess i-flex is also good.
addvice me about accenture.
 
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If a westerner's opinion is valid I'd go with IBM myself.
 
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One of my friend is in a process of giving interview with IBM.Till now his experience is very bad.IBM is supposed to send him onsite but wants him immediately,thats within a week.He said hiring manager was not very professional.IBM(India) does not believe that it takes minimum one month to join after the resignation given to current employer.Later hiring manager demanded relieving letter which my friend was unable to produce as his current employer wants atleast 1 month notice.IBM company might be good but its India operations is not very professional.That was his experience.
 
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Some of the experiences of accenture are even worse. On of my coleagues resigned back in 2003 as he got accentre offer, later accenture backed out and he was at home for few months. Check out posts by americans here in 2003 abt accenture during that time and how unscrupolously & insesitively they laid off ppl, if they can do it there they can do it here as well. IMHO, as a company accenture is not ethical, though at this moment they might be a good idea for work and money they offer (they were ready to pay us 30% more than whatever we were drawing in 2003-2004 begining).

Individual experiences may vary -- I personally had pretty bad experience at iFlex from HR though my tech interview and personal interviews with PM were excellent (PM actually was convincing me to join as in 6 mths he thought I could do exceptionally well) but if one is happy working in formal, golden-cage like work culture then iFlex is good. No personal grudge against iFlex, I just met an individual jerk in HR which I could have met anywhere.

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To be perfectly honest I might not work for either. I worked for a 'Big 5' consultantcy in the ealy 2000's (neither Accenture or IBM) and went through some very bad times. IBM bought PWC Consulting but has not been completely taken over by them. You need to determine what the culture of the IBM division is. If it is ex-PWC - avoid. If it's GCS it's ok.

I would avoid Accenture completely.
 
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Right! If that's a valid option, I wouldn't work for either.
Between the two, IMHO, IBM is slightly better...

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Prem, Please tell your total experience and how much will be getting from these 2 companies.It will give us some idea about job market.
 
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Speaking of working for consultancies, can anybody shed some light on how working for a consultancy is different from working in the services industry. In terms of quality of work, processes etc. Like in a services firm like mine, which is a reputed MNC in India, it's all about the packaging of the product like HLD, LLD, Defect metrics etc. When it comes down to actual coding its only a month for a project of six months.
I am looking for more technical work not R&D types but business oriented.

I would be very grateful for your insights and suggestions.

Thanks,
Ali
 
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I worked for Accenture and worked with IBM Global Services. I find Accenture has people with better skills. But with either one, be ready for some heavy road warrior work. They both will send you all over the place.
 
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