I have received a call from Accenture. I have an option to move to Hyderabad or B'lore. I have 1.8yrs of Java exp in a small company in Ahmedabad. The salary they are offering is on the lower side, its 2.45 pa. I have no idea about any of the 2 places. I have heard that B'lore is very good place but also very expensive place and Hyd is a economical place but not good for living. What would ranchers suggest considering that my salary is low, which place should I opt for.
Thank You [ July 13, 2005: Message edited by: Thomas Greene ]
One my friend who works there told me: 1)They have 3 centers in Bangalore. 2)Hyderabad center is new and capacty is around 700. Bangalore is too costly unlike Hyderabad which is not so expensive city.Hyderabad weather is extreme during summer but you will be coding not on the road but inside glass buildings. .Banaglore weather is relatively good but other problems include traffic congestion,high real estate and over crowded.If they are giving the same salary,I think Hyderabad is better option.
Thanks a lot everyone for the information. My another concern is work. I am told by someone (he is not working in Accenture) that since Accenture has a bigger setup in B'lore, work will be better in Accenture B'lore. Could this be true or is the work of almost the same type in all the centres?
OK Now if work is concern then certainly ,the bogus work will come at Hyderabad, This is just an assumption !! And if you want to grow means wants shift in a year then go to bangalore, u will get 5 in next jump.
I wont think its true. Its doesnt make any difference bigger or smaller setup. The smaller setup you have advantage of approaching your suepriors easily than bigger setup. But I feel 700 is not a small setup.
Well as far as Accenturte is concern, Bangalore center is known to be the best in all aspect. And since they are starting up a new center at Hyderabad, I really doubt whether they are going to do good projects at Hyderabad immd, may be later on. Same with the case of IBM pune, if you want good work then bangalore center is great !! I think couple of year still needed to make pune center good...Its on the way infact.
I also have the same problem. Recently got selected in Accenture for a low salary of 2.5L. I had made up my mind to join Accenture Hyd before I saw this post. Can someone working in Accenture please put some light on this. Is it true that Accenture Hyd doesn't have good work while Accenture B'lore has.
Eagerly awaiting for some information on this. Thanks.
this is surprising to see, that people are not worried about there careers, they are thinking more bout salary, n savings at this age. if some company is offering u 2.5 lacs, then u must be getting less in your previous organization,n u always have option of denying the offer. but ,accenture, bangalore is far better,not only in coparison to other accenture's locations, but they are doing some of the most innovating work.they are leaders. if you have offer than dont waiste time.
Well Salary should not be only depend on previous organization, it must be as per industry standard and knowledge. And yes I am agree that, at this age one should not bother about salary saving, candidate must concentrate on work experience. But if market is good and people are getting both the things together then why not..
I agree that quality of work exp. is more important. But there is no way to know what sort of work one may be getting in a particular organization, in a particular location. If both the locations are doing similar type work and the chances of getting good work in both the locations is almost the same, then whats wrong in choosing a more economical place and save some money. May be someone who is a part of Accenture can possibly tell whether both locations are doing similar type of work or the work in hyd is by any means substandard than the work done in B'lore.
All companies in bangalore r doing good work, coz its the code factory of world. After US all good work is coming to bangalore. If u have option, then better go for bangalore. just to save few bugs, dont take any chances, right now companies r hiring people like anything, but, u can never be sure what will happen after six months. At the time of crisis only work and experience matters.
Definitely Bangalore Center will be having better work as it is big center for Accenture. But Hyd is not bad. My friend who is working Accenture, Hyd is quite happy with his work as he is working in MicroSoft projects and got chance to visit MS, US office twice. [ July 19, 2005: Message edited by: Jagdish Reddy ]
I'm still curious from an outsider point of view as to why Accenture would favor Bangalore over Hyd ?? They've got to pay almost the same salary to employees in both branches. Why would they as a global company care about outsourcing "good" work to Bangalore and "left over" work to Hyd? As long as its being sourced to India at a lower cost, would they really care about B'lore and Hyd?? Just wondering !
As for Accentures low pay, even in the USA, Accenture pays pretty low compared to other companies. As an example, most big companies start freshers at avg. 55-60k but Accenture would start at probably 45-50k. So, I dont think one can consider Accenture as a "pay-master".A friend working there tells me that most people leave the company in a span or 2-3 years. Typical reasons are low pay (comparatively)and high number of working hours per week. Its really the experience that Accenture offers matters. After IBM Consulting, its the largest consulting company here in the USA.