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Why Accenture Strategy is considered tier 3? Isn't it growing fast and it has some good projects?

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 28, 2020

Why Accenture Strategy is considered tier 3? Isn't it growing fast and it has some good projects?

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Sidi
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replied on Aug 28, 2020
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Hi!

It mainly refers to the organizational level at which their client projects sit. Accenture Strategy still rarely conducts strategy projects at the board level of billion dollar corporations. This is still the domain of MBB. And even at the immediate layer below, where functional executives or business line CEOs need strategic help, you will find MBB and Oliver Wyman / Strategy& / Kearney / Roland Berger more often than Accenture Strategy. This is a global average view - of course in particular markets, the situation might be different.

Cheers, Sidi

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Robert
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replied on Aug 28, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

On top of what Sidi already mentioned, Accenture is currently undergoing an internal reorganisation and cutting 25.000 jobs - so no signs of growth here...

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote below!

Robert

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Clara
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replied on Aug 29, 2020
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Hello!

On top of what has been shared before, there was a super interesting article in the Economist about Accenture precisely. Totally recommended

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Antonello
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replied on Aug 31, 2020
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Hi, tier 3 is about the strategic consulting ranking. Accenture is at the top in many other consulting branches

Best,
Antonello

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Ian
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replied on Sep 01, 2020
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Hi there,

Sure, they do have some good projects, however this is in the operational space! in terms of their strategic arm, they just don't even compare to the rest in terms of growth, compensation, client level, charge rate, reputation, etc.

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