Thanks for the Whopper, Accenture
I am so mad right now I can hardly see straight. The longer I work for Accenture, the more I am convinced that, despite what they try to convince you, they don’t care for their workers. At all!!!
I just got a call from HR and my manager. I had already been told what my merit increase (read here "annual raise") for this year would be. I was pretty unhappy with it, but it was what I have come to expect from this company. It was another year of saying "we’re going to throw a little cash at you so you don’t get up and walk out, but it’s not going to be enough to make your check look any different each month."
HR just called. She told me that there had been a mistake in the system, and that my raise this year is actually only half of what I had been told. Lies, lies and more lies! The thought actually went through my mind (and is still having to be suppressed) that I should just get up and walk out. If I was single, there’s a good chance I would right now.
At this point, twice a month, after they take the taxes out, my "raise" will allow my Tamara and I to go have a lovely dinner at Burger King – provided we both get #1s without getting the big fries and drink and that we have a pocket full of change to pay the tax. Or we could save the "raise" from both checks for the month and go see a movie – but we won’t be able to get an ice or candy to enjoy while we’re watching it. You think I’m joking.
I was this close (my thumb and forefinger are less than an eighth of an inch apart) to telling the HR woman to just keep the raise because I don’t care for their patronization. Evidently the politics playing team leads, managers and senior execs need the money more than I. It was on the tip of my tongue while we were talking. It’s probably a good thing that prudence won out.
This morning I’m being asked to cover several things that I wouldn’t usually be asked to cover. I’m having a hard time not telling them they don’t pay me enough for the extra headache. I’m trying to remind myself that I work for God and not men. God not men!
If you were asking for a recommendation of good, fair company with values to work for, after the last six years here, I would whole-heartedly say that you need not apply at Accenture (anywhere in the world). It is the worst dump that ever existed.