Finance at AT&T Outsourcing to Accenture

AT&T / Finance oAzU56
Sep 16 7 Comments

Some portion of my org (3k) will be outsourced to Accenture in the next 60 days. Most of us have 15-30 years at AT&T. What can we expect as transferees to Accenture? Most of the job postings I see are for recent grads.

The usual AT&T outsourcing deal requires the vendor to pay AT&T severance if they lay people off before they have been at the vendor a year. We always called those "year-and-a-day" deals.

Are there opportunities on other contracts for transferees, or are these usually knowledge transfer/body shop deals? We support multiple Amdocs billing systems, and our work is a complex mess, to be honest.

There are a lot of rumors flying around, that we will have to interview with Accenture and report to Accenture offices. Seems unlikely, as the IBM outsourcees are sitting at their same desks, same direct bosses, doing the same work.

Has anyone been outsourced to Accenture, or worked on one of these contracts? Any info you can share will be greatly appreciated.

I'm pretty sure that few companies want 50-year old people who've been working on legacy telecom systems, so it's best that we have realistic expectations going into this.

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  • Accenture yiJE56
    I work for Accenture and I can say we're treated very well. Can't speak to contractors, but I've been very impressed with how well the company takes care of their employees. Pay is very competitive as well
    Sep 16 0
  • Tbh sharpen up your resume and apply away
    Sep 16 0
  • Look up GE selling it's tax organization. Sounds like it might go in that way.
    Sep 16 0
  • Accenture promote and pay for those people who know more talking, twisting stuff and know how to be left hand of bosses.
    They are using Accenture Flex to pay less and exploit people.
    Sep 27 0
  • Accenture M0n1ka
    I don’t see any issue if you are an expert in your technology. In fact I worked in similar project where At&t folks rebadged to Accenture. Once you become Accenture employee you can apply for any other internal role after certain time and you should be good.

    Having said that I left Accenture last month and with my experience with new company I can tell Accenture culture will suck if you have onshore offshore model.

    Good luck
    Sep 23 0
  • AT&T / Eng
    XPQB30

    AT&T Eng

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    tyco, xerox, allstate
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    Att is playing cheap, it is outsourcing lot of work to save money and clear the debt of 80billion after buying HBO
    Sep 17 0
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

    AT&T Eng

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    Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
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    In cases like this, do you draw the distinction between which dates you worked under each company name, or do you write “Accenture” for your entire tenure?
    Sep 17 0