Finance at AT&T Outsourcing to Accenture
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.