Accenture Recognized on FORTUNE'S “100 Best Companies to Work For” List

NEW YORK; Jan. 22, 2009 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been included on FORTUNE magazine’s 2009 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The ranking, now in its 12th year, is a prestigious recognition of the best in workplace culture and talent initiatives.

“This recognition as a leading employer is particularly significant since our skilled, energized and engaged workforce is the key to delivering high performance to our clients,” said LaMae deJongh, managing director of U.S. Human Capital & Diversity at Accenture. “We are extremely honored to be recognized for the collaborative and rewarding culture that we work so hard with our people to achieve.”

In including Accenture on its 2009 list, FORTUNE noted that “every employee of this consulting company is assigned a career counselor — and he or she then has thousands of courses to choose from. Average training is 78 hours a year per person.”

Among the many other programs and initiatives that Accenture provides for its employees are:

The FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, was compiled based on employee surveys, accounting for two-thirds of a company’s score, and a detailed, employer-answered Culture Audit, accounting for one-third of a company’s score. In 2009, more than 81,000 employees from 353 companies responded to the 57-question employee survey created by the Institute covering such topics as attitudes toward management, job satisfaction, communication, benefits and camaraderie.

About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 186,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008. Its home page is