There are lots of perks that come with working at Accenture! But is free transportation of any kind one of them? Well, yes!
Accenture strives hard to accommodate the commuting needs of its employees. It provides a range of transportation services, including a shuttle service, cab facility, and Bike to Work Scheme (only if you are in the UK).
In fairness, the company really goes out on a limb to do everything it can from a transport perspective, and it also often offers:
- Public transport reimbursement
- Fuel allowance policy
- Car lease program
- Flexible work arrangements
So, if pain-free commuting is your bag, then Accenture really could be the company for you! In this post, I’ll take a look at 7 key facts about this issue – Accenture and the transportation that it provides for its staff.
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1. Shuttle Service
This is real draw for many!
The Accenture shuttle service is both convenient and efficient. What better, cheaper, and quicker way to get to work?
The Accenture shuttle service operates at a few different locations. Its timings are set around the classic 9 to 5 working day, ferrying staff around these key times.
If you work for Accenture, you get a registration pass to access this service. A top tip – before bearing, the transport coordinator checks your pass. They are also in charge of overall security on the journey.
Work at Accenture, and want to get a shuttle service pass? The application process apparently begins during the last five days of the current month.
Apparently, the service is provided on a first-come-first served basis (though I’ve not heard of any employees not being able to use it).
Here’s how you get a pass:
1. Visit Accenture Shuttle Service Website
Step 1 – Wait for the email notification about the shuttle service.
Once you receive that then click on the link, and you’ll be taken to the Accenture Transportation Management System Website.
2. Fill Out the Registration Form
Step 2 – on the website, you get a prompt to provide information. It will look something like this:
|Registration Form Section||Information Required|
|Personal Data||Phone number and address|
|Supervisor details||Supervisor’s employee ID|
|Official information||Facility details and project name|
Enter the required information!
They search for your route and select your preferred pick and drop shifts. Click ‘save and register’ and woila! You submit your application.
3. Print the Registration Pass
Step 3 – Hopefully your application request is approved, and Accenture will send you a confirmation email containing your pass.
Print your pass and use it on the bus!
Top tip – Apparently, sometimes places may not be available. If this is the case, you’ll be put on a waiting list, and be able to access the service as soon as there is an available space.
2. Cab Facility
Of course, working as a consultant is rarely a 9 to 5 enterprise! (Far from it!)
Accenture also caters to the needs of employees that must move and commute at night. They provide a convenient air-conditioned cab facility if you live within a 40km radius of the Accenture office (which will be most staff).
Unlike the shuttle service, the cab facility has a few extra perks!
The main one is that they provided door-to-door transportation! This really prioritizes the safety and well-being of employees (especially during late hours when public transport options may be limited or unavailable).
To get involved with this facility, you just need the approval of your reporting manager. Accenture will cover the cost of this facility (in fact it will normally be covered by the project you are working on).
An employee currently working at Accenture states: “For transport at home location (between office to home and vice versa), Accenture provides cab facilities. Outside your primary work location, any kind of work-related travel (hotel to airport/station or hotel to office and vice versa) is reimbursed by the company provided travel bills are submitted.”
3. Public Transport Reimbursement
Accenture also provides a ‘public transport reimbursement program’.
What is this?
Well, it’s basically a program that compensates eligible employees for their bus fares or train fares.
This reimbursement helps to:
- Ease the financial burden of commuting
- Encourage eco-friendly transportation
4. Fuel Allowance
This is a nice easy one to understand!
Basically, Accenture offers an allowance to pay for petrol for employees to get to work.
They are only paying for commuting or business purposes.
This allowance is provided either:
- As a fixed monthly amount
- Or as a reimbursement based on actual fuel expenses
5. Car Lease Program
This is a real perk for many!
Accenture has a car leasing program. Warning – this is for employees at career level 9 or above.
In short, it allows employees to purchase a vehicle valued at 50% of their annual package.
To start with, the car will be in the firm’s name for 3 to 5 years. You will be deducted for it monthly (based on your package eligibility apparently).
At the end of the lease period, it’s decision time!
You can either own the car (by paying the residual value), or choose a brand-new one! The choice is yours!
Let’s face it – this program offers lots of benefits to you as an Accenture employee, such as:
- Reimbursement for fuel charges
- Reimbursement for driver’s salary
- Car maintenance
- Services covered under the lease agreement
- Flexibility to change the car at the end of the lease period
- Tax-saving benefits
You should also be aware of a few of the drawbacks, including:
- You don’t have an ownership stake in the car
- The car is transferred to your name as the second owner, which may affect its resale value
- Leasing a car costs more than buying it
6. Bike to Work Scheme
The Accenture Bike To Work Scheme is only available in the UK (sorry).
You have to be a fully paid-up UK member of the Accenture team working in the United Kingdom. But it’s a great initiative though!
Basically, full-time workers have the opportunity to buy a bicycle at a discount price!
It all links with tax. The scheme basically allows you to use a portion of your pre-tax salary to cover the cost of a bicycle (including maintenance, and accessories). It provides tax-saving benefits along the way.
The Bike to Work Scheme is highly regarded, and Accenture likes to promote that it aligns with many of its values, including:
- A commitment to health and wellness
- Supporting a healthier lifestyles
- Contributing to overall staff wellbeing
7. Flexible Work Arrangements
Flexibility is a huge part of modern work!
And this is definitely the case at Accenture. Flexibility in the workforce is one of their priorities.
In a nutshell – Accenture helps all their employees be flexible in their working day in the following ways:
- Meeting your commuting needs
- Allowing you to sometimes work from home
- Adjusting schedules to avoid peak traffic
They understand that saving time and reducing stress, will end up boosting productivity and success.
I’ve done some pretty extensive research on employee reviews and Accenture’s transportation policy, and I can confidently say that Accenture prioritizes its employees’ commuting needs!
If you’re thinking of applying to Accenture, this is an important thing to keep in mind. Check it out yourself though! As every branch, country, and potential job for Accenture, may come with different benefits.