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They do. All the code they would have "Written" would have been done by offshoring teams in india or mexico or etc. These offshore locations only know specific technologies. A specific building in India, for example, may only know how to write WCF code that gets data from a SOAP call. Their Mexico building may genuinely only know how to write WPF applications.

To be clear, this isn't a knock against Mexican or Indian people. But the people working in these accenture buildings are literally writing code using windows notepad, in un-airconditioned rooms, and fired if they don't deliver on time.

They then, obviously, write buggy code, which Accenture then offers to fix to the client for an additional fee. They used to have onshore American developers responsible for being the white/professional face to the client, but they've since dropped that as well, and now only hire on a management level for that role.

The crazy thing is IBM consulting is worse. I've been forced to work with IBM .Net Consultants who didn't know what visual studio was. Not how to use it, but literally didn't know what it was. And when shown what it was, couldn't figure out how to start the installation process. Again, not install the whole thing, couldn't figure out how to double click Setup.exe.

The very best though, was a small consulting company that was competing against my Accenture project back at the time. He was, of course, also an Indian outsourcing company. But he came with the additional twist that everyone he hired as a developer was a woman from India, and was only on-site in the USA on temporary work permit. He was the only man. So if they didn't do exactly what he said, he would kick them out of the country, and send them back to India. No potential for gross abuse there.

There are great offhsoring companies, but they don't work for offshoring rates. I now firmly believe that if your company is seriously looking at offshoring their technology for cost savings, it is not a competent technology company already.




>To be clear, this isn't a knock against Mexican or Indian people. But the people working in these accenture buildings are literally writing code using windows notepad, in un-airconditioned rooms, and fired if they don't deliver on time.

I just stopped reading after this. You are full of yourself.

I had the chance to work with a team in Accenture Mexico, and they offices are nothing but great, just look at the pictures:

https://foursquare.com/v/accenture/4cc081f11c6c6dcb00d8755e

Your entire comment is just a bunch of lies, not sure what you are trying to accomplish.

I'm not defending Accenture over this lawsuit, but it seems that you bring so much hate with that comment.


I left Accenture upset by a number of the practices that I saw, even though I largely worked with very good people.

I also was definitely overreacting when I wrote the above, as I am currently dealing with an issue with an overseas contracting team at the moment, and used the above comment to blow off some steam. I apologize for the vitriol.

Monte Ray is the new facility they were building when I left. I'm happy to hear it might actually be a good building.

When I left, it was explained to me that on Monday mornings, many of the Mexican development team were driven via school bus over the border to work in the SouthWest, and that as a result, American hiring was going to be at least temporarily frozen, and that they would be responsible solely for WPF applications.

The line about un-airconditioned buildings and notepad is how the office we were working with in India was described to me by the manager in charge of that team on my project.

I thought, given the similarities of those two stories, that conditions would therefore be similar to the Mexican office.

I apologize for the mistake, and am happy to hear that I am wrong. Apologies for the incorrect comment.


> The line about un-airconditioned buildings and notepad is how the office we were working with in India was described to me by the manager in charge of that team on my project.

I worked in Bangalore in 2005, (the city with the best weather among cities with tech offshoring offices). Even Bangalore had airconditioned offices.

Second-hand bullshit is still bullshit.


1. That's a social media account, those tend to be curated.

2. It's an open office environment with very little desk space. Most of the in-office pictures are stuff on desks.


Fine, have it your way. They work in great offices with healthy living conditions. The code they deliver is still buggy and deficient


Are you seriously trying to prove the expertise of Accenture Mexico by posting a link to Foursquare?




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