Freshers at Accenture allege delays in onboarding

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Freshers at Accenture allege delays in onboarding

IT company Accenture has accused techies of delaying the onboarding of new employees.

A recent passout from an engineering college told Business Today that I was placed in Accenture as an Associate Software Engineer ASE via campus placement in November 2021. In the last week of April this year, I received my offer letter. My onboarding is being pushed time after time, the latest date was September 30 and now it has been pushed to somewhere in 2023. Some freshers said that neither the company nor their college placement offices are paying any attention to their complaints.

The college placement cell should have helped us in this tough time, but they are not responding at all. They should have blacklisted the company, but they won't do that. A fresher job claimant from CV Raman Global University said that this way they can lie in posters that so many students from their college got placed.

A recent graduate from Galgotias University Greater Noida said I was placed via the campus placement cell. Now even they are not responding to my complaints because I have graduated, and they don't care for me anymore. The company is not responding. Business Today reached out to these colleges with questions regarding the same. I received the offer letter on April 25th, this year and all my documents had been approved in the candidature portal, but I am still not receiving my onboarding date and fundamental skill primer, another techie told Business Today.

Another job claimant, whose onboarding was postponed two days before the joining, packed my bags and booked all tickets to move to the new city, just two days before joining, they postponed the date again. When do they make me join, who will pay for my expenses in the meanwhile? One such techie rejected offers from TCS, Wipro, and HCL Tech. The candidate said he is riddled with depressive feelings because he rejected TCS, Wipro, and HCL for a job in Accenture. Business Today reported on the delay in onboarding at Wipro, Infosys, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra and Capgemini.

HR representatives in IT firms frown upon the delay because of the fact that it would put a gap year in their resume.

It's a year since I've been waiting for a chance to get onboard. They said that it's going to reflect as a gap year in my CV.

Business Today reached out to Accenture with detailed questions.