Accenture CDTS

Anyone familiar with Accenture's Corporate Development and Transaction Service (CDTS) team? I appreciate any insights on the type of work, pay, reputation in the industry/b-school placement, or any other useful information. Thanks.

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Apr 5, 2016 - 3:12pm

Just curious, and this is a longshot, but what info did you find about this role? Did you end up going into CDTS at Accenture? I'm curious because I have an interview with them for the same role and can't seem to find a whole lot about it outside of skimming linkedin profiles. Thanks!

May 26, 2016 - 5:28pm

Any insight would be appreciated because they want me to fly in for a final round office interview on my own dime. I've only had an HR screen that provided vague details about the role. I want to know if this is a typical Corp Dev role or not. I'd also appreciate any other info on the role or pay. Just not trying to waste my time or money flying out to interview.

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Jun 5, 2016 - 1:29pm

I have a 2nd round interview coming up this week for CDTS Analyst, 3hrs, 1st hour is day in the life talking with current CDTS Analysts. Then it's a case interview involving Excel and a 5-10 minute presentation to the hiring manager. Final round would be an interview with a partner.

Like the OP I wasn't able to find much information online besides LinkedIn profiles so I'd appreciate any information on the role, scope of work, salary range, interview advice or suggestions?

Thanks for your time.

Oct 9, 2017 - 10:15pm

hey can you provide more information about your experience? I have an interview coming up and i want to learn more about the position. What is the career path for somebody that starts in that role? Does it involve traveling? Does it provide a lot of opportunities to learn and grow? Any information you can share would be great

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Jun 15, 2020 - 8:57pm

Will be coming up on my second year at Accenture Corp Dev - happy to answer any questions about the interview process/role

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Jan 23, 2021 - 11:52pm

Hey all, I am a former CDTS analyst and just wanted to warn you all about this role. It is NOT the traditional Corporate Development internal M&A work at all. You will only get full time opportunities to rotate to the M&A side of Accenture after ~ 2 years and even then you will only get to work there for ~6 months unless you are god-tier. After that rotation you will be thrown back into the "core" work for analysts.

The core analyst work is beyond shitty and you are highly replaceable. The work is in Corporate Functions and you are essentially pricing consulting deals the Accenture sells to clients. You spend most of your time updating excel models with predetermined information (i.e. data entry) with 0 exposure to clients and very very little exposure to higher management. Salary is $60k (depending on location could be $65k) and overtime bonus is anywhere from 10%-20% on top of that.        

Happy to provide more insight, but I would AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS unless you are desperate for income. Even the specific role experiences are barely transferable to other jobs. Hope this helps  

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