Acquia
3.7 of 5 23 reviews
www.acquia.com Burlington, MA 150 to 499 Employees

Acquia Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.7 23 reviews

                             

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Acquia CEO Thomas Erickson

Thomas Erickson

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No training structure for employees

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Burlington, MA

I worked at Acquia full-time for less than a year

ProsStrong leadership, great products, free beer and snacks!

ConsNo sales training for new employees, not willing to invest in employees long term. Very "sink or swim" right from day 1.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, horrible management

Sales (Former Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

I worked at Acquia full-time

ProsAcquia EMEA had some great people. Unfortunately middle/senior management pushed them all out. Nice office but not great location for acquiring and retaining talent. The tech and support side of things run very smoothly. Great people there and middle management there knows what it takes to keep people happy both on the customer side and employee side of things. Wish I could say the same of sales. Also, really believe in the product and the passion of those working to improve it.

ConsVery cut-throat culture for the sales team. The "you're only as good as your last quarter" mentality has never been as true as here. And even if you do well but don't play their political games you stand the chance of being given the boot. You're not encouraged to think for yourself at all. The weather in the UK changes less than process, procedures and structure at Acquia (Not to mention employees). This was literally the worse job I ever had but with the highest potential. If only they would get their act together.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise senior management in the US to take a very close look at what's happening in the EMEA office. With the high level of staff turnover for more than a year and a half now they must realise that the problem lies more with management than with the sales team. People don't even get the chance to finish their ramp-plan before getting pushed out. You'll never have a fully functioning sales team if you don't provide the proper training or push them out before they even had a chance. You need to get a proper sales structure in and stick to it. Listen more to your employees as they are at the frontline with your customers. They hear the a

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great US organisation but extremely poor EMEA organisation,

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Reading, England (UK)

I have been working at Acquia full-time for more than a year

Pros- OSS which is different than proprietary
- multi cultural environment

Cons- high turn over of staff (EMEA) ; 10 sales people left in first 6 month of the year, on a team of 15
- obsolete sales strategy and same for marketing dept.
-micromanagement a la callcenter ( who wants to buy a 1mil+ service from an agent)

Advice to Senior Management-implement tools allow greater reach into the market
- transform your message from transitional to consultative
- localize and expand to asiapac

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Acquia CEO responded to this review

Sep 13, 2013

Thanks for the note. We have had a rocky time with our EMEA staff. We made some mistakes in hiring, not applying the same criteria as we had in the USA, and that has resulted in more turnover than ... More
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