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Acquia Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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3.6 32 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Acquia CEO Thomas Erickson

Thomas Erickson

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Burlington, MA

    Pros- Great values.
    - Lots of star players on every team, very inspiring.
    - Tons of commitment to our customers and products. "Jump in and own it!"
    - Progressive vacation and sick policies, mutually respectful "do your job well and enjoy your time off" attitude.
    - Very flexible to telecommuting, at least in my department.

    Cons- Way too much to do ALL the time, can feel overwhelming.
    - You're responsible for your own work/life balance. You can work yourself into the ground if you are not careful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Acquia CEO responded to this review

    Jul 9, 2014

    Very excited to see that you enjoy being part of the Acquia team! There's no doubt we have tons of stuff to do as we try and change the way enterprises think about innovation around their digital ... More
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    Great company!

    Solutions Architect (Current Employee) Burlington, MA

    ProsYou'll work with very smart people in a fast paced environment. There is plenty of opportunity for career advancement. Hard work is recognized and rewarded. This company isn't perfect but it is going places.

    ConsWork life balance is difficult to achieve considering the pace of growth and general pressures placed on employees. There are sometimes clashes between sales and marketing and long time Drupal community members but they are being managed. The company is trying hard to establish its own culture and identity but too often it is a tech-startup cliche (ie. nerf guns, foosball, beer pong). At least it is trying and is full of great people. I'm confident that these issues will mostly be worked out over time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've got a great thing going on! Stay focused. Invest in Drupal itself to make it the dominant platform for the web. Don't forget the SMB market. Keep investing in marketing but consider quality over quantity. Don't be afraid to be blunt and real about things that aren't going well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Acquia CEO responded to this review

    Jul 9, 2014

    Some great advice here. Perhaps you managed to give our marketing team some advice, as our discussion yesterday about our Q3 plans reflects your statement above. Come by and talk to Tom W and see ... More
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    Great experience but growing pains still exist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe community and culture created by the employees is fantastic. The opportunity to get in to a rapidly growing company, pre-IPO, should inspire many. You get a very tangible sense of customer satisfaction.

    ConsAs Acquia is still growing and finding its feet, there are a lot of internal decision making processes that are not yet ironed out. Employee advocacy and feedback could be improved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Acquia CEO responded to this review

    May 22, 2014

    Thanks for your comments. One of the pros - fast growing - is the major contributor to one of the cons - well defined processes. We're working on it, but when you are growing at 50%+ each year ... More
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    Awesome Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMoving really fast. There's a lot happening which makes it a very interesting employer. Technically very challenging when you are an engineer. Also as a client advisor there is not a single day you are not challenged. Not your average software job!

    ConsDue to the speed of growth, there are some pains and structures that are not always very clear.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Conducting user experience research

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart and talented people, passion, work on interesting problems

    ConsStart up, compensation, located in the burbs

    Acquia CEO responded to this review

    Aug 9, 2013

    Glad you're enjoying Acquia. Yup on the smart, talented people. I love it to. And yup on the startup, compensation and burbs thing. All facts of life. Hopefully, we will continue to see great ... More
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    Great Culture. Company really cares about its employees

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

    ProsGreat company culture - more so in the HQ. Senior management seems to genuinely really care about its employees and are really approachable. 'Fun' start-up culture. Lots of opportunity to learn. Hard work recognised and appreciated. Very nice people in general to work with.

    ConsSometimes too many people get involved in a single project which slows it down, but I guess we do have the slogan 'jump in and own it'!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Acquia CEO responded to this review

    Nov 17, 2013

    I really appreciate you taking the time to complete this review, and am pleased you like being part of the team. I agree that our intensive focus on customer success and the DNA of "jumping in ... More
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    Good company, good people, some of them working on interesting problems

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery friendly place to work. Very smart people. Lot's of freedom.

    ConsBe wary of getting worked into the ground.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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