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Acrodex Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Apathetic Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Acrodex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability, company invests a little into employees who stick around for a year or more. Good starting place for young people fresh out of school.

    Cons

    Wages are well below competitive standards. Employees feel completely separated from management, who willingly give false information to employees. Maximum raise year-over-year in some cases is 3%, for top performers. In most cases, 2% for non-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop segregating yourselves from the rest of the employees, and tell the truth. Pay competitive wages and invest more in your staff. Attrition should be much less than 30%, and in my estimate, it is much higher. Too many new faces over the years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Analyst I

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acrodex

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Great co-workers
    Great starting point for a new graduate
    Paid training - When they are able to find training for you during their timeline
    Company Values

    Cons

    Empty promises are a major concern.
    They encourage you to move up; but when you talk to your manager about it, they start taking things away.
    Salaries are well below avg and cost of living increases do no exist.
    Unrealistic work and expectations on managed service employees
    Benefits aren't the greatest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying employees what they are worth and offer more incentives to keep the better employees. Don't make false hopes and empty promises to employees looking to make this company work for them, but rather tell them the truth about the possibility of them moving up within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's a revolving door and management just does not care

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Acrodex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Contract with all major employers in the region
    Nobody stays late, get to go home at the end of the day

    Cons

    Revolving door so your new friends won't stick around for too long
    Run into any ex employee, don't tell them you work there or you might get spit on
    Ex employees hate this company with a passion
    Management does not care
    Was lied to on several occasions and could prove it easily
    Bait and switch on most job offers... you apply to work in Edmonton, and they want you to go work in Ft. McMoney for the same wages (that is impossible and anyone that falls for this usually quits or threatens to quit and then are transferred to Edmonton)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like royalty, maybe say hi to one of your employees when you are alone in the lunch room with them instead of pretending we aren't there. You act high class but you sure aren't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Productivity

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst I in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst I in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Acrodex as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people .
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    -Below average pay $16.00/ hr to start . Network people make $19.00 an hour way below normal

    -Lure you in saying you can get training & then boot you to the curb before you can.

    -Revolving door when they are busy they need someone, when they aren't they get rid of you.

    -False hopes

    -No overtime, unless approved. (which is never).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Give feedback to your employees & or contract people. Feedback is a tool which helps people do better.

    -Some people want to be there & some don't

    -the people who just don't give a dam should leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get experience and get out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Licensing Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Licensing Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Acrodex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great way to get fast experience, all other future employers know Acrodex is a stepping stone. Get them to pay and reimburse your certification and then get out quickly.

    Cons

    Get used to the worst technology, the cheapest managers, don't be surprised that if you show competence they will abuse it. The company is sales driven, be billable or be prepared to have your overtime exploited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being so cheap with your infrastructure. Allow employee's to work from home and inspire them with flexibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Fustrating, understaffed, underpaid, inconsistent policies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acrodex full-time

    Pros

    Staff at Acrodex are very nice.

    Cons

    Policies change daily, understaffed, under paid, and overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff for accounts that need the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst I in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst I in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Acrodex full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get paid to do nothing.
    Paid training.
    Good work life balance.
    Company paid travelling.
    A lot of free time.

    Cons

    No job security.
    Poor management decisions.
    Poor project coordination.
    Quick layoffs.
    Everyone is an I.T. major. Even jobs in accounting or HR dept requires you to be an I.T. major.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some business professional as your project manager rather than having an I.T. major do that job!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Body shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Acrodex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Use it as a stepping stone to your next job
    You can get training

    Cons

    No real leadership
    Be billable or be gone
    Owners only care about their reputation in the community
    Good luck getting a raise or cost of living increase
    Don't listen to employee recommendations
    Dealing with the owners is frustrating
    Training is only if they can bill you out for more money
    You're never in the head office. You're always on a client site.
    Senior people are hired and then leave because they get frustrated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Visionary leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Acrodex full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has some good people at the top. Good contracts, and a decent benefits package.

    Cons

    A serious lack of progressive and open leadership. Many great people come and go due to the restrictive nature and short sighted view of the top brass. It is like getting asked to make a salad and then being told that you only have lettuce to work with. To grow and build, the soldiers need direction and support but also need flexibility and opportunity. That is not the Acro-way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams, not just the members of the family. Trust the skills and leadership you hire to do the jobs that they could do if you would just let them do it. Know also that the numbers do not tell the whole story, they are but a single indicator. Epcor, Enbridge....many things lost due to the lack of open visionary thought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Held Back, Did not realize my true potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support
    Current Employee - Desktop Support

    I have been working at Acrodex

    Pros

    NOTE: you do not normally work at the main office, you work at a contract site, so I was working in many areas of the city and enjoyed my day to day activities.

    Good benefits, same as other large companies

    Cons

    I have only received 1 performance review and 1 raise.
    Felt like a robot
    Management did not approach me when there were courses available to take
    No communication from management with regard to performance, or other contracts
    Salaries were low
    I only realized my true potential when I took a risk and applied for a position with another company that I felt sure that I wasn't qualified for, and was shocked when I got a second interview, sadly I realized that I felt incompetent due to my Acrodex experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some managerial courses, or communication courses
    Learn how to help to make your employees feel more valuable and help them to realize their potential

    Doesn't Recommend

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