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Solutions Architect

Acquia Boston, MA

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Solutions Architect

Acquia Remote

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Solutions Architect

Acquia New York, NY

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Solutions Architect

Acquia Toronto

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Solutions Architect / SME - Commerce

Acquia New York, NY

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30+ days ago

Solutions Architect SFO

Acquia San Francisco, CA

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30+ days ago

Solutions Architect / SME - Commerce

Acquia San Francisco, CA

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30+ days ago

Solutions Architect LA

Acquia Los Angeles, CA

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30+ days ago

Solutions Architect: Pre Sales

Acquia Paris

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Solutions Architect Pre Sales

Acquia Reading, England

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Acquia CEO Thomas Erickson
Thomas Erickson
36 Ratings
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    Honest review of a great company going through big growing pains

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    I worked at Acquia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    While there are less pros vs. cons, I would weight these as incredibly important and balance out the cons. - Awesome work/life balance. They were very accommodating and understanding for personal travel and time. - Got to work with some huge players in the industry which was lots of fun. Some of them had incredible experiences to share, awesome talent, and were great thinkers. (Looking at you Jimmy Shaw, C. Stone, Dries, Stankus) - Some incredibly talented engineers.* They hired some of the best engineers that "just got it" any time you talked to them. They were quick witted and passionate about what they do. An awesome rarity in a company. - Great work atmosphere and many fun people to work with. We had a margarita cart come by, many group activities, cool bonding experiences, and I made friends for life there. - Lots of learning opportunities. They had a mentorship track which was awesome, lots of hands on time, and a "here's the keys" mentality for letting you drive many initiatives. - Have been true to their DNA and embodied it. Rarity for a company this size and I give the executive team big kudos for retaining this as much as possible throughout their growth.

    Cons

    Intentions for this to be constructive criticism vs. cons. All startups have challenges, especially when they're growing at this scale. - Startup A.D.D. If something didn't work within a couple months of launch, it felt like the leadership would swarm and try to change positioning. - Sales driven organization however this was changing. - Thrown into the fire. I might have had a unique experience here but it caused a lot of stress albeit necessary given circumstances. - Understaffing of engineering resources. This was also something that was changing. - Lots of internal politics. There were known ways of pulling strings through different departments to put pressure on leadership in order to execute an idea or create action. This is not unique to this company and is common in many enterprises however it felt unfortunate. - In reference to * above, there were also a lot of people who didn't do a lot. I would agree with other reviews here in that you could easily let go some staff and not only would you not notice but you would increase the speed in which things get done. This is unfortunately a hard truth that resonates with many. Biggest Reasons for Leaving: - Scared to try out the "new". There was so much attention around KPIs that it felt like you couldn't try and innovate in fear of hitting your KPI. If you suggested to try something new, middle to senior leadership often squashed it in protection of KPIs. Even though "fail fast" was the mantra, it felt like failures for trying to innovate weren't accepted. This would especially show through during QBRs (I believe this has changed however, so kudos). Additionally, it also felt that if you stepped outside of the norm in thinking or messaging, you would hear back channeled grumbles with many passive aggressive moves rather than confronting straight on. - Lack of vision. Acquia once had incredible innovation and were touted as really changing the game for developers, a huge component as to why I actively pursued working there. During their transformation, it felt like they lost their vision and no one really knew what they were doing. We heard "think like an enterprise" yet the organization still pursued pleasing the SMB market. They went up to offer a marketing product but seemed to understaff it severely (might have changed?). Just saying "we build digital experiences" is not enough to rally the company. There wasn't a clear explanation as to the Why we do what we do, How we do what we do, and What do we offer. If you went and asked anyone in the company about this, you would get different responses.

    Advice to Management

    The company feels stalled. There needs to be rejuvenation in vision and fanatic action towards this vision. This is especially critical in the engineering and sales side of the house. It's incredible what you'll hear on sales phone calls... Tom, since I know you read these, I want to say I think you're doing an excellent job given the challenges of growing a $100M company and thanks for the experience. Your competitors are big but the vision you convey to the employees needs to be bigger. There is a lack of urgency, focus, and clarity on what's happening. Dries, Chris S., and you are all right there and close to tipping this market. Keep absolute clarity on what you're doing present. Keep innovating because the market is catching up to you. Keep the company running lean. Thanks!


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