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    Big data; relaxed atmosphere; smart co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Data Systems Programmer in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Data Systems Programmer in Burlingame, CA

    I have been working at Acumen full-time (more than an year)


    Petabytes of healthcare data ready to be analyzed. Laid-back work atmosphere of silicon valley but with east-coast clients and interesting problems. Smart, dedicated, educated, and passionate co-workers. Success is mostly self-determined with opportunities for promotions/salary increases. Decent perks and responsive organizational development group.


    Management is hit and miss where some managers are good at providing opportunities to their employees while others are more interested in themselves. Work can be unpredictable on some projects due to incompetent clients and/or under-prepared project managers.

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    Continue improving employee education and training opportunities. Add more organizational structure to make responsibilities clearer. Ask for more feedback from entry-level employees via focus groups. Clarify the role of the DC office in relation to the CA office.

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Acumen Interviews

Updated Nov 2, 2014
Updated Nov 2, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Data and Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Acumen.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my materials online after seeing their advertisement on my college job board. Within a week, I was contacted for a phone interview the week after. After the phone interview, within a week I was contacted for an in-person interview at the headquarters in Burlingame. The in-person interview was scheduled for the subsequent week and consisted of four 30 minute interviews. The questions were in-depth about the work I have done and how I work in teams followed by a discussion of the work that the interviewers performed. A week after my in-person interview I was given an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • If I had had access to different data for my thesis, how would I have modified my model to predict a different outcome.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Headquarters Burlingame, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Government
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Acumen

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