ACA Compliance Group

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ACA Compliance Group Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
8 Reviews

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    Outstanding company with excellent values and it genuinely cares for its employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Associate  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at ACA Compliance Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great, competitive salary, great training and many perks you normally will not find at other companies. The unofficial company motto is "work hard, play hard" is something I believe in, as does everyone else. The company seems to hire the right people, as everyone gets along like one big family, considering there are offices all over the U.S. and in the U.K., Hong Kong and Brazil.

    Having the annual Mid Year retreats are a great idea so that you can put a face to the name of employees you normally only speak to on the phone or via email. The annual Holiday retreat is very popular with everyone, although I have yet to experience that (but will in December). The retreats are all company paid (airfare, hotel, food) which shows how much they take care of its employees.

    Everyone is very professional and respects others - including all of the Partners. No one is treated as if they are unimportant, no matter their title/position. Everyone is down to earth, easy to talk to and a pleasure to work with, including the Partners. The Partners also do not treat others with disrespect -- they are easy-going as well, which is rare in most companies.

    The benefits are very good (vacation/sick leave, health, dental, vision, life,etc) at a decent cost to the employee. The company has annual reviews/possible salary increases every July and also has annual discretionary bonuses every January.

    The HR personnel are very helpful, professional and on top of everything, including the training videos and paperwork needed your first week of employment. Everyone adopts the "open door" policy, which is so great.

    The many perks include: the annual Mid Year retreat (July), the annual Holiday retreat (December) and office snacks are paid for (coffee, sodas, cookies, crackers, candy, ice cream, etc),

    I haven't been at ACA for very long now, but can see this is such a great company to work for and plan on working there for a very long time!

    Cons

    As I have not worked at ACA for very long yet, I truly do not see or have not experienced any "cons". To be honest, I do not expect any and if there were any problems or issues, you can easily talk with your Supervisor or Management to get it resolved quickly and professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I have for Management at ACA is this: Keep doing what you are doing - in continuing to hire the right people and taking care of all of the employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard working company that will work you hard and material is bland due to nature of business. However, great culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Consultant
    Former Employee - Compliance Consultant

    I worked at ACA Compliance Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, Upper Management, Client base

    Cons

    Workload is high and can be overwhelming

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at ACA Compliance Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great upper management: partners are enthusiastic, friendly, and inspire you to work hard.

    Excellent employees: nearly every colleague is willing to assist others, and all are genuinely good people.

    Exposure to some of the best private fund advisors, with great networking opportunities within compliance

    Competitive pay for experienced hires.

    Cons

    High turnover among analysts, due to poor initial pay/benefits package, inflexible hours, and poor mid-level management and supervision.

    Unwilling to invest in young talent: does not pay for anything beyond salary, even if required to complete or improve the work you are doing (industry journals, work-related technology and hardware, parking pass). Salary makes it impossible to live comfortably in NYC.

    "Young company" mentality: though this creates a non-bureaucratic management structure, it comes at the expense of internal organization.

    Upper management often stresses values that are not reflected by supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to analysts, as they are the cheapest to keep happy and are generally ambitious and willing to work.

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    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to have a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at ACA Compliance Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture makes this firm a great place to work. Very much a team environment. New ideas are encouraged and rewarded. ACA has a broad client base, and analysts work directly with partners, senior management, consultants and their peers. ACA offers a career for those looking for continual learning. They has a clear line of progression for growth in the firm and compensation is very competitive. All around great firm.

    Cons

    The material is not always easy to learn. Requires effort and personal drive to achieve success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the core values the firm was founded on and keep hiring people that will continue to make this firm progress in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salaried Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at ACA Compliance Group

    Pros

    Working with teams who are real go getters and fun to work with

    Cons

    Like many companies, not a lot of communication from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to launch your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst

    I have been working at ACA Compliance Group full-time

    Pros

    ACA provides employees with a great work life balance and tremendous opportunities to pursue personal interests. ACA is full of motivated and hardworking individuals.

    Regulatory compliance consulting is a growing field. Everyday on the job, you are exposed to something new.

    Cons

    You must be willing to take the initiative to learn certain material outside of the office. That being said, ACA employees serve as great resources for new employees.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Industry Standard for Compliance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst

    I have been working at ACA Compliance Group

    Pros

    The firm has the most employees with direct regulatory experience from the SEC, FINRA, and more. The ability to learn from these people and be able to tout that regulatory insight is a big deal. Considering the nature of our work, ACA is very flexible about time off, where you work from, etc. Management definitely encourages a work life balance. The most positive aspect of ACA though is the company culture. You're looking at a firm that embodies the work hard, play hard mentality. In this day and age, how many firms are still recognizing employees for 5 years of tenure (with gifts!), each promotion, and hosting mid-year corporate retreats, as well as, corporate holiday retreats?

    Cons

    The nature of the consulting work requires about 50%+ of travel. The analyst track is currently tiered for a specific base salary every year of the 3 year track plus bonuses. In terms of financial services/consulting industry salary, it is not as competitive. However, the goal really is to complete the program and become a consultant, where the bonuses and rewards are truly unlimited.

    Recommends
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    It is just okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst

    I worked at ACA Compliance Group

    Pros

    Good people
    Good connections to the industry
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Unclear expectations
    Not consistent with feedback from supervisors or management
    Little follow through with internal initiatives
    Overall, poor communication internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More internal structure needed. Expectations should be clearly communicated for new employees. HR manager needed to help employees with internal conflicts.

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