Acrodex Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
34 Reviews
2.6
34 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good place to start in your career and get a base set of skills
    Lots of opportunity to move around, change positions and try new things (its encouraged)
    Co workers and management (at least for the position I was in) were professional and friendly

    Cons

    The pay is better literally everywhere else. I have not once come across another company that pays its employees less than Acrodex does. Other reviews will say the same. It's a paycheck to paycheck job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay rates to be more competitive. At the time of writing this myself and six other experienced co workers are trying to leave for better paying jobs. It would really help with retaining experienced employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place for Initial Opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    I give Acrodex credit for giving me a chance when nobody else would. They hired me shortly after I completed university. My university training was completely unrelated to information technology.

    Despite having no qualifications for my job, they trained me from the ground up.

    Cons

    Working for Acrodex was living paycheque to paycheque. After benefits, deductions and taxes I was always hardly getting by. It was just not enough to live off of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having to threaten to quit in order to be given a salary increase is not healthy for management or for staff.

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

    Technical Analyst II

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Technician II in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Support Technician II in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Acrodex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good chance to jump into the IT world as beginner.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than industrial standard

    Recommends
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    Good company and I prefer it for start your job for IT

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

    I have been working at Acrodex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Closed to my home and good supervisors and manager

    Cons

    they don't pay you actual salary because they are sub contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Technical Analyst I

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acrodex

    Pros

    Salary is good. They paid you supplementary fees.

    Cons

    Always Busy. Only has four hours at home.

  7.  

    Apathetic Management

    • 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

    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
  8.  

    get exprerience and get out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good exposure working with many different clients

    Cons

    Management sucks, no vision and no strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to visit...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Internal staff are all solid people working hard to succeed. You can make a lot of great connections.

    Cons

    Upper management are all to busy screwing each other over to care or mentor the staff that actually make a difference. What company promotes their Directors to CO positions for no logical reason? All they did was create in-fighting and everyone scrambling for power. You have an arrogant CEO that believes he has his hand on the pulse of the industry but hasn't a clue how to run a successful business. "If you don't learn from history you are doomed to repeat it" It's only a matter of time before they have to change the company name again...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your own way. Learn that your people are there for you and only want to succeed. If you allow us the opportunity to do our jobs and you stop playing favorites you might actually be more successful. Instead of inserting the inept but wordy people to run departments they have no idea how to run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Technical Analyst I

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Entry Level

    Former Employee - Parts Purchasing in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Parts Purchasing in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Very low pay and no benefits

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