Acrodex Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Stay Away.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acrodex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a pay check

    Cons

    Poor Management (Calgary/Tech Services)
    Inadequate resources (Staffing)
    Extremely Low Salaries (20-25% market) Possibly the lowest in the Calgary market.

    Advice to Management

    Make your management team accountable. Hire leaders not bosses.

  2. Secret management club

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Acrodex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get your career started in IT coz u need zero IT experience to work for them.

    Cons

    Salary. Management looks out for each other and not the staff. Much drama between staff members.

    Advice to Management

    Listen your your staff and treat them like people.

  3. Too little interest in cooperation between different offices across multiple regions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acrodex

    Pros

    A great place to learn a new skill set. Some career paths provide certification opportunities that are as valuable to the employer as the employer.

    Cons

    Pay is not equal to the skills and certs one has earned. Employer is happy to let go of experienced and possibly more expensive talent if it means bringing nee recruits in for cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Stop throwing other offices, and their employees under a bus. Work with each other together.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to visit...

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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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Poor payers, but good start point for those new to IT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager (Allegedly) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager (Allegedly) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Acrodex full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Will give anyone a chance
    good core teams on the ground
    Tremendous amount of good will from staff
    Relaxed working environement

    Cons

    Salaries are in lowest 5% on avg across the board
    will not be your last job
    mediocre benefits
    Poor management and direction
    People are promoted into thier level of incompetance
    poor recognition of good work
    poor moral ethics

    Advice to Management

    Pull your socks up and start rewarding and recognising when people are doing a good job. You rely to heavily on the good will of your workers bees maily because your management are directionless bullies or weak....strange combination..

  7. Unorganized Company, Poor structure and Disorganized. Lack of Leadership & Effective Communication throughout. CEO acts like an operator, not a Business Owner.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is hunting for a new CEO. They do PC's and Hardware well. Managed Services is decent. Hopefully 2015 will bring positive changes to this company.

    Cons

    Moral is Poor. Unhappy and Unhealthy staff. For a Company that has been around for decades, there is no appeal to customers of their IT offerings. Behind any competitor in regards to IT Solutions & Marketing. Currently a Box pushing company, old feel & look to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Management & Staff who know the industry. Listen to your customers! Restructure so Practices communicate to provide a competitive & effective offering to customers. Acrodex needs to mature their processes to meet the current demands of IT.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Apathetic Management

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Productivity

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

    I worked at Acrodex as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    -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.

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