Acrodex Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
32 Reviews

2.6
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  1.  

    Not a bad Company at all

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

    I worked at Acrodex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Investment in people, good processes. Fun atmosphere most of the time
    I have worked for their competition as well and the grass is no greener elsewhere either.
    I still keep in touch with people in Calgary and they all seem pretty happy there.
    Definitely worth applying and considering a career with Acrodex

    Cons

    Their location is a little too far from downtown, but a really nice office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more Sales staff, you have a very solid services team
    Also possibly more management staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acrodex

    Pros

    good experience
    nice people
    nice place to get around with different companies and get noticed more.
    great way to make contacts

    Cons

    low wage
    some times because they are a big company they tend to not notice you a lot so it feels like you are a small fish in a big sea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the little people

  3.  

    Productivity

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

    I worked at Acrodex as a contractor for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Manager

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

    I worked at Acrodex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to generate ideas and have these supported (if relevant)
    Great people
    Lots of room to grow for those that work hard
    Access to Senior Management or ownership

    Cons

    Not always a clear direction from ownership
    salaries for entry level positions tend to be below average
    Some weak Senior Management - promoted due to years of service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the advice of your strong employees both past and present - not everyone is a fool!
    Your staff is number one - not your colleagues and "management club".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Existing Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Acrodex full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Career Advancement
    Work Life Balance
    Executive Accessibility

    Cons

    Consistent change in direction
    Salaries
    Pension non exsistent
    Some employees need to move on if they aren't happy instead of complaining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Communication
    Recognize your good employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty platonic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acrodex

    Pros

    Not micromanaged. Allowed to take initiatives. Good in the short term. Great cross-functional support and engagements.

    Cons

    Work becomes pretty routine over time. That may or may not work for some people. It appears not much is offered in the way of growth due to compensation issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if the company can evolve along more effective lines. It appears the current market strategy is that of a lowest bidder. This tends to translate into inability to sustain a thriving and high-morale employee base.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great team culture, lacklustre communication.

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

    I have been working at Acrodex as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    -great entry level and networking positions.
    - good focus on small teams.
    - decent pay and benefits (depending on position/ contract)
    - friendly and helpful attitude with lower management.

    Cons

    - pay is dependant on contract , but could be better.
    - lack of clear direction sometimes, poor documentation or organization of duties.
    - things tend to feel hap hazard at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acurratly detailing assignments and corresponding with employees is vital, and should be focused on much more. Periodic reviews and q/a sessions with employees would be a great boon to the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get experience and get out

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

    I worked at Acrodex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great way to get fast experience, all other future employers know Acrodex is a stepping stone. Get them to pay and reimburse your certification and then get out quickly.

    Cons

    Get used to the worst technology, the cheapest managers, don't be surprised that if you show competence they will abuse it. The company is sales driven, be billable or be prepared to have your overtime exploited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being so cheap with your infrastructure. Allow employee's to work from home and inspire them with flexibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Fustrating, understaffed, underpaid, inconsistent policies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acrodex full-time

    Pros

    Staff at Acrodex are very nice.

    Cons

    Policies change daily, understaffed, under paid, and overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff for accounts that need the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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