Acronis Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
46 Reviews
2.8
46 Reviews
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Serguei Beloussov
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rudderless, very Dysfunctional – just a job not a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Acronis

    Pros

    Worked with some talented likeable coworkers. Company's software products pretty good, some won awards. Free snacks & beverages, and lunches catered sometimes

    Cons

    Really inept executive team, many in titles and roles far beyond their training and experience - their in way over their heads and it showed daily. Ineffective absentee CEO. No clear strategy, goals, roles, review process and poor mgmt communication. Culture of secrecy; place founded by Russians and many decisions still made in Moscow by founders & their cronys or behind closed doors by exec team. Awful , depressing work environment, lots of demands but little support – senior mgmt quick to blame others but never take reponsibilty for how their own actions (or inaction) and bad decisions effect entire org. Mgmt shows no desire to develop or keep employees, people viewed as easily replaced. Thus limited possiblity for career growth or financial gain, esp. for sales since products sold mainly thru partners. Benefits suck compared 2 other co.’s (lower pay, no 401K match, less vacation days, etc.). Morale very low. Wish I left a lot sooner than I did, much happier now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your own limitations and hire people into roles that match their skills and experience. Trust people with relevent expertise to do their jobs and get out of their way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do yourself a favor and stay away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Acronis

    Pros

    the free lunches are great

    Cons

    Fire drills, no process to anything. no employee nurturing, unrealistic expectations. surprised companies like this still continue to stay in business in the year 2011

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great start to my career

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Acronis

    Pros

    They give you a chance to break into software. It's a great place to start your career in software, at least it was when I was there. Perhaps someone more senior may receive a more aggressive compensation package and it would be a good move.

    Cons

    Hard on numbers, like most sales organizations, but there was always a coldness to it and no exceptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers promoted from within are always going to be the strongest, also gives the reps something to strive for.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Acronis deserves better leadership.

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    Current Employee - Sales Management in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Management in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Acronis

    Pros

    It is a company that has good potential and good products. Our current technology is excellent. Customers like our products. We are moving to a VAR model which is fun to be involved with.

    Cons

    Exec management here is the pits. They are way over their heads and it shows. CEO and sales exec VP are a cartoon. They treat employees like gerbils on a treadmill. Mid-level management is good but gets little help from the top. Poor pay and a revolving door for employees. I don't see management making good decisions to grow the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more people with more diverse software experience than you have. Bring in more people with VAR experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Vision and Action doesn't align... Simplicity meets Layers of Filters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will gain the experience learning to do new things yourself when assigning with new projects.

    Cons

    There are too many layers in the organization, and the top are heavier than the ground staffs. And, communications are filtered, vision doesn't align with actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplicity is a good vision, but adding multiple layers only makes it more complex. I see only simplicity for the CEO to manage his own business, but adding complexity to the employees to follow.

    Too many layers at the top (each having their own agenda)... adding too much workload to the bottom workforce will just push them away.

    Company wants to move further, wants to drive growth but not looking at growing their own employees. I find that it is bad. From my feeling, you are treating employees like commodities... one goes, just hire another...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great ambitions and potential, but management is too self-centered

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    Current Employee - Director in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Director in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    After lots of turbulence, a very strong executive team headed by the owner/CEO was brought on board, with more stellar names being added regularly. Amazing development talent that can build great innovative products. Global presence, strongly international (and expanding), diverse product line.

    Cons

    Not really customer-centric beyond the Support function. Very bad at project management in all functions and in all levels. Siloed communications, very different culture in different locations. Top management is too pushy, and insists on knowing things better than you, doesn't trust experienced employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing your decisions down the drain to your senior managers. Involve them into decision-making process, talk to them and appreciate their insights and feedback. They will respect you more and their loyalty will increase as a result.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company that will be even greater

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acronis full-time

    Pros

    Acronis is an all around great company. Whether you are looking for a place to start your career or you are a seasoned pro, Acronis is the place to work. Stagnation is the antithesis of Acronis. I firmly believe that in 2 - 3 years Acronis will be making MUCH more money than it does now and be MUCH more recognizable.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great. But this is changing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved my time there! Good Company

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    Former Employee - Sales in Milano (Italy)
    Former Employee - Sales in Milano (Italy)

    I worked at Acronis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good products, great environment, much fun!

    Cons

    Change in top management brought some uneasiness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic experience, excellent growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth. Just demonstrate your dedication and results, and you will have no problems with building your career. I joined as a junior support engineer and grew up to head of product launch operations.

    Excellent people. I got know great professionals of all levels, from individual contributors to Senior VPs. The atmosphere was always comfortable to work in.

    Excellent IT infrastructure that just works. Modern hardware equipment renewed regularly. Great tools and technologies - site-to-site VPN, stable VOIP with full range of options (smartphone support, worldwide call forwarding, etc), exchange-based email with web access. Might not sound special, but that stuff really matters. My job requires collaboration with virtually all offices across the globe, so robust and stable IT makes my job and job of my colleagues highly enjoyable.

    I loved working here, recommended.

    Cons

    Sometimes directions change inconsistently, but hey, I bet it happens within most companies. And it all got much better after Serguei stepped back in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Disorganized environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acronis

    Pros

    Product good, Consumer product widely used, some good people internationally and good R and D. APJ and EMEA seem ok..

    Cons

    Has no clear or stated direction with a Sales and Marketing plan.
    Turnover is massive.. Greater than 40% annually with Sales even higher.
    No CEO with a long term commitment and a disorganized leadership team. Can be quite nasty also, where most are afraid to speak.
    Bizarre social media 'speak'.,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a decent CEO, a competent head of sales and some board members that can make a decision collectively rather than counting their $$$.

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