Acucela Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
2 Reviews

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    Small company that does not yet have a product to market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I am privileged to work with competent hard-working colleagues.

    Cons

    Comany is undregoing layoffs as part of restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find executive management candidates who have stronger leadership skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    "You're lucky to have a job."

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Acucela full-time

    Pros

    Salaries tend to be above average.

    Cons

    HR recently put a stop to all telecommuting. In a city where traffic is always and forever in a jam and many people live outside city limits in order to have affordable housing, this has been an extremely unpopular decision and valuable employees are leaving, not *because* of this policy change, but because this policy change was the "last straw".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be open and to reach all team members. Too many decisions are made in ad-hoc meetings of one or two people who don't have the experience or the expertise to make the decisions they're making. You hired these people for their expertise, don't shut them out when decisions need to be made and processes decided upon.

    Stop treating employees like poorly behaving kindergarteners and start showing appreciation for the excellent work and honest efforts that are being made every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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