Acucela Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Growing Old Boy's Network

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Acucela full-time

    Pros

    Great location in the heart of downtown. Compensation and benefits are generally good for area/industry.

    Cons

    The Old Boy's network on the 42nd floor is rapidly expanding. Management has always been top-heavy, but it's now reached a point of absurdity. Hiring and promotions occur with no basis in logic, reason, or merit. Employees are leaving and not being replaced, leaving too few remaining resources. The culture has changed with recent management additions and deletions, but it has not improved. Where 41st floor staff were previously being reprimanded and punished by bullies and schoolmarms, they are now being excluded from the 42nd floor country club.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people actually completing the work. Ask for input from staff, remove the dead weight, and hire competent and affable replacements.


  2. OK

    Current Employee - Senior Bio Statistician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Bio Statistician in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Acucela full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good pay, great manager, amazing location

    Cons

    Downsizing, instability, the financial situation of the company is not optimal


  3. "You're lucky to have a job."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Acucela full-time (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 Management

    Find executive management candidates who have stronger leadership skills.



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