Acuitus

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Acuitus Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems/Network Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems/Network Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Acuitus as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Top-notch staff with high-level of knowledge. Committed to excellence and growth. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    No major concerns; the company is growing and expanding well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For your future interns/students, allow some time for them to interact with the actual engineers/experts of the program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wasn't what I was promised in the interview.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst/Tutor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst/Tutor in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Acuitus as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Acuitus is working on a very interesting problem, and has some really great ideas.

    Cons

    Senior management intrudes deeply into individual contributor work. For example, the CEO decided that he and his wife were expert math tutors, and would do most of the tutoring themselves. When the students did poorly, management cancelled the post-test.

    Needless to say, this pretty much killed any possibility of internal criticism and reflection.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can be a CEO or individual contributor, but not both.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning tool, but serious management issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acuitus full-time

    Pros

    Content developers are very smart, experienced, and passionate. Some world class developers. The interactive nature of the product is by far better than other learning products. Doing interesting research and analysis into the cognitive science, information retention, and reinforcement.

    Cons

    There are serious issues with management trust, micro-management, and control. Sometimes senior software engineers were asked to build custom server hardware configs. Lots of last minute new features and design changes. Talk to a few previous employees before considering positions here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fantastic vision, just needs a little help with management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Acuitus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A small-team work environment. You feel like you're working towards a greater goal.
    If you achieve, you are given greater responsibility. Compensation is top-notch.

    Cons

    Very strict about timesheets.
    Everyone works very hard, and work-life balance is a bit of an issue.
    Communication is not always clear. I didn't always know what I should be working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more receptive to feedback, there isn't a clear way for employees to provide advice to the management. This can lead to built up frustration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Easy job for recent grads

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tester
    Former Employee - Tester

    I worked at Acuitus

    Pros

    - Snacks: They provide testers with a snack basket and free Colas
    - Learn on the job: Your job as a tester is to "test out" an IT course, so you are basically paid to learn about IT. This can be very useful.

    Cons

    - Mobility: They treat the company like some kind of a top-secret operation, so testers can't walk around in the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice: You guys are doing your job well. But perhaps keep some of the testers who perform well on as full-time testers

    Recommends

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