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Acuity Brands Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
52 Reviews
2.8
52 Reviews
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Acuity Brands Chairman, President, and CEO; President and CEO, Acuity Brands Lighting Vern Nagel
Vern Nagel
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay for people who live locally (in 6 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are very competitive, but advise negotiating best compensation at start of any role, as increases are incremental without promotion (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There was an adversarial environment between the union workforce and the salaried staff (in 4 reviews)

  • This company wants to use the lean principles but doesn't continually improve it's processes (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good environment, great culture

    Cons

    Upper management is lacking. Layoffs always looming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on conveyance of bad news.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Acuity Brands

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, professtional people

    Cons

    Layoff are always looming and don't necessarily take into account job performance. If you make more than the lower end of your pay grade watch out. There is no job security. Associates tend to vanish with no explanation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More tansparency. It is diffcult to put out all you have when you have to cover you back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good company to work for with excellent growth opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acuity Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked 16 years for Acuity Brands Lighting (Lithonia Lighting) and was repeatedly promoted and given opportunities to grow and learn.

    Cons

    There were a couple of members of the Sr Management team who created an extremely toxic environment, often pitting departments against each other which negatively impacted results of critical projects and created a "blame" atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead, and get out of the way!

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  5.  

    Great dynamic culture and opportunity

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

    I have been working at Acuity Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, still a family feel

    Cons

    Competitive environment and workload has caused Acuity to lose some valuable personnel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on human resources as assets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    How to feel like a number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead
    Current Employee - Warehouse Lead

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

    Pros

    The workers on the manufacturing floor are great & wonderful to work with which is the only reason for going to this job.

    Cons

    Upper management cares only about the numbers. If you are an hourly worker, the company is your life, do not expect to have a home life. The concept of LEAN is all about dehumanizing the worker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The worker that produces your product should be your greatest asset not the amount of dividends distributed to the shareholders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acuity Brands

    Pros

    ok place to work if you single and social life and put up with 10 hours a dAY

    Cons

    no teamwork just look out for yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nice People..... Lacks Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acuity Brands full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People at the Director/Senior Manager level and below are wonderful to work with. Everyone is always willing to help others and especially when you are new.

    Cons

    Newer management is trying to implement change however needs a course on how to do so properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I had a great experience working for this company for over 20 years.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acuity Brands

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, education reimbursement, good location

    Cons

    restructuring about every 18mos resulting in lay-offs, creates uncertainty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open dialog with employees about restructuring, consider other options such as salary reduction rather than lay offs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Gained good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Corp Accounts in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager Corp Accounts in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Acuity Brands full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    decent pay and good people.

    Cons

    work life balance is poor. Seems they reorganize and have layoffs every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Executive Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Northeast, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary, effort of staff, commiseration of team

    Cons

    Work ethic of the equation management, unrealistic expectations for sales, engineering and support staff Work/ Family balance, indecisive direction, constant shifting of priorities ( followers ), inability to manage costs, Yes Men/Women just to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be cognizant of the ability of the folks you have hired, vetted and understand the voice of the custom is an insurmountable obstacle to success

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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