Acuity Consulting

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Acuity Consulting Reviews

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    Acuity Consulting Inc

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acuity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    The size of the firm allows you to have lots of interaction with upper management. Depending on your location you might have direct access to a Managing Partner. The MP's are down to earth and easy to talk to. The company believes strongly in work life balance and rewards employees who go the extra mile. Everyone I have interacted with has been cordial and genuinely appreciative of the work performed. The firm has started a mentoring program where depending on your location you could be paired up with a Senior Leader. Senior Leadership has an open door policy and welcomes all comments and suggestions.

    Cons

    The firm has been unable to retain some of the really great employees due to a lack of projects. When great employees leave- morale drops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The decisions that the firm has been making lately have been solid from a business point of view.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Value you playing the contract game more than quality

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisory Auditor in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisory Auditor in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Small companies often are a good choice are a good choice because of the breadth and depth of knowledge that is required of every individual on the team.

    Cons

    Top management lacks basic knowledge in accounting, information systems and consulting services beyond the Air Force. The focus appears to be going after contracts just because their business category qualifies them to do so; not because they have the expertise to provide excellent consulting services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and hire expertise beyond their social circle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Acuity Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People all around with lots of potential. It is really hard to see the good in things where everything is going so wrong.

    Cons

    There is a split leadership at the top. One Acuity with two visions and two very different approaches. Managing Partners need to figure who Acuity is and should be and speak with one voce. Clean up leadership and start fresh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Learned a lot about companies graduating the SBA 8a program

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

    I worked at Acuity Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Ability to wear many hats

    Cons

    Adhoc does not work in a growing business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Leadership well intentioned but in over their heads

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Acuity Consulting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are genuinely nice and committed to doing a good job despite inept Sr Leadership. Small company feel allows employees some flexibility and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Leadership is stuck in their mom & pop mentality, unwilling or unable to grow and adapt. The 2 divisions within the company are competitively at odds, sometimes actively undermining the other. At the end of the day, the company cannot survive unless both divisions succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box; you do not have all the answers. Honestly, it might be too late as you have lost credibility with the troops.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The average person lives 78 years, don't waste them here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisory Auditor in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisory Auditor in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Acuity Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Thank heavens I'm out of this place! The best part about working here is the internal laugh you have when you walk out the door for the last time and say "things are going to get better".

    Cons

    The company really needs to restructure or split, it's a complete mess. If you're getting picked up for a job, be warned and ask questions. Like how long is the contract good for? Some of the jobs they're filling are for positions where the contract isn't being renewed. Which means you may be out of a job 3-4 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real directors and managers running the place, the ones you have are close to costing you the company. I would also say you need to change the company name after that scathing DoDIG report .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Team Acuity used to mean something

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    The small size of the company allows great interaction with management and provides an opportunity to be involved with many aspects of the operations.
    The FIAR manager has been outstanding attempting to boost morale.

    Cons

    Since the death of the previous Audit Director, the division's 'leadership' has been lost and overwhelmed. The Alexandria office also has suffered greatly because there has been only one real manager in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't waste money on Ken Blanchard seminars if 'leadership' isn't going to use the teachings. While, the family atmosphere is nice, sometimes you need to cut people loose. Otherwise, the good people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I have a terrific headache

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Acuity Consulting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I started I felt really welcome, and the staff was very nice. You'll see the owners in the break rooms. It's not a big company so you'll get to know everyone rather quickly.

    Cons

    I don't know what's happened with the company lately but they've been making some really poor decisions, and subsequently losing work. It's a confusing time working here, management keeps telling us everything is alright, but they keep letting go of good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the lack of contracts don't get us I think the staff leaving will

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Lacks Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    I got a nice new laptop when I started (thank you!)

    Cons

    Lots of infighting and managers that are quick to toss you under the bus when things go wrong
    Turnover is atrocious, people are always leaving and those that stay don't typically stay long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retention, Retention, Retention... I've never worked at a place with so much turnover. The owners need to get more involved in day-to-day operations and get a handle on what's going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Tough Choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Acuity Consulting

    Pros

    I like some of my coworkers, but some of the Managers cast a dark cloud over things
    Starting Salary was Decent

    Cons

    High Turnover, low morale (Most people aren't very happy, I don't know why exactly, but I would say it's the type of work, and feeling of not going anywhere)
    Don't expect much of a raise or bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to retain employees
    Keep the office environment fun and non threatening
    Be selective in the projects

    Doesn't Recommend

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