Acumen Solutions

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Acumen Solutions Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
57 Reviews

3.4
57 Reviews
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Acumen Solutions President and CEO David V. Joubran
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are a lot of great people to work with and learn from; many directors have been there a long time and are great teachers (in 10 reviews)

  • A great place to grow professionally & personally (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • This is demonstrated by the fact that a large chunk of the senior management has been there for 10 (in 4 reviews)

  • The People Manager program is outdated (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A company that cares about their employees, providing challenging and rewarding work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH

    Pros

    It's clear that Acumen Solutions cares about their employees, and chooses the right clients to do business with. I've been very pleased to see that the employees and management offer up a mix of fun in the workplace while at the same time give 100% to meet and exceed the needs of their clients. The support structure that is in place to help one another when someone needs assistance is amazing - great collaboration amongst the team.

    Cons

    Your review is dependent on how well you interact with your manager. If your manager isn't reaching out to talk to you on a regular basis, then you must initiate those conversations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide the positive feedback and creative ways to keep employees engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Chose one thing if you want to grow - profitability or top line revenue and where is the missing technical career path?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Great people
    Good client base
    Innovation is at the core!
    Hard working staff
    Public Sector and US East Practices going places

    Cons

    No clear defined technical path for a company boasting to be a technology consulting company; no clear defined strategy ; Execs want top line growth , higher profitability ; higher utilization(no brainer right ??) but without making any investments in company, technology tools or company ; good tech folks are leaving left, right and center ; staffing is always a battle to get the right folks to the right projects causing employee low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees ; have a clear defined strategy other than what outside consultants are preaching on sales strategies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great People

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Driven Teams, Great Solutions, Energetic Work Environment

    Cons

    travel, hours, delegation, task management

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    So far so good

    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant I in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    UNsure as of yet. Will see how it goes

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Socially responsible company with amazing people!

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

    Pros

    The values and mission of the company -- service, excellence, and dedication to the overall community and industry-- are what we bring to clients, each other, and the non profits we support.

    Cons

    If you can't handle a fast pace, accountability for your work, peer review and feedback, and a partner driven sales/services strategy, then this is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More women in leadership positions will only enhance the profile of this great company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent place to work

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

    Pros

    Open work environment - Project work is focused on new technologies. The people at Acumen Solutions are some of the smartest I have ever worked with, as well as some of the easiest to get along with. They will go out of their way to help you when you're in need.

    Cons

    It is consulting work so you might deal with unreasonable clients, but the project team is always there to back you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep people first - both the employees and clients. Continue to keep communication open and focus on our core values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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

    Pros

    - Open environment
    - Projects Work associated with great technologies
    - Just do not focus on revenue, but also focus on corporate responsibilities
    - Great resource talent who is always willing to help
    - Made friendship that will last forever
    - Management is always available to talk to

    Cons

    Always wanting to do more!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always available!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An outstanding, forward-thinking consulting firm with a SaaS DNA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The people at Acumen Solutions are some of the smartest I have ever worked with, as well as some of the easiest to get along with. Many of us came from larger consulting firms and it feels like we've taken all the things we liked about those firms and left behind the things we didn't.

    Cons

    The firm is one of the best Salesforce.com implementation partners in the ecosystem. To grow and scale it will also need to expand into other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest and diversify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up and pick up skills. Some interesting clients.

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck on a project and difficult to get off a project. Kind of an Old Boys club. A little too buttoned up for a technology company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good but fairly generic consulting firm

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with and learn from; many directors have been there a long time and are great teachers

    Cons

    Emphasis on top-down (culture, management, feedback), no interest in marketing investment, have to be at their headquarters to get in the "in" club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your employees and in a marketing team.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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