Acumen Solutions
3.2 of 5 54 reviews
www.acumensolutions.com McLean, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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33% Approve of the CEO

Acumen Solutions President and CEO David V. Joubran

David V. Joubran

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Mixed Feelings

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vienna, VA

I have been working at Acumen Solutions

ProsThe people who work at Acumen are great. Almost everyone here has nothing but positive things to say about most of their colleagues. The company has different social events to help employees have fun and get to know each other outside of the office. Depending on your role and your manager, there are often great opportunities for growth. There are great awards programs and incentives to help recognize good work, although this is not used consistently and many managers have never taken advantage of it. The company offers beneficial training programs.

ConsPeople can get stuck on projects where they are not happy, and kept there months after being told they'd roll off. That is also the nature of almost any consulting firm. Once you reach a certain level within the company you are almost guaranteed to become a people manager. Some people are skilled at their job but do not have what it takes to manager people. It's unfortunate that many people have either taken the appropriate path to express concerns about their manager only to have nothing change, or choose not to say anything because they don't feel that they can be honest. So many companies are offering telecommuting and flexible work schedules and Acumen will likely never budget on the standard 8:30-5:30 workday at the office or client site.

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Not the sharpest knives in the drawer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vienna, VA

I have been working at Acumen Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood place to learn and gain experience with newer technologies such as salesforce.com

Consconflicting values and priorities - no clear growth plan for company or its people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Consultant (Former Employee)
Vienna, VA

I worked at Acumen Solutions

ProsSolid leadership within the company

ConsPromotion structure
Work/Life balance not promoted

Advice to Senior ManagementCome up with a consistent way to reward peformance within the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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50/50

Consultant (Current Employee)
Vienna, VA

I have been working at Acumen Solutions

ProsYou can be successful, if you're an entrepreneur. Very limited travel projects if you want to stay in-town. There are some good people there from different backgrounds.

ConsPeople get stuck in roles they don't want to be in (one of downsides to a small consulting firm). There's limited options in what you can do. People get in ruts and don't see a way of getting out of it. So the obvious option is to leave. The salaries are not great. I have friends at other consulting firms making more. The mentoring program is not consistent for all employees. If you have a good mentor, you want to keep them. Otherwise, you'll get someone who really doesn't care and won't give you the time to get to know you. There are experienced hires that do not have a consulting background and they clash with culture I expected at Acumen Solutions. They were hired for their niche skill set(s). But I don't see them contributing beyond that.

Advice to Senior ManagementCan we take a step back? The company is trying to grow very quickly. But the growth is contingent on hiring more people. There are two factors that will either make the growth plan successful or kill it in the next six to 12 months. (1) Solid profile hires that will continue to challenge themselves, contribute to successfully deliver, and promote/exercise the core values/culture. (2) "Show me the Money!" Competitive salaries attract solid profile hires and retain existing solid performers. When the market is hot, salaries need to match the market demand.

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Okay Company...

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Vienna, VA

I worked at Acumen Solutions

ProsTraining Opportunities , HO , Benefits, good co workers, vacation time , work life balance, few good managers, location, recognition

ConsUpper Management, 401 k, quality of work, over commitments, opportunity to work on different prjects - if you do a good job on one project, you will be syuck to same until you leave the company, promotion criteria - very biased. Salary is bad

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you say you are an equal opportunity employer, then you should give equal opportunity to everyone. Increse salary bands rather than spending money on meaningless company celebrations/dinners

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Opportunities Across The Board If You Like The Small Firm Environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vienna, VA

I have been working at Acumen Solutions

ProsGreat people, good opportunities, good reputation.

ConsLimited internal functions, mentorship abilities

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more emphasis on growing and mentoring staff, along with excellent delivery

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Great people, but can be frustrating to deal with management.

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Vienna, VA

I have been working at Acumen Solutions

ProsThe people - they are sharp and great people to work with. They like to have fun but work hard as well. Some managers are excellent and treat their employees very well, you just have to find the right one.

ConsManagement can be hard to deal with sometimes. There is a tendency for senior to not be on the consultants' side when it comes to issues with direct managers. Also there is not enough importance put on internal departments, such as HR and staffing, so people in those roles tend to leave more than other internal people. There is also not as much focus on employee morale now as there was a few years ago. Communication is also not a strong point.
One big negative - telecommuting is frowned on, which doesn't make sense for a company that is supposed to be forward thinking.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more often and effectively with your staff.

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