Arcadia Solutions

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Arcadia Solutions Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
34 Reviews
3.0
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  1.  

    great place to work and be challenged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arcadia Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has great people. Almost all are some of the hardest working, smartest and most driven individuals I’ve worked with. It is doing things that matter, which from its start as a consulting company is a big change. The culture has remained fun, with a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    It’s not always clear what work needs to be done, or at times it feels like the first time, but then you find out others have done it for years. It would have been nice to talk with those people at the start of a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster cross communication in the company, when you find the right person they want to help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Junior League Consulting firm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arcadia Solutions

    Pros

    The people are young and energetic. A good group of hard working individuals.

    Cons

    Very young and inexperienced. Indecisive decision making attributes. IE afraid to make a mistake. I was an independent contractor and it took forever to get paid (over 90 days!). Expense reporting was problematic and still a year later have not received all of travel expenses. HR seemed to be a turnstile of people coming and going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set levels of expectations on payment for contractors and stick to it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    So much potential...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Arcadia Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Most employees are hard-working, extremely talented, and very driven.
    The company sells itself well to prospective employees and projects a positive outlook.

    Cons

    Many of those employees have very recently left for other opportunities.
    The company isn't able to live up to its own hype.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization lacks a unified vision.
    The products are already behind the market, and the company is slow to adapt.
    The company needs to start rebuilding by really investing in its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Heading in the right direction in a complex market

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Burlington, MA

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

    Pros

    Working in the very exciting healthcare technology market, with a legit chance to make a real impact. Smart, driven colleagues who demand accountability from their leaders, and aren't shy about asking for it. Lots of new technology being worked on, in conjunction with opportunities to get on the ground with providers and health plans to see transformation being implemented.

    Cons

    Lots of changes happening as company is adjusting messaging to meet market demand. Hiring quickly, sometimes making mistakes along the way. Not a very clear path in your career (no hand holding) but lots of opportunity if you know what you want and work hard to get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying so much about scaling up to be big and focus on the individual career growth of your superstars and those who are working really hard to become them. Rekindle the spirit of "all for one, one for all" -- through employee recognition, opportunities for success, and clear accountability at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tough Transitions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arcadia Solutions

    Pros

    Arcadia is making significant strides to normalize its service delivery methods and practices. This is a tough transition as it requires the assimilation of a more formal approach than has been the norm

    Cons

    There is a fairly high level or resistance to these transitions from team members who are legacy to the original organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path to a more standardized delivery approach. Recognize passive resistance and obstructionism and correct it. Stay the course

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenges, not all good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arcadia Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Maybe an influx of just the right sort of people will really help out the situation here in a big way.

    Arcadia has super smart employees who care about one another working on a pretty cool product that could make a difference in the lives of its users and those that they care for. That's pretty compelling.

    There is no lack of work to be done, which can allow for fast learning and proving oneself.

    Cons

    The product is hard to get right, and the planning surrounding it is not fully baked in all areas.

    Resource constraints other reviewers have pointed out have gone from bad to worse. Management seems to speak out both sides of their mouths; two-faced.

    All but a few useful individuals in engineering, delivery organizations are overburdened.

    How can such a relatively small company feel so stuffy all of a sudden?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some technical resources into the place. The resource strain is wearing everyone down, not just the technical folks.

    Sign agreements you can deliver, set goals you can actually reach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management lacks integrity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arcadia Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Many of the "pros" that I would reference before have since been eliminated, or subtlety discouraged. It has become a shell of its former comfortable, collegial, honest self.

    Cons

    Management is unabashedly filled with individuals who are deceptive, and have no scruples. Leadership fails miserably in effectively conveying concepts, and morale. They quite openly communicate through repeated decisions, and speaking in circles that they do not value hardworking employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest, and show employees that you value them. Stop burning out employees, and showing a blatant disinterest in their existence. People will work hard for something they believe in, and since management keeps lying how will you keep your employees- the good ones at least? How many times will you stumble, and do poorly before you open your eyes and learn how to manage your employees. I am honestly disgusted by this company, and it's actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some of the smartest, hard working, passionate people on the planet!

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

    I have been working at Arcadia Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fully stocked fridge, dogs in the office, highly challenging work, driven like-minded people working together to help clients achieve greatness! The 4 weeks of PTO is a nice perk because of the flexibility it allows. Tuition reimbursement and career development seem to be a key to helping employees achieve personal goals and allow for growth within the company.

    Cons

    There seems to be some resistance to change among some employees which can be a little disheartening at times but overall this is a solid company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! Arcadia is headed into a great new era and change will only make this company even better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very mixed feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Arcadia Solutions full-time

    Pros

    You will be given the opportunity to learn a ton in a growing field, if you step up to the plate. Work can be challenging and rewarding.

    This is a great opportunity to combine interests in client-facing consulting, data analysis, and software development.

    Cons

    I want to address prospective and new entry-level employees with this.

    You have three paths, and you do not necessarily choose what path you will be placed on:

    1) Set up for success: There's a well-defined project, goal, and team. If you are a self-starter, you will be able to tackle new ideas, new skills, and new responsibilities. You will grow into the team and take on more responsibilities.
    2) Set up for boredom: Even if you are a self-starter, you may be underutilized and given few responsibilities on a team project. You won't be trained adequately, as the more experienced members of your team will be stretched very thin.
    3) Set up for failure: You have no team, are given too many responsibilities too soon, yet raising flags will do no good. Your inexperience may end up pulling in resources from other departments, such as Engineering. Management will not assign resources to help you when it's appropriate, even if they are on the bench, if it means a thinner margin. Get ready for no sleep.

    I've seen all three going on simultaneously among newer employees (1 year experience and less). I've had a taste of all three experiences, but feel sorry for those who are currently pigeonholed into that final category.

    Clients and employees get a pretty raw deal. Failure by design.

    If you have another, comparable offer, take it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't burn out employees for a short-term goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company for starter career

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

    I worked at Arcadia Solutions as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new technologies, independent working atmosphere, communication and coordination among teams, flexible working hours, great company for new college graduates, personal growth but at the cost of your own time at work!

    Cons

    overtime required, too many young people who are still in their early career, no proper documentation in projects, management unable to gather all necessary information from client, no proper communication happens when new employee joins which can help them understand the overall project and expectation and even the business that Arcadia is doing!!

    No opinion of CEO

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