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Used to be great, now I want to throw up in my mouth.

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Current Employee - Specialist in Iowa City, IA
Current Employee - Specialist in Iowa City, IA

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

Pros

Some benefits are above average. The campus is nice.

Cons

Zero loyalty to existing staff. They'll outsource you in a heartbeat if they find a way and think it saves them even a nickel. I haven't been reached yet but I know it's only a matter of time.

Incompetent management. The CEO is an imbecile with no understanding of the business and is known to fall asleep during key meetings. The strategic goals are never met and change far too often.

Insecurity. We were encouraged by management to contribute good reviews to offset reviews by those who left voluntarily or who were recently outsourced. Who does that?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Most senior management does not care about the long-term well-being of ACT and are in it to pad resumes in the short term. They should all resign and be ashamed of what they did to a once-great company. I really mean this.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ACT

    Pros

    very nice and easygoing people

    Cons

    to many people all over the place

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Development Associate in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Test Development Associate in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Humane, fairly enlightened work environment. The CEO and upper management are agents of change. The old guard is moving out and a much different profile exists now. Acts competitive although it is a nonprofit. Beautiful campus. Much improved internal communication. Departments may vary, but I found my input valued no matter what position I held. Onsite cafeteria a plus. Easy access from I-80 a plus for commuters.

    Cons

    Pay could be better; benefits are average to above average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the path you have already charted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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