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One hell of a ride.....

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Acquia full-time (less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I've worked in a number start-ups and by far this is the most exciting. If you've done the whole pre-IPO thing a few times you learn to sniff out the DNA of those few companies that have the potential to really shake things up.....become disruptive I believe is the term.

Acquia is fast moving, entrepreneurial, challenging, focused and for the most part...Winning!

Cons

Its fast, fast, fast....you cant possibly grow a business this quickly without the a few teething problems. There are problem in every organisation and Acquia is no different. I am however glad that our problems are driven by demand for our services and not by lack of opportunities.

Advice to Management

Keep the recruitment bar high.........

Acquia Response

Nov 17, 2013CEO

Wow. Excited to have team members like you. As I have mentioned, the ride at Acquia is not for everyone, but you seem to really enjoy the pace. As for teething, some times I think of it like a ... More

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    Great Culture. Company really cares about its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)

    I have been working at Acquia full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture - more so in the HQ. Senior management seems to genuinely really care about its employees and are really approachable. 'Fun' start-up culture. Lots of opportunity to learn. Hard work recognised and appreciated. Very nice people in general to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many people get involved in a single project which slows it down, but I guess we do have the slogan 'jump in and own it'!

    Acquia Response

    Nov 17, 2013CEO

    I really appreciate you taking the time to complete this review, and am pleased you like being part of the team. I agree that our intensive focus on customer success and the DNA of "jumping in ... More

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    Acquia

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager

    I have been working at Acquia full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Most of the tech people are amazingly helpful.

    Cons

    - Working long / odd hours is not unusual and my family hates it.
    - Ironocally the company made Drupal much less fun for me.
    - Drupalcon is no longer a fun event but a mere business opportunity.
    - Because of the workload, I struggle to contribute back to the community.
    - Sales can be too aggressive at times

    Acquia Response

    Sep 17, 2013CEO

    From Michael Krause, VP Customer Solutions:

    Thank you for your post! Your courage, candor and willingness to be transparent helps us increase the quality of our experience here at Acquia and yours
    ... More

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