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2 people found this helpful  

Great place to start/learn, communication could improve

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

I have been working at Acumen full-time

Pros

- Great place to start as a post-graduate as the company is owned by a Stanford professor
- has collegiate feeling, consisting mostly of low to mid 20's
- flexible work hours

Cons

- very little work/life balance
- most managers do not have management skills - they were promoted because of seniority (definitely not all but applies to most)
- poor communication from management which causes us to do something last minute and spend numerous hours on it after business hours
- borderline laid back and unprofessional work atmosphere
- company gives off vibe that employees are replaceable; therefore employees leave the company after around a year - sets company culture that this is not a good place to make a career out of

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- hire more upper management staff who have good management/communication skills
- set up more employee retention programs

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Acumen Response

Mar 10, 2014Senior Recruiting Coordinator

Thank you for this feedback. We are happy to hear you feel working under Managing Member and professor, Dr. Thomas MaCurdy is a great place as a post-graduate. You’ll be happy to hear our Human ... More

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Getting Better

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

    I have been working at Acumen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great place for new graduates looking to gain experience by doing a wide array of very interesting and rewarding work, all the while developing marketable and profitable skills and a sense of achievement. Acumen also shows an interest in employee feedback, and makes changes accordingly. Acumen also offers different career paths depending on employee skills and preferences.

    Cons

    Less than optimal location for commuters. Progress as an employee within the firm can feel a bit sluggish at times. You may wind up working on projects that do not take advantage of your skill set and limit your learning potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Acumen Response

    Mar 10, 2014Senior Recruiting Coordinator

    We appreciate you taking the time to write this feedback. We take all feedback into consideration and make changes accordingly.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acumen

    Pros

    Good nature of their work.

    Cons

    Low pay, way below industry average

    Acumen Response

    Mar 10, 2014Senior Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for this feedback.

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