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2 people found this helpful  

Great place to start/learn, communication could improve

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

Acumen Senior Recruiting Coordinator responded to this review

Mar 10, 2014

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 person found this helpful  

    Getting Better

    Programmer/Analyst (Current Employee)

    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… Cons: Less than optimal location for commuters. Progress as an employee within the firm can feel a bit sluggish at times.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Great research, poor management

    (Former Employee)

    I worked at Acumen full-time


    Pros: Can only speak to the research side. You will gain great research experience. You will become an expert at SAS. Acumen has a lot of… Cons: Project management was particularly bad at Acumen. From what I could tell, senior management did not understand the importance of having a clear reporting structure… Advice to Senior Management: Read up on project management – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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