Acumen Benefits

22 Ratings

Employer Summary

We value our employees’ health and welfare and offer comprehensive benefits to meet the needs of all our employees.HEALTHCARE

We start with a generous Cafeteria Plan that allows employees to choose between cash and/or qualifying benefits such as medical, dental, vision, and/or accident insurance. Additionally, employees may direct their contributions towards health savings and/or dependent care flexible spending reimbursement accounts.


We encourage our employees to work toward their future. To that end we have a unique and extremely generous retirement benefit. Acumen sponsors both a Traditional 401k as well as a Roth 401K. In addition to the employee contribution (100% vested) we have a 5% (on the gross earnings) employer contribution. There is no matching requirement and the employer contribution is fully vested after four years of employment with the company.


Acumen provides short and long term disability and a company paid life insurance policy. Our employees can choose to purchase a supplemental life for themselves or their family members.


Work is important, but we understand that our employees have a life outside of work. Staff members accrue personal paid time off for vacation, personal business, and short-term illnesses. Accrual rates are based on years of employment, beginning with three weeks and two days per year and increasing to a maximum of five weeks and two days per year. In addition, Acumen offers eight paid holidays per year


Acumen provides an Employee Assistance Program, which enables employees to access expert support services. This confidential program assists employees and their families in addressing behavioral health issues, supporting wellness activities, and accessing legal and financial resources.


For employees who commute, we offer the opportunity to use pre-tax dollars in paying for commuting costs (including parking!), which can add up to some serious tax savings.


We offer insurance plans covering potential costs associated with Legal Services and/or Identity Theft. These plans include paying for legal protection, consultations with lawyers, credit monitoring, and restoration of services in the event of identity theft.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • 401K Plan(8 comments)

    comparable 401k plan to other plans

  • Work From Home(6 comments)

    Pretty flexible with manager's approval, though officially only allowed once a week. Most people don't do it though since it's easier to just be in the office.

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(5 comments)

    PTOs increases over time, and it will be 22 days after 2 years.

Mar 23, 2020
Former Policy Analyst in Burlingame, California

health insurance is not provided, but 401k benefits are appropriate. in general benefits could be stronger.

Mar 2, 2020
Current Employee

The benefits package recently restructured and is very confusing.

Feb 4, 2020
Current Employee

company perks are pretty bad compared to tech companies in the bay area; PTO policy isn't the best either

Jan 13, 2020
Current Employee

medical, vision and dental insurance, 401K, PTO 17 days.

May 29, 2019
Former Employee

not having day offs for some holidays

Apr 30, 2019
Current Employee

Health plan is decent, but more options could be provided for their DC office. Gym on site. Decent 401(k) matching, vesting over 4 years. You get most federal holidays, but decent PTO accrual with tenure.

Feb 3, 2019
Current Senior Policy Associate in Washington, District of Columbia

The company puts 5% of your salary into the 401k, regardless of your contribution amount. This is pretty amazing and basically a 5% salary increase. The rest is ok. Health insurance is a bit expensive (I opted out), though you get an extra $600 (?) cafeteria money that you can use for health insurance, or, as in my case, add it to your salary with a 35% penalty. Still pretty good though.

Jan 5, 2019
Former Data and Policy Analyst in Burlingame, California

Really bad benefit. They give you a total package for some amount, but a part of it can be cashed out in a rate, and the rate is getting lower every year,

Aug 23, 2018
Current Statistical Programmer in Burlingame, California

low salary package, small space for improving

Aug 26, 2017
Former Employee

HSA is flexible and works for many empolyees

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Benefits Summary

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  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan (17)
  • Retirement Plan (12)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

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