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Acumen Benefits

Location: US
18 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  (7 comments)

    “Doesn't START to vest until after 2 years. That means for your first two years, you get 0% matching. Doesn't vest 100% until after 4 years...”

  • 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...”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (4 comments)

    “17 days PTO the whole year for working time below 2 years”

  • Apr 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Washington, District of Columbia

    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 03, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar 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 05, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar 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
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Statistical Programmer in Burlingame, California

    low salary package, small space for improving

  • Jun 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Burlingame, California

    Cafeteria plan can easily cover the average insurance needs. You might go over if you go crazy with the add-ons and include stuff like legal/accident/extended life insurance though. Would like to see an option for Kaiser. Free gym membership through 24hrs. Free or subsidized fitbits. Unfortunately, the 5% matching 401k doesn't begin vesting until after 2 years, and doesn't fully vest until 4 years. Also they pay you to take training courses too, just don't leave within a year or you have to reimburse them.

  • Aug 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Burlingame, California

    HSA is flexible and works for many empolyees

  • Jun 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Burlingame, California

    "Cafeteria Plan" comes nowhere close to covering health insurance

  • May 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Burlingame, California

    you need to use your salary yo buy insurance yourself.

  • Nov 14, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Burlingame, California

    Start with 3 weeks PTO, and after one year, 4 weeks PTO

  • Dec 08, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    there are no benefits at acumen but it alright i think so. there is nothing to learn and nothing to gain. just work and go home that all i got to say

Benefits Summary

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  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (14)
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  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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