Mission: At ACL, we have a shared vision, mission, and set of core values.
Our vision is a world where GRC professionals are an organization's most sought after people.
Our mission is to deliver a beautiful customer experience ...
- Vancouver is a nice place to live
- Depending on where your career is focused it’s a good place to START your career. Add some technology to your resume
- Easy path to success, suck up to the Sr. Management Team, never question or disagree with the President – even if you have more experience and knowledge, and demonstrate enthusiasm by writing positive reviews for Glassdoor so that company can replace all the people fired and who have left.
- A SOFTWARE company building software who has no experience using and very few employees with the experience to really understand how to apply the technology – even the consultants have no experience outside of ACL leveraging the technology in the real world
- Virtually NO support or investment in employees learning or growth – demands placed on them leaves no time for development. I LOST skills at ACL and really didn’t gain anything new.
- Customers are promised an easy technology to use with some training and support from ACL’s services teams – however most customers learn that the investment to learn how to use the technology is extensive beyond the software. The software is NOT easily learned and most customers eventually end up with shelf ware.
- The new GRC software – subscription based – is the focus of the organization – is a new flashy product that is intended to generate revenue that the old Data Analytics software has been unable to do.
- The organization is in constant flux with a tremendous amount of turnover to the point that departures are no longer announced - no one knows who’s left or leaving.
- KEY knowledgeable people are leaving/have left – the organization is full of new people who have been hired as part of the Sr. Management ‘boys’ club. The female President only seems to hire males – of course HR is represented by a woman. Middle management is very similar.
- The President yells “authenticity” yet there are very few people in the organization that have true respect for her or her team. They pretend to include staff in decisions but it’s a distraction tactic, the decisions are already made – the discussions are to fake involving the employees
- Middle Management spends almost all of their time managing upward, keeping the President happy to keep their jobs. This leave a huge gap in managing the people – who have little experience.
Advice to Management
Remember the employees make the organization succeed. Top down pressure with unreasonable expectations – ruling with a stick. Carrots work much better – and I don’t mean a quarterly meeting with booze and food. Provide career opportunities, invest in your people, you can’t help them grow if they are being pushed to full capacity, there is no time for further learning or growth.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at ACL Services (Vancouver, BC (Canada)).
The worst process ever. I used to love this company and wanted to work for this company. Now, I have totally lost respect for the company and people here. This guy called me for a casual meeting and took an interview for more than an hour. The interview went pretty well and he said the HR will contact me. I waited for a week, didnt get any response and waited for two weeks, even then no response. So I decided to check with him, he never replied. I wrote another final email after a month but again he didnt reply. If you don't want to accept just say it guys. Not responding to emails is the least professional behavior you can expect. Now I don't want to work for this company.
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