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ACCO Engineered Systems Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "HVAC Engineering Powerhouse"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Strong emphasis on Engineering to start projects in the right direction
    * Multiple disciplines, departments, and career paths available
    * Hands-on opportunities available
    * Huge knowledge-base to tap into
    * Most decisions are relatively fast and without a huge bureaucracy to deal with
    * Great people to work with
    * Willing to spend money on good ideas
    * Good job stability if you perform well
    * Good software tools
    * ESOP!!!

    Cons

    * Reviews can be infrequent
    * Pay range on the lower side of industry
    * Occasional parking problems
    * Long hours on occasion
    * Pay ceiling unless you go into Sales/Project Management
    * Benefits are EXPENSIVE if you cover others. (Compared to others)

    Advice to Management

    Create more non-sales roles that are attainable after years of service.


  2. "Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of resources, plenty of work

    Cons

    too traditional and old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    Need to renovate current office space and adapt to different type of work style.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked and Underpaid, Lack of respect and support for administrative support jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are actually pretty great, and the company does have some serious goals so I never felt as if I wasn't actually working towards something. Many of my coworkers were great people I still have friendships with.

    Cons

    The management is awful. No respect for the level of work it actually takes to hit the absurd goals that were set within my own department. I often felt as if my own manager was treating me more like a disobedient child than an employee, which of course did nothing to actually inspire to work harder. I understand that this manager in particular has left, but he was a symptom of a disease within the company. Avoid ACCO if you can't handle toxic office politics and a total lack of basic respect.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. When employees are afraid to report harassment and bad behavior on the part of their superiors, for fear of retribution, that's a problem. Health care and free food is great, but it means nothing if you are underpaid and stressed out.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Vice President - Pacific Rim in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Vice President - Pacific Rim in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fiscal structure between the Construction teams (Union Labor for Piping, Sheet Metal and Plumbing Departments) and the Project Management Teams (Corporate Management Teams) is genius.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment on the corporate side. Desperate, starving college graduates, incredibly overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    If it wasn't for our ability to deploy multiple scopes of skilled (Union) labor, regionally and Nationally this company would still be ~400M (1980). Our affiliation with Airco FCU is a play that we can count on for margin beyond the imminent shrink of our market share. We need to focus on our young and talented (college) youth. We need to ensure ACCOs vines will continue to grow fruit. The water cannot be simply poured on the leaves, it needs to be shared with the ground. Help make ACCO a destination for all Engineers moving forward. drive profit sharing into their contracts. drive training into their scope. set deadlines and goals beyond the current project. Skim the chaff of current Executive managers down to a workable core. Promote from within and be a single pain of glass visible with the Owner. Breaking the $1B annual was great. These next two years reflecting on our current managers and how we treat our succession is paramount if we plan to stay on top.


  5. "Plumber"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plumber in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Plumber in Sunnyvale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, been around for a while.

    Cons

    Lack of support for safety and supplies.

    Advice to Management

    Preach about safety support safety


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are one of the top HVAC companies in the state and are knowledgeable in the business. They have excellent benefits and care about their employees

    Cons

    Working experience in the company varies by department and/or manager. It would be unfortunate if you worked under someone who did not fit a manager position. I suggest moving to another department within the company.


  7. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time

    Pros

    There is an atmosphere at ACCO of a mixture between professional and down to earth. Everyone is very friendly and inviting. There are always fun events happening. There are also many opportunities to learn and grow my career here.

    Cons

    They are very divided by their divisions. At the end of the day, everyone is a part of the ACCO family.

  8. "DC1"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dc1 in Booneville, MS
    Current Employee - Dc1 in Booneville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working with others an being responsible for getting product to customer in a timely an safe manner

    Cons

    not enough hours at times


  9. "Field associate displays/packaging"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Booneville, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Booneville, MS
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours and the pay really was what I liked about Acco. Watching how the company worked, I really liked that.

    Cons

    Sometimes the orders would get behind and we would volunteer to work sunday.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HVACR Technichian / ex forman"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HVACR Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - HVACR Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ACCO Engineered Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everything about company. Acco is #1 HVAC contractor in California. It has it's hands in every branch of you can think of in HVAC/R departments. You can work in any branch of this company they are all strong excellent fields. Excellent exposure and hands on experience. Very open book honest company I enjoyed working in many departments of Acco. There is nothing this company can't do, build or fix.

    Cons

    Acco is a very strong dynamic force in continuos motion. Growing pains are constant. Not recommended to anyone who doesn't love what they do. ( not for a slow pace thinking person )

    Advice to Management

    Keep enforcing / rewarding hard working employee's to stay knowledgeable and on top / ahead of HVAC technology, ( As most are ) Steve Tuttle, Best Boss / CEO I ever worked for in 21 year career so far and by far. Best leader I ever had the pleasure to work for.


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