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Updated February 16, 2018
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Acceleration Partners Founder and Managing Director Robert Glazer
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Pros
  • Work from home/ flexible environment (in 41 reviews)

  • Working from home gives you the flexibility to really mange your work life balance (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Working from home is not for everyone; employee needs to be able to efficiently prioritize time (in 38 reviews)

  • Because the company is growing so fast and things are always changing, training isn't always as extensive as it could be (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "The Hype Is Real!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time

    Pros

    - Coworkers. Amazing people who are incredible teachers. They truly care about each employee, your personal goals, and ensuring your happiness.
    - Hard work. Everybody creates great product. While they care about their employees, they also hold you accountable to setting and hitting these goals and the companies goals.
    - Benefits and flexibility. Working from home provides you with the flexibility to live your life and creating a schedule of work/life balance that works best for you.

    Cons

    - Working from home isn't for everybody. It takes a while to adjust to this setting and arranging your schedule.
    - The company is growing very quickly resulting in a lot of new hires, restructuring, and figuring things out. A little big of an adjusting period but overall a great thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work Smart, Get Rewarded. A top-performing, high-output company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time

    Pros

    - Robust company client portfolio
    - Work from home
    - Opportunity for advancement (high performance employees can get promoted in under less than 1 year)
    - Transparent leadership
    - Open (virtual) work environment
    - Quarterly hub-location meetings / annual company summit
    - Competitive salary

    Cons

    - Working from home is not for everyone; employee needs to be able to efficiently prioritize time
    - No hand-outs...you will not be rewarded for passive work or congratulated for working inefficient hours. AP operates with a “Work Smarter, Not Harder” internal mantra and encourages collaboration to drive correct, efficient results.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be thought-leaders within the industry, and continue the candid transparency across the company - your employees appreciate being “in the know”.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Truly a “Great Place to Work”"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Acceleration Partners is about setting a high bar and working to get everyone over it. The vision is to be the global leader in performance marketing and that’s something that exciting to chip away at each day.

    AP also one of the few places where the core values are not just something you see on a wall; they are practiced every day. The leadership is very transparent and available, they are always open to constructive feedback on how to improve.

    You are given coaching and supported, but also have the freedom and autonomy to make decisions. AP also cares about you growing as a person and hitting your personal goals. It’s about getting better overall each day.

    Cons

    The founder talks about this a lot, but there is a difference between liking AP’s core values of “Own It”, “Embrace Relationships” and “Excel & Improve” and really having and demonstrating these values. While the culture is very supportive and flexible, the bar is also very high and performance is equally as important. This is not a place where you can coast and do well. If these aren’t you 100%, it’s probably not a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing everything that makes AP so special as we grow.


  4. "Rewarding Work, Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time

    Pros

    Entirely Virtual Office
    Actual Transparency
    Very Active and Involved Founder
    Amazing people
    Engaging work laid out with clear expectations
    Flexible PTO
    Volunteer Opps

    Cons

    I love my work from home status and the work I do plus the company so I dont have any cons - but I know a work from home situation may not be for everyone


  5. "The Genuine Article..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    From the top down, everyone in the organization is extremely bright, capable, driven and motivated. People genuinely care about one another and want to see each other succeed not only in business but life. AP is an exceptional organization.

    Cons

    This would only be a "con" for the wrong fit which is very uncommon due to AP's hiring process but, if someone isn't the right person for a role (ambitious, sharp, self-motivated etc..) they will likely feel like an outcast and do not belong at AP.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  6. "Sr. Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked in many different agencies and AP is a place like no other. Expectations and accountability are clear and everyone truly lives and breathes through the company core values. Quality of work is valued above hours spent working, and the concept of owning your calendar is always reiterated. We are held to high work standards and most people perform at a super star level. This is all possible due to the thoughtful and transparent leadership team, who lead by example, and make themselves accessible to the greater team. AP leadership puts emphasis on the importance of setting and achieving not only your professional goals, but also your personal life goals. Most importantly, the culture at AP across all employees, is extremely supportive and team oriented. The energy is positive and people are always willing to step in and help if you raise your hand. While working from home may be difficult for some, AP has done a great job of really integrating the teams and connecting people in a way that makes working from home not feel isolating at all. I’ve built great relationships with team members and have made connections with people on our team from all across the country. There is no other place likes this and I feel fortunate to be part of this exceptional company.

    Cons

    Like any client services job, workload is pretty demanding and can be stressful. However, managers and directors are always willing to step in and help prioritize, identify ways to better manage time, and help employees figure out more efficient ways to get their work done. Regardless, there is a fair amount of time when working a few hours in the evening is necessary as days can be meeting heavy, even when you do your best to own your calendar and plan your time. This is pretty typical of any agency, but the difference is, we have flexibility during the day when needed and it is OK to leave and go to the gym, run errands, go trick or treating with your kids, and do whatever else you need to do to help you be mentally present and happy both at work and in your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to grow, stay focused on maintaining the company culture as it can easily get lost during large expansions


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dedication to mission and employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    AP practices what they preach - there is a high quality of talent, transparency, and open conversations about everything and anything. I feel comfortable speaking directly with the Leadership Team about projects and issues, and am treated with respect at all times.

    Cons

    Sometimes people think that working at home = cushy job. At AP they keep you challenged, and sometimes it can be quite an adjustment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. "AP Makes a Real Difference for Clients & Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AP is emerging as the clear global leader in the performance marketing industry.

    A lot of companies talk about culture; AP really lives it. The core values of Own It, Embrace Relationships and Excel and Improve are embedded into everything the company does, from hiring to decision making and promotions and advancement.

    The leadership team is very clear about its vision and transparent with all aspects of the organization, good or bad.

    AP is also very committed to helping employees improve in all aspects of their lives as sees holistic improvement as a way to improve business performance.

    AP has little to no politics, it is a meritocracy first and foremost which is very refreshing.

    Cons

    The culture at AP is very strong, but AP is also seeking to be a market leader so the pace intense and can take getting used to if you have never worked for a high performance company.

    There is also a real difference between admiring AP’s core values and having them. Those who don’t really embody them will struggle here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep access to leadership as we grow.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Strong leadership at a great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-growth company with strong leadership and a strong vision for continued success and growth.
    Completely remote company with lots of opportunities for travel and personal development.
    Exciting and fast paced.
    100% transparency from leadership down.

    Cons

    Remote environment is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up with total transparency


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Unique, Flexible Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acceleration Partners full-time

    Pros

    Acceleration Partners has a unique, flexible culture that enables its employees to pursue meaningful work yet allows us to have time for our family, friends and personal interests. The leadership team has set a clear mission and vision which they communicate to all employees on a regular basis, The company truly cares about employees and invests in our professional and personal development, It's an amazing place to work and an honor to work with a group of innovative and talented team members who regularly stretch their limits.

    Cons

    Working from home can be challenging at times and if you need a lot of interpersonal interaction, Acceleration Partners wouldn't be a good fit. Another consideration is that Acceleration Partners is a fast-growing company so employees need to be nimble and quick to adapt to change.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership team does a great job of communicating and sharing progress on the company's vision, goals and performance on a regular basis. My advice to them is to keep focusing on executing the company's vision and on building an exceptional company culture.


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