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Mountain View, CA

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Kerry Barrett
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Pros
  • The firm delivers high-quality financial expertise to its clients, but it works hard to ensure its people get a proper work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • AS is a great company to work for (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Accretive Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Accretive is one of the very few companies I know of in the Silicon Valley that works hard to live up to their belief in a better work / life balance for their employees. There is a very large population of consultants that have been with the firm for over seven years, and many of the internal staff and management team for even longer. It gives them a strong sense of company culture that is rare to find in a professional services firm.

    Cons

    As with any professional services firm, there are times when they are at the mercy of their client's ever changing needs...creating challenges for managing projects for consultants, but they do a better than average job at it!

    Advice to Management

    While the benefit package is competitive, there is always room for improvement. Offering a matching component to the 401(k) program for instance would be very nice.


  2. "Strong culture and a good consulting / staffing firm"

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

    I have been working at Accretive Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Strong consulting culture with long term tenured consultants and long term clients. Focus on work life balance - People are great to work. A mix of full time consultants and contractors.

    Cons

    Communicate clearly on when and where the next assignment is - communicate the expectations clearly. As a lot of other consulting firms, opportunities ebb and flow based on opportunities. Benefits package is pretty basic, should be evaluated with peers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on consultant growth and career path.

  3. "High regard for people and balance"

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

    Pros

    The firm delivers high-quality financial expertise to its clients, but it works hard to ensure its people get a proper work/life balance. Many companies talk about balance, but you can tell it's core to the firm and been honed over the years. Annual reviews, career development, and constructive feedback channels are all prioritized. Management shares, listens and makes good decisions

    Cons

    Need more opportunities for consultants to team-build.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt more creative compensation programs to incentivize behaviors at all levels.


  4. "Integrity, Flexibility, and Transparency"

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

    I have been working at Accretive Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Family friendly; always acts in best interest of client and employees; transparent; top notch people; open to change and new ideas; very collaborative

    Cons

    Grows organically; largest office bears the brunt for smaller offices; being at client site means don't get to see everyone else as much as I'd like

    Advice to Management

    More integration between offices; matching 401K


  5. Helpful (9)

    "Worst employer in the Bay Area"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Accretive Solutions full-time

    Pros

    None. This place is a chop shop for contract talent, dominated in fear by one specific producer who has no people skills, is selfish and has poor language and communication skills.

    Cons

    Run don't walk away from this place. A chop shop consulting firm that just throws stuff up on the wall and hope it sticks. Cut throat and thoughtless culture.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is already high, your reputation is a stake. Treat others and you would like to be treated and stop the gossip and steam rolling.


  6. "great learning experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accretive Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned faster than in any other job experience due to opportunity and training provided. Made valuable contacts for life both at clients and with other A/S consultants.Felt like member of team of like minded experts.Better than normal work/life balance as client normaally does not want to pay for huge amoutns of overtime.

    Cons

    If (or when) the client demand disappears, so does the employment. Major RIFs in 2009 downturn. Thus have same downside risk as any other silicon valley career, without the upside of stock options,, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work with training and networking oppportiunities.


  7. "Too much turn over... not a stable environment for longevity!"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accretive Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Good opportunity to learn cloud computing.

    Cons

    Lacks training & advancemento opportunities. Lacks support from direct managers/directors. Seniors consultants have unrealistic expectations. High Stress.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better support, training and hire better managers.

  8. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AS is a great company to work for. Life - work balance, benefits, and the people are all great to work with.

    Cons

    The only downside that I can think of is that I have to reply to emails all the time. After work and on weekends, but that is really expected of me in the field I am in.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I could offer to the leadership team would be maybe match 401K. That would be an excellent addition.


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