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Acquia Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Over time the work life balance has become better (in 5 reviews)

  • You work with the best talent in Open Source , you will have lots of exposure to the (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance used to be way worse than it is today but can still remain a challenge in certain departments (e (in 8 reviews)

  • they dont even take an approval or anything and no one asks them (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acquia full-time

    Pros

    The people and culture are the best I've ever experienced. You are a member of a very tight family no matter what your role.
    Benefits and growth opportunities are top notch.

    Cons

    Suffering growing pains. Too much churn in leadership CEO departing, multiple CFOs and CMOs, product teams and top sales leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize and standardize processes, leadership structure and focus on building out product offerings.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acquia (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is an extremely fun company.

    Cons

    Acquia has been more concerned with growth than it has been with customer happiness and product quality. This has had a major negative impact on the company culture since probably 2016ish.

    Advice to Management

    Customers should come first...and I don't mean only the top 3 customers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, fun work, but not a career oriented enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super smart and motivated people who are inspiring to be around. I enjoyed almost everyone I came in contact with. The benefits are excellent (except for the 401k), and the office is great. You can tell they put a lot of though into the office, the perks, and the location.

    Cons

    Disorganized, lack of manager accountability - most managers, mine included, maybe should have been people managers. I never felt like what I said to my manager was being valued.

    Advice to Management

    Allow time for career development or growth. Add some sort of tuition reimbursement program to allow people to develop their skills. If the expectation is for everyone to work over 50 hours a week, find a way besides a bonus program to reward for that.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I love it here-but understand it's a growing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDR in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - BDR in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People
    Work life balance
    Management
    C level

    Cons

    Growth=constant change in quotas, kpis, etc

    Advice to Management

    Give a bit more lead time to large comp changes


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquia full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure to sales prospecting techniques. Lots of training and great culture.

    Cons

    List building takes up most time although you really can't expect much more from a sales internship

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "directer"

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great benefit, work-life blance

    Cons

    No promotion room, it has a lot to do with politics

    Advice to Management

    Open to suggestions


  7. "Great people and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting blend of software product and professional services. Lots of smart people. Good coffee.

    Cons

    Some improvements could be made to processes. Lots of cat-herding.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Great people, terrible work load and work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, funny, kind people, benefits have drastically improved in the last few years, new location promotes a sense of having "made it".

    Cons

    No work-life balance, work-load is extreme, and advancement in some groups is limited to "bigger and more thorny issues" rather than growing skills. Employees are encouraged to "carve out time" for growing their skills, but are summarily pulled into emergencies or pulled off of projects if they aren't showing enough progress immediately. Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the work-load on your customer-adjacent teams and employees. Pay down technical debt and focus on core competencies. Be honest with employees and either tell them they need to work on projects during non-work hours or carve out time for them to work on growth opportunities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Acquia Review"

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    Current Employee - Distributed Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Distributed Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquia full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people. Great snacks.

    Cons

    Some times you may feel under resourced.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Things have changed - and not for the better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really interesting products and passionate people. Positive energy, a lot of people with really great ideas.

    Cons

    A lot of the thought leaders and people who helped grow this company have left, partly due to the changes that haven't happened, and partly due to the changes that have. Leadership that has been hired over the last 12-24 months have changed the dynamic, and not for the better. Teams that were dynamic and fluid before, additive to the business have been completely wiped out and turned over. The culture has changed, the greats have moved on and everything is going corporate. If you're looking for the exciting, engaging start-up, or even a mature start-up that cares about maintaining it's integrity, this is probably not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    I think it's too little too late, but try to maintain some of the mojo that got you to the big fancy office in the first place.


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