Acquia Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2020

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3.9
68%
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Acquia CEO Mike Sullivan
Mike Sullivan
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great momentum (customer experience / cloud / open source)(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great people who are hungry for success(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "I loved Acquia when I joined in the Burlington days and I was eager to learn from some of the best minds in Drupal and OSS(in 11 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance used to be way worse than it is today but can still remain a challenge in certain departments (e(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Researcher in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acquia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A "jump in and own it" attitude. Lots of smart and fun people. Interesting and complex products. Attractive office, great location. Ability to work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Does not match 401K or help pay down student debt. No clear criteria for advancement. Senior management lacks transparency at times at the expense of culture and cohesion.

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  2. "Awesome Place!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Support Engineer 

    I have been working at Acquia full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers. Love my team and all the people I work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes I forget to take vacation.


  3. "Supportive and generous gold star company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acquia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers are humans with feelings and take work / life balance extremely seriously (not just lip service). Salary is good, benefits are great (unlimited PTO).

    Cons

    Some disconnect between company-level and department-level goals and communication paths.

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Disfunction and disorder especially in account management and sales"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acquia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are quite a few amazing individual contributors although assuming most of them have left by now. If you get the right middle manager they can be amazing but if you get the wrong one beware!!!

    Cons

    Breaking this down into three categories but could honestly spend a good part of a day exposing the disorder: 1) The senior leader for Account Management. His pessimistic and dictatorship runs through this entire organization. If you do not sell like him or do as he says you are black balled. No opportunity for collaboration different selling approaches. Most are too scared to speak out against him but NEVER provides confidence or celebration regardless of your accomplishments. Micro-management up to the SVP level. 2) PRODUCTS ARE A COMPLETE MESS. It is well known to not sell specific products because they will churn in a year or sit on a customers shelf until they realize they are paying for a worhthless investment 3) MASS EXODUS - Almost all of the smartest and most important figures within the business have left. A couple reasons some were here for a long time and left after made their money from private equity purchase. Others are leaving because no one ever hits their numbers without a tremendous amount of luck. There have been so many departures, as a part of our head of peoples weekly email there is a section of people leaving the company. Averaging 5-15 a week. Lastly the benefits. Yikes not even remotely competitive to those in the area. NO 401K match even though company has been profitable for over 3 years and also majority investment from a PE from

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  5. Helpful (14)

    "A hostile environment to women, open source, and technical thought leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acquia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    100% remote for many positions and "take it as you need it" vacation

    Cons

    I loved Acquia when I joined in the Burlington days and I was eager to learn from some of the best minds in Drupal and OSS. Fast forward several years later and it has become a very different company. Most of the thought leaders in Drupal and open source have moved on from Customer Success and Engineering and have not been replaced. The flagship product teams consider required security and package updates a feature release. Engineering leadership is comprised mostly of middle managers who started in junior technical roles in the early days of Acquia and have not improved their skillset in AWS / hosting / best practices since then, and haven't cared enough to find another job. While Customer Success does their best to both contribute to Drupal and resolve customers' Acquia product issues, it is incredibly difficult because challenges are often due to antiquated product architecture and engineering teams' ineptitude. Those who have tried to drive significant change have often been met with complacency and hostility. There are no women in technical leadership roles, and those who may have been on that path have been passed over for promotions and raises, talked down to in public forums/meetings, forced to justify their aptitude daily, and often forced to resign out of frustration because continuing to work at Acquia was hindering progress in their careers.

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  6. "Innovative Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acquia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great customers, innovative product and good benefits

    Cons

    no 401k matching program yet

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic, fast-paced enviornment"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bright people. Hard-working. Never dull.

    Cons

    Strong leadership is lacking, and could definitely improve.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Lack of leadership equals lack of future"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acquia full-time

    Pros

    - Still a couple of people left that are good at their jobs

    Cons

    - The benefits keep on getting worse and worse (medical is worse each year, and still no 401K matching) - Tons of quality people are leaving, and replacements either aren't being approved, or are being hired from overseas - The business model seems to be based on saving money, and not on selling product

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Acquia is past its prime"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acquia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Plenty of opportunity for career progression, but you have to be pro active about it. Nothing is handed to you at Acquia and some people don't like that. - Pay is comparable if not better than most Boston tech companies. They do their best to retain talented workers

    Cons

    - This is a very transformative time for Acquia. Product direction makes sense but it is going to take a looooooong time to execute on it. - Lots of pressure from management to ultimately force product down customers throats just so expansion quotas can be met

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Going down hill ..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acquia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People who work here are smart and energetic

    Cons

    Upper management now scrambles to match Vista's requirements since bought by Vista.

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