Acquirent Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.9
72%
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98%
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Acquirent Chairman and CEO Joseph Flanagan (no image)
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83 Ratings
Pros
  • "It's a great place to learn what it means to be a salesman in general(in 13 reviews)

  • "Has a great work environment, friendly people, relaxed setting(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Good for entry-level salespeople, not for veterans(in 6 reviews)

  • "Only thing is that there is no real room for growth within the company(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "5 Pillars Prepare You Well"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clients, snacks, view, events, working environment, and transparency with entire company.

    Cons

    There was never a day I didn’t want to come to work.

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  2. COVID-19

    "Good for the short term"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn what it means to be a salesman in general. There are a number of mainstay clients many people work on and a number of smaller ones that come and go. If your account ends most likely so will your employment. Although, many people are eventually hired on to work in house for their account. I was laid off during the Covid crisis because my account withdrew from Acquirent. If it hadn't id probably still be working there and somewhat satisfied with how things are going. I enjoyed my coworkers.

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility. High burnout rate. There's a five step promotion ladder that once you reach the end results in you still actively making cold calls and not making much more than you started at. It's good for making you look great applying to other places, but none are true promotions or change your responsibilities.

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  3. "Great Environment and Training"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has a great work environment, friendly people, relaxed setting. They will train you to be a better salesperson and allow you to grow.

    Cons

    You will be let go without notice if there's no place for you.

  4. "A Great Place to Grow!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Acquirent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Acquirent provides new sales reps an opportunity to learn about different fields. Additionally providing educational opportunities in a classroom settings for reps to enhance abilities.

    Cons

    In the event an Acquirent client pulls out of their contract, individuals might be without employment at the company.

  5. "Great Place To Start"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acquirent full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Snacks, Company culture, Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Entry Level Only Old equipment Management seems disorganized at times

  6. "Current Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career with a lot of training and friendly management

    Cons

    No downside, its a great place to work

  7. "Set the world on fire"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of snacks, training program is great.

    Cons

    Every few weeks, they find a bed bug.

  8. "Great place to start a career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment and a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salary is low to start out. Account life is determined by success of sales people.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Family Owned-Family Run"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDR 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Incredible Training -Excellent Management & Team Members -Culture 2nd to none -Internal Growth Opportunities (only promote from within) Sales is hard, but conceptually simple. It takes Hard work, discipline, process, and ability to think critically. Those who want to improve their sales skills, process, and approach....Acquirent is the place for you! If you want to simply punch a clock or collect a check, Mcdonalds is always hiring.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning at this time

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Entry Level Only"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquirent full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location off of the purple line. A lot of choices for food being downtown Evanston Joe is awesome. Smart guy.

    Cons

    Entry level opportunities only. Not a place for real professionals. Retention is horrible as someone is laid off or fired every week.

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