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Acquirent Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Acquirent is a great place to hone your sales skills" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The Management team at Acquirent have a great understanding of work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "This is an outsourced sales company" (in 3 reviews)

  • "There are absolutely no "cons" that I can think of" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great first job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Sales in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Sales in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment, Culture, Training, Opportunity, Mentorship program

    Cons

    Open work environment, sometimes it is great but I found that seating arrangements are important.

    Advice to Management

    I had a wonderful experience at Acquirent. It was my first job after graduating college and I am grateful for that because I learned quite a bit. I had 3 different roles within a year and the transition was never stressful. I always felt that I could be honest and transparent with management which is a rare quality that a company has. I was able to be multi-faceted and gain experience in multiple areas. I had a great experience all-in-all.


  2. "good culture only goes so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -- good, lively environment
    --free snacks
    --decent benefits
    --enthusiastic upper management
    --easily accessible via public transit
    --committed to training and helping employees grow

    Cons

    --total inconsistency in quality of middle management
    --often feels like a popularity contest/"high school"
    --not much transparency in terms of account stability, pay structure, etc.
    --daily morning meaning can be repetitive
    --lots of moving parts; if you're unlucky, you'll change accounts relatively often
    --unprofessionalism/nepotism gets overlooked if you're well-liked
    --management inconsistent; random micro-management peppered in
    --people can get pretty catty and "anonymously" complain about one another

    Advice to Management

    --pick your battles more effectively
    --promote people based on merit, not on popularity
    --pay more attention to unhealthy team dynamics
    --do not micromanage people with proven work ethic; it drives them away

    Acquirent Response

    Oct 1, 2018 – Recruiting and HR Manager

    I'm sorry to hear you have not had a positive experience as most team members have enjoyed the culture, environment and experiences they have gained. We appreciate your feedback and advice and will... More

  3. "Sales Development Team Lead"

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

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

    Pros

    This was a great find at the perfect time for me. They understand that if you find good people, you can help coach and develop them. We are growing fast and man is it a wild ride!

    Cons

    I will be honest that any “cons” I might have are really just trivial compared to other work environments I have experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing!


  4. "Incredible Place to Launch Your Career"

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture, great people, laid-back environment

    Cons

    Nothing significant enough to mention


  5. "Relaxed atmosphere, not upfront about much"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Evanston, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    casual office, good location from the el

    Cons

    mostly cold-calling, managers keep you in the dark about most things until much longer down the road


  6. "Senior Sales Executive"

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

    I have been working at Acquirent full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely love working with Acquirent, I've been here 3 years so far.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no "cons" that I can think of.


  7. "Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales Training
    Company Culture
    Career Growth & Development

    Cons

    None so far worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    We have the fortune of being lead by a tremendously passionate and successful group of VP’s and Partners. Keep driving the business.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Get Your Feet Wet"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Evanston, IL

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

    Pros

    They take the work/life balance seriously, 8-5 and at 5 you go home, there's no pressure to stick around and continue to sell.

    If you're new to sales this will get you an introduction

    Snacks in the kitchen

    Presidents Club perks and outings

    Cons

    90% of the accounts are appointment setting accounts and not start-to-finish sales so this could be an issue for future employers

    The sales training is not ideal for those who've done sales in the past, they use sales videos from the 80's and even when there's a manager teaching a class I feel it just scratches the surface of the topic without getting into real strategy or approach

    No "real" internal growth, I will give them credit that they have tried harder in the recent years but when you get a "promotion" your pay check stays the same

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the scheduled one-on-one's, there would be times when I would go months without one for whatever reason.

    The morning meetings were cool my first few months there but they drain everyone, if you could limit them to just when Joe has clients in that would be best, I think most people just want to get in and start working.


  9. "Fun place to work, but only for a year or so"

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

    I have been working at Acquirent full-time

    Pros

    -Fantastic company culture
    -Everyone is very helpful
    -Excellent preliminary sales experience

    Cons

    -Not a significant amount of growth potential (have implemented career-pathing program)
    -Managers are slightly inconsistent in skill level, some are significantly stronger


  10. "Great Opportunity for Career Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Acquirent is a great place to hone your sales skills. Not only does Acquirent have a great structured training program, but the managers/clients ensure that you have industry-specific training also. There is also a solid opportunity for career growth here - the upper management has promised to only promote from within. Also, since Acquirent sells for dozens of other companies, reps get the unique opportunity to learn how to sell into several industries. CULTURE IS AWESOME - they have an awesome philanthropy and social initiative - and have just announced a Presidents Club trip every year.

    Cons

    It all depends on the client you're selling for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


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