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Acquis Consulting Group Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "Lifestyle Company"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquis Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, flexibility, independence, and some smart people.

    Cons

    Work is boring, culture feels contrived.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great for dropouts from big consulting companies or if you're taking a consulting break"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acquis Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On par pay and better lifestyle than big consulting companies, less travel

    Cons

    Acquis consultants fit into one of three categories - People who've been there for 10 years or more since they graduated and don't know real consulting because Acquis is all they've seen, dropouts from big consulting companies who couldn't make it there, some smart people who join and realize the mistake they've made and leave immediately, or stay for a year or two as a break before moving on.
    You have to fit into one of these categories to be successful there. If not, don't waste your time applying. The work is mind-numbing because they don't have the ability to source any exciting projects.

    Advice to Management

    Almost none of the principals have been trained in consulting or have worked at a big consulting company before, which drives away the smart junior people who join with this experience. I didn't see this changing in my 1.5 years at Acquis so I decided to leave and go back to a big consulting company.

  3. "Very unprofessional partners"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and workspace.

    Cons

    Got emails from Randy at 11 at night and he would scream at me the next day if I didn't return them immediately. He had a temper with administration and HR was useless. I stayed the minimum and left for something better.

    Advice to Management

    Leave your dirty laundry at home.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Great place for entrepreneurial, driven, high-performer, self starter individuals"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquis Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great no-fuss culture
    - Good people
    - Supportive leadership team
    - Nimble and flexible structure
    - Good overall compensation

    Cons

    - Lack of structured learning & development program
    - Lack of people management opportunities
    - Lack of additional support roles to manage some of the internal activities

    Advice to Management

    - Create opportunities to groom leaders within the firm
    - Challenge and empower management team to lead
    - Hire additional support roles to manage some of the internal activities


  5. Helpful (1)

    "People First"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Acquis Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    A truly entrepreneurial place, you get out of it what you put in. Leadership encourages new ideas, and the pace of growth is strong. The firm has a lot of varied interests. Culture is a big focus.

    Cons

    Because it's a small firm lacking a deep bench, people at all levels deliver work, make decks, pitch clients, etc. Teams tend to run lean.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Decent but overrated!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acquis Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere; impressive clients

    Cons

    Pretentious and gossipy managers; easy to get pigeon holed into a specific type of project, regardless of your level of interest


  7. "A great opportunity for a young professional to learn and grow."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Acquis Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, creative, fun environment. Entrepreneurial mindset.Firm does a good job of finding and recruiting talent.

    Cons

    Firm leadership. Firm does not do a good job of retraining and developing talent.

  8. "This company is very good to its employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Company culture and employee happiness is highly valued.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't always have a clear direction of where the company is going. Also, they tend to keep poor performing employees on staff much longer than they should.