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Acronis Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Can meet good people within the company and amongst the clients (in 10 reviews)

  • The company has Good products that have value and need for its customer base (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • To much Senior Management (there are almost more VPs than "workers") (in 8 reviews)

  • s (lower pay, no 401K match, less vacation days, etc (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Marketing was made to post false positive reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Stay away, keep looking. You will eventually be replaced with a Russian or some inexperienced friend of CEO or other exec. Nice office space with some good food and drink

    Cons

    Too many to list, now way to be successful, No long term or short term strategy and constant blaming in marketing


  2. Helpful (10)

    "The Future is Inevitable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acronis (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are and have been some good people here at Acronis. Unfortunately, they either don't last or aren't allowed to effectively do their jobs. The technology is valuable and the products good. The product lines are confusing to work through but are good. If compensation is your only goal and you can "work" your way into the "inner circle" this company drastically overpays.

    Cons

    This is easily the most mismanaged company I have ever come across. The lack of effective leadership and accountability is extraordinary. The phrase "top heavy" describes Acronis. However, they don't even have the right people in those leadership positions. There is no effective channel of communications established. There is no accountability. With effective leadership, this could be an extremely profitable company. What you know doesn't matter at Acronis but rather who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat. Replace the executive team with professionals that know how to build a profitable company. If ownership could commit to these changes they would have a highly sought after acquisition target. If left in place, there is no sustainable future as a viable entity.


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Avoid Acronis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office space, some quality people in individual-contributor roles. Average product with some usefulness to larger companies looking to acquire a company like Acronis.

    Cons

    Horrible CEO and leadership team. Awful company culture where people fear for their jobs, leaders are replaced if they disagree with the CEO. Mid-level managers treat their teams like crap because that is what they see senior leaders doing. All around miserable existence.
    When the Head of HR and then the Recruiting Manager leave, you know it is bad!

    Advice to Management

    Stop berating the employees and threatening to lay people off. Start rewarding people for achievements instead of demoralizing them by insulting them.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Contractor in Arlington, MA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Arlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acronis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a good product. Hours were good. Location was good. People were nice.

    Cons

    Management was all over the board. Strange. Wasn't much guidance. Behavior was odd to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some really bright people there.

    Cons

    The global staff could be there one day, gone tomorrow. You can email someone and wonder why you haven't heard back from them. Reason? They're fired! Turn over is brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you really need in staff and value the people that work hard for you. Treat people like humans. Way too many "managers."


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Poor executive team and poor CEO damaged company permanently"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Product, some good people, good partners and lots of customers...
    Good business in parts of EMEA
    Good in Japan and Asia

    Cons

    Clueless Ex CEO and senior leadership in HR, OPS, Sales and Support
    Marketing damaged and stripped of talent
    Lacks creativity and ambition
    Nasty political environment building
    Poor support of customers, partners and staff

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the very weak executive team (thankfully most left anyway) and get some decent, honest and enthusiastic leaders that can re-build and set a strategy for this lost at sea company.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Death Spiral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once had a good product

    Cons

    Technology is lagging; invested in top managmenet and not is developers or technology. Poor leadership, rampant turnoever at all levels; management is overpaid while middle and lower level people are under paid. Toxic, predatory environment.

    Advice to Management

    Go home - you don't know what you are doing and you have sunk this company.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Very Flat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acronis Account Manager in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Acronis Account Manager in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any. It has been a roller coaster since I started. So many different managers, and a lay off when they say they want to grow.

    Cons

    * Management doesn't listen
    * Management doesn't communicate changes that are made
    * Management talks down to their employees. They say "my business" when it's actually "our business" we are all trying to reach a number.
    * turnover is at an all time high. I've seen three general managers over the course of 2 years.
    * They are bringing in several people from other countries to "manage" but they don't understand how business in the US works.
    * When people leave the refuse to pay their vacation time.
    * HR won't respond when there are issues. And when you need an immediate response they blow you off.
    * Very shady business practices. Discounting for one not for another. Accounts stolen by other account managers. Management has no control over their business.
    * lots of pressure from upper management to commit to a number without having the data or resources to figure out the data.
    * They have hired several new "leaders" that don't understand the business. They don't understand how things work and they don't give effective training.
    * The latest version of the product has not worked for several customers and the refuse to do any RMAs for these issues.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the floor - we're the ones that know what's going on in the field.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Rudderless, very Dysfunctional – just a job not a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some talented likeable coworkers. Company's software products pretty good, some won awards. Free snacks & beverages, and lunches catered sometimes

    Cons

    Really inept executive team, many in titles and roles far beyond their training and experience - their in way over their heads and it showed daily. Ineffective absentee CEO. No clear strategy, goals, roles, review process and poor mgmt communication. Culture of secrecy; place founded by Russians and many decisions still made in Moscow by founders & their cronys or behind closed doors by exec team. Awful , depressing work environment, lots of demands but little support – senior mgmt quick to blame others but never take reponsibilty for how their own actions (or inaction) and bad decisions effect entire org. Mgmt shows no desire to develop or keep employees, people viewed as easily replaced. Thus limited possiblity for career growth or financial gain, esp. for sales since products sold mainly thru partners. Benefits suck compared 2 other co.’s (lower pay, no 401K match, less vacation days, etc.). Morale very low. Wish I left a lot sooner than I did, much happier now.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your own limitations and hire people into roles that match their skills and experience. Trust people with relevent expertise to do their jobs and get out of their way.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Stay away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent technology
    Good people outside of senior management

    Cons

    CEO lacks basic business management and leadership skills and should step aside and bring in a real CEO
    Understaffed and budgeted in all areas
    No work life balance
    Limited sales and marketing budgets

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as an asset
    Focus on reducing extremely high turn over
    Pay vendors on time


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